CHAMBER MEMBER QUICK CONNECT
April 19 - 11:45am
Centre 2000
CHAMBER MEMBER BUSINESS SHOWCASE
April 27 - 5:00pm
Jackpot Grill
MEMBER BOOTH $100+GST
STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS LUNCH
May 4 - 11:30am
Paradise Inn & Conference Centre
MEMBER COST $30+GST
PEACE REGION PETROLEUM SHOW
May 17-18
Evergreen Park
www.prpshow.com
BUSINESS AFTER 5 MIXER
May 25 - 5:00 PM
Great Northern Casino
CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC
June 15 - 10:00am
Bear Creek Golf Club
MEMBER COST $130+GST
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!

MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNTS
  • Qualisafe Food Consulting Inc.
  • Displayco Canada Inc.
  • DCA Printing Inc.
  • Solutions Business Interiors
  • D&M Baking
  • Flight Centre
  • McLean & Shaw Insurance Brokers
  • Staples Business Depot
  • Eastlink Centre
  • Designing Threads
  • Van Houtte Coffee Service
  • Country Roads RV Park
  • Trusted Dispatch Inc.
  • Peace Power Corporation
  • Alliance Disposal
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OFFERING A MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNT, CONTACT OUR OFFICE!

HOT DEALS
  • Carpet Superstore
  • Qualisafe Food Consulting Inc.
  • Gateway Sunrooms and Shades (2)
  • SupplementalInsurance
     .ca
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OFFERING A HOT DEAL, CONTACT OUR OFFICE!


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Dear Chamber Friend, 

 

Thank you for supporting the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce! This bi-monthly email is sent to hundreds of members and friends of the Chamber, highlighting some of the sales, specials, accomplishments and events of our membership, and shared on social media.  

 

If you are a Chamber member and you'd like to 'connect' with fellow members and the community, please email your advertisement (with up to 2 .pdf, .jpg, or .png images) to tom@gpchamber.com at least 2 days prior to our issue dates of the 1st and 15th of the month.
 
PROMOTE YOUR CHAMBER MEMBER BUSINESS
  • FREE advertising in Connections
  • Event sponsorship and award opportunities
  • Printed and online directory listings
  • Member to Member Discounts and community Hot Deals
  • FREE event listings, job postings and media releases
AND DIGITAL SIGN ADVERTISING! 
For more information on digital sign advertising including rates for Members and Non-Profit Members, please contact:

Leah Fujarczuk, Membership Sales & Services Manager leah@gpchamber.com 780-532-5340
Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce
#127 Centre 2000, 11330 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 7X9

















Engineering Services General Construction Update

Engineering Services has multiple construction projects planned for the upcoming 2017 construction season. Many of these projects will have minimal impact to the public, while others will be more substantial.

The best way to stay up-to-date with any and all construction information is to sign up for our new General Construction E-newsletter. This newsletter goes straight to your inbox on a weekly basis. Information such as road closures and project schedules can be found each week in these updates. To sign up visit our website at
cityofgp.com/engineering and look for our E-newsletter page !
Here is a brief overview of some of the projects that will be occurring around the City in 2017's construction season:

Capital Projects 2017
Capital projects are chosen each year as a result of multiple studies identifying areas of improvement among the City. These improvements aid in prolonging the life of existing infrastructure, promoting safety, reducing traffic congestion and handling current and future traffic volumes.

Road Rehabilitation and Overlay
Multiple roads throughout the city are chosen each year to receive upgrades that help to prolong the life of the road and revitalize their structure.

Sidewalk/Trail Replacement 2017
This program works to replace and repair sections of sidewalk throughout the City. Upgrades help to improve community connectivity and walkway quality.

New Sidewalk/Trail Installs 2017
Each year multiple locations are identified that can benefit from the installation of new sidewalks or trails. Walkways help to increase community connectivity and community recreation.

Road Improvements 2017
Road improvements are performed each year throughout various areas of the City which are no longer capable of handling the growing traffic volumes of the City. Improvements help to ensure the City's roadways are at the highest standards and are capable of handling an appropriate traffic volume.

Bridge Rehab
Each year multiple bridges are selected to receive upgrades or to be rebuilt. The Bridge Rehab Program works to prolong the life and increase the safety of all bridges, including pedestrian bridges.

New Traffic Signals
New traffic signals are being implemented this year to help traffic flow and meet current standards. Updated traffic lights are designed to be equipped with the City's Intelligent Traffic System.

For more information on these projects, visit cityofgp.com/engineering.



68 Avenue Twinning & Eastbound Bridge Project Update

The final phases of the 68 Avenue Twinning & Eastbound Bridge Projects commence in spring 2017.

Stay Informed
The best way to stay up-to-date with all 68 Avenue construction information is to sign up for our new 68 Avenue Construction Weekly E-newsletter. Information such as road closures and project schedule can be found each week in this update.

To sign up visit our website at
cityofgp.com/engineering and look for our E-newsletter page !

Project Background
This project is designed to meet the demands of the increased traffic volume and insure that the infrastructure meets the servicing standards of the City of Grande Prairie.

The remaining work for the bridge portion of the project includes bridge deck joints installation, concrete deck water proofing, bridge approach, deck paving, light fixtures and landscaping.

The new bridge and road construction projects originally started in spring of 2016. This project resumed on March 27, 2017.

