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August 15, 2017   

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Grove Cruise
Since 2003, this 3-day family themed event has been coordinated and run by local car enthusiast volunteers. Grove Cruise is funded by local businesses and also supported by the City of Spruce Grove. Their mission is to offer our community a summer festival, based on automobile culture.

Grove Cruise has quickly established itself as one of Spruce Grove's premier family summer events which promises an amazing weekend on August 18 - 20, 2017. Event organizers are encouraging car lovers to come out with their families and enjoy many exciting events the show has to offer. This years' Grove Cruise includes a Poker Run, Show & Shine, Tailgate Swap Meet & Sale, Poker Run, Stereo Competition, and much more!

Grove Cruise 2017 is looking for the following: 
  • Grab Bags for Participants (500)
  • Grab Bags for Children (300)
  • Volunteers
Participants are 80% within our trade area, so this may be a great opportunity for you to showcase your business. There will be fireworks BOTH nights this year, with over 400 vehicles displayed and thousands expected to attend this three day event. More information
ONLY 33  Business Days left to qualify - Early Bird Rates
Spruce Grove residents will officially go to the voting station this fall for the upcoming municipal election. Voters will elect one mayor and six aldermen to a four year term.

Candidate registration
Candidates who intend to run for a spot on Spruce Grove City Council in this fall 's municipal election and plan to accept campaign contributions must register as a candidate before accepting any campaign  contributions. The registration form is available online at

Important dates:
Mon., Sept. 18 - Nomination Day
Candidates must file their nomination forms in person (by the candidate or a representative) between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at City Hall.  Nomination forms must be signed by 25 eligible voters to be accepted and must be accompanied by a deposit of $100 in the form of a certified cheque, money order or cash.

Monday, Oct. 16 - Election Day
Voting stations will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Station locations and voter identification requirements will be made available in the coming months. Advance voting options will also be available - stay tuned for dates and locations.

For the most up-to-date election information visit 
Member Benefits
First Data Merchant Processing Services

If we cannot beat your current payment processing fees, you will earn a $1,000 MasterCard® gift card1.

  • First Data is a long standing partner of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Our Program has been vetted to offer transparency and price certainty.
  • Our program guarantees business cost savings, and helps further support your chamber of commerce and your local business community...learn more

We are excited to announce the   YIELD Classic Vehicle Raffle.
New Draw Date:
Sept 15, 2017

1 for $50 = $10.00 per vehicle
X 5 chances to win a vehicle
2 for $75 = $ 7.50 per vehicle
X 10 chances to win a vehicle
3 for $125 = $8.33 per vehicle
X 15 chances to win a vehicle

With only 19,000 tickets printed and because of the multiple packs there will only be 11,000 sales.

Tickets available:
  • Grove RV(Spruce Grove)
  • Grove Collision 
    (Spruce Grove)
  • Refinery Grill
    (103A Ave and Mayfield Road, Edmonton)

Alberta could retaliate against B.C. over Trans Mountain, but it may get ugly
 Reid Southwick, Calgary Herald,  August 12, 2017

After the B.C. government stepped up its fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, there were new calls for the federal and Alberta governments to consider retaliation over a divisive project that has cleared major regulatory hurdles.

While mechanisms are available to either override B.C. opposition or punish the province, several observers said Friday few options are palatable to federal or provincial governments.

United Conservative Party candidates Jason Kenney, Doug Schweitzer and Jeff Callaway have publicly mused about potential retaliation against B.C., with Schweitzer proposing to "kick" the province "out of the New West Partnership."

They're not alone in thinking B.C.'s hard line should be met with a comparably firm response, if the province is successful in blocking or significantly delaying the project...continue reading

Budget highlights - Provincial Government
Overview of highlights and significant changes to revenue and expenditures in this year's provincial budget.

Budget 2017 continues to build on the Alberta Jobs Plan to diversify our economy, support families and put Albertan's to work. This plan sets the foundation for Alberta's return to growth.

It's also forward looking and supports sustained growth through investment in critical infrastructure and implementation of the Climate Leadership Plan. The plan has already resulted in decisions that expand market access for Alberta's energy industry.

