CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC
June 15 - 10:00am
Bear Creek Golf Club
MEMBER COST $130+GST
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!
STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS LUNCH
June 29 - 11:30am
Evergreen Park
MEMBER COST $30+GST
BUSINESS AFTER 5 MIXER
June 29 - 5:00pm
Swan City Rotary Club Cash & Camping Lottery Tent

MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNTS
  • Displayco Canada Inc.
  • DCA Printing Inc.
  • Solutions Business Interiors
  • D&M Baking
  • 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
  • SupplementalInsurance
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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







6TH ANNUAL "CHAIR-LEADERS ENABLING ACCESS EVENT"
 
The 6TH annual "CHAIR-LEADERS Enabling Access Event", presented by the Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, Grande Prairie Region will take place in Grande Prairie on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 and will increase awareness of accessibility, mobility issues and of spinal cord injuries and the capacity for employment The special event will feature a brief safety orientation to wheelchair use, opportunities to use a hand-cycle and to join in on a wheelchair bowling game, and a full day on the job.
 
Chair-Leaders are people who use a wheelchair for the day, at home, in the workplace or at play. The event helps policy writers and decision makers to consider the value of barrier-free built environments for home, work or play.
 
Leaders from Grande Prairie, the County of Grande Prairie and other local communities are invited. These able bodied individuals will experience some of the barriers persons with disabilities face on a day to day basis. Such awareness will help develop our communities be fully inclusive, fully participate in our community and reach their full potential while engaging in this unique experience. 
 
Your involvement will help shape Alberta's future in becoming a barrier-free province while making our communities more accessible to persons who use mobility aids. Respected community leaders will be visible and credible advocates for persons with low mobility throughout the province.
 
Members of the media and the public are invited to stop by the Bowling Stones Ten-Pin Entertainment Centre at 4:00 for a chance to speak to our totally awesome (and tired) Chair-Leaders and our Chair-Leader Ambassadors.
 
The campaign hopes to raise awareness of issues surrounding mobility, independence, and self-reliance within the Peace Region. Opportunities for on-line giving can be found at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/donate/. Funds collected during the special event will be used to help Spinal Cord Injury Alberta continue to expand services to clients in our communities.
 
For more information contact:
Mieke de Groot
Regional Program Coordinator
780 532 3305





Downtown Rehabilitation and Streetscapes Project Update

Underground work continues along 101 St. to just south of 103 Ave. as part of the Downtown Rehabilitation and Streetscapes Project.

Work includes service tie-ins for water and sewer to buildings serviced off 101 St.

Surface work is scheduled to begin soon on 101 St. south of 99 Ave. adjacent to Revolution Place. Minor vehicular and pedestrian disruptions are anticipated at this location.

101 St. remains closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from north of 101 Ave. to south of 103 Ave.

Local traffic is permitted on 101 Ave. and 102 Ave. Traffic entering from either 100 St. or 102 St. is being instructed to turn-around cul-de-sac style and exit onto the same street it enters from.

Pedestrian access is being maintained along the west side of 101 St.
Pedestrian crossings are available at 100 Ave., 101 Ave., 102 Ave. and 103 Ave. Some crossings may be closed periodically to permit construction activities to take place.

All downtown businesses remain open during construction.
Visit cityofgp.com/ourdowntown for more details.


FINANCING FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES
AVAILABLE SOON!
 
Peace Power is excited to announce the development of a financing program for large scale energy efficiency upgrades for commercial and industrial sites.
 
Available soon, Peace Power will be offering various financing programs to commercial and industrial businesses such that they can receive retrofit upgrades today, and pay them back over time as part of their regular power and gas bill.
 
Contact us today for more information, and to be put on our contact list for when this exciting new program is available!
   
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HEART OF THE PEACE MARKET

Introducing an exciting new marketplace in the Town of Fairview! The Heart of the Peace Economic Development Committee is proud to be a part of this entertaining and unique event; it provides Fairview and area residents with the opportunity to discover new products and services straight from our entrepreneurs, purchase fresh local produce, handmade health and beauty products, vintage antiques, flea market bargains, rare parts and much more.  Sell your products online through Thinklocalmarket.com as part of these events.  This event takes place on July 8 and August 12, 2017 from 1-7 pm at the Fairview Fairplex Arena. Family entertainment such as bouncy castles, face painting and clowns will be there for your children's enjoyment! Music in the Park will also take place from 1:30-3:30 pm at Hemstock Park.

The second part of the project takes place on August 18 and offers an amazing opportunity for home businesses and other local entrepreneurs to participate in free of charge business workshops and access to advice from the best of Alberta's panel of experts from Community Futures Peace Country, Futurpreneur, and Business Link. A winning home business wanting to graduate into a store front and participate in a 2-month mentorship program will receive 2-months of rent-free store front in Fairview (conditions apply, MLM's are ineligible).

If you are a home-based business or entrepreneur and want to take part please fill out a registration form   HERE by JUNE 26 .

There are also plenty of opportunities to be an official sponsor of the new Heart of the Peace Market summer pilot project! If you'd be interested in sponsoring this one of a kind event,click HERE to access the sponsorship package.

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Save 20% on Hunter Douglas Everwood blinds for the month of June, and get a free upgrade to Cordless!
 





The 18th Annual Cash & Camping Lottery

It's time to start planning for backyard BBQs, 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, RVs, ATVs, boats, camping/ backyard/ BBQ packages and more! Plus we've got lots of ways you can win 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.

Find out more at their Chamber Business After 5 Mixer on June 29! 


GPRIN - Led by local community organizations with a wide network of partnerships, GPRIN is the Peace Region innovation network that provides innovators and entrepreneurs with the resources, knowledge and connections they need to launch and move their ideas into the marketplace. Visit our new website to learn more   https://www.gprin.ca/
 
AROWRN -  The Alberta Rural Organic Waste to Resources Network (AROWRN) wants you to know more about the safe and cost-effective conversion of municipal wastewater and biosolids to useful woody biomass resources, through the use of fast-growing poplar and willow.   AROWRN Connects 2017 will bring together the organizations research team members in a partnership / networking / research-planning meeting June 14-15th, 2017 at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta in Camrose AB .  All interested people are welcome to attend. Learn more at our refreshed website   http://www.arowrn.ca/