As part of the project's completion, the intersection of 100 St and 68 Ave will be lowered to allow for commercial truck heights and the installation of new storm lines and upgrades to the
existing ones. This part of the project will be completed in three phases:

Phase 1 is to be constructed from the bridge on 68 Ave. up to the intersection on 100 St. This phase includes pouring concrete and a bottom lift of asphalt. No traffic disruption along 68 Ave is expected.

Phase 2 follows along from the intersection at 68 Ave. and 100 St. and goes east along 68 Ave. and south along 100 St. Traffic traveling north and south along 100 St. is anticipated to be shut down at alternating times to accommodate construction work at the intersection. This phase includes concrete pouring and both bottom and top lifts of asphalt. No complete shut down of the intersection is expected.

Phase 3 takes place along the west bound lane on 68 Ave, leading up to the bridge. North and South traffic are planned to be closed to allow for completion. Detours and re-routing are planned during Phases 2 and 3. A pedestrian accommodation plan is being created in conjunction with traffic accommodation plans for the project.

The east and west traffic along 68 Ave will be maintained during construction. It is anticipated that there the intersection of 68 Ave and 100 Street will remain open at all times during construction.

For more information on these projects, visit cityofgp.com/engineering.





ATB BoostR Stage - Grande Prairie Edition

ATB BoostR's live pitch event. -
5 local Grande Prairie entrepreneurs will step on a stage, and pitch their business idea to a crowd of over 100 people! And we invite YOU to be part of this exhilarating experience!

Are you an - innovator, influencer, community builder, entrepreneur, philanthropist? - This is your chance to support local, and learn about the most innovative up-and-coming Grande Prairie businesses.
The fun part is that YOU get to decide how much money each entrepreneur will win that night!!

Each $30 ticket includes:
  • Admission
  • Appetizers
  • A vote/boost for the business of your choice that pitches that night
You can check out videos from our previous events here.

Text-To-Vote
During the event, the audience uses a text-to-vote tool to vote for their favourite pitch.

The overall pitch competition winner is the one with the most votes. But, each entrepreneur walks away with funds equivalent to the % of votes they received that night, so everyone benefits. YAY!

Excited? We are too.
Come to network and support your fellow Albertans who are working hard to launch and/or grow their business, shape our local economy and make a positive impact.









THE REAL ESTATE ACADEMY PRESENTS ........

An experienced, practical, relaxed professional team who want you to know all the FACTS, TIPS and SECRETS TO Real Estate Buying, Selling; Flipping and Investing: Deb Albinati-Mortgage Associate, TMG Mortgages, Darlene Repka-Smith, Realtor, FUSE Realty Inc. and Cam Ralston, Property Inspector, Global Property Inspections

Admission: $5 which will be donated to the Food Bank or Ronald McDonald House

INTELLIGENT INVESTING May 1, 7-9 pm
How does Real Estate compare to other investments? What kinds of investments are there? How do I decide? What return can I expect? How do I determine "cash flow?"

FLIPPING FOR FUN May 3 , 7-9 pm
Ever think of buying an ugly Betty, fixing it up and then selling it? How do I finance it? How much down do I need?
How to evaluate a flipper? How to learn the values of property and how much $ you can make.

TOUR of HOMES Sat. May 6, 10am-12noon and as required
Join Darlene and Colleen with FUSE Realty and Cam with Global Inspections on a 2 hour tour of some homes presently on MLS to see the good, the bad and the ugly. See what the Realtor sees and see what the Inspector sees.

To register for all events, and find location, please call Colleen 780-512-1163 at least 24 hours before the event is to start. For questions and more in specific content, pls call Darlene 780-814-0998

The 18th Annual Cash & Camping Lottery

It's time to start planning for backyard BBQ's, days at the lake,
and camping weekends.
This year we have 517 prizes to win so you can have some FUN IN THE SUN! Win trucks, RV's, ATV's, boats, camping/ backyard/ BBQ packages and more! Plus we've got lots of ways you can win CASH!
  • Get your tickets early to be entered into 2 Early Bird Draws each with 6 prizes totaling $10,000 in Cash! 1st Early Bird draw is May 17        (Cutoff May 14)
  • Receive a chance to Scratch n' Win cash with the purchase of every ticket. $32,000 in Cash to be won.
  • Add on your Summer Cash Bonus Draw tickets for a chance to win half the jackpot and up to $125,000 in Cash!
First Prize:
2017 Dodge RAM 3500 Laramie Crew Cab
With Winner's Choice of Luxury RV's
2016 Jayco Seismic Wave 4112 Toy Hauler OR
2016 Starcraft Solstice 354 RESA 5th Wheel
& an RV lot for one year
Retail Value: $210,714
 
Get your tickets at the Prize building in the Great Northern Casino parking lot, online at www.cashandcamping.com, or call 780-532-0506.
Tickets are $50 or 3 for $100.
Bonus draw tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 or 5 for $40.
All proceeds support 12 non-profit groups
and community projects in our region.
1st Early Bird Draw Date: May 17 (Sales cut off May 14)



The Diamond Guys from
Curry's Jewellers leave April 22nd 2017
Stop in today and let's talk about DIAMONDS
with the Diamond Experts!
 
Curry's Jewellers...1978 LTD.
Locally owned and operated
Andre Ouellette
Michael Ouellette
Downtown Grande Prairie
10019 100 Avenue
www.currysjewellers.com