Chamber Chatter - December 17 2019
Connecting Business. Creating Opportunity.
This is our weekly summary of upcoming events and other reminders
to help keep you up to date with what's happening at the
Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Members have an opportunity to promote their business in our Connections Newsletter on the 1st and 15th of the month.

The Chamber wishes all of our Members, their loved ones, and the community at large a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a safe, healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year!
Fair Deal Panel - Grande Prairie Town Hall

The Fair Deal Panel is consulting Albertans on how best to define and secure a fair deal for Alberta and how to advance our vital economic interests, such as building energy pipelines. You’re encouraged to attend this local town hall session to share your vision of how Alberta can achieve a fairer deal.

Your feedback will be used to inform the panel's recommendations to the Government of Alberta.

Date And Time
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM MST

Montrose Cultural Centre
Teresa Sargent Hall
9839 - 103 Avenue
Grande Prairie

Seating is limited. Please register to save a spot. Doors open at 5:00 pm, with the town hall starting promptly at 5:30 pm.

Additional town halls and other ways to get involved will be posted on the website:
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce welcomes our members and guests to the following upcoming Ribbon Cuttings:

12:30 PM
#103, 11731 - 105 Street
Grande Prairie

MONDAY, January 20, 2020
5:00 PM
#212, 9823 - 116 Avenue
Grande Prairie

Please contact our office for more information.
Thursday, January 16 | 11am – 12pm MST
Are you on track to achieve your goals? Proper goal setting requires a commitment to your dreams. It gives you a road map to follow, allowing you to focus your efforts on the right thing at the right time, and holding you accountable for progress.
Stop rationalizing why a deal didn't close and do something about it. Learn a system for success and capitalize on your strengths to start the year strong.
Does any of this sound familiar?
• You set goals but forget about them after three months.
• Struggle to hold yourself or your team accountable to reaching your sales goals.
• You find yourself racing the clock at the end of every quarter.
If you are committed to succeeding in 2020 and want to do something about it, join us for our upcoming complimentary webinar to learn:
• How to manage your calendar
• How to succeed at time-blocking
• How to lead your team
• How to think strategically
Join sales and sales management expert Chad Banman of Sandler Training in partnership with the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce, and take a deep dive into the three elements of success: Behaviour, Attitude, and Technique.
The 11th Annual Growing the North Conference is scheduled for February 19-20, 2020 in the TARA Centre at Evergreen Park.

Since its inception in 2010, the Growing the North Conference has been helping municipal leaders and entrepreneurs explore economic development opportunities and examine innovation in the Peace Region of Northwest Alberta and Northeast B.C.

A wide range of qualified speakers provide knowledgeable insight into a variety of industries that are vital to our area. There is also ample time for networking to build and renew relationships with fellow delegates. 

The cost is $399 + GST. Registration is available through EventMobi ( ) and includes admission to the Northern Hospitality Night on February 18 and the Networking Event on February 19, both from 5:00-8:00 PM at the TARA Centre at Evergreen Park.

For more information, contact the Chamber office by phone at 780-532-5340 or email

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! For more information, contact Cindy Simigan by phone 780-532-5340 or email .
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend these upcoming Business After 5 Mixers:

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie
6702 - 106 Street
Grande Prairie

Thursday, February 27, 2020
10508 - 100 Avenue
Grande Prairie

No registration required. Everyone welcome!
Nominations and submissions for ABAD 2020 are now open!

There are some new categories this year.

Know a deserving Alberta business?

Does your business have a story that deserves to be recognized?

Closing date is February 14th.
Finalists will be announced in Spring 2020.


The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce offers the opportunity for our Members to advertise themselves, their events and promotions on our  digital sign at Centre 2000 . Not-for-Profit Member Rates also available. Now taking yearly, monthly, and weekly/bi-weekly bookings.

For rate information, contract terms, and design guidelines please contact Leah Fujarczuk, Membership Sales & Services Manager, email , or phone at 780-532-5340.
For Chamber Member to Member Discounts , please click here .

To offer your own M2M Discount, contact Membership Services Manager Leah Fujarczuk by email or by phone 780-532-5340.
For Chamber Value Added Programs , please click here .
Email|Phone 780-532-5340 | Fax 780-532-2926