Chamber Chatter - June 4 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

We remind you about our Connections newsletter on the 1st and 15th of the month and encourage you as a Member of the Chamber to take advantage of that FREE opportunity to promote your business! 
New Chair of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce is focused on working with provincial government to get the economy back on track

Shawna Miller of Grande Prairie was elected as the 2019-2020 Chair of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce during the network's recent annual general meeting (AGM) in Camrose. Miller is a past-president of the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce and an entrepreneur with almost two decades of experience as the owner of Subway Restaurants across Northwest Alberta, an oilfield service company, and a property investment company.

Speaking to delegates during the AGM, Miller expressed the importance of working with the provincial government to improve the province's competitiveness:

"Albertans overwhelmingly supported a party and mandate to address long term structural issues which have undermined our competitiveness, fiscal sustainability, and viability of business in this province. Our members called that mandate Vote Prosperity because a healthy business community matters to us all.

Today and going forward, the Alberta Chamber network is well-positioned to provide visible leadership in a new decision-making matrix for Alberta where business is appreciated as an equal partner in creating shared prosperity. Deliberations are already being undertaken to address these structural issues and constructive dialogue will be a key element of our province's success. 

As the voice for business, we look forward to working with government to ensure the decisions that result are informed, thoughtful and forward looking." 

Take this survey to help Alberta grow:

Dear Chamber Member,

Please take our survey to share  your  views  as a business leader and help the Alberta Chambers of Commerce communicate the priorities of Alberta business to the provincial government.

86% of the public  surveyed as part of this initiative  believe the Alberta business community has the skills, vision and drive  to work with the provincial government to help Alberta grow.

Issues covered include:

  • Fiscal and business competitiveness
  • Reducing regulatory burden on business
  • Opportunities for economic diversification

It only takes approximately 12 minutes to communicate your priorities and complete the survey.  Responses will not in any way be linked to your personal information at an individual level.


The survey will remain live until June 14th  and is being conducted for the ACC with the assistance of The Strategic Counsel, a national public opinion firm, and Asking Canadians, an online data collection firm.

This is an important initiative for the Alberta Chamber network.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey.

Ken Kobly 
President and CEO 
Alberta Chambers of Commerce


If you have any questions about this survey, please contact:

Jason Leslie
Communications Manager
780.425.4180 Ext. 4
(M)780.964.2450

If you have any technical issues completing the survey, please contact:

SAVE THE DATES!

The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce has upcoming Ribbon Cuttings for the following Member Businesses:

June 5 (TOMORROW!) - Supplement King at 6:00 PM in their NEW location at #104, 11535 Westgate Drive

At Supplement King , they know that everyone who walks through their doors or browses their website has a health and fitness goal. They are dedicated to helping you achieve those goals, no matter what they might be! They are proud to offer the largest selection, best service, most knowledgeable staff and lowest prices in Canada.
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June 13 - Design Works Engineering & Inspections at 12:30 PM in their NEW location at # 116, 8805 Resources Road

Design Works Engineering doesn’t just design a building - they design solutions. From the ground up, everything they do is based on cutting edge standards and practices. Impressive teams design impressive buildings. 

This event will include a barbecue and refreshments!
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June 26 - Mortgage Line (formerly River City Financial) at 4:00 PM in their NEW location at # 18, 9701 - 84 Avenue.

New name, new location, same great people and service. They have merged with a larger brokerage and now have so much more to offer their clients!

Watch your emails and our website for updated information on these and other events.
2019 CANWEST CHAMBER MEMBER GOLF CLASSIC
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club
8:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM Shotgun Start
4:30 PM Buffet Dinner
5:00 PM Prize Presentations

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: 

TITLE SPONSOR : CANWEST GROUP BENEFIT CONSULTANTS

WATERING HOLE SPONSOR : FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON GRANDE PRAIRIE
LUNCH SPONSOR : COMPASS ACCESS SOLUTIONS
GRAND PRIZE : BEAIRSTO & ASSOCIATES ENGINEERING
TEAM CART SPONSORS : HUB INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE BROKERS
                                     COUNTY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE
                                     OVERHEAD DOOR CO. OF GRANDE PRAIRIE
BEVERAGE CART SPONSORS
GW HOLDINGS BUILDING CONSULTING SERVICES
EDWARD'S FACTORY OUTLET
HOLE IN ONE SPONSORS :
CANWEST GROUP BENEFIT CONSULTANTS 
COMMUNITY FUTURES GRANDE PRAIRIE & REGION
                     PARADISE INN & CONFERENCE CENTRE GRANDE PRAIRIE
HOLE SPONSORS : CANADIAN WESTERN BANK 
CFWE 105.7 WINDSPEAKER RADIO
                           COUNTY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE
GRANDE PRAIRIE REGIONAL TOURISM ASSOCIATION
OLIVER'S FUNERAL HOME
                                                    
