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March 14 , 2017   



New Members

  • Best Buy Homes
  • Browns Social House
  • Spruce Grove City Centre Business Association
  • Kyle's Carpentry
  • Spruce Grove City Centre Business Association
  • Domestic Goddess Housekeeping Centre
  • Spruce Grove Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Clean Getaway Carwash
  • Border Paving Ltd.
  • Genesis Contracting Inc.
  • Dochas Psychological Services
  • Wilhauk Beef Jerky LTD - Spruce Grove
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 281
  • Avail Properties Inc.
  • Sears Hometown Store Spruce Grove
Business at Breakfast

Member-Only Discounts

 and Programs

 March 21, 2017
 8:00 - 9:00 AM 

**Space is very limited - please register today! Its FREE for members**

Members of The Spruce Grove & District Chamber of Commerce gain access to preferential pricing through volume discounts normally reserved for "big business". Your are part of a huge network of chamber members across Canada that can influence pricing for many business expenses. Are you missing some of them? Many of our members can easily cover the cost of their membership when they take advantage of this special pricing.

Our Business at Breakfast 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.


Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

We are excited to host Victor Moroz at our March Chamber on Tap Mixer who will be interviewed in a very casual and conversational format by our sponsor Dean Chapman of Frontline Financial.

Mr. Moroz has sold commercial real estate for over 10 years with over 35 years in the Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland area.  Additionally, he is a developer offering insightful knowledge to his clients and their situation.
He has built solid working relationships throughout the region.  As well, he and his real estate team have been continually engaged in the community as members of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Spruce Grove, and have provided countless volunteer hours for our community.

Mr Moroz's story will be shared just like our growing list of past guests.  These are business owners right here in our community who discuss their start up, failures, what they've learned, and how they have achieved success.

Our private section at The Canadian Brewhouse in Spruce Grove opens at 4:30 pm and the interview is from 6:00 until 6:30 pm.

Be inspired. Build your network. Save Money! 
April General Meeting
April 11, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us for  a business networking lunch  with numerous networking meeting format.  Just bring your business cards and your elevator speech and a big smile.
If anyone is seriously looking for a luncheon sponsorship opportunity, this may your chance.
UPS Member
 Benefit Program

Enjoy discounts of 30% on shipments within Canada & worldwide, 25% on imports into Canada, 75% (starting at) on freight shipments services.  Click here

Thank You!

The Spruce Grove & District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Mayor Stuart Houston of the City of Spruce Grove and Mayor Rod Shaigec of Parkland County for their insightful presentations delivered at our annual Mayor's Regional Address, Thursday, March 9th

Accomplishments, challenges and plans for the upcoming year were revealed to a gathering of business owners, elected officials and interested individuals.

We would like to thank everyone who attended, our volunteers, sponsors, and service providers for helping transform this evening into a truly successful event.
How to become a trade show superstar
Trade shows can be a substantial investment, but they offer your company an impressive payoff. Here's how to make your booth the star of the show and your time a fruitful investment

Mar 6, 2017  by Alberta Venture Staff

Tracey Moore's father used to run a trade show service company, so when she founded Exhibit Studio 10 years ago he began to pass down his hard-learned wisdom. One lesson that stuck with her was to treat every customer with the same level of respect, whether they're spending $500 or $50,000. That's come in handy as Exhibit Studio, which began as more of a boutique company, came to sell trade show booths whose price tags ran from one extreme to the other - from little more than a table and banner to gigantic, interactive $100,000 exhibits. Just as they both deserve the same respect, they both serve the same function, too. "Trade shows give you the face-to-face, and they allow you to develop the relationship potential that a lot of other mediums just don't," Moore says. "You've got five seconds, maybe seven seconds, to get someone's attention, and if there's a row of 20 booths, you need people to see who you are and what you're doing, otherwise they'll just keep on walking by."
With that goal in mind, here are some more tips for making the most of your next trade show.... continue reading
Showcase  Your   Business
      Sat, May 13, 2017

Be recognized as an active business leader by joining us for a day in the  park where business meets community and shares in the celebration!

This is Spruce Grove & District Chamber's Signature Event!  It is unique to us, and has been specifically planned to connect our business community and our
area residents in a meaningful and  powerful way. It's created for the community  as a whole, where everyone  will  experience a true celebration of our amazing region. If your business would like to connect with the community in a very fun environment, we welcome you to join us and reserving your space today!
Starting a small business?
Give yourself every reason to succeed!

If you plan on starting a new business, the last thing you want to think about is the possibility of failure. Being prepared for all possible outcomes may be your ticket to improving your probability of success.

There are several obvious reasons that may cause businesses to falter or even fail: a lack of planning, an attempt to enter an already saturated market or a lack of funding, etc. Make sure your business plan is an ever-evolving document; you may make many changes to it as you head towards opening day. Stay on top of your numbers as your business becomes reality.

Timing is essential when launching a new business... continue reading
NEWS WE ARE FOLLOWING    by Elizabeth Hames
Alberta government says new capital investment tax credit will spur job growth  The Alberta government says the $75-million credit will lead to $700 million in investments and "support thousands of direct and indirect jobs."

The Alberta government is hoping a new tax credit for capital investments will help spur job growth.

Under the Capital Investment Tax Credit, announced today, companies that invest in equipment, machinery and buildings could receive a 10 per cent non-refundable tax credit of up to $5 million.

The provincial government says the $75-million credit, which will come into effect some time in early 2017, will spur $700-million in investments in the province and "support thousands of direct and indirect jobs."

"Large-scale capital investments in our province don't just spur job creation, they also create spin-off economic benefits in communities throughout Alberta," said Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous in a statement. "This tax credit will help boost investor confidence and attract the investment Alberta needs now." more
ACC Bulletin for Business
The Government of Alberta is investing up to $9 million over the next three years in three new export programs to provide additional support to Alberta small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The Export Support Fund  is now online and accepting applications. It will cover up to $20,000 to eligible Alberta companies for costs of exporting to new international markets.
The Global Buyers and Investors Program  will help export-ready companies connect with international buyers by bringing business delegations to the province.
The Export Readiness Program  will help small businesses with the ins-and-outs of exporting, including increasing access to Alberta's 12 international trade offices.... continue reading
Networking entrepreneurial women get NDP funding bump       Mar 8, 2017     Edmonton Journal
Entrepreneurial Alberta women are getting a provincial funding bump of $101,863 through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program.                 
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) will get the funding through CARES for PeerSpark, a program to explore business growth. PeerSpark, with programs starting in April and November, promotes business skill development and connects participants to resources, grant programs and trade experts... continue reading
Alberta's Wildfire Season began March 1. 
60% of AB wildfires are caused by people. Do your part to reduce the threat.

The Office of the Fire Commissioner, municipalities and fire departments across Alberta, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and Alberta FireSmart are all working to help raise awareness about wildfire - Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and grass fires.

During the 2016 fire season the Alberta government responded to 1,403 wildfires that burned more than 611,000 hectares, which is three times the 25-year average.  Preparing for the threat of wildfire is a shared responsibility. You can do your part

Grand Opening /Re-Openings
Moondance Hot Tubs and Spas  is celebrating their Grand Opening on Saturday, March 18 th at 10:00 AM at their business location of  #200 First Avenue East right here in Spruce Grove.  

  Shotz Family Sports Lounge  is celebrating their Grand Re-Opening and Mr. Mike Dumont's new ownership on Thursday, March 16th from 5 - 9 PM at their business location in Trans Alta Tri Leisure Center. 

Della Saunders,  Marketing Coordinator
Spr uce Grove Chamber of Commerce 
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