SBW16
Women in Business Lunch
October 18 - 11:30 AM
Elks Hall
10806 - 106 Street
SBW16
Lunch with Rotary
October 19 - 11:30 AM
Paradise Inn & Conference Centre
11201 - 100 Avenue
SBW16
GP Chamber Awards of Distinction
October 19 - 6:00 PM
Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre
11633 - 100 Street
SBW16
Business Showcase
October 20 - 5:00 PM
Western Truck Farm
11920 - 100 Street
Business After 5 Mixer
November 24 - 5:00 PM
Quality Inn & Suites
11710 - 102 Street
Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting
December 1 - 11:30 AM
Centre 2000
11330 - 106 Street

* Board of Director Packages available soon!
Business After 5 Mixer
December 8 - 5:00 PM
Encore Suites by Service Plus Inns
10639 - 110 Street

MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNTS
  • Displayco Canada
  • D&M Baking
  • Commandeur Mechanical
  • Flight Centre
  • McLean & Shaw Insurance Brokers
  • GFL Environmental
  • Staples Business Depot
  • Image Design Pros.
  • Eastlink Centre
  • Designing Threads
  • Motley Que (2)
  • Town of Beaverlodge
  • Van Houtte Coffee Service
  • Country Roads RV Park
  • Trusted Dispatch
  • Peace Power Corporation
  • Alliance Disposal
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OFFERING A MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNT, CONTACT OUR OFFICE!

HOT DEALS
  • Sorella Promotional
  • ModSpace
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.
MORE WAYS TO PROMOTE THROUGH YOUR CHAMBER!

As a valued Member of the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce, we encourage you to explore the various options you have for promoting your business in addition to this Connections newsletter. These include:
  • FREE Event Listings & Job Postings on our website
  • Printed & Online Directory Listings - please ensure YOUR information is correct and up to date!
  • Event sponsorship opportunities i.e. Small Business Week, Peace Region Petroleum Show, Growing the North, Chamber Ball, Chamber Golf Classic, Mixers, Business Showcases, Ribbon Cuttings, Business Interchanges,etc.
  • Event Award Programs for Small Business Week and Chamber Ball
  • Member 2 Member Discounts and Hot Deals (see list along left side)
  • Chamber Digital Sign Advertising at Centre 2000 - Ads are displayed in four-week flights at 20 second intervals with a maximum 18 available spots. Contact our office for more information.


Centre 2000 is available for company staff functions including Christmas Parties. If you would like to make a booking, or find out more information about the facility, please call the Chamber office at 780-532-5340.













Downtown Rehab Project
 
Work on the Downtown Rehabilitation and Streetscapes Project is continuing through the fall season.

Surface work on 101 St., adjacent to Revolution Place, as well as between 99 and 100 Ave. is ongoing. Wapiti Gravel Suppliers will be continuing the installation of conduit, soil cells for trees, secondary electrical and irrigation systems and sidewalks, as well as paving the roadway at these locations.
The Contractor is currently working on switching businesses that are on temporary over to permanent water services; this will continue into the week of October 17. Waterline testing and flushing for the new waterlines, as well as camera inspections of the new storm and sanitary lines are also scheduled for the week of October 17th.

99 and 100 Ave. are currently open to two lane traffic; however, they may be temporarily reduced to one lane at a later date in order to permit underground inspection work on the new storm and sanitary infrastructure.
101 St. between 99 and 100 Ave. will remain closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic to allow surface work to take place. Businesses along this stretch can be accessed via alleyways.

101 St. between 100 and 101 Ave. will also remain closed to vehicular traffic.

All downtown businesses remain open during construction.




Denise Ouellette with heArt & Soul Designs is hosting the following event. Like our Facebook page The Handmade Marketplace.ca



The Caribou Child & Youth Centre is please to announce our inaugural two-day "2016 Peace Country Child Abuse Conference, BUILDING CAPACITY: The Child, The Community, The Connection" is now open for registration! This conference is hosted November 14th and 15th, 2016 in Grande Prairie, Alberta (with online registration hosted by Northwest Regional Learning Consortium at www.nrlc.net). The conference brings together professionals working in the area of child maltreatment including: Police Officers, Social Workers, Crown Prosecutors, Medical Professionals, Clinicians, and Victims Service workers. It is your opportunity to learn about the latest research and best practices in forensic and clinical approaches to child maltreatment. The wide array of keynote, plenary and breakout presenters ensures a multitude of themes are covered such as: internet child exploitation and victimization, the impact of pornography, criminal justice response to child abuse, cultural interpretations and memory within the developing brain.'



