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May 24, 2017   
Announcing Spruce Grove's
first Amazing Race!
Participating teams (18+) will travel within the Tri Region community, stopping in at local businesses where they will meet some Amazing challenges to win a cash prize of $1000.00 Bragging rights will be priceless!

Perpetual Fitness's Amazing Race is hosted in part by your Spruce Grove & District Chamber of  Commerce.

May 25, 2017
Spruce Grove & District Chamber on Tap Mixer Series
Join us for our monthly business mixer and informal chat on the last Thursday of the month.

Our May Chamber on Tap Mixer's Guest Dave White of Trinus Technologies will be interviewed in a very casual and conversational format by our sponsor Dean Chapman of Frontline Financial.

Dave White has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and is the General Manager of TRINUS Technologies. Dave helped found TRINUS close to 20 years ago, with the vision of providing peace of mind and stress relief to businesses and organizations venturing into the digital age. In 2002, Dave worked with the RCMP and other Security Agencies, continue reading

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

Be inspired. 
Build your network. 
Save Money! 

The Life & Leisure Expo is brought to you by the Spruce Grove & District Chamber of Commerce and the generous financial support of our sponsors.

Thank you sponsors, vendors, judges, volunteers and board members for your time and participation in helping create a memorable day for all families who attended the Life & Leisure Expo.
We are so grateful for your contribution!

If you would like to take a peek at some of the photos captured throughout the day, please click here.



Member Benefits
As a Chamber Member you benefit from: 
* Preferred Chamber pricing or Flat-rate pricing on payment processing

* Accepting payment in-store, over the phone, online or on the go with a $60/month Everything, Everywhere bundle

* Access to First Data Customer Perks with significant savings on a wide range of products and services

* 24/7 customer service

* Robust, user-friendly online reporting tools

June 17, 2017
2:00 - 10:00 pm

"First Come First Serve!"  Businesses, non-profit organizations and institutions can save hundreds of dollars annually with a new energy efficiency rebate program.

Organizations and businesses can purchase and install eligible energy-efficient lighting, heating and other products to receive a rebate to a maximum of $60,000 per year, per facility on a first-come, first-served basis.

Alberta organizations that can participate in this program include:
  • Individual businesses (except large final emitters as defined in Alberta's Specified Gas Emitters Regulation)
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Co-operatives
Institutions such as schools, hospitals, universities and colleges
Multi-unit residential buildings: common areas such as lobbies, recreation rooms and parking lots are included... continue reading

Immigrants Are The Solution To Canada's Labour Shortage   April 30, 2017
Dan Kelly     President, Canadian Federation of Independent Business

With Canada's economy still stuck in what is best described as neutral, you would think Canadian workers would be clamoring to scoop up what are reported to be scarce jobs across the country.

We know there has been an exodus of workers beating a path towards the Fort McMurray airport as the battered oil patch bleeds jobs and sends workers back to their home provinces...   continue reading

The Visitor Information Centre is now open weekends!
      • Mon-Thurs  8:30am - 4:30pm
      • Friday        8:30am - 7pm
      • Sat/Sun     9:30am - 5:30pm
      • Holidays    9:30am - 5:30pm
Economic Impact of International Education in Canada - 2016 Update
Global Affairs Canada - Roslyn Kunin & Associates, Inc.

Existing literature clearly indicates that there is positive value associated with international students coming and studying in Canada. Roslyn Kunin and Associates (RKA) was commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (currently Global Affairs Canada) to conduct this study to assess the economic impact of international students studying in Canada in 2014 on the Canadian economy. The current study updates the 2012 study of the same purpose with more recent data and an improved estimation approach.

The economic benefit of international students studying in Canada is substantial. We estimate that in 2014, international students in Canada spent around $11.4 billion on tuition, accommodation, and discretionary spending... continue reading
Canadian government eases citizenship process for international students  29 Feb 2016
  • The Canadian government has introduced legislation to reduce the period of physical residency required to apply for Canadian citizenship
  • The new legislation will also restore a provision that allows international students to count time spent studying or working in Canada against that residency requirement
  • The government has also committed to a review of the Canadian Experience Class programme, a key path to permanent residency for international students in Canada

The newly elected government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced legislation to repeal a number of controversial changes to the Canadian Immigration Act. Under the previous Conservative government, a number of changes to the Act were packaged as Bill C-24 and passed into law in June 2015.


Of particular interest to international students were provisions that made the path to Canadian citizenship more difficult for foreign graduates. One of the key requirements for a citizenship ... continue reading


Canada's inflation rate steady at 1.6% 
Gasoline prices are almost 16 per cent more expensive than they were this time last year, Statistics Canada says. (Michelle Siu/Canadian Press)
CBC News May 19, 2017 

Gasoline prices 16 per cent higher than 2016, while food is cheaper

'Enjoy it while you can': Summer gas prices forecast to remain stable

How Canadian stores are making gains in the grocery wars with big U.S. rivals
Canada's inflation rate held steady at 1.6 per cent in April, as energy got more expensive but food got cheaper.

Statistics Canada reported Friday that gasoline prices rose 9.5 per cent for the month, partly due to supply disruptions at oil refineries, as they changed over to summer fuel blends.

For the year as a whole, pump prices were nearly 16 per cent higher in April than they were in 2016... continue reading
AGM      May 26 - 28, 2017

Stay tuned to our website as we post policy updates determined at the
79th AGM and Policy Plenary Session 
Cyberattacks have increased 62%
Cyber security is the business challenge of our time. High-profile attacks are simple to execute and can take your  business offline and turn your customers away.

Protect your website and your reputation

Della Saunders,  Marketing Coordinator
Spr uce Grove Chamber of Commerce 
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