Chamber Chatter - January 28 2020
Connecting Business. Creating Opportunity.
This is our weekly summary of Chamber news, events and promotions. 

Chamber Members have an opportunity to promote their business in our Connections Newsletter on the 1st and 15th of the month.

The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Premier Jason Kenney, Cabinet Ministers and MLAs from the Government of Alberta for an afternoon of information and networking on Monday, February 10 from 2:15-4:00 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion (9912 - 101 Avenue).

This  exclusive event for Chamber Members  will include opening remarks, a question and answer period with Ministers and MLAs, and general networking.

There is no charge for admission but you MUST be a Chamber Member to attend and registration is mandatory. Chamber Member businesses are limited to no more than two representatives due to space restrictions. To reserve your seat, contact our office at 780-532-5340 or follow the link
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend these upcoming Business After 5 Mixers:

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie
6702 - 106 Street
Grande Prairie

Thursday, February 27, 2020
10508 - 100 Avenue
Grande Prairie

No registration required. Everyone welcome!
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce welcomes our members and guests to the following upcoming Ribbon Cuttings:

FRIDAY, February 14, 2020
3:00 PM
10027B - 100 Avenue
Grande Prairie

FRIDAY, February 21, 2020
3:00 PM
12335 - 99 Street
Grande Prairie

PLEASE NOTE: BOTH of these events begin at 2:30 PM with the actual RIBBON CUTTINGS at 3:00 PM.

Please contact our office for more information.
The 11th Annual Growing the North Conference is scheduled for February 19-20, 2020 in the TARA Centre at Evergreen Park.

Since its inception in 2010, the Growing the North Conference has been helping municipal leaders and entrepreneurs explore economic development opportunities and examine innovation in the Peace Region of Northwest Alberta and Northeast B.C.

A wide range of qualified speakers provide knowledgeable insight into a variety of industries that are vital to our area. There is also ample time for networking to build and renew relationships with fellow delegates. 

The cost is $399 + GST. Registration is available through EventMobi ( ) and includes admission to the Northern Hospitality Night on February 18 and the Networking Event on February 19, both from 5:00-8:00 PM at the TARA Centre at Evergreen Park.

For more information, contact the Chamber office by phone at 780-532-5340 or email

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! For more information, contact Cindy Simigan by phone 780-532-5340 or email .
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC), working on behalf of their Chambers of Commerce, decided it was important and timely to reinforce ongoing advocacy efforts by undertaking a province-wide effort to gather, prioritize and articulate perspectives of the business community and the public on core economic and policy issues of relevance to municipal and provincial government leaders.

The ACC is undertaking a program of regular surveys of Chamber of Commerce members across the province, to verify and articulate the viewpoint of members on key issues. 

The summary of key findings is listed below. For the complete details of the survey, please go to this link:

Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their input!
Nominations and submissions for ABAD 2020 are now open!

There are some new categories this year.

Know a deserving Alberta business?

Does your business have a story that deserves to be recognized?

Closing date is February 14th.
Finalists will be announced in Spring 2020.


The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce offers the opportunity for our Members to advertise themselves, their events and promotions on our  digital sign at Centre 2000 . Not-for-Profit Member Rates also available. Now taking yearly, monthly, and weekly/bi-weekly bookings.

For rate information, contract terms, and design guidelines please contact Leah Fujarczuk, Membership Sales & Services Manager, email , or phone at 780-532-5340.
For Chamber Member to Member Discounts , please click here .

To offer your own M2M Discount, contact Membership Services Manager Leah Fujarczuk by email or by phone 780-532-5340.
For Chamber Value Added Programs , please click here .