Chamber Member Connections - July 30 2020
Connecting Business. Creating Opportunity.
2020 CANWEST CHAMBER MEMBER GOLF CLASSIC

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Bear Creek Golf Club

  • Registration
  • Shotgun Start
  • Buffet Dinner served by Course Staff and can be eaten on site or taken home
  • Mulligan and Grand Prize Draws
  • 4-Person Texas Scramble Format

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

* Please contact Cindy Simigan at  cindy@gpchamber.com  for sponsorship opportunities or visit our website by  CLICKING HERE

THANK YOU TO OUR TITLE SPONSOR:
CANWEST GROUP BENEFIT CONSULTANTS
 
OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 
WATERING HOLE SPONSOR
MNP

LUNCH SPONSOR
(one available)

GRAND PRIZE SPONSOR
(one available)

TEAM CART SPONSORS
Alliance Disposal
County of Grande Prairie
(two more available)

BEVERAGE CART SPONSORS
(two available)

HOLE IN ONE SPONSORS
CMB Insurance Brokers
Paradise Inn & Conference Centre
Roger Arcand Professional Corp.
(one more available)

HOLE SPONSORS
City of Grande Prairie
Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region
Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association
Northern Doors
Sherry Drysdale, Mortgage Associate, Dominion Lending
(nine more available)
UPDATE YOUR CHAMBER INFORMATION

Thank you to our 13 hundred member businesses for supporting our Chamber. In our efforts to best promote your services, we need your help. Please take a few moments to check your information with us. This includes your business name, mailing address, physical address if different, your contact information including phone, email, website, and fax number if in use, number of employees, and the categories in which you are listed. We also ask you to review your web page with us to ensure you are making the most of your membership and look your best to users searching for your info!

Please contact Leah Fujarczuk, Member Relations and Engagement, at 780-532-5340 or  leah@gpchamber.com for more information.
PUT YOUR NAME UP IN LIGHTS!

Let us help you spread the word about your business! Send us an ad for our  our Digital Sign  outside Centre 2000 on 116 Avenue!

For more information on Digital Sign advertising with EXCLUSIVE RATES FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS , please contact Leah in our office by phone at 780-532-5340 or email  leah@gpchamber.com.
Digital Marketing Training

The  Business Resiliency Taskforce, including the City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande Prairie,  has partnered with  Community Futures   Grande Prairie & Region  and  nine10 Inc.  to offer pragmatic and in-depth digital marketing training to local businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.

The purpose of the program is to equip local businesses with the skills and knowledge to grow their business utilizing the latest digital marketing tools. The areas of focus will be digital content strategy, branding & visual identity, web design tools and applications, social media, search engine marketing and websites & e-commerce.

Once complete, businesses will come out of the workshop with the knowledge to grow their social following, enhance their visual brand, run effective marketing campaigns, and setup a powerful website.

While the value of the program is estimated at $4,000 per business, thanks to the partnership and municipal funding, businesses will have access to the program for $250.

Due to the experiential and hands on format of the workshops, space is limited so businesses are encouraged to apply early. Applications for the program will be accepted until August 5 . Digital onboarding will begin at the end of August with in-person training beginning mid-September. COVID-19 risk mitigation and physical distancing measures will be acknowledged during in-person training with a contingency plan in place for a digital delivery model.

For full program details and eligibility or to apply, visit  grandeprairiechamber.com/covid-19-business-resiliency/ 
Learn About Proposed Changes to the Business License Bylaw  
 
The City of Grande Prairie is proposing changes to the Business License Bylaw to support business retention, investment attraction, and overall economic growth by providing the City and industry with an understanding of the local business landscape. 
 
Learn about the proposed changes by attending an online information session on August 11 or take the  online survey  by August 19.  
 
Details about the Business License Bylaw, information session, and survey are on the City’s Engagement website:  https://engage.cityofgp.com/business-license-bylaw-review

New Opportunity for Local Food Service Provider in Muskoseepi Park
 
A unique and exciting opportunity is currently available for a local entrepreneur to provide food and beverage services in Muskoseepi Park at the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion.

Expressions of interest for the leased kitchen are being accepted until August 10. Hours of operation will be proposed by the business as the City recognizes the seasonality and variable hours and traffic of the facility.
 
For more information or to submit an Expression of Interest for Leased Space,  please visit our website .
VISION 2020 Virtual Conference September 30, 2020 
AN EXCLUSIVE BUSINESS BUILDING WEBINAR
BUILDING A THRIVING BUSINESS

Hosted by Peter Lepinski

THURSDAY
August 6th
10:00 AM MDT

Here is What You'll Learn
Predicting the Future
Predicting the future in the COVID 19 business environment
How to Have a Focused Mind
Learn how to focus your mind so you are more productive
How to Have a Winning Attitude
Learn how successful people think.
Business Growth Formula
Learn the simple business formula that I have used as well of 1000's of other business owners to grow the business and profits.
Making it Happen
Now let's make it happen.
NAME CHANGE : Please note that effective July 31, 2020 our Company Name is changing from Rigler Delacruz & Associates to Rigler Law .
 
Rigler Law is a dynamic and growing local law firm serving hard-working clientelle across the Peace Region. The firm specializes in real estate, corporate & commercial, wills & estates, and mediation & arbitration.

Led by Ryan Rigler, the team at Rigler Law takes pride in its client service philosophy. We put clients first and work hard to make complex issues understandable for clients from all backgrounds. 

