Thank you for supporting the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce! This bi-monthly newsletter highlights some of the promotions, accomplishments, and general information about you and your fellow members.  
If you would like to make a submission for 'Connections', please email your advertisement (with up to 2 .pdf, .jpg, or .png images) to at least 2 days prior to our issue dates of the 1st and 15th of the month. There is no cost for this service which is included with your membership. For archived editions, click here.


Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) grants are back!

Last summer, almost 1,400 employers across Alberta benefited from STEP and provided approximately 3,050 students with valuable work experience.
The application period for STEP 2019 is now open to eligible recipients including:
  • small businesses
  • non-profit organizations
  • public libraries, school boards, publicly funded post-secondary institutions
  • municipalities
  • First Nations and Metis settlements.
  STEP offers a $7/hour wage subsidy for student hires, from 4 to 16 weeks of full-time employment between May 1 and August 31, 2019.
Boost your workforce this summer. Create a meaningful work experience for a high school or post-secondary student and contribute to their future career success.
Visit for further details and to apply online. The application deadline is February 8, 2019.  

Small Business Owners & Contractors-
Is your business big enough for a bookkeeper?
Giving Small Business Owners & Contractors tips on how to look for a new bookkeeper or how to determine if it's time to hire one for your business. This is also an open networking opportunity with BNI (Business Network International) for local businesses to get together and learn about each others businesses. Please bring a lot of your business cards to the meeting, and be prepared to meet a lot of fantastic like minded individuals.

Date:January 24, 2019
Time: 6:45-8:30 AM
Location: 11201 - 100 Avenue, Grande Prairie

Breakfast Buffet will be provided
Meeting Starts at 7:00 AM sharp
You must register by phone or email in order to attend:
(780) 882-9425 or email 

Facebook Event Link: CLICK HERE

PSAC Oilfield Services Outlook Update - Grande Prairie

Friday, February 8, 2019
Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre
11633 100 Street
Grande Prairie, AB

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada will be hosting an Oilfield Services Outlook Breakfast at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre in Grande Prairie on Friday, February 8, 2019. PSAC President and CEO, Gary Mar, will provide an update on the Association's outlook for early 2019, provide a review of PSAC's latest activities and highlight upcoming events and opportunities.

Breakfast and Registration: 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Presentations: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Q&A Session: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
There is no cost to attend this breakfast event but you MUST register.

Please note that this breakfast is for oilfield services company personnel. PSAC reserves the right to cancel registrations for non-oilfield services individuals.

To register, please CLICK HERE.

Happy New Year Chamber Members, we're Shade Tree Coffee Co. We take pride in brewing excellent coffee and making hand crafted chocolates in a little booth at the Farmers Market.

Since we decided to join the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce in the New Year, we wanted to start off on a fun foot and let you know about a prize draw we are having with some colleagues of ours.

Follow this link to   get to know us better  and stop by our booth and say hello! We're the one with the Tree and lights over the top!

Looking forward to meeting you this month!

STARS Air Ambulance

is looking for volunteers to help us with our fundraising events in Grande Prairie including our Hangar Dance happening on January 19th! We depend on volunteers to help keep STARS in the air. Volunteering with STARS is an incredible opportunity to make a lasting impact, and we are always looking for more people to join the team. Our volunteers are the root of our success and we couldn't do the work we do without them. With the help of our generous volunteers, STARS can be there for the next patient who needs us.
Join us by emailing or visiting


Email | Phone 780-532-5340 | Fax 780-532-2926