REMAINING AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
TEAM CART (1)
PHOTOGRAPHY 
HOLE IN ONE (X1)
HOLE SPONSOR (X9)

4-Person Texas Scramble Format
Member Registration: $150+GST/person; ($600+GST/four-person team)
Green Fees, Power Carts, and Buffet Supper included

For a registration form, please CLICK HERE

* Please contact Cindy Simigan at   cindy@gpchamber.com   for sponsorship opportunities and/or if you are interested in donating team prizes (four individual items or four gift packs) and/or hole prizes to promote your business. 
 
For sponsorship information, please CLICK HERE ASAP!
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce welcome our Members and invited guests to a Business After 5 Mixer hosted by Windsor Ford on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Their NEW location is 10001 - 139 Avenue, Grande Prairie.

Join us for an evening of networking, refreshments, and door prizes while finding out more about our host, Windsor Ford.

At Windsor Ford, they pride themselves on providing customers from Wembley, Beaverlodge, Hythe, Valleyview, Grande Cache and yes even as far as Dawson Creek and Fort St. John BC with the highest quality Ford trucks, cars, and SUVs. Visit their Grande Prairie dealership to find amazing deals on great new Ford vehicles like the Edge, Fusion, F-150, Focus, Explorer, Escape, and many others.

Everyone at Windsor Ford would like to thank you for visiting. They carry new and used Ford vehicles as well as many other makes and models. Serving the Grande Prairie and the Peace Country they aim to make your vehicle shopping experience the absolute best. Stop by Canada's largest Ford dealership...You'll be glad you did!

There's no cost to attend and no registration required!
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce welcome our Members and invited guests to a Business After 5 Mixer hosted by Rocky Mountain Equipment on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

The location is 15709 - 101 Street, Grande Prairie.

Join us for an evening of networking, refreshments, and door prizes while finding out more about our host, Rocky Mountain Equipment.

Rocky Mountain Equipment is a consolidator of agriculture and construction equipment dealerships, primarily focused around the CNH brands. They are the largest independent dealer of Case IH and Case Construction equipment in Canada, and the second largest in the world. RME’s business employs nearly 1000 people directly, and serves tens of thousands more customers and their employees. Operating 37 dealerships across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as well as customers radiating beyond those three provinces, RME’s goal is to bring professional, stable, and dependable equipment partnerships to its customers. 

There's no cost to attend and no registration required!
CHAMBER MEMBERS DIGITAL SIGN

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 bookings.

For rate information, contract terms, and design guidelines please contact Leah Fujarczuk, Membership Sales & Services Manager, email  leah@gpchamber.com , or phone at 780-532-5340.
NEW MEMBERS AND MILESTONES

Please help us welcome and support some of our newest members:
Bowling Stones 10-Pin Entertainment Centre
Homegrown Designs
Gibson Carpentry Inc.
KM Contracting
Evolution Oilfield Services Ltd.
Wild Horizon Venturs Ltd.
Tupperware Canada - Melissa Evans
James Leppan
High Peak Improvements
Allwest Furnishing Ltd.
Muskoman Inspection Ltd.
Caseley Consulting
Tower of Hope Canada
YCVAC Insurance Advisors Inc.
Auxi Contracting Ltd.
Alpha & Omega Tree Services Ltd.
4Sight Safety & Consulting Inc.
Switch Utility Location & Oilfield Services Ltd.
Victorious Commercial Cleaning

And celebrating milestones with us are:

5 YEARS
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Autopro Automation Consultants Ltd.
Conseil Scolaire du Nord-Ouest #1 (Northwest Francophone Education Region)
Alberta Science Network
Renk Mining Consulting & Associates Inc.

10 YEARS
Healing Hands Therapy & Tea Ltd.
Wok Box GP
Redwood Inn & Suites

15 YEARS
Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual

20 YEARS
Service Plus Inns & Suites Grande Prairie
HUB International Insurance Brokers
The Den Pub & Carvery
Darlene Repka-Smith, Realtor
TAQA North

Information on all of our members is available on our website. A reminder to check and keep your contact information up to date for our online directory. If you've made changes to your address, phone numbers, representatives, or other aspects of your business, please call or email our office.
For Chamber Member to Member Discounts , please click here .

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