RIBBON CUTTING
March 17 - 9:00am
Taj Western Cuisine
103, 9927 - 97 Avenue
NEW MEMBER SOCIAL
March 22 - 5:00pm
Centre 2000
NO COST BUT PLEASE REGISTER!
BUSINESS AFTER 5 MIXER
March 30 - 5:00 PM
Oliver's Funeral Home & Crematorium
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

MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNTS
  • Displayco Canada Inc.
  • DCA Printing Inc.
  • Solutions Business Interiors
  • 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!

HOT DEALS
  • 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



A BRIGHT BEGINNING CHILD CARE SOCIETY

From the Society Governing Board:

We always welcome interested parents who could bring their knowledge and ideas to the table. We meet once a month. On the table is fee increases, fundraising, grant proposal writing to secure funds for upgrades to the Centre's aging equipment.  New ideas are needed for a healthy growth. Volunteer executive persons are necessary for the Centre's operation to keep the doors open.

Annual General Meeting
Thursday March 16th at 6:30pm
 
Your input is needed for the Centre to have a strong future:
  • Fundraising/ casino spring 2018
  • Executive/committee persons
  • Renos/upgrades
  • Fees/wages/costs










Safe Growth Matching Grant
Deadline is March 31, 2017

The Safe Growth Matching Grant enables Business, Neighbourhood Associations and Not for Profit Groups to apply for up to $2,500 in matching grants to help make improvements to their site.  Applying the Safe Growth Principles to site enhancements will assist in making their areas feel safer and more connected.
SafeGrowth is applied through several key and overlapping strategies; natural surveillance, territorial reinforcement, access  control, image, conflicting user groups, activity support, crime generators, land use mix, movement predictors, displacement, cohesion, connectivity, capacity and culture.



For More Information
Email Crime Prevention at crimeprevention@cityofgp.com or call 780-882-7813.



The Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society is looking for an independent, self- motivated Executive Director with the interest and desire to excel in a not-for-profit environment. This full-time opportunity will enable the individual to develop relationships, build knowledge at the community level as well as provide educational opportunities. A strong work ethic, positive attitude, ability to foster a team environment are qualities in the professional we are seeking. Full work description and qualifications can be found at: www.gphospice.ca

Qualified applicants are invited to e-mail their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF to brenda@gphospice.ca . Please clearly outline your experience and how your skills fit the job description. This posting will remain open until March 31, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants who have been selected for further consideration will be contacted. Selected applicants may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview process. If so, they will be advised in advance.




Downtown Rehab Project Phase 1 and 2 Info Session

Join the City of Grande Prairie for an informal chance to learn more about the 2017 construction on the Downtown Rehabilitation and Streetscapes Project.

An Information Session is being held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 in the Teresa Sargent Hall at the Montrose Cultural Centre.
Topics to be covered include the construction schedule and staging, details of the construction work, traffic accommodation, business access and communications.

All members of the public are invited, and downtown business owners are strongly encouraged to attend.

This event is informal and is a great opportunity to get an in-depth overview of the work that is anticipated to take place on the project in 2017. Representatives from the City, the consultant (ISL Engineering) and the contractor (Wapiti Gravel Suppliers Ltd.) are all expected to be in attendance and available to answer questions.

A review of what was completed in 2016 is also scheduled.

Refreshments to be provided.

For more information please visit cityofgp.com/ourdowntown or email ourdowntown@cityofgp.com.




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


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

HAPPY HOMEBUYING April 11 and 13, 7-9 pm OR April 27, 10am-1pm,
light lunch included
Where do I find the best homes? What do I look for in a good home? What is the process, its all Greek to me! Is this a good time to buy?

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


peace power

New Fixed Rates from Peace Power!
 
Peace Power continues to out-perform the big guys on price! Switch today and save! Why pay more than you have to?
 
Electricity:
 
1-Year: 4.95 cents/kWh
3-Year: 5.95 cents/kWh
Variable Rate: market + 1.0 cents/kWh (3.06 cents/kWh over last 12 months, currently at 3.15 cents/kWh)
 
Natural Gas:
 
3-Year: $3.95/GJ
Variable Rate: market + $0.89/GJ ($3.06/GJ over the past 12 months, currently at $3.21/GJ)
 
Visit www.peacepower.ca and click Sign Up
   
SAVE MONEY | SUPPORT ALBERTA | SEE THE DIFFERENCE
   
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Toll Free: 1-800-207-9410

JOIN US FOR A CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING THIS FRIDAY,
MARCH 17 at 9:00am!
103, 9927 - 97 Avenue
Grande Prairie




The BEST OPTION in Grande Prairie for Junior Golf Memberships
In an effort to promote Junior Golf in the Grande Prairie area at the region's coolest course, as well as healthy and active lifestyles for kids, Bear Creek Golf Club is offering Junior Golf Memberships (ages 12-17) for the unbelievable low price of $99.00 for purchase in the months of February and March only.
Please share this with anyone who has a child between 12 and 17 who wants an affordable family activity in 2017. Please also note children ages 11 & under are free if accompanied by a parent that is playing golf. Call the club TODAY at 780.538.3393 to enroll as a member and begin enjoying great people, a great club, and great golf.

There is no BETTER VALUE to host a special occasion party than at our Event Center.  From birthday and anniversary parties to fundraisers and weddings, and everything in between, we are the BEST CHOICE in Grande Prairie for your special event!
We Have a Special Offer for Retirement Parties
Host your Retirement Party with us and the Retiree will receive a single golf membership ON US!  Maybe it's time to retire!  
Don't book anywhere else without checking with us. We know you'll be delighted!