Chamber Member Connections - November 12 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.

(For information from the Alberta and Canadian Chambers of Commerce,
and our municipal, provincial, and federal government partners,
watch for our weekly Chamber Chatter newsletter on Tuesdays.)
Connecting Business. Creating Opportunity.
CHAMBER AGM AND AWARDS presented by CANWEST

The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting and Awards presented by Canwest is held annually on the first Thursday of December. The meeting is open to all Chamber Members and includes a review of our activities over the past year as well as the election of our new Board of Directors, and the presentation of our Chamber Awards.

The 2020 Chamber AGM and Awards presented by Canwest is scheduled for Thursday, December 3. The meeting will include a review of our activities in 2020 and election of our 2021 Board of Directors.

There is no cost to attend the event but a reminder that each Member business is limited to one vote. The agenda will include election of directors to the Board; 2020 Membership, Advocacy, Chair, and CEO reports; and our Chamber Awards. All attendees will receive a Zoom link to access the meeting. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.

* If you are interested in running for the Board:
Contact the Chamber Office to request a Board Nomination Package:
Call 780-532-5340 or Email tanya@gpchamber.com 
Completed board nomination forms must be received by the Chamber office prior to 12:00 PM on Friday, November 20 to be considered by the Board Nomination Committee.
Have you taken a recent look at our Member to Member Offers page on our webiste? Chamber Members are able to take advantage of discounts from fellow Member businesses including:

  • Peace Power
  • Payworks
  • In Honour of Them
  • Social FX Design & Bookkeeping
  • Willy's Trucking Service
  • Timewell Bookkeeping Services
  • Wild Blue Yonder Rafting Adventures
  • Business Innovation Group
  • Elite Promotional Marketing
  • Chiv Labs Digital

For more information, including how YOU can make an offer, visit https://business.grandeprairiechamber.com/membertomemberoffers

or contact our office at 780-532-5340 or email Leah@gpchamber.com

AND while you are visiting our website, take a look at our Member Benefits page for a variety of value-added programs through local member businesses as well as the Alberta and Canadian Chambers of Commerce

GetintheLoop is the fastest growing Franchise in Canada and has the largest network of local merchant offers in the Country; a professional platform serving hundreds of thousands of members, all while empowering small business owners with simple and affordable tools to make their local marketing efforts easier and more effective.

Our Chamber was awarded an Economic Recovery Grant from the City of Grande Prairie, and thanks to the City's generosity we are offering 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 and experience firsthand how it can work for you. Chamber Members will receive preferred pricing on the monthly subscription rate beginning in January 2021. 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 and we look forward to working with our Member businesses who will benefit from this platform. 
You asked and we listened! The County of Grande Prairie Business Support Network (BSN) is excited to launch the Blue Pin – Customer Service Excellence certification program for Managers and Front-Line Workers.
 
In an effort to ensure the training covers Employers’ needs, we wanted to get your input into the course offerings. At this time, we have two streams – Management and Front Line Worker.
 
For Blue Pin Certification, Managers will be required to compete 5 Core Courses and 3 Options; Front Line Workers would complete 3 Core Courses and 3 Options. A couple of exclusive offerings will also be available once or twice throughout the year to elevate our Customer Service brand in the region.
 
We have created a survey to find out more about your needs so we can cater our program for you.
 
Follow this link to tell us more.
 
The first exhibition at our new home in 214 Place features new works by Suzanne Sandboe. Suzanne is an award winning artist from the Peace County with many pieces featuring beautiful, Canadian landscapes. Her many awards include a recent first place for "Sundown" at the Peace River Chapter FCA Show, titled A World of Contrast Show, in November 2019. 

The exhibition is scheduled for November 12 through November 28, 2020. 

We look forward to welcoming you into the gallery. To ensure compliance with current health guidelines, and to best manage traffic flow through the gallery, we are unfortunately not hosting an opening event for this exhibition.
 
We are excited to host Robbie Craig’s Northern Projects Grande Prairie Show at the Grant Berg Gallery.

Show Dates & Hours:
Saturday, November 21 from 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, November 22 from 11 AM to 5 PM

Robbie will be featuring a variety of prints, canvas prints, printed scarves, limited Holiday ornaments, photography prints, calendars, face masks and more.

Social distancing measures are being put in place with lineups in the 214 Place lobby. As per City of Grande Prairie Bylaw C-1426, masks are required while in the building. [View event on Facebook]

All Artists Christmas Exhibition

Mark your calendars for the All Artists Christmas Exhibition, December 1 to December 24. During this annual, holiday exhibition, we aim to get as much artwork up as possible for your viewing and shopping convenience.
The highly anticipated, annual Vegas Night is being extended this year. The revised Vegas Days takes place over three days to make it safer and less crowded for shoppers in Downtown Grande Prairie.

Vegas Days Dates & Hours:
Thursday, November 12, from 10 AM to 6 PM
Friday, November 13, from 10 AM to 11 PM
Saturday, November 14, from 10 AM to 5 PM

We welcome you down to gamble for sale prices during the event. 

For more information, visit the Grande Prairie Downtown Association’s website
Rentco's Toolshed is your local Husqvarna dealer. If you are looking for a Christmas gift that will last, check out some of these great deals!
NOW is the time to buy Bobcat! There are some amazing new innovations and options you need to check out. Visit your LOCALLY owned and operated Bobcat dealer, Bobcat of the Peace.
Rentco is proud to be locally owned and operated since 1963. If you are looking equipment to rent or buy, consider shopping at the only local rental shop in Grande Prairie.
Call Mr Mikes Steakhouse for more details at 780-538-9378 or email grandeprairie@mikes.ca.
Stompede Annual General Meeting Is scheduled to take place Wednesday, November 25th 7:00 pm at the Jackpot Grill.

The Grande Prairie Stompede is proud to announce we are moving forward with our 2020 Grande Prairie Stompede, Annual General Meeting on November 25th, 7pm. Held at the Jackpot Grill & Events Centre. 10904 92 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

Memberships available at the door for a $25 fee. Membership is required to Vote. Limited number of seating available. We have worked diligently to ensure the comfort, health and safety of our guests and volunteers. Masks are mandatory for attendees. You are welcome to wear your own mask. However, we will also provide disposable masks.

This year’s AGM will review the 2019 event, and hold a vote for the 2020/2021 Board of Directors. Interested In Becoming A Board Member? Visit https://gpstompede.com/ for more information & application form. Applications Must be sent to secretary@gpstompede.com by Nov.23rd.

Thank you to our members, supporters, friends and family of the GP Stompede! Visit https://gpstompede.com/about/gp-stompede-association/ for more details.
The Swan City Rotary Club is proud to announce the 21st annual Cars for Christmas Lottery. Win cars, trucks, ATV’s, renew your room packages, Gift certificates, cash and more! There are 3 ways to WIN BIG! Proceeds support 13 non-profit groups and 8 regional food banks. Order tickets and see the prizes at www.carsforchristmas.com
Website: www.grandeprairiechamber.com
Email info@gpchamber.com | Phone 780-532-5340 | Fax 780-532-2926