The firm has offices in Grande Prairie, Fairview, and Spirit River.
HOW TO GET HIRED!
by Sheila Musgrove

Wed, August 5, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM MDT

Job Searching During The Pandemic 4-Part Webinar Series

About this Event

Join me for the first of four, free rapid-fire 30 minute sessions. I'll share insights from my Amazon best-selling book, “Hired! How To Get The Zippy Gig. Insider Secrets From A Top Recruiter.”, followed by an interactive Q & A session. This session will focus on the tools to build a strong foundation for your resume. Resume length, categories, best layout, email blunders and other epic fails that send your resume straight to the recycle bin! Let's get you HIRED!

About Sheila:
Sheila Musgrove started TAG Recruitment in 2005 with an IKEA desk, bargain website, and a computer monitor as big as a fish tank. TAG has grown into a thriving multi-million- dollar organization with a strong reputation for finding stellar talent—all from an uber funky office, with a disco ball and a gong.
After coaching thousands of candidates on resume writing and interviewing preparation, with significant success, she wrote “Hired! How To Get The Zippy Gig. Insider Secrets From A Top Recruiter.” It hit the Amazon best-seller lists in both Canada & USA within the first 24 hours of being released. Four years later, “Hired!” is still consistently ranked in the top 20 resume books in Canada!

She has delivered a lively keynote based on “Hired!” to well over 5000 job seekers throughout Canada. “Hired!” has sold globally and has helped readers world-wide to land their new zippy gig. She was also the guest speaker at the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce 2019 Small Business Week Business Awards of Excellence.

Sheila has received numerous awards including Alberta Venture ranking of Alberta’s fastest growing companies – TAG has appeared 6 times on the list. Profit and Chatelaine rank Canada’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs – she’s appeared on the list 4 times. Sheila was recognized by Red Deer College as their 2015 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

Her second book, “Unexpected Mentors. Weird & Creative Ideas To Boost Your Career.”, was published in April.

Sheila is regularly interviewed as a resume & interview expert on CTV Calgary, and has appeared on CTV Ottawa & Vancouver, Global Morning Calgary, Breakfast Television (Calgary & Vancouver), 660 & 770 radio & CBC’s Alberta at Noon. Canadian Living magazine profiled an article with her job search strategies.

She has trained career educators in 4 countries on the “Art of the Digging Interview” and the “Hired!” methodology.
A Membership at Bear Creek is the Perfect Choice

Bear Creek Golf Club is the perfect environment to make new friendships and strengthen old ones. You never know quite who you might meet at the club and it’s one of the easiest places in the world to make new friends both on and off the course.   

Our wide range of social events from Yoga Golf to Leagues offer something for everyone to mix and mingle while enjoying an active social life.
 
There are some things you just can’t put a price on and as any member will tell you the friendships members have forged through the club are simply priceless!

Now, for a limited time, buy a 2020 Bear Creek Membership & Save 50%

To sign up now call (780) 538-3393!

Click here  now to book your tee time! 

See you on the course!

And join the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce for their Canwest Chamber Member Golf Classic on August 13!

Support local at GPAuctions.ca

Big Country  93.1 FM,  Q99  Grande Prairie’s Greatest Hits and  EverythingGP  have partnered to support businesses in our region.
 
To promote your services and products contact  Allan.Boyd@jpbg.ca  or 780-532-0840.

GPCLL-ALBERTA LABOUR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING INITIATIVE SURVEY

The purpose of the survey is to identify the impact of COVID-19 on employment for newcomers. Data will help us to offer skills training, including possible job placement opportunities.


Resource Centre for Suicide Prevention is excited to announce the creation of Men's Talk!

This will be a second support group for men that will run in addition to our Wednesday evening group.

Men's Talk will have more of a therapeutic focus and will require participants to register and complete an intake process.

More information can be found on our website at  https://www.sp-rc.ca/programs/mens-talk

or by emailing the facilitator menmgh@sp-r.ca
About Canada United

The #CanadaUnited campaign is a nationwide small and local business campaign encouraging Canadians to buy local.

RBC, ‘Corporate Canada’, Business Associations and Major Media Partners have teamed up to start a movement, Canada UnitedTM, where everyday Canadians and large businesses come together in support of small and local businesses. The movement will start with a #CanadaUnited campaign where Canadians are asked to complete ‘micro-actions’ (likes, views, etc.) in support of small and local businesses on social media. In short, Canada United encourages action from everyday Canadians and Corporate Canada and kickstarts the recovery of local economies and small businesses.

Learn more at GoCanadaUnited.ca .

Canada United is offering small business relief grants of up to $5,000 to help small Canadian businesses with recovery efforts as a result of COVID-19. The grant funds will grow over the next several weeks as every video watched and social post liked from Canada United will result in a 5¢ contribution from RBC. Funds can be used for PPE, renovations, or e-commerce capabilities.

To determine if you’re eligible to apply for a relief grant or learn more about this program, visit http://occ.ca/canadaunited-ab .
Conditions apply. 
TOWNE CENTRE LIQUOR AND WINE STORE
Customer Appreciation and Mega Sale 

SUMMER SPECIALS (WINES):

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

FOR SELECTED LIQUEURS, SCOTCHES, RUMS, VODKAS,TEQUILAS, GIFT PACKS:

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 businesses in the community.

TOWNE CENTRE LIQUOR AND WINE STORE
9845 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie
in the Towne Centre Mall
Thank you for supporting the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce! This bi-monthly email highlights sales, promotions, accomplishments, events, and general awareness of our membership.  
 
For more information on Chamber Member Connections submissions,
please email tom@gpchamber.com .
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