RIBBON CUTTING
Grande Prairie Mission Thrift Store
May 2 - 12:00pm
#101, 9845 - 99 Avenue
Towne Centre Mall
STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS LUNCH
May 4 - 11:30am
Paradise Inn & Conference Centre
MEMBER COST $30+GST
RIBBON CUTTING
Cree8iv Ink Body Studio
May 12 - 1:30pm
10024B - 100 Avenue
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
  • 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
  • Gateway Sunrooms and Shades
  • 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





Celebrating GPRC's 50th Anniversary, GPRC Research & Innovation's 10th Anniversary, and the Peace Region's innovative spirit.  REVITALIZE - Applied Business Innovation Conference  will be the first of its kind in our region!   Explore new techniques and tangible business practices through hands-on workshops. Hear from globally recognized entrepreneurs,   Nicole Verkindt, Claude Legrand,  and  Darren Dahl,  and  network with innovation leaders and learn how to bring business ideas to life. Learn more and register now at http://gprc.me/revitalize  






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/







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!

Grande Prairie Regional College
10726 106 Avenue

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!!

To register, CLICK HERE 

Each $30 ticket ($40 at the door) 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.





Downtown Rehab Project Recommences Early May

Construction recommences on the Downtown Rehabilitation and Streetscapes Project early next month.
The contractor anticipates installing barricades, signs and fencing as well as mobilizing equipment to site during the week of May 1. Construction and excavation work is expected to start May 13.
Construction schedules are tentative and weather-dependant.
All downtown businesses remain open during construction.
Visit cityofgp.com/ourdowntown for more information on the project and to subscribe to our weekly update e-newsletter.











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)