October 4, 2016   

Oct 5
11:45 am - 1:15pm
Our presenter, Vicky Webb who owns and operates Ask Inc. and Sunquest Accounting Solutions will share her wealth of information on making YOUR Year End a Breeze!
Oct 5
Anniversary Celebration:Elite Jewelers & Goldsmiths Ltd.
4:00 - 6:00pm
Join them for in celebrating a whole year in Spruce Grove! Fourty years experienced Goldsmith; One outstanding year in our community. The FREE draws from this beautiful store are worth coming down for...see you here.
Oct 12
Lunch & Learn: How to Find the Right Bookkeeper for Your Business
11:45am - 1:15pm
Our presenter, Vicky Webb who owns and operates Ask Inc. and Sunquest Accounting Solutions will share her wealth of information on how to find the right bookkeeper for YOUR business!
Do you dread the year end
 process - and the accounting
 fee that goes along with it?
 Making Year End a Breeze
Wednesday, October 5th

Our presenter, Vicky Webb who owns and operates Ask Inc. and Sunquest Accounting Solutions will share her wealth of information on making YOUR Year End a Breeze!

Learn tips, tricks and techniques that will speed up your year end and reduce those fees! Join us for this informative and enlightening lunch and learn.

This event hosted by the Spruce Grove & District Chamber of Commerce.

Register today!



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Get your ads in!
OCT 31/16

It's a great time to commit to our  Chamber o f Commerce Directory  (which covers printed and digital listings)   and take advantage of  FREE  ($250 value) upgrade  to the enhanced listing on our w ebsite.  You'll enjoy premium placement when your business is at the top of category searches with logo recognition and a business description.

Through your  Enhanced Business Directory listin g , you receive:
  • 1600 Character Web Description
  • 200 Character Search Results Summary
  • 100 Character hours of operation
  • 200 Character driving directions
  • 5 Additional Bulleted Description
  • 20 key words
  • Search Results Icon
  • Logo on Member Page
  • Photo Gallery
  • You Tube Video Uploads
  • Map
  Call Dianne at 780-962-2561 or email  Dianne  for more information.  
Spruce Grove Chamber of Commerce
Each year, as autumn approaches the Spruce Grove Chamber of Commerce staff get very excited over our annual Awards Gala celebrating businesses and individuals in our community. The People's Choice Award, voted on by the general public, is an award that recognizes a business or individual in our community which has delivered outstanding customer service and actively participates in the support of community events. Nominations have been open for the past six weeks and the following names were presented.  It is now time for you, the people, to narrow down the list to three finalists. Voting will remain open until Monday, October 10, 2016 and the top three finalists will become the official nominees. To vote for  your favourite individual or business listed below click here.  Check out our website on October 17, 2016 as we announce the three finalists.

Here is the list of the nominations for People's Choice Awards:
  • 360 Wellness
  • 780 Kennels
  • Chopped Leaf - Spruce Grove
  • Michael's
  • Snap Fitness
  • Spruce Grove and District Agricultural Society
  • Spruce Grove Feeds
  • Spruce Ridge Dental
  • Che at Tim Hortons - Spruce Grove
A.V.I.P. Conference
comes to Spruce Grove
Perks Coffee Bus
Perks Coffee House Bus
Soap Box Duo at Putting Horse Ranch
Soap Box Duo- Putting Horse Ranch
Bee Maid Honey
Bee Maid Honey
Puttinh Horse Ranch FAM Tour
Putting Horse Ranch FAM Tour

A.V.I.P. Conference (Alberta Visitor Information Providers) was hosted in the tri region September 26 - 28; the Spruce Grove & District Chamber of Commerce partnered with Tri Region Tourism to host over 100 delegates from all over the province. The chamber facilitated a FAM (Familiarization Tour) for a pre-conference activity on the Monday. Dick Baker navigated the bus, as our driver. Mayor Houston welcomed our guests for the first leg of the tour from Holiday Inn Express & Suites to the Perks Coffee House Double Decker Bus. Bernie Rousseau, retired from Alberta Honey Producers, came out of retirement to give the group an executive summary of the history of Bee Maid Honey. Our guests were delighted with a walking tour of downtown Stony Plain and a bit of time to shop, as well as a site visit to the Heritage Pavilion expansion. The day ended with a meal and assorted activities at Putting Horse Ranch.

The conference presentations were hosted at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites with the AMMY Award Presentation on the Tuesday evening. The tri municipal region was well represented with Mayor Stuart Houston (City), Mayor Rod Shaigec (County) and Councillor Dwight Ganske (Town). The Spruce Grove & District Chamber of Commerce Chair Rosetta Taylor, as well as Alderman Kesanko and Alderman Turton also attended the awards event.
NEWS WE ARE FOLLOWING   Oct 3, 2016  by Michael Ganley
Energy East hearings in Montreal face newfound scrutiny 
After protests and a conflict-of-interest controversy, the pipeline hearings face a higher degree of examination


The sight of well-meaning but naïve, ill-informed and self-righteous protestors disrupting the NEB's Energy East hearings in Montreal in late August - the plaid-clad man who looked like John Goodman, the shocked look on Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre's face - was so disheartening. It was disheartening not only for those who make a living in the oil and gas industry, but for anyone who wants a reasoned discussion on climate change and the things that should be done to mitigate it.


Stopping Energy East - or any other pipeline - will not slow climate change. Consumers around the world demand 95 million barrels of petroleum and other liquid fuels per day, and that demand is on the way up, not down. Read more

Sept 26, 2016 by  John Shmuel with the Financial Post

Canadian workers can forget getting a raise next year, 
says new poll  
Don't expect a raise from your boss next year, says a new survey from Aon Hewitt.

The human resources firm polled 347 Canadian companies about their salary intentions for 2016 and 2017. It found that variable pay is expected to average 15.4 per cent of payroll in 2017 - unchanged from this year.

Flat salaries are the result of economic uncertainty, says Aon Hewitt, as Corporate Canada continues to grapple with the crash in oil prices and a deteriorating labour market.

"The Canadian companies we surveyed are clearly reluctant to earmark higher compensation increases as they prepare for a highly competitive landscape in 2017," said Suzanne Thomson, senior consultant of global data solutions for Aon Hewitt. Read more
Thank You Gala  Sponsors
Title Sponsors 
Acheson Business of the Year

Spirit of the City 

Award Sponsors

 Business of the Year
 Manager of the Year
 Marketer of the Year

 Community Volunteer
 of the Year

 People's Choice Award

 New Business
 of the Year


Employee of the Year
Event Sponsors


Grove Lumber
& Manufacturing Ltd.

Della Saunders,  Marketing Coordinator
Spr uce Grove Chamber of Commerce 
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