Airdrie Chamber October E-Newsletter
COVID-19 Updates and Support
Alberta Biz Connect has now reinstated its contact form. Biz Connect is prioritizing business-related inquiries related to the new public health restrictions and the REP. Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 will also be updated on Biz Connect website as information becomes available More Info
COVID Signage The business community is welcome to use these downloadable posters at their discretion

Restrictions Exemption Program underway
The Restrictions Exemption Program allows eligible businesses, venues and services to be exempt from capacity and operating restrictions. If they do not implement this program to help protect patrons and prevent the spread of COVID-19, they are required to adhere to all public health measures now in effect.
Proof of Vaccination Card Albertans can now print a copy of their card-sized COVID-19 proof of vaccination or show it on their phone or tablet Click here
COVID-19 Vaccination Records Available at Registries
 Albertans will soon be able to have their COVID-19 vaccination records printed at local registry offices anywhere across the province.
First vaccine doses hit 80 percent
Daily vaccine doses nearly tripled on Sept. 16, as more than 3.1 million Albertans are now vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
More Albertans eligible for third dose
More immunocompromised Albertans are now eligible for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Ends October 23
The wage subsidy does not renew automatically. The next CEWS deadline for period 14 is October 7. Click here
Canada Recovery Hiring Program Open
Subsidizing eligible businesses up to 50% of their new staffing costs – hiring new employees, re-hiring people you had to lay off, or increasing hours for existing staff. Next period opens: October 1, 2021. Click here
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant helps to cover training expenses for existing employees and new hires. If you are hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee. Click here
Alberta Businesses can now apply to access up to $25,000 over 52 weeks to hire and/or train new employees. Applications are available now through December 31, 2021. Click here
Canada’s Student Work Placement Program
Businesses of all sizes can access wage subsidies of up to 70% through TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program when they hire students in tech-immersive roles. Click here
Upcoming Chamber Events
Please note that all provincial safety guidelines will be followed during Airdrie Chamber of Commerce events. Also note, that event details are subject to change based on evolving Government of Alberta restrictions.
Network Online & Win Prizes!!
Join the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce for the FREE virtual launch party of on Friday, October 1st from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

There will be over $500 in free prize giveaways for attendees during the event! Please note that you must be present to win. Plus special guests, games and the announcement of 5 - $1,000 cash prize winners!

This is a fun, interactive opportunity to connect with other businesses, learn more about the Chamber Market and support the Shop Local movement. We hope to "see" you there!

There is still time to onboard your business for a chance to win $1000!

For more information on the Chamber Market and how your business can get involved, visit
Municipal Election Forum
Vote in the Municipal Election
The Airdrie Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021. Learn more
Join the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce virtually on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 to hear from our local mayoral and councilor candidates running in the upcoming City of Airdrie election.

In addition to hearing a short introduction from each of the candidates, the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce will be asking candidates prepared questions based on the Vote Prosperity business platform developed by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce.

Would you like to ask a question? We kindly ask that all public questions be asked in advance by clicking the link below. Please submit your advanced question before Monday, October 4th, 2021 at midnight.

Please note: questions posed will be subject to time restrictions, thank you in advance for your understanding. 
There's Still Time to Vote!
Tickets On Sale September 29th
Psychological First Aid (PFA) Workshop
Psychological First Aid (PFA) focuses on the social and psychological support that people need most after experiencing a distressing event, providing humane and practical assistance in a way that respects their dignity, culture, and abilities.

These trainings will help participants to understand the most supportive things to say and do and will provide information about how best to approach disaster, pandemic, and emergency situations to ensure personal safety and the safety of others.

Tuesday, November 16th
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free to attend

Please note: this event will not be recorded due to the interactive and confidential nature of the workshop. If this time/date does not work for you, please email for alternative dates AHS is offering this webinar.

Whether you have an existing business or are just starting one, eCommerce will be an important part of your business plan. Millions of small businesses in North America have added eCommerce as a sales channel in 2020-2021. While most of these were added as a direct
response to the pandemic, it is clear that eCommerce is growing and is here to stay.

We are extremely excited to be partnering with the Alberta Chambers of Commerce to develop and launch an e-commerce platform called, that will support local businesses and encourage spending in our community instead of foreign e-commerce stores such as Amazon. Think of it as the mall of Airdrie, online!
Help Shape ACC Advocacy!
Value Added Savings!
Would you like more information on the Chambers group benefits plan for your business?

If so, you could win a $50 gift card to a local business!
Meet Our New Members!
A Friend Indeed
(403) 980-0199
A-List Security Group Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area
(403) 689-7264
Homeward Bound Pet Food Delivery
Johnny & Glo
(403) 830-9434
JHH Transport Ltd.
(306) 203-9805
Tartan' Sweet
(403) 921-5453
New Member Spotlight
Please welcome new member Sterling Alberta to the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce!


Sterling Alberta is providing Quality Assurance Inspections for Roof Installation and Replacement projects, in the commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors.

They have a background in Building Envelope Consulting that allows a unique ability to provide holistic Quality Assurance and Consulting services to our clients for all roofing projects that have building envelope components that are integral to the project’s completion.

Sterling Alberta is led by their principle Consultant, Patrick Baitson, RRO., who has over 23 years in the roofing industry with 13 years experience specializing in Quality Assurance Observations and Consulting.
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Contact for more information.
Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
102, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
403. 948.4412