RIBBON CUTTING
February 2 - 3:0 PM
Hampton Inn & Suites
10405 - 117 Street
CANWEST CHAMBER BALL
February 4 - 6:00 PM
Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre
11633 - 100 Street
GROWING THE NORTH CONFERENCE
February 22-23
Evergreen Park
www.growingthenorth.com
BUSINESS AFTER 5 MIXER
February 23 - 5:00 PM
Evergreen Park
Clarkson Hall
RIBBON CUTTING
March 10 - Time TBA
The Handmade Marketplace
Jackpot Grill & Event Centre
PEACE REGION PETROLEUM SHOW
May 17-18
Evergreen Park
www.prpshow.com

MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNTS
  • Displayco Canada Inc.
  • DCA Printing Inc.
  • Solutions Business Interiors
  • The Ideal Health Clinic
  • D&M Baking
  • Commandeur Mechanical
  • 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!

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Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is here! 
 
Get the details at an upcoming webinar
STEP grants provide eligible employers with a $7/hour wage subsidy to hire students into summer jobs. You can grow your business while providing a student with valuable work experience and transferable skills.
You will learn about:
  • Employer eligibility criteria
  • Student eligibility
  • Position requirements
  • Application and reimbursement processes
A live Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Who should attend:
  • Small businesses (1-49 employees)
  • Non-profit organizations, public libraries
  • Municipalities, First Nations, Metis settlements
  • School boards
  • Publicly-funded post-secondary institutions
When:
Plan to attend one of seven webinars offered from January 25 to February 21, 2017. Find webinar dates and registration here. Space is limited - register now.




We will be selling tickets and midway pre-sale direct to save customers $$$ from online purchases on Family Day, Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Prairie Mall.  Midway passes are $27 with us that day versus $37 at the midway.  We will have local rodeo and chuckwagon athletes available for pictures and autographs.  We will also be offering a chance to win a bag of Prairie Mall goodies and a family pass to the show.  Some rodeo demos as well and kids can try their hand at roping.











HRIA Eye Opener - Benefits Trends

When: 
Thursday , February 16 , 2017 at 8:00am to 10:00am
 
Venue: 
Grande Prairie - Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre 

Cost: 
Early Bird Member: $18 | Member: $30 | Early Bird Non-member: $42 | Non-member: $50 | Student Member: $18 | Student Non-member: $24

Register: 
About the Presentation
Grande Prairie's economy lends itself to periods of flux and challenging times can add stress to teams and benefit programs. It is essential for employers to ensure that their benefits plan philosophy aligns with their current programs in order to thrive in challenging times. Please join Dan Boorse for a discussion about:
  • Top benefit trends and strategies today
  • Tips for reviewing your benefits program
  • Tools and tips for successful benefits plan administration
  • Dealing with Renewals
  • In House disability policies
  • Late applicants
The goal of the session is for participants to learn about current trends in benefits and be able to take some tools and tips back to their respective organizations.

About the Speaker: Dan Boorse
Dan Boorse has been a Financial Advisor with Sun Life Financial for 8 years and Partner in Canwest Group Benefit consultants for 6 years. Canwest is the large group benefit brokerage company in Northern Alberta and One of the largest in the Province. Canwest is also the exclusive provider of the Chamber of Commerce Group Plan for Northern Alberta and BC. As an Advisor with Sun Life and Canwest, Dan Has qualified for Numerous National and Regional Awards and conventions, taking him to many destinations around the world. Some of these awards include Recruit of the in 2009 and Holistic Advisor on the Year in 2012. Whether it be insurance, investments or group benefits, Dan's true passion in the industry is helping clients build and understand their entire financial plan, including the group benefits portion of it.