Grow.  Prosper .
August 22, 2017   
Chamber on Tap Mixer Series
Darrell Demers of
 Lea-Der Coatings

Lea-Derâ„¢ Coatings has worked with the oil industry for over twenty years. Their safety matting has proven to be the best in traction safety and is used by land and sea drilling companies around the world from Australia, South East Asia, Russia, Europe and Africa to the Americas. Darrell Demers, President and  business owner  of Lea-Der Coatings will be interviewed by sponsor Dean Chapman of Frontline Financial to discuss start up, challenges, lessons learned, and achievements. Join us  Thurs, September 28, 2017 at the Canadian Brewhouse Spruce Grove

4:30 pm Doors Open
6:00 pm Interview 

ONLY 28  Business Days left to qualify - Early Bird Rates

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 .
Canada Business Network
Stop dreaming and start planning with a short business plan

Writing a business plan is an important step in starting a business. You might think of a business plan as a long, hefty document. Perhaps thinking of all that work discourages you? It shouldn't keep you from starting your business. There are alternatives to traditional business plans... continue reading

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)
Nominations are open!
Over 575 businesses from our region are competing for seven titles in this year's Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Categories include Business of the Year, Manager of the Year, Employee of the Year and more.  A complete listing of awards and eligibility criteria is available on our  website.

The Spruce Grove & District Chamber recognizes and celebrates the success of our region's best companies. This event shines a spotlight on the successful growth stories of local businesses and individuals, validating their efforts to grow in a strategic, sustainable and holistic manner. 

For many years, businesses have been presented the SGDCC Awards for their achievements in areas including sustainability, innovation, market expansion, business excellence and more. This year's Gala will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Horizon Stage but first we need your nominations.

Please show your support for local business and help shape our community. Finalist will be announced on our website October 3, 2017

Good luck to everyone in this year's competition.
Strategic partnerships can be a game changer for your small business
Fatima Zaidi   Special to The Globe and Mail      Aug. 03, 2017

Google, Facebook, Pfizer, Sony - it can be hard to compete with the giants in any industry. They have instant brand recognition, seemingly bottomless resources, and a wide breadth of expertise and experience. But while most startups view their larger counterparts as competition, smart entrepreneurs look at the Goliaths to identify opportunities to work together.

As a small business, one thing you can do to rapidly grow your brand is to seek out strategic partnerships with like-minded larger businesses - particularly those that share commonalities and target markets, but which are not direct competitors.... continue reading

6 Strategies for Dealing with Rising Interest Rates  Are You Ready For Higher Interest Rates?  Learn 6 strategies that can help

Schwab Trading Services Learning Center

From a peak in the early 1980's into the past several years, both short-term and long-term interest rates have fallen precipitously. In fact, short-term rates fell to a level well below 1%. But just as how financial markets fluctuate over time, so, too, do interest rates. So it shouldn't be much of a surprise that, once again, interest rates are on the rise.

Why Interest Rates Move

Interest is the amount paid by a borrower to a lender-above and beyond the repayment of principal amount of a loan or bond-to compensate the lender for lending the money to the borrower in the first place. In essence, interest is "the cost of money."

Of course, individual securities (such as bonds) may carry varying interest rates due to factors that are more specific to those particular securities, such as the credit-worthiness of that particular issuer. But, in this article, we'll be viewing interest rates through a broader scope...continue reading

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

Have you ever considered Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through the collective effort of friends, family, customers, and individual investors. This approach taps into the collective efforts of a large pool of individuals-primarily online via social media and crowdfunding platforms-and leverages their networks for greater reach and exposure.

How is Crowdfunding Different?
Crowdfunding is essentially the opposite of the mainstream approach to business finance. Traditionally, if you want to raise capital to start a business or launch a new product, you would need to pack up your business plan, market research, and prototypes, and then shop your idea around to a limited pool or wealthy individuals... continue reading
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 adviser will share critical information on how to successfully Crowd fund. 
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Proposed tax changes would shake the small-business world
Tim Cestnick, Special to The Globe and Mail       Jul. 21, 2017 

Ever since the 2017 federal budget in March, when the government announced that tax changes affecting private corporations would be coming, I've been feeling queasy. Well, the proposed tax changes were announced by Bill Morneau, the Finance Minister, on Tuesday. And ugly they are. Here's a primer on the potential changes.

The overview
Mr. Morneau announced in the budget back in March that the Liberals have not been pleased with some Canadians who are using corporations in their tax planning, and that changes would be made. The claim is that certain folks are using corporations to pay less than their fair share of taxes. While the proposed changes are meant to affect the wealthy, there will be no shortage of small-business owners, the backbone of the Canadian economy, who will be significantly worse off as a result... continue reading
It's human skills - not technical skills - that we need the most in today's work force

We are living in a fourth industrial revolution - millions of jobs in sectors as diverse as transportation, manufacturing, and retail have the potential of being automated. A recent report by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship indicated that nearly 42 per cent of jobs are at risk.

In the wake of these changes, the skills that Canadians require to have successful careers are rapidly changing, and Canadian workers will need to adapt to stay ahead of the curve. Increasingly, attributes such as critical thinking, communication and emotional intelligence, all of which are often described as soft skills, are critical for career success... continue reading

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


Workplaces are increasingly becoming an automated, robotic and digital environment, challenging the ability of Canadian businesses to recruit a workforce with the necessary technological skills. Canada's ability to lead in highly technical industries will rely on its capacity to harness digital technologies and apply them across its economy, not only in businesses directly focused on digital services. This is particularly true in an era of emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence, digital media and big data analytics... continue reading
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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.

For further information, call Dianne 780.962-2561
Della Saunders,  Marketing Coordinator
Spr uce Grove Chamber of Commerce 
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