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The 'Put Your $ Where Your Heart Is' campaign has launched in Airdrie to encourage support for our local shops, restaurants and services.
Watch for a social media and online marketing platform EatStayPlayAirdrie' that will roll out into the Fall. In October the focus will shift to an online contest for local shoppers with weekly prizes leading up to a grand prize draw on 'Shop Small Saturday' November 28, 2020. One local Airdrie business will also be drawn to win a $10,000 marketing package.
COVID-19 Business Resources
Government of Canada Announces Plan to Help Support Canadians Through the Next Phase of the Recovery
The federal government announced its intention to make changes to simplify EI applications, extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) an additional four weeks, and introduce three new benefit programs to take the place of the CERB once it expires: the Canada Recovery Benefit, the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit. The new benefit programs require legislative approval.
Canada Revenue Agency Opens Applications for Enhanced Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
The Canada Revenue Agency opened applications for CEWS period 5 – the first period of the enhanced program. Program changes for Periods 5-9 include: 
·    The extension of the CEWS until November 21, 2020.
·    Increased eligibility, meaning that all eligible employers who've experienced a revenue drop can now qualify for a base subsidy.
·    Employers who are especially hard-hit can qualify for a top-up of up to 25%. 

ARPA COVID Resilience Grant

The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association is offering a new COVID-19 resilience stream grant. With a maximum allocation of $339,785,704, the grant is aimed at increasing federal cost-share for a broad range of infrastructure projects and a simplifying the approval process to allow work to get underway quickly. For additional information, please contact arpa@arpaonline.ca
COVID-19 Community Resources
Expanding COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic Albertans
More than 50 Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw pharmacies in Real Canadian Superstore locations are already offering asymptomatic testing, and by September 1, 2020 all 234 of the company’s pharmacies in Alberta (including pharmacies at Independent Foods, Extra Foods, City Market, and No Frills) will offer asymptomatic COVID-19 testing.
Local Business Support Extended
The Right for Business Support Program has been extended until November 2020. This program is intended to provide Airdrie businesses with access to critical advisors and business service professionals to help them remain resilient through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Program overview
This is a FREE program. No string attached. Just help for your business. 
This program is set up to be accessible for all businesses. If you only have an hour a week to commit to the program, they will work around your schedule.
Events - Online Webinar
How to Sell Your Business with Succession Planning

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Airdrie Scavenger Hunt
An exciting opportunity is coming to you this October. The Airdrie Scavenger Hunt will run from October 1 - 31. This is a fun opportunity for residents to get out and learn about all that Airdrie businesses have to offer.

Are you having trouble getting foot traffic through your door or getting the word out about your business? If so, this is a way
to expand your customer base with very little investment. How does the scavenger hunt work? Click here for all the details.
Meet Our New Members!
Boulevard Home Inc.Interiors & Design
(403) 540-8813
HIPOT Alberta Inc. - HIPOT Safety
(403) 922-7440
Ramblin' Rose Creative
(403) 635-1847
Rheanew Business Solutions Inc.
(403) 471-0755
Revival Therapeutics & Performance
(403) 945-1530
Service Pro Inc.
(403) 615-8858
Members In Motion
The Airdrie Chamber has been busy catching up with new members over the last month! Here are just a few of our member visits that we have had the pleasure to have. Stay tuned for more to come over the next months!
Airdrie Health Foundation Fundraiser
Member Feature Video
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Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
102, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
403. 948.4412