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COVID-19 Updates and Support
Relief for Businesses Available

Application intake for the spring 2021 payment from Alberta’s small business grant is now open.
As announced earlier this month, the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant program has been reopened for a new payment to businesses affected by the April 2021 public health orders. Eligible organizations can now apply for this additional COVID relief funding.

The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG) offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations with fewer than 500 employees that have faced restrictions or closures due to COVID-related public health orders, and have experienced revenue losses of at least 30 per cent. Hotels, taxis and ride-sharing services are also now eligible for this payment.

Eligible organizations will receive a payment of up to $10,000, which follows the previous intake that provided up to $20,000. Funds can be used to:
  • Cover costs of items that help prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies.
  • Pay rent, employee wages or replace inventory.
  • Help businesses expand their online presence or e-commerce opportunities so that they can continue to serve customers.
Application intake for the program is open until May 31 with a budget of $350 million.
Alberta’s government is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by protecting lives and livelihoods with precise measures to bend the curve, sustain small businesses and protect Alberta’s health-care system. More information

Businesses and service providers that want to access free rapid tests from the Government of Alberta will no longer be required to have a healthcare provider oversee their screening program. Alberta will be working with Alberta Chambers of Commerce to develop a program specifically for chamber members. Details will be available soon. Read more.
Information & News

The only path to real, sustainable growth starts with helping this country’s business owners create more opportunities for more Canadians
The federal budget was announced on April 19th. “For all of the subsidy and stimulus spending Canada has seen and will continue to see, the only path to real, sustainable growth starts with helping this country’s business owners create more opportunities for more Canadians. Businesses are the ones that drive the economy, start and grow organizations that hire Canadians, and build projects. The Budget’s focus on growth and jobs is an important step towards our economic recovery, but our growth drivers will need to shift from public spending to private investment to help get our finances under control. The plan to reduce deficits over the coming years is important, but it will depend on meeting our growth targets,” said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Ken Kobly, ACC President and CEO also commented on Federal Budget, along with President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Travis Toews who issued a statement following Monday's budget.
Buy Local or Goodbye Local Online Contest
The Buy Local or Goodbye Local contest is a chamber-led initiative to encourage our community to buy local so that we can keep local businesses operating during these challenging times. There is strength in numbers and together we can pull through, so let's have a little fun while doing it!

Contest details:
  1. Post a photo of the product or service you purchased on location, or the check out screen on the website, through an Airdrie business on Facebook or Instagram.
  2. Tag or mention @airdriechamber and the Airdrie business you shopped at.

Chances to win weekly prizes purchased from local businesses valued at $100 and one grand prize on May 31st worth $500.

Contest runs May 3rd through May 31st, 2021 with the first prize randomly selected on May 10th and each Monday to follow for the duration of the contest.
Virtual Marketing Workshops
Annual General Meeting
Join us for our second virtual Airdrie Chamber of Commerce AGM on May 26, 2021.

Hear about the Airdrie Chamber's highlights through 2020 as we navigated the world of a global pandemic and participate in a Q & A session discussing the year ahead. 

All Chamber Members in good standing are invited to attend the AGM and will be entitled to one vote per business at the virtual meeting.  
Save the Date for Upcoming Events!
Tickets will be available starting May 5th, 2021.
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 with questions, concerns, or suggestions.
Help Shape ACC Advocacy!
Online Webinars
U.S. Inauguration: What it Means for Alberta: April 29, 2021

Breaking down Budget 2021 with Minister Mary Ng: April 29, 2021

How Tourism Businesses Use Content and Social Media to Market: April 29, 2021

A Conversation with Erin O'Toole, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada: April 30, 2021

Canadian Survey on Business Conditions Discussion: May 4, 2021

Industrial Revolution 4.0 Continues: Getting Canadians Back to Work: May 5, 2021

ACCPA 2021 Virtual Conference: Local & International Perspectives In Community Safety and Well-Being: May 10-13

Re-globalization in a Business-led Recovery: May 12, 2021

Mawandonan Consulting online workshops
Value Added Savings!
Affinity Partner for Collaborative Solutions

The Accutel Affinity Program brings tremendous value to all Alberta Chamber of Commerce members to help cut costs on their conferencing expenses. As an Alberta Chamber of Commerce member, you can take advantage of an exclusive rate for our Accutel Direct® Audio Conferencing service.

Contact Pamala Mathews at 416.345.4018 or 1-877-299-7070 ext. 4018 or
Succession Planning for Your Business
MHC Venture Start Up | Presented by RAYEC. It is an entrepreneurship program for youth that are not only interested in learning about business but putting their ideas into action. VSU has been developed by Medicine Hat College (MHC) with the support of RBC. The program provides theory, skill development, mentorship and practical experience. Youth learn the business concepts in an online environment but create and run a business in their local community. 
The VSU is offered at no cost for the participants thanks to the generous support of RBC. 

Registration Deadline: May 5, 2021 
Create your own summer job! Learn about business concepts and put them to the test running your own summer business.  Best of all – it’s free (sponsored by RBC). Interested youth must register by May 5 Visit for more information and online registration. 
World Day for Health & Safety at Work
Meet Our New Members!
Backyards & More
(403) 801-8142
La Capitale Financial Security
(587) 897-4733
Nurse Next Door
(403) 454-1399
Sophia Pizza
(403) 980-5252
Revive Pipe Restoration Inc
(403) 903-4445
Royal Appliance Repair
(403) 408-6630
Rustic Crafted Creations
(403) 875-0049
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!
New Member Spotlight
Welcome Judicious Home Care Services

Are you looking for someone that you can trust with taking care of your loved ones? You have come to the right place. There comes a time in life where performing activities of daily living such as making dinner, cleaning your house, shopping for groceries or even putting on our clothes will become difficult. This is especially true as we get older or due to declining health, or a current health condition, or sudden injury. Chances are that we know someone who is at this stage. It could be a friend, grandparent, a mother, a father, a sibling, or even a neighbor. During these challenging times, Judicious Home Care Services steps in to help with these services right in the comfort of your home. Yes! We do not have to abandon our homes because we cannot perform some life skills. Contact us at 403-397-3846 to discuss your specific needs. We provide our services judiciously. Our clients are at the center of what we do. Feel the empathy and love and dedication we put into our services when our professional staff attend to your specific needs. Services we provide include:

·        Senior Care
·        Non-Senior Care
·        Companionship
·        Special Needs Care
·        24/7 Personal Care
·        Homemaking Services
·        Respite Care
·        Medication Reminders
·        End of Life Care
·        Post-Surgical Non-Medical Care

For more information, please send us a message or reach us using our given contact details.
Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
102, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
403. 948.4412