Chamber Chatter - February 11 2020
Connecting Business. Creating Opportunity.
This is our weekly summary of Chamber news, events and promotions. 

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

The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce thanks everyone who attended our quick connect with Premier Jason Kenney, Cabinet, Caucus and staff from the Government of Alberta at the Royal Canadian Legion.

This event marked the first time Caucus has met outside of Edmonton or Calgary. Thank you to Grande Prairie MLA Tracy Allard and Grande Prairie-Wapiti MLA Travis Toews for helping to bring this to fruition. We look forward to continuing the discussion from our Members with our elected officials.
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.

Speakers include:
Fab Dolan (Google Canada) 
Brent Nicol (Xarvio) 
Charmaine Hammond
Kelly Lendsay (Indigenous Works)
Roberto Gallardo (Purdue University)

Chitra Anand
Nathan Ashcroft (Stantec)
Joel Bokenfohr (FCC)
Royce Chwin (Travel Alberta)
Michael 'Pinball' Clemons 

The cost is $399 + GST. Registration is available through EventMobi ( ) and includes admission to the Northern Hospitality Night on February 18 (5:00-8:00 PM) and the Networking Event on February 19 (4:30-7:00 PM) at the TARA Centre at Evergreen Park.

For more information, contact the Chamber office by phone at 780-532-5340 or email
Growing the North is excited to have Beauchamp Photography onsite during the conference to provide a professional headshot experience to attendees. 

The session is $45, and includes one edited photo selected during the shoot, delivered in both high-resolution and web-size. Attendees are welcome to use their new headshot however they like, including websites, LinkedIn, etc.

Book your spot here:

The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce welcomes our members and guests to the following upcoming Ribbon Cuttings:

FRIDAY, February 14, 2020
3:00 PM (Event begins at 2:30 PM)
10027B - 100 Avenue
Grande Prairie

FRIDAY, February 21, 2020
3:00 PM (Event begins at 2:30 PM)
12335 - 99 Street
Grande Prairie

MONDAY, February 24, 2020
4:00 PM (Event begins at 3:30 PM)
10011 - 101 Avenue
Grande Prairie

TUESDAY, February 25, 2020
11:00 AM (Event begins at 10:30 AM)
9839 - 103 Avenue (Montrose Cultural Centre)
Grande Prairie

Please contact our office for more information.
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the upcoming Business After 5 Mixer:

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.

Building a Bulletproof Business
Thursday March 19 | 11-12 MST
Today’s changing marketplace presents new challenges to leaders. You need to continue to refine your approach to remain competitive and drive tangible results.
  • Most owners and executives can relate to these statements:You’re passionate about the business, and others just don’t seem to be as passionate.
  • It’s easier to do stuff on your own versus stopping and training others how to do it properly.
  • You may know where you want to be in a couple of years but don’t have a real road map to get there.
  • You have spent the past few years building the business, and now you're in protection mode versus growth mode.
  • People are coming to you for answers vs. coaching your people to thrive independently. 
  • In this powerful webinar, you will learn how to:How to recognize "hard work" vs. "productive teamwork" as you identify the bottlenecks that are keeping you from success.
  • How to overcome common and uncommon leadership blind spots so you and your teams can exceed your vision and goals.
  • How to carefully implement changes in your leadership style that result in long-lasting, positive effects on your business. 

Reserve Your Spot NOW—Seating is Limited
Avoid potential blind spots and learn the techniques of today’s top-performing managers and executives via this complimentary LIVE webinar on March 19th at 11 am MST. Join sales and sales management expert Chad Banman in Partnership with the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce for this transformational webinar.

See you online!

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 .