Chamber Member Connections Newsletter April 2019
Connecting Business - Creating Opportunity
Thank you for supporting the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce! This bi-monthly email highlights some of the sales, promotions, accomplishments, events, or general awareness of our membership.  
If you are a Chamber member and would like to make a submission, please email  prior to our regular issue dates of the 1st and 15th of each month. There is no cost for this value-added service. Ads may include text up to 300 words, and/or UP TO TWO images in .pdf, .jpg, or .png formats.
We are hosting the 4 th  Annual Curl for Kids presented by Crouse’s Cleaners on April 7 at the GP Curling Club. This is a fun, all ages and skill levels event. The money we raise at this event helps us to cover the costs on our programs for youth throughout the year. Please call the office or visit our Facebook page for more information or to register a team. 
If you are 15 years or older and live, work or go to school in the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, MD of Greenview or the surrounding communities, we want to hear your thoughts!
The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta invites you to participate in our 2019 Northwestern Alberta Vital Signs survey . Vital Signs measures how we are doing in our communities and tells us where our strengths are and where we can improve. It looks at everything from arts and recreation, transportation and housing, to diversity, learning, health and the environment.
The power of Vital Signs comes from citizens like you – people willing to spend a few minutes to tell us what matters to you most about your community. Take the voluntary survey today, and help shape your quality of life! 
Click here to take the survey now . Enter to win a $50 gift basket!

Survey results will be released this October as part of our 2019 Northwestern Alberta’s Vital Signs report. The report informs citizens, organizations, community leaders and government on our local quality of life and well-being, and inspires informed decision-making and action to shape more vital, prosperous and welcoming communities
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  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
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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