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COVID-19 Updates and Support
As we are now in stage 2 of Alberta's reopening plan, we want to take time to recognize the tireless efforts of our local business community. We understand the extra work and time you've put into your business while adhering to safety standards, continuing to deliver extraordinary service and products. On behalf of us all at the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce, thank you for your hard work and dedication!

Alberta entered stage 2 on June 10thfull list of restrictions eased.

Albertans have an incentive to continue following public health measures and get vaccinated as soon as possible. Alberta's Open for Summer Plan safely eases restrictions in 3 stages as vaccination targets are reached and hospitalizations decline. If Albertans continue doing their part, all restrictions could be lifted by late June or early July.

This 3-stage roadmap outlines how restrictions will ease while protecting the health-care system and increasing vaccination rates in the province.

Alberta Launches Lottery to Encourage Vaccinations
The lottery will offer three prizes of $1 million dollars each along with other prizes. Kenney said the first installment of the lottery will be open to Albertans, 18 or older, who get at least their first dose within a week of the day the provinces reaches 70 percent of first doses given. 

Alberta’s Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant
Third intake has been extended to June 30th. More information.

Community Futures Extends Financial Relief
Financial support will continue for rural small and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by COVID-19 until June 30, 2021.

Community Futures Centre West (CFCWest) is still accepting loan applications for up to $60,000 as part of the Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund. These zero-interest, partially forgivable loans are intended to cover economic impacts of COVID-19 and prepare local small businesses for recovery. “Many entrepreneurs and business owners had hoped to turn a financial corner in 2021,” said Patti-Jay Powell, Executive Director of CFCWest. “The reality has proved somewhat different. As a key resource for growing and sustaining rural businesses, CFCWest will be here to provide relief funding and continue to deliver ongoing support and advice through the next phases of this recovery.”

More information. Contact Patti-Jay Powell at 403-389-8272 or [email protected]

Additional Relief for Alberta's Tourism Industry
The Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation recently announced that accommodation providers are permitted to keep tourism levy amounts collected between April 1 and June 30 to free up cash flow and continue operations through the spring and summer. More information
Alberta Jobs Now Grant - Up to $25,000 for New Hire
The Government of Alberta launched the Alberta Jobs Now program. Businesses can now apply to access up to $25,000 over 52 weeks to hire and/or train new employees. Applications are available now through December 31, 2021. More information.
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant helps to cover training expenses for existing employees and new hires. If you are hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee.

Youth Employment and Skills Program
  • Targeted to hire youth (priority barriered youth)
  • Intern role to help gain experience and develop skills
  • Up to $14,000 to offset wages
  • Simple application, rolling intake first-come/first-served basis
Rapid Test Kits Available Through Chamber
In partnership with the provincial government, the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce is offering complimentary COVID-19 rapid tests to eligible businesses and nonprofits. By testing employees, businesses can stop outbreaks before they happen while keeping both customers and staff safe,
Once your application is approved, the Airdrie Chamber will provide you with further instructions on how and when to pick-up your kits.
Airdrie Business Award Nominations Now Open!
20th Annual Chamber Golf Classic
Registration will open June 28th, 2021.
Right for Your Business Voucher Program
Only Two Weeks Left to Apply

Airdrie's Right for Your Business Voucher Program offers up to $2,000 in financial aid to pay for critical advisors and business professionals to help your business survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Licensed, Airdrie commercial and home-based, Airdrie Chamber of Commerce members who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and count on their business as their primary source of income may apply to provide their services through this program. Preference will be given to those who are currently impacted by the Provincial Health restrictions.

With the recent announcement of Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan we expect applications to remain open until June 30th, 2021.
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Support Local this Summer

Re-discover our amazing city and appreciate local businesses, community facilities and park, and all that Airdrie has to offer. Find the best ways to celebrate the start of summer via the City's new Staycation Guide.
40th Avenue & QE2 Interchange Underway
Interested in up-to-date information about the 40th Ave Interchange project? The City of Airdrie wants to keep you informed.
Help Shape ACC Advocacy!
What Are Your Priorities for the Province
We are halfway through our latest Alberta Perspectives survey and we want to hear your voice!
If you have not yet participated in the survey, please take a moment to share your insights on your priorities for an economic recovery in our province. Make your opinions count! Your answers will directly shape our chamber network's advocacy on behalf of Alberta business.
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Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program
The Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program (SREPs) supports building Canada’s low-emissions energy future and a renewable, electrified economy through projects that focus on non-emitting, cleaner energy technologies, such as storage, and modernizing electricity system operations.
Poultry & Egg Producers Can Apply for Compensation Funds
The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP) is now accepting applications. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2030, meaning producers can apply when they are ready to make an investment. Read more 
Black Entrepreneurship Fund is Now Accepting Applications
The Black Entrepreneurship Program fund provides financing of up to $250,000 for Black business owners and entrepreneurs.
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Let us know if you, or someone you know, is hosting a special event! Our chamber team is always excited to celebrate with you.
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