November 8, 9 & 10, 2016

  Duretta Bradfield with Positive Accounting Solutions and Lloyd Spencer are teaming up to host up to 3 days of QuickBooks "hands on" training. This QuickBooks workshop has available 1 -3 days of QuickBooks Desktop training.  Each attendee will receive a manual to keep and the use of one our laptops for the training. With training "hands on" and the use of a projector attendees can learn to overcome hurdles they may face.
 
Explore QuickBooks: Tuesday November 8 - Wednesday November 9, 2016   $499

Quickbooks Payroll Deep Dive: Thursday November 10, 2016  $264

Explore QuickBooks and Quickbooks Payroll Deep Dive:
Tuesday November 8 - Wednesday November 10, 2016  $649

For more information and to register go to:
You are also welcome to contact Duretta at 780-832-8215
***Note this training is for Quickbooks Desktop not Online Version



The Cars for Christmas Lottery is back to help YOU support YOUR community with another 516 prizes for you to win this holiday season.
  • Together we've fed children who would've otherwise gone hungry at school.
  • We've made sure our seniors are taken care of and not alone.
  • We've sent children to summer camp to enjoy their youth.
  • We've made sure the children who need our support have it.
  • We've raised over 4.7 million in 17 years!
All of this we've done because of your support!


 
This year's grand prize is a 2017 Cadillac ATS & a 2017 Dodge Rebel 1500 Crew Cab with a 2016 Skidoo Summit 600 and Sled Deck. We've also got cars, trips, and cash to win including $30,000 in Scratch & Win Cash and a NEW Early Bird with 6 prizes totalling $15,000 in cash.

This holiday season while you enjoy time with your loved ones, purchase gifts for one another and celebrate the season consider supporting a local lottery that over the years has made an incredible impact on the lives of so many. All proceeds from the lottery will go to 11 non-profit groups.

Tickets are $50 each or 3/$100. Plus check out our Christmas Cash Bonus draw where you can win half the jackpot and up to $125,000! Bonus draw tickets are $10 each, 3/$25 or 5/$40.



Tickets available at the Prairie Mall or carsforchristmas.com or by calling 780-532-0506.
Early Bird Draw Dec 2 (Cut off Nov 30)
Final Draw Jan 4, 2017 (Cut off Dec 29)
 







14th Annual Peace Country Idol

Have you ever dreamed of singing in front of a roaring crowd? Feel the anticipation of the masses, the lights gleaming across the stage, and the thundering of applause all for you? Come live your dream and you could be the next Peace Country Idol! Bring your talent out to our auditions; compete against other regional contestants. Fuel the dream of performing on stage for an eager audience.

Checklist for becoming Peace Country Idol 2016:
  • ✓  Attend auditions and sing your heart out.
  • ✓  Be selected for Semifinals and await eagerly.
  • ✓  Compete in Semifinals for one of the few spots in the Grand Finale.
  • ✓  Perform with all your abilities to be able to win.
  • ✓  Be the next Peace Country Idol 2016!
 
Are you ready to become the next Peace Country Idol 2016?


Monday, November 14th - EFPI Economic Outlook Breakfast

-          Keynote speaker, Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist with ATB
-          Ticket price is $ 25 plus GST a person with full hot breakfast or $200 plus GST for a table
-          Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Center, 7:00 - 9:00 AM
-          Please purchase a table and invite your clients to join you
-          Tickets are available at Revolution Place Box Office.







peace power

RECORD LOW RATES EXTENDED!
 
Peace Power's record low fixed rates for electricity are still on offer, but not for long - we anticipate new rates will be released soon.
 
Sign up now and secure your low rate before the market starts trending up!
 
Chamber members get exclusive, carbon-tax-free fixed rates to the end of 2018 starting at 5.25 cents/kWh, and to the end of 2020 starting at 6.05 cents/kWh!
 
Our Variable Rate for electricity is also extremely low,
only 3.36 cents/kWh right now!
 
Visit www.peacepower.ca, click Sign Up, choose one of our "Advantage" rates, and enter "YAHOOPEACE" into the Referral Code box.
 
Peace Power, Providing the Peace Region's Best Electricity & Gas Experience!
 
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Peace Power Corporation
Toll Free: 1-800-207-9410