COVID-19 Business Resources
Airdrie Prepares Mandatory Mask Bylaw
for Potential Implementation
Tuesday, July 28th, Airdrie City Council voted to prepare a mandatory mask bylaw that may be implemented down the road.
Essentially what it means is that Council supports the idea of a mandatory mask bylaw but feels it's premature at this time.

Federal and Provincial Governments Announce
Safe Restart Agreement
First Ministers agreed to an FPT Safe Restart Agreement, supported by over $19 billion in federal investments, to help provinces and territories restart the economy over the next six to eight months while making Canada more resilient to possible future waves of the virus.
 
Funding under the Safe Restart Agreement will help provinces and territories, who have had to respond to COVID-19 in unique ways and have already made major investments and will continue to do so, in critical areas, such as healthcare, childcare and municipal services. First Ministers recognize that the territories and smaller jurisdictions face distinct challenges and circumstances, which will need to be addressed separately.

 
 
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Improvement Details 

The federal government released details of the proposed CEWS program extension and improvements. Legislative approval is still required, however the draft would: 
• Allow the extension of the CEWS until December 19, 2020, including redesigned program details until November 21, 2020.
• Make the subsidy accessible to a broader range of employers by including employers with a revenue decline of less than 30% and providing a gradually decreasing base subsidy to all qualifying employers.
• Introduce a top-up subsidy of up to an additional 25% for employers that have been most adversely affected by the pandemic.
• Provide certainty to employers that have already made business decisions for July and August by ensuring they would not receive a subsidy rate lower than they would have had under the previous rules.
 
Find more information about CEWS and watch the video below that highlights funding and supports available to the business community.
COVID-19 Community Resources
Alberta Students Returning to School for 2020-21 School Year

Students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. Schools will be ready to welcome students under scenario 1, which is near-normal daily operations with health measures. Alberta’s government has developed a  re-entry tool kit  to prepare parents and students for what to expect in the new school year. 

Affordable and Accessible Child Care for More Families

As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, the Alberta government is reinvesting federal child care dollars to support families who need it most. Under a renegotiated bilateral agreement with the federal government, the Alberta government will receive $45 million to assist in the delivery of affordable and accessible child care. Government of Canada release
Let's Just Play!
Join us at Woodside Golf Course on Friday, August 14th, 2020 for our annual golf tournament. This tournament is a Texas Scramble format for golfers of all skill levels; everyone is welcome!
 
Please note that Woodside Golf Course has designed a tournament program to adhere to all of the provincial protocols that are in existence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Registration at 12:30 pm
Tee-off at 1:30 pm
 
Golf registration fees are sold in groups of two due to AHS and government regulations pertaining to COVID-19 and more specifically cohorts.
 
Your tournament fees include (but are not limited to):
·      round of golf (18 holes)
·      power cart rental
·      complimentary box lunch
·      complimentary alcoholic beverage
·      driving range
·      practice facilities
·      skill and door prizes to be won (to be picked up at the Chamber office at a later date).
 
Please note: There will be no post-event banquet due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Nominations Close July 31st
Only A Few Days Left to Nominate!

The Airdrie Chamber of Commerce, invites our community to recognize, celebrate and support business success in Airdrie by placing a nomination for one or more deserving local businesses.

Award Categories include:
  • Airdrie Business Leader Award
  • Business of the Year Award
  • Employer Excellence Award
  • Legacy Business Award
  • Emerging Business Award
  • Franchise Business Award
  • Innovation Award

Timeline:
  • Nominations Open - June 1st - July 31st

  • Finalists Announced - September 8th

  • Community Involvement - Cast Your Votes September 8th - October 9th

Winners Announced  - Awards Presentation on October 23rd (format TBD)

Local Business Support
Right for Business Support Program

The Right for Business Support Program pilot will run May 21 to August 21, 2020. This program is intended to provide Airdrie businesses with access to critical advisors and business service professionals to help them remain resilient through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online Webinar Support
Navigating your business to recovery

Wednesday, July 29th @ 12:00 PM MDT

The key to employee well-being during and after the pandemic

Monday, August 0th @ 12:00 PM MDT


Connections LIVE Webinar Series

Ongoing webinar series.

#Here4YYC
Business resource webinar series

Ongoing webinar series.

Meet Our New Members!
Airdrie Garage Door Repair Pros
(403) 401-5980
BIG BEAR TECH LTD
(403) 945-8836
Bullseye Electric
(403) 917-0177
Code Web
(403) 890-7458
KaiTech Plumbing & Heating Ltd
403-945-8324
Kristy Reimer Photography
(403) 852-4392
GELCO Plumbing & Heating
(587) 436-6565
Hearing Loops Canada - Calgary
(587) 387-2926
Oh Snap Photo Camper
(587) 228-7224
Members In Motion
The Airdrie Chamber has been busy catching up with new members over the last month! Here are just a few of our member visits that we have had the pleasure to have. Stay tuned for more to come over the next months!
Member to Member Deals
Have you heard about our Member to Member program?

The Member to Member (M2M) Discount Program is designed to:

  1. Provide all Chamber members with exclusive offers, benefits and value-added opportunities through other Chamber members.
  2. Help members realize greater returns through increased M2M savings and sales, which will help offset the cost of their annual Chamber membership fees.
  3. For Chamber members to use as a marketing tool to help grow and develop their business.
  4. Encourage business to business relationships and supports the local economy.

The following is a list of your current M2M deals!

  • Abe's Restaurant - 15% Discount
  • A & T Executives Safety Consultants - 10% Discount
  • Big Springs Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd. - 10% Labour Discount
  • Bullseye Electric - 10% Discount
  • Cedargrip - Receive 15% Off
  • Divine Spine - Member Discount Deal
  • Dulux Paints - Free Dulux Membership
  • Ecole Des Petits Amis French Immersion Preschool - 10% Off Monthly Preschool Tuition
  • EWYN Weight Loss Studios - 70% Discount on Weight Loss Programs
  • GT Promotions - 20% Discount
  • IRIS - The Visual Group - Iris Eyecare Benefits Program
  • Jam's - Come dine with us and receive your Discount!
  • Michelle Neustaedter Enterprises - 10% Discount
  • Oranj Fitness Airdrie - 25% Off Punch Passes
  • Peak Place Business Centre - Tired of working from home? Experience what a dedicated private office space will do for your productivity!
  • TELUS Business - Big Savings on Business Mobility, Office Internet & TELUS Secure Business
  • Walkin' Around - 10% Discount on Regular Priced Items

Click Here  to login to your Member Information Centre and access these great deals!
Click here  to watch a How to Video to set up your own M2M deal today.
Chamber Member Spotlight
Divine Spine Airdrie is a practice dedicated to improving quality of life using safe, gentle and effective methods, tailored to suit the individual. They are new to Airdrie, as they opened in the city in September, adding to their many locations throughout Western Canada.
 
Divine Spine uses state of the art equipment and the most advanced techniques. Their treatments are performed through the EVA (Electronic Vertebral Alignment) system. The adjustment is a non-invasive procedure consisting of a precisely directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion in the spine.
Spinal care is based on the understanding that the nervous system controls all parts of the body. Their practitioners are here to help!
Featured above right, both Dr. Travis and Riley are compassionate, skilled and personable practitioners that recommend care plans personalized to each client. 
Whether you are struggling with back pain, neck pain, headaches or joint pain and want to regain your health and vigor, contact their Wellness Coordinators at 403-980-3477, email them at airdrie@divinespine.com or check out their website at www.airdrie-chiropractor.com
Member Feature Video
Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
102, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
403. 948.4412