Chamber Member Connections - December 17 2020
Thank you for supporting the 
Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce
This WEEKLY email highlights our membership
(as well as a few reminders from our Chamber). 

To make a submission for Chamber Member Connections,
please email tom@gpchamber.com.

This will be our final Connections newsletter for 2020. We will return on January 7, 2021. On behalf of our Board of Directors, Ambassadors and Staff, we wish you an enjoyable holiday season including a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Connecting Business. Creating Opportunity.
BUSINESS RESILIENCY TASKFORCE WEBINAR - BUSINESS SUBSIDIES

On December 16th the Business Resiliency Taskforce including the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie and Chamber) heard from our friends at MNP regarding updates to the new and revised government funding designed to help small businesses stay afloat during this economic upset. Information on the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS), the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), CEBA, individual benefits, and the Alberta Relaunch Grant was presented. The link to the presentation can be accessed here. The Chamber's Business Resiliency Resources page can be found here: https://www.grandeprairiechamber.com/covid-19-business-resiliency/
Want to win $2,000 to spend local? #LoveLocalGP

Show us on Facebook how you are supporting local during these challenging times and you will be entered. It is always important to shop local but now, more than ever, we need to show our local business community some love.

GetintheLoop is the fastest growing Franchise in Canada and has the largest network of local merchant offers in the Country.

Our Chamber was awarded an Economic Recovery Grant from the City of Grande Prairie, allowing us to offer the remainder of 2020 FREE for all businesses in our area to become partners and test drive the platform as a part of your recovery efforts. Join as a partner and start creating your offers now!  https://www.grandeprairiechamber.com/getintheloop/

We encourage everyone to download the free app to start accessing our offers on GetintheLoop. Our 30 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS contest is underway with daily draws for $100 Gift Cards from our GetintheLoop partners as well as weekly draws of $250 and a grand prize draw of $1,000! Download the app and enter daily! THE CONTEST ENDS DECEMBER 23rd!
Virtual Human Rights 101 webinar workshop in January for Employers
 
The Alberta Human Rights Commission has scheduled a virtual Human Rights 101 webinar workshop in January. Here is link to register: Public Workshops. The workshop is intended for employers but anyone can attend. For more information, visit https://www.albertahumanrights.ab.ca/about/Pages/contact.aspx 
Contactless gifting and supporting local - The Cars for Christmas Lottery is here for your last minute gifting needs. Our contactless gifting options allow you to order online and delivery by email on the date of your choosing. No need to visit busy stores, deal with long delivery times, or hand deliver gifts.

Tickets are received within 20 min of placing your order unless otherwise scheduled!

With an importance on shopping local your ticket purchase will not only support 13 non-profit groups who need your support more than ever but will also benefit a variety of local and community minded businesses in our region. Help us help our community!

12 days of Christmas and Christmas Cash tickets also available. To order visit www.carsforchristmas.com, phone 780-532-0506 or see our ticket kiosk in the Prairie Mall.

Final cutoff: Dec 30th, 2020
CHRISTMAS Mega Sale At 
TOWNE CENTRE LIQUOR AND WINE STORE!

WINES , PORTS , VERMOUTH

BUY 2          SAVE 15% 
BUY 4          SAVE 20%
BUY 6          SAVE 25%

FOR SELECTED HIGH END LIQUEURS, SCOTCHES, RUMS, VODKAS, TEQUILAS AND GIFT PKS.

BUY 2          SAVE 10%
BUY 4          SAVE 15%
BUY 6          SAVE 20%

Come take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy the savings while supporting small and family-owned business in the community.
Lots of giveaways and bonuses also!

Towne Centre Liquor and Wine Store
39, 9845 99 AVENUE
Grande Prairie
780 538 9911
We are pleased to offer a Christmas Eve Takeaway meal this year on Thursday Dec 24th. Each meal will feature a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings! Attached is the full menu for you to view. Place your order before Monday Dec 21st at noon, you will receive a 10% discount! To order you meal online visit www.evergreenpark.ca.

Also attached is the menu for this Friday Dec 18th, we are still taking orders until Thursday Dec 17th!
 
**Please note, these meals are pick up only. Delivery is not available.
Here is something great for the community right now!

Our learning team and volunteers are busy making FREE Creativity Kits for the community and community groups such as; Alberta Health Services – Adult Program and Addictions Centre, Odyssey House, Friendship Centre and more! We hope to distribute more kits in the coming weeks to community organizations like these to enrich the community and use art making as a form of relaxation and reflection during these challenging times. 

If you are an organization or group wanting to participate in the initiative, please let us know how many you would like and we will be happy to deliver them to your location. Contact jamie-lee@aggp.ca or call 780-357-7480.

The 2021 Northwest Alberta Sport Excellence Awards are coming to YOU on March 12, 2021! They are taking the ceremony virtual and opening up the categories. Stay up-to-date by visiting https://gpsportconnect.ca/events/sportexcellenceawards 

The goal is to create a night to honour the achievements of our amateur athletes and the coaches, volunteers, sport leaders and corporations that support them. The categories will recognize athletes, coaches and volunteers’ accomplishments from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.
Nominations open January 1, 2021
Since the first home was given away in 1993 the Dream Home has raised millions of dollars for our region. Proceeds benefit Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Community Projects A fundraiser that truly makes a difference.

Thank you for supporting the Dream Home Lottery and good luck. For further information and map and directions please visit our website http://winadreamhome.ca/

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit https://scheduler.winadreamhome.ca/
Call Mr Mikes Steakhouse for more details at 780-538-9378 or email grandeprairie@mikes.ca.
Website: www.grandeprairiechamber.com
Email info@gpchamber.com | Phone 780-532-5340 | Fax 780-532-2926