Chamber Chatter - August 13 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! 
GRANDE PRAIRIE CHAMBER AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

***AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE AUGUST 23***

Nominations are now open for the Grande Prairie Chamber Awards of Distinction! Please click on the image below for printable .pdf nomination form or CLICK HERE for a fillable form for email and tell us why you or another business deserves to be considered in one of this year's categories. Nominations will be accepted until August 23, 2019. Nominees will be revealed at our Small Business Week Proclamation Breakfast in September, and recipients will be announced in October during Small Business Week. For award criteria, please CLICK HERE.

If you are interested in Small Business Week sponsorship, please contact Chamber Events Manager Cindy Simigan by phone 780-532-5340 or email cindy@gpchamber.com.

2019 BDC Small Business Week 
Proclamation Breakfast Mixer

Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Program

Centre 2000
11330 - 106 Street
Grande Prairie

The City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande Prairie help reveal details of BDC Small Business Week 2019 including the nominees for our Grande Prairie Chamber Awards of Distinction.

EVERYONE is welcome to mingle and network with award nominees, other Chamber Members and guests while enjoying complimentary breakfast and beverages.

A FREE event! No registration required.

Thank you to the following for their support of Small Business Week in Grande Prairie:
National Sponsor - BDC
2019 Small Business Week theme - Canada: A Nation of Entrepreneurs
RIBBON CUTTING

The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce invites our members and the community to a Ribbon Cutting for Cree8iv Ink Training on Thursday, August 15.

Cree8iv Ink Training is celebrating their Provincial Licensing with a Ribbon Cutting and Fundraiser as per the poster above.

The Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for 1:00 PM.

Watch our website and social media for updated information on this and other events.
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce welcome our Members and invited guests to a Business After 5 Mixer hosted by Oliver's Funeral Home on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

The location is 10005 - 107 Avenue, Grande Prairie.

Join us for an evening of networking, refreshments, and door prizes while finding out more about our host, Oliver's Funeral Home .

For 100 years, Oliver’s Funeral Home has been committed to compassionately serving the families who trust their loved ones to their care. They are known for their compassionate professionalism while listening to families and providing customized services to fulfill their specific needs.

There's no cost to attend and no registration required!
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce invites our members and the community to a Ribbon Cutting and grand opening for Northern Doors (Western) Ltd. on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM.

Northern Doors is celebrating their new location at 8702 - 111A Street, Grande Prairie. The grand opening will follow the Ribbon Cutting from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Northern Doors has been providing home and business owners in Grande Prairie and surrounding area with high quality overhead door products for over twenty years. Although the company recently underwent a change in ownership, they remain committed to providing the quality products and workmanship that people have come to expect from Northern Doors .

In an effort to provide their customers with the most efficient and effective service possible, current owners, Dan Balisky and Blair Keller, have taken the Northern Doors team from 5 employees to nearly 20. They are very proud of the team of highly experienced garage door installers and service technicians that are committed to providing every customer with the most positive experience possible.

They are very proud of the team of employees that work at Northern Doors . Every employee has played an important role in the company's success and they thank them for their dedication to the company and to their customers. Come meet the staff on September 13!
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce welcome our Members and invited guests to a Business After 5 Mixer hosted by Aurora Eye Care on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

The location is 9920 - 92 Street, Grande Prairie.

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

Built on the foundation of patient convenience and satisfaction, Aurora Eye Care serves all of your family’s eye care needs under one roof. They do it all: from standard optical services, like eye exams and eyeglass fittings, to comprehensive eye health care, such as managing glaucoma and detecting diabetic retinopathy. They also offer same-day emergency eye appointments, to ensure your family is taken care of when an unexpected situation arises.

There's no cost to attend and no pre-registration is 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/bi-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.
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 .
To place a job posting, email tom@gpchamber.com.
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