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 some of our valued members.  
 
If you are a member and would like to make a submission for 'Connections', please email your advertisement (with up to 2 .pdf, .jpg, or .png images) to tom@gpchamber.com 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.

FEDERAL BUDGET 2019: GEARING UP TO COMPETE?

BDO is pleased to invite you to our Federal Budget Breakfast event, where our top tax experts will  be reviewing the newly tabled budget and its direct implications on Albertans.
 
The key question Canadians are asking this year is how does this year's budget affect the bottom  line - of my business, my personal assets, and my family's finances?
 
In addition, BDO Partners will be available during the breakfast period to answer any questions  you may have on your personal or corporate concerns.    
 
DATE:  Wednesday, March 20th,  2019  
VENUE:  Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre,  11633 100 St., Grande Prairie
 
SCHEDULE:
7:00 - 7:30 AM  |  Registration
7:30 - 8:00 AM  |  Breakfast and Networking  
8:00 - 8:45 AM  |  Presentation
8:45 - 9:00 AM  |  Q&A
 
RSVP
To register for this event, please send your RSVP to Debbie Marin at   dmarin@bdo.ca
or phone   780-539-7075  Ext 4332.



GPRC Research and Innovation department has implemented  
a new $5000 student research award (2 awards for $5,000 each). This is a great opportunity for GPRC students to take on their own individual-directed project and/or work with a faculty member already working on a research project or work on community-directed projects from community organizations. 

Please visit http://www.gprc.me/researchaward  to read more about the details of the award. Please note that the Deadline for our students to submit their applications to work on your project is April 13, 2019
 
Examples of self-directed research projects that may be eligible to receive the Student Research Award are:
-           Pure and applied research projects (sciences, humanities, trades, technology, etc.)
-           Creative writing, musical compositions, or artistic works
-           Business planning and entrepreneurship
-           Technology development
-           Assisting a faculty member with a research initiative


MARKETING FOR NON-PROFITS
by William Joseph Communications

Canada's non-profit sector is growing, and fast. Despite often limited budgets, non-profits can have strong brands and marketing programs. At William Joseph, we believe it all begins with the "why." Join Senior Strategist Erin Ryan-Walsh as she shares her approach to creating balanced marketing brands and strategies that are awareness-based and fundraising-specific. Learn how to make your non-profit stand up and stand out.

Date And Time
Location
Centre 2000
11330 106 Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 7X9

CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO REGISTER!


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR TRADESHOW TO THE CALENDAR,
 

Rocky Mountain Equipment of Grande Prairie  invites you to our SEEDHAWK Clinic.  This event will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the  Lyons Productions Services Centre at the Teepee Creek Stampede  Association Grounds , Teepee Creek, AB.
 
Registration begins at: 9:30am.
Presentations by: Kyle Weegar/RME AOS Specialist,  Craig Swanson/RME Ag. Sales Rep.,  Todd Black w/VADERSTAD/SEEDHAWK & Russ Nickel/AIRGUARD.
Lunch will be served.


Rocky Mountain Equipment of Grande Prairie  invites you to our SPRAYER Clinic.
This event will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2019 at the Lyons Productions Services Centre at the Teepee Creek Stampede Association Grounds, Teepee Creek, AB.

Registration begins at: 9:30am.
Presentations by: Danny Nobbs/RME Ag Sales, Kyle Weegar/AOS, Tony Mitchell/RME Ag Sales, Robyn Mitchell/RAVEN, Craig Chomaka/CASE
Lunch will be served.


Please RSVP to: Vicki Metituk at 780.882.7637 OR vmetituk@rockymtn.com by Friday, March 29, 2019.

We look forward to seeing you all there!
 


Red Arrow Increases Edmonton - Grande Prairie Service!
 
Red Arrow is proud to announce that we've expanded our service once again and added an additional departure between Edmonton and Grande Prairie, totalling two daily departures out of both centres. We now depart at both 9:30 am and 6:00 pm every day from both Edmonton and Grande Prairie.
 
With over four months under our belt in Grand Prairie, we're excited to increase access to Edmonton and the rest of our Red Arrow network by adding an additional travel option out of both cities. We know that this morning departure from Grande Prairie and evening return from Edmonton will allow improved access for employment, social and family visits, medical appointments, and/or educational opportunities. Furthermore, it gives passengers an opportunity to better connect to the broader Red Arrow network of other communities in Alberta, such as Fort McMurray, Cold Lake, Camrose, Red Deer, Calgary, and Lethbridge.
 
"We've been monitoring our ridership closely and to assist in increasing our passenger base, these extra trips will aid in that effort," says Dean Wright, Vice President of Motorcoach. "We're fortunate that in our operations, we have the opportunity to be nimble and respond to the needs of the marketplace, strategically setting our times to answer the call of our passengers and what we believe are their reasons for using our service."
 
"It's clear that the accessibility of these regions is valued and greatly impacts a considerable segment of our province, " says John Stepovy, Director of Sales and Business Development. "Folks in northern and rural Alberta are particularly affected by accessibility and we're pleased to be able to increase our service to serve the needs of the residents in these communities."
 
Complete schedule information and reservations for this route are available now at www.redarrow.ca  or by phone at 1-800-232-1958.


Round Table Networking Lunch
 
 Round Table Networking Lunch - Join your peers to discuss all things HR. CPHR Alberta round tables are member driven, peer-learning events where participants are both teachers and learners. We will be hosting the first Grand Prairie roundtable event on how current events   and research impact HR practices in our organizations. We will take a news story, or a piece of recently released research and:
  • Provide an overview of the news story or what happened
  • Discuss the implications for HR;
  • Discuss what this means for the group members in terms of how they do business.

Digital Trends and the Impact of HR
When:  Thursday , April 11 , 2019 at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Cost:  Early Bird Member: $25 | Member: $35 | Early Bird Non-Member: $35 | 
Non-Member: $45
Venue:  Jeffrey's Cafe - Grande Prairie
Note:  Early Bird End Date: March 28, 2019


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Adult only Shores, in prestigious Crystal Lake Estates. Beautiful one owner home. Low condo fees. A perfect way to downsize...call now or do a drive-by. 


Darlene 780-814-0998 Grassroots Realty Group Ltd.


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Super Spring Savings! All Chamber members receive 15% discount on any order for the month of March!


SAVE ON HOTELS IN GRANDE PRAIRIE- TEXT 587-315-0273 SHORT OR LONG TERM FULLY FURNISHED ALL INCLUDED


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