WEEKLY NEWS - NOVEMBER 2016
November 1, 2016   


Extention of
DEADLINE TO ADVERTISE
NOV 30/16

Factually, 30% of our trade area consumers continue to rely on our printed directory to find you. The chambers community directory is a joint publication of the Spruce Grove and Stony Plain and District Chambers of Commerce. The book is hand delivered door to door in the city and the town and via Canada post to rural Parkland County. An advertisement in the Chambers Community Directory provides you with positioning in 30,000 distributed books, a digitized ad on the chamber website, an enhanced business directory listing on the website (a $260.00 value) and the community will find your business in the NEW COMMUNITY APP! 
Call Dianne at 780-962-2561 or email  Dianne  for more information.  
UPCOMING EVENTS
5:30 7:30pm
Our Chair's reception will feature an opportunity to meet and network with Chamber of Commerce members, current and past Directors and the Chair of the Board, Rosetta Taylor and the operations team.  Doors open at 5:30 pm for the reception followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 pm.  The AGM will follow dinner service at 7 pm.


Nov 24  
Chamber on Tap - Peter Matheos Peter's Pizza 
 4:30pm Doors
  6:00pm Interview
Join us for our monthly business mixer and informal chat on the last Thursday of the month.  

We are thrilled to announce our guest, Peter Matheos, who you'll all remember from Peter's Pizza!  He will be interviewed in a very casual & conversational format by our sponsor Dean Chapman of Frontline Financial.



Since 1990, Joffre's Water has produced the finest drinking water available. With our new facility in Spruce Grove, we have expanded our ability to offer more services to our surrounding communities including commercial delivery. We now offer businesses the convenience of having their water delivered, as well as offering coffee service and dispensing equipment.

For all your water needs,
Joffre's Water is the answer. 
Silent Auction and Gift in Kind Sponsors
780 KENNELS
88.1 The One
ATB Financial
Brenda Johnson
Budget Avis Rent a Car
CD Computers
Chopped Leaf -SG
Core Electric
Divine Escape
Elite Jewlers & Goldsmiths
Famoso Neapolitan Pizza
Hear By Request Prof.
Music Productions Inc.
Gifts and Gadgets
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Joffre's Water
Landmark Cinemas SG
Liquor on McLeod
MADD Canada
Mayor Stuart Houston
Mud Sweat & Gears
OK Tire Spruce Grove
Parkland County
Perpetual Fitness
SGDCC Chair
Rosetta Taylor
Solare Distributors
Sorrentinos
SGD Chamber of
Commerce
SG Examiner
SG Jr. A Saints
Spruceland Insurance
Staples Business Depot
Street Smarts Media
Sunrise International Inc.
Sweet Street
Tri Leisure Center
Thank you Horizon Stage Technical Staff and 
the Stage Lighters  for your excellent support
NEWS WE ARE FOLLOWING  Oct 17, 2016 by Alberta Venture Staff
Ken Kobly of the Alberta Chamber of Commerce expounds on the big challenges facing small business
We're headed in the right direction, but it's still uncharted waters


Alberta Venture: Small business confidence is up in Alberta, but about one-third of small business owners still describe the health of their company as "bad." Can you explain the contradiction?
Ken Kobly: It's a lot of uncertainty. Business obviously enjoys stability and predictability, and right now, the reality is that the economy is not very stable. But, to tell you the truth, small business is probably the most optimistic group of businesses out there, because they take a look at what the challenges are and say, "I can do it." But what you're seeing is most small businesses are very concerned about what they're going to facing in the next year to three years.

AV: We're seeing a bit of a recovery in the oil and gas sector, albeit a muted one. Is small business part of the recovery?
KK: It depends on where you are in the province. Calgary, obviously, is having some very difficult times. Edmonton, because of the projects we've had on the go in the downtown core, and with things out in the Industrial Heartland, we've not felt it as much. Areas like Grande Prairie....
read more
 Box 3175  | Stony Plain  | 780.968.7013

Community Futures Capital Region is currently seeking up to two (2) Trustees to join our Board of Directors whom reside within Parkland County including Spruce and Stony. 
For further information click here
Coming Soon! Stay tuned ...
Chambers of Commerce, Business Associations,
 and Economic Development Groups
2017 Economic Outlook Survey
Congratulations!!!
Parkland School Board

Alberta's Best Overall, Under 100 Employees PLUS Best Workplace for Benefits, Perks & Incentives finalists

Parkland School Board, Stony Plain -  The Board has a comprehensive Employee and Family Assistance Program, provides free yoga classes and gives teachers the opportunity to participate in a year-long exchange pr ogram that allows them to see the world. see more


United Construction, Acheson

Alberta's Best Workplace for Health and Safety finalists

United Construction, Acheson - United has had zero lost-time incidents since 2009, unprecedented for the industry. see more
You're invited to attend a Micro Village Citizenship Ceremony! 

Date:      Thursday, November 24, 2016
Time:      Ceremony begins at 9:00 am - approx 9:45 am
               We will have a small reception following the ceremony.
Location: Parkland Village School gym  
Parking:   Parking in the school lot is quite limited. I would suggest                         parking at the community centre which is immediately
               west of the school. Additionally, there is street parking        
               available on the roads south and east of the school.

               Please RSVP by Monday, Nov 21st, so that we can
               make suitable preparations. 

What is a MicroSocietyⓇ School?
MicroSociety  is an initiative that supports students as they learn, work, and manage a microcosm of the real world.
Della Saunders,  Marketing Coordinator
Spr uce Grove Chamber of Commerce 
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