ACC weekly update
September 2, 2021
Network news
Vote Prosperity 2021 launch

This week, our network launched the municipal edition of Vote Prosperity: a platform of pillar priorities to inform the upcoming municipal elections.

We'll be running a series of weeklong, single-issue surveys related to Vote Prosperity pillars. Survey 1 on strengthening business competitiveness is currently live at https://www.albertaperspectives.ca/c/r/VP2021pillar1

2021-22 policy committee

Our monthly policy committee meetings will start up again in September, taking place on the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Committee members will receive a link and agenda before each meeting.

If you're interested in learning more about policy (it's less daunting than it may sound!), please email hclifford@abchamber.ca to join the committee. Open to all chamber staff and volunteers, no policy experience required.
Rogers for Business partnership

We were joined on this week's network call by David Morris to discuss the Rogers for Business chamber partnership.



Rogers has also put together a sample landing page for the Lethbridge Chamber, available to any chamber that would like branding.
Government of Alberta news
Q1 update

As of July, Alberta added 73,000 jobs since the beginning of the year and has now recovered nearly 90 per cent of the jobs lost when the pandemic first took hold in the province.

Real gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 6.7 per cent in 2021, up significantly from the budget forecast of 4.8 per cent. Many economic forecasters, including the Conference Board of Canada and some of the largest Canadian banks, predict Alberta will lead all provinces in growth this year.
70% of eligible Albertans now fully vaccinated

More than 2.6 million Albertans are now fully immunized against COVID-19 after receiving two vaccine doses.

Third vaccine doses available Sept. 1 

As of Sept. 1, third doses of COVID-19 vaccine are available for all seniors living in congregate care facilities and for immunocompromised Albertans.

Removing barriers for non-profits doing social good

Non-profits can use a new website to make delivering programs and services in the community easier and more efficient.

Alberta 2030: New micro-credential opportunities

Alberta’s government is creating new, flexible learning options to help people take the next step in their profession or explore new career opportunities.
Resources
ACC Business Apprenticeship program

Are you hiring a student this fall? ACC's Business Apprenticeship Program is here to help you secure student talent! Here's how:
  1. Create a flexible job posting.
  2. Consider hiring 2 part-time students to fill the position if you are unable to secure a full-time student.
  3. Send your job posting to sknorr@abchamber.ca.
  4. Post your position and apply for funding in one easy step! Once you are finished posting your job, select apply for funding and save yourself some time with auto completing most of the application.

Links:
ChamberMarket accelerated onboarding process infographic

See the infographic for new resources, including e-commerce comparison sheet, scripts and Bambora support.
Featured Events
Vexxit webinar: Strategies to Build High-Impact Teams

You and your members are invited to join celebrated Canadian consultant Judy Murphy on September 9 at 10 a.m. MT for actionable tips to increase your business impact, retention and long-term sustainability.

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