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COVID-19 Updates and Support
Alberta's Open for Summer Plan
"Three weeks ago, we asked Albertans to stop the spike," Kenney said. "The diligence and sacrifices of Albertans hasn't just stopped the spike but crushed it."

Albertans have been working hard to stop the spike over the last few weeks. Active cases are going down and vaccination rates are going up.

Albertans have an incentive to continue following public health measures and get vaccinated as soon as possible. Alberta's Open for Summer Plan safely eases restrictions in 3 stages as vaccination targets are reached and hospitalizations decline. If Albertans continue doing their part, all restrictions could be lifted by late June or early July.

Alberta will enter Stage 1 on June 1. Until then, all current province-wide restrictions remain in place, with additional restrictions in high case regions.

This 3-stage roadmap outlines how restrictions will ease while protecting the health-care system and increasing vaccination rates in the province.

Alberta’s Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant
Third intake has been extended to June 30th. More information.

Community Futures Extends Financial Relief
Financial support will continue for rural small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19 until June 30, 2021.

Community Futures Centre West (CFCWest) is still accepting loan applications for up to $60,000 as part of the Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund. These zero-interest, partially forgivable loans are intended to cover economic impacts of COVID-19 and prepare local small businesses for recovery. “Many entrepreneurs and business owners had hoped to turn a financial corner in 2021,” said Patti-Jay Powell, Executive Director of CFCWest. “The reality has proved somewhat different. As a key resource for growing and sustaining rural businesses, CFCWest will be here to provide relief funding and continue to deliver ongoing support and advice through the next phases of this recovery.”

More information. Contact Patti-Jay Powell at 403 389-8272 or ppowell@albertacf.com
New Jobs Now Grant
The Government of Alberta launched the Alberta Jobs Now program. Businesses can now apply to access up to $25,000 over 52 weeks to hire and/or train new employees. Applications are available now through December 31, 2021. More information.
Alberta's May Labour Market Notes
Third wave weighs on employment recovery. More information.
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant helps to cover training expenses for existing employees and new hires. If you are hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee.
Hire and Retain the Best Employees
Learn everything you need to create or improve your HR policies to hire and retain the best employees. More information.
WCB Return to Work Training on the Job
This program is designed to help employers bring a new employee into a position. As part of the TOJ program, we will reimburse a percentage of the salary you pay your new employee while they learn the new job. More information
Welcome Back Our Board of Directors
At our May 26th virtual AGM, our membership voted in our board of directors for another year. Thank you to this amazing group of dedicated volunteers who guide our chamber!
Rapid Test Kits Available Through Chamber
In partnership with the Alberta Chambers and the provincial government, the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce is offering complimentary COVID-19 rapid tests to eligible businesses. By testing employees, businesses can stop outbreaks before they happen while keeping both customers and staff safe.

There is no cost to these tests and any business or non-profit can request tests.

Once your application is approved, the Airdrie Chamber will provide you with further instructions on how and when to pick-up your kits.
Buy Local or Goodbye Local Online Contest
Congratulations to the first 3 weekly winners of our Buy Local or Goodbye Local campaign!

@murden38, @flygirl506, @mike.hughes38

This is the last week of our campaign with a chance to win a $50 gift card to TL Red Salon $50 gift card to Flower Whispers on Monday and an entry for the Grand Prize of local gift cards valued at $500 to one lucky winner!
State of the City with Mayor Brown
Mayor Peter Brown joins the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce virtually for the 2021 State of the City Address. 
As our community continues to navigate the pandemic, Mayor Brown will summarize the initiatives the City has implemented to continue giving service to the community during this pandemic. Mayor Brown will then share the 2020 highlights and showcase plans for the future.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to attend. The audience receives the valuable opportunity to connect and ask questions through the virtual platform.
Registration Required.
Members: Free
Non-Members: $20.00
Be Inspired! Women in Business Conference
Join us June 16th at our Rural Women in Business Conference! This event was created for entrepreneurial women who are passionate about developing and growing vibrant, sustainable businesses.

The theme this year is RECHARGE... and instead of an in-person event, it will be virtual.
Our format will remain mostly the same with inspiring and informative workshops from business experts, a dynamic keynote speaker - Dr. Jody Carrington, networking opportunity and more!

Ticket Price:
Members: $40.00
Non-members: $50.00
20th Annual Chamber Golf Classic
Registration will open June 28th, 2021.
Right for Your Business Voucher Program
Airdrie's Right for Your Business Voucher Program offers up to $2,000 in financial aid to pay for critical advisors and business professionals to help your business survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Licensed, Airdrie commercial and home-based, Airdrie Chamber of Commerce members who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and count on their business as their primary source of income may apply to provide their services through this program. Preference will be given to those who are currently impacted by the Provincial Health restrictions.

Applications are now open.

You are not alone in this – the Economic Development team are committed to keeping businesses supported and informed. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Economic Development at 403.948.8844 or economic.development@airdrie.ca with questions, concerns, or suggestions.
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  • Merchant solutions rates
  • Device rental waived for the first 6 months
  • Full Disclosure rate system
  • No setup fees for your merchant account
  • Unlimited Business Banking account for $30/month (regular price $60/month
  • No Annual fee on an ATB business MasterCard for one year

For more information about this offer as well as other business banking solutions, view our brochure or email atbbusiness@atb.com or call us at 1-855-941-4912
Meet Our New Members!
Airdrie 8th Street Dental
(403) 980-1847
Airdrie Dance Academy
(403) 828-1037
BR Virtual Business Solutions
(403) 542-0554
Envy Salon and Spa
(403) 850-1035
Instant Plumbing & Heating
(403) 338-1172
QCD Technology Inc.
(403) 235-0720
Quiznos Sub
(780) 294-9670
Sterling - Alberta
(587) 896-1829
The Petite Gourmande YYC
(819) 808-9178
The Yoga Junction
(587) 254-3141
Members in Motion
We continue to meet with our members safely in different ways! Stay tuned for photos each month as your Chamber is in motion meeting our members. Please note that all not photos are current.

Book your member visit in person, via ZOOM, or over the phone by emailing us today! info@airdriechamber.ab.ca
New Member Spotlight
Welcome The Response Team

Providing Peace of Mind – A Sense of Calm.
It’s more than just our mission statement it’s the way we support all of our clients.

The Response Team has had its iterations from a solopreneur operation in 2002 to the company it is today. We have always based our operations on the mission statement, but we follow through by making sure our clients are taken care of before, during, and/or after an incident or disaster strikes.

We provide safety management, emergency management, and business continuity services to all sectors of business! Safety management provides the process to keep you, your team, and your clients safe. Emergency Management provides the process and direction needed when an emergency occurs. Business Continuity ensures your company is still operating after an emergency occurs.

Michael and Paulette, together with their team, bring over 120 years of combined experience to share with your company. Whether it’s creating and implementing the plans or training you how to do it yourself, we provide the full spectrum of support that you need to protect your business and your team.

Call us anytime to help you and your team achieve that peace of mind and a sense of calm.

For more information, please visit our website.
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