Chamber Member Connections - August 20 2020
Thank you for supporting the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce! This WEEKLY 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.

For information and updates from our Chamber, the Alberta and Canadian Chambers of Commerce, and our municipal, provincial, and federal government partners, be sure to watch for our weekly Chamber Chatter newsletter on Tuesdays.
Connecting Business. Creating Opportunity.
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce invites you to join our members and guests at a Ribbon Cutting for Quen's Tea and Juice on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 AM. (Event runs from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM).

Quen's Tea and Juice is located at 9823 116 Avenue, Unit 104, Grande Prairie.
Doesn’t it feel great when a plan just comes together? Whether you’re searching for a new favourite breakfast spot, inspiration for your next work of art, or a place to soak up the sun, there’s a Grande Plan that’s ready for you. Choose 1-, 2-, or 3-day trips, from urban exploration and family getaways, to bike tours and natural vistas. Follow the steps, learn more about the place we call home, and make memories that last a lifetime.
We Are Far From Back To Normal
But Appreciate Your Support!

We continue to adjust and adapt and feel we are doing better than most but certainly far from normal.

We have adjusted our Grande Prairie hours slightly, Saturdays are now
11am - 3pm, not sure if it's the new location or COVID but Saturdays seem to have less traffic, and since it's summer, we have reduced hours so I can enjoy some time and recharge a bit more. We will re-evaluate come fall. 
 
With COVID, one-on-one appointments are still available and we offer facetime tours for those being cautious. As an assurance, we wear masks if you wear one and we are constantly cleaning and wiping down touch areas.
 
Once again, to those supporting our galleries in COVID, thank you, it is noticed and appreciated.
The CMB Grande Prairie Branch was established in June 2019 with partner Brock Clement. After more than 12 years working as a commercial insurance broker, he was ready for a new opportunity. Brock knows that life is full of surprises and seized the opportunity to take his passion to the next level. He is extremely committed to his clients, always giving them the best service and the best price. Not only is Brock committed to his career, he is a family man as well, married to his wife Lindsay and together they raise their three young children.

Within the first year of the established CMB Grande Prairie Branch, Blake Clement decided to join forces with brother Brock. Blake worked as a commercial insurance broker for more than three years and felt it was time to take his career into his own hands and become a partner with CMB. He spent the early part of his life, playing hockey at University of Calgary, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, in Law and Society. Blake is married to his wife Samantha and together they raise their two children.

This branch is an opportunity for CMB to have “Boots on the ground” locally; and is an opportunity for Brock and Blake to make a difference in a new way for their family, friends, and community. Their goal is to give back and make a positive difference in the Grande Prairie community by supporting foundations and charities that aligns with their values. They are proud local supporters of the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Festival of Trees, Tiny Hands of Hope Foundation, Grande Prairie Stampede and STARS Foundation. They are always looking for ways to contribute positively by helping within the Grande Prairie, and surrounding communities.

Our CMB team has a combined 500+ years diverse commercial insurance experience. They have the knowledge and support to ensure that they provide an extraordinary client experience. You can expect a passionate, tenacious and dedicated team to take care of all of your insurance needs. We serve not only Grande Prairie & area, but also Peace Country, Fox Creek, Valley view, Whitecourt & surrounding area. As well, a strong presence in Fort St. John and Northern BC.
Thank you! You are amazing! You have collected almost $19K for our Backyard Burger SHOWdown FUNdraiser and brings us much closer to the final goal of $25K and a Panda Infant Warmer for your hospital!

We only need $6,400 dollars in donations to make it!

CAN YOU HELP by sharing our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE to your timeline? Or ask a friend to support your burger making?

Learn more about our Backyard Burger SHOWdown and register at gphospitalfoundation.ca
The Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association will be hosting the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 10th, 2020. This event is gearing up to be one of a kind event that you will want to attend. 

At the AGM, we will be raising money for a great cause and are asking our members if they would like to donate a prize to the "Silent Auction" table. You are probably wondering what the great cause is? 

Well, we can't tell you because that would give away the location of the event and that is a surprise. What we can tell you is that the money raised at the Silent Auction will be going towards restoration efforts to a local volunteer group that are working very hard to keep the history of Northern Alberta alive through their project. 

Details of the AGM are forthcoming. Please save the date of Thursday September 10th from 4:45 to 10:00 pm reserved. 

If you would like to donate, please call

Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association
114 - 11330 106 Street
Ph: 780-539-7688
'Like' us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GPRegionTourism
JACKPOT GRILL & EVENTS CENTRE
New look coming soon !!!

Experience this transition with us this fall as we get ready to relaunch, regroup and relive. We are offering a corporate discount on our facility for future bookings.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM MDT

Job Searching During The Pandemic 4-Part Webinar Series

In this final webinar in the 4-part series, Sheila will demystify how the prepare for and deliver an off-the-charts interview! She’ll cover the 4 things a hiring manager looks to uncover in the phone screen. Three creative ways to cover gaps in your resume. The best end of interview questions to ask (along with the questions to NEVER ask at the end of the interview…but, everyone does! And, the interview follow up that will make you a stand-out! (And, no one does it!)

She will share insights from her 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!

VISION 2020 Virtual Conference September 30, 2020 
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.
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
Website: www.grandeprairiechamber.com
Email info@gpchamber.com | Phone 780-532-5340 | Fax 780-532-2926