May 2020 Newsletter
With the launch of Phase 2 of Alberta's Relaunch Strategy coming soon, the Chamber wants to commend our businesses for being responsible and careful as they reopen. We have been on many calls with the Government of Alberta and the Chief Medical Officer of Health and we want to echo their sentiments that each person in the province is doing a great job of flattening the curve and to see case numbers decrease after Phase 1 was relaunched was encouraging.

The Chamber is keeping our COVID-19 resource page on our website up to date as new information comes out and we're stockpiling any resources we find there as well, make sure you check it out.
Alberta's Relaunch Strategy
Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work. With strict safety guidelines in place, Albertans can and should confidently support Alberta businesses as the economy is relaunched.

The GPRC wants to echo the the message from the Government of Alberta: "We must ensure the sacrifices we have already made are not wasted. To be successful, we must stay vigilant to slow the spread: follow public health measures, practice physical distancing and good hygiene, and continue acting responsibly."

The plan to move forward requires careful monitoring and  respecting all guidelines  outlined by the chief medical officer of health.

Enhanced infection prevention and control measures, including physical distancing requirements of at least 2 metres, will remain in place throughout all stages.
Alberta Biz Connect
As businesses prepare to reopen as part of Alberta's relaunch strategy, resources are available to help keep you, your staff, and your customers safe.

As businesses prepare to reopen, it's important to take measures to protect employees and customers:
  • practice good hygiene and thorough cleaning and disinfecting
  • use Health Canada approved hard-surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers for use against COVID-19 (search products by DIN number)
  • aid physical separation through barriers (Plexiglas), signage, floor markings and traffic flow controls to limit people in a space
  • use PPE and follow guidance to wear masks properly

Connect to PPE suppliers using the websites below.
Chair's Blog
We have made it through another month of this global pandemic. It has been nearly 3 months that our storefronts have been closed, 11 weeks that our businesses have had to deal with crippling financial losses, 78 days that people have been laid off for. Only now have restrictions begun to lift and our businesses able to welcome customers back into their stores.

Help the Spruce Grove Public Library
Help SGPL win $20,000 that will support their current and future programs, services, and resources. Every dollar donated in June = another ballot to win!

Click below and discover just how easy it is…
Shameless Plug-in
We've taken Shameless Plug online! Plug-in with us and the rest of your neighbourhood business owners and check in to see how things are going with each other. Have tips on how you are operating during this time? Do you want to ask a question to see how some similar businesses are making it work? Alternatively, you can speak about your business and what you offer within the region.
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Feature Member - Solaré Canada Inc.
Solaré Canada Inc. is indigenous-owned and operated and a proud member of the 

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). As a Certified Aboriginal Business, Solaré believes in bringing indigenous ventures to the forefront of Canada’s economy. We understand the indigenous business context and work to drive opportunities that offer mutual benefit for our partners and the communities we serve.

Established in 2013, Solaré Canada Inc. is an award-winning energy solutions company empowering clients to understand their energy needs, reduce energy consumption, and experience the benefits of producing their own energy.

With leading edge awareness for technical innovation and an emphasis on customer service, we will continue to evolve by challenging ourselves and the status quo, and maintain the highest standards of excellence and safety. We are ready to meet the rapid expansion of the energy conservation and solar fields, and will play a significant role in sustainable growth and the energy transition in Alberta and across Canada.

Affiliate Updates
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This e-Blast is from: The Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce

Name: Kendra Wambold
Title: Communications & Media Specialist
Company: Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce
Contact: 780-963-4545