Budget 2017 is built on:
  • Supporting changes to make life more affordable for Albertans
  • Creating good jobs and building a diversified economy
  • Protecting and improving the services and supports that make a difference in the lives of Albertan's

...continue reading

Spruce Grove & District Chamber of Commerce helping shape Policy 
Every year, member chambers of commerce and boards of trade, along with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's policy committees, are invited to submit resolutions of a national scope to our policy process. This process culminates in a democratic vote on the floor of our annual general meeting. 

Following approval at the AGM, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, along with its members, can move forward in it's advocacy efforts based on the resolutions contained within the Policy Resolutions Books. Each resolution, once approved, has an effective lifespan of three years.

The following resolution  Attracting and Retaining International Students Through Canadian Work Experience co-sponsored with Fredericton & Spruce Grove Chambers of Commerce was submitted and included in the "Proposed Resolutions" book.
Here's what happens to your brain when you truly unplug on vacation
By Erica Alini  Global News   August 13, 2017

Most us have heard about the supposed benefits of "unplugging" on vacation. Ever since email and electronic devices began virtually tying workers to the office even during their time off, countless studies and articles have been published urging people to actually power off when on holiday.

Being able to truly relax and rest has been shown to boost productivity, increase creativity, and reduce the long-term risks of potentially fatal ailments such as heart disease...continue reading

Are you an Alberta entrepreneur looking for funding, marketing and feedback?

The Spruce Grove & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 
Business Luncheon on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 on Crowdfunding. If you are interested in using a crowdfunding platform to give your business ideas more exposure, please attend our Luncheon. Guest speaker,  Stephan Becker, Brand Ambassador and Senior Crowd funding advisor will share critical information on how to successfully Crowd fund.

BoostR is ATB Financial's local crowdfunding platform for Alberta entrepreneurs who want to:
* Raise funds and build awareness for their business or enterprising non-profit
* Validate/test a business, product or marketing idea
* Gain exposure and meaningful feedback
* Grow their presence and crowd of customers, fan and supporters

An online exchange between an entrepreneur and the crowd (everyday individuals). The entrepreneur raises funds for their business from the crowd (small amounts from a large volume of people). In return, the supporters (i.e. BoostRs) receive a product, service or unique experience from the business.

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This year, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce outlined 10 ways to improve economic success, along with specific recommendations to advocate throughout the year.


It is tough to grow a small business in Canada. An entrepreneur must bring together talented people, great ideas, funding, marketing and the right strategy to beat the competition and win. Ninety-six per cent of Canada's 1.2 million businesses are SMEs. Many of these companies are highly innovative, but remarkably few of these have been able to grow to mid-size. .... continue reading
Join us
Our Business at Breakfast,Tuesday mornings from 8-9 am aims to provide the tools and education necessary to succeed in entrepreneurship, economic growth, and competitiveness; our breakfasts focus on business education in our region.The networking opportunities that come with it are casual yet very powerful.

August 22 -  5 Ways to Build Long Lasting Customer Relationships

August 29 -  "Appy Hour"  Your Business and Your Community App at Shotz Lounge
For further information, call Dianne 780.962-2561
Canada Business Network
Employment standards
To ensure that employees are treated fairly, the federal and provincial governments have established employment standards regarding:
  • Minimum wage
  • Annual vacations and other types of leave
  • Public (statutory) holidays
  • Hours of work, including standard hours, overtime and emergency requirements
Certain industries fall under federal regulations, while others must comply with provincial or territorial employment standards. If your employees are unionized, there may be additional standards set out in their collective agreement that go above and beyond what is required by law.
Does your business stand out from the crowd
Upload your enhanced profile information onto your organizations web site and stand out from the crowd in your business categories, in search results and as a community leader. A few of the benefits as follows:
  • Priority placement in your business categories
  • Search results description, logo, and website link
  • Unlimited search keywords, 5 highlights with linked text
  • Large 1600 character description, logo, map link, social networks
  • Up to 15 photos, and link to YouTube videos
  • Clean mobile friendly version of enhanced profiles

Your business directory information is search engine optimized, so the better your content, the better your overall internet search results. For further information, call Dianne 780.962-2561 .
Della Saunders,  Marketing Coordinator
Spr uce Grove Chamber of Commerce 
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