Important COVID-19 Resources
Federal Government Announces CEWS Extension

The Government of Canada an nounced its intention to extend the CEWS program until December. Details on the extension are expected to be released later this week. We commented that news of the extension was positive, but a successful CEWS update must also expand revenue eligibility and provide absolute clarity and consistency about the criteria for eligibility. Too many businesses are still uncertain about their ability to qualify for the program . Click here for CCC statement.
CECRA Extended

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) will be extended by one month to cover eligible small business rents for July. In addition, to simplify the application process for all applicants, the government is removing the requirement to claw-back insurance proceeds and provincial rent supports from the CECRA forgivable loan amount for both existing and new applicants. Click here for more info.
Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant

 The   Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant  offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that faced restrictions or closures from public health orders, and experienced a revenue loss of at least 50% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible job creators can apply for up to $5,000 through this program.
Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces

The proposed Bill 32,  Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act , will support economic recovery, restore balance in the workplace and get Albertans back to work. If passed, this legislation could save job creators an estimated $100 million per year by reducing red tape from daily operations – helping them keep their doors open – and provide jobs for hard-working Albertans.  
More Options to Serve Your Customers

The City of Airdrie is supporting local businesses impacted by COVID-19 by launching a Temporary Outdoor Patio Program that will run until Oct 31, 2020. This patio program is intended to give businesses more options to welcome customers in a safe and appealing way.
COVID-19 Community Information
Another 20 Million Masks Ready for Distribution

Free non-medical masks will soon be back at A&W, McDonald’s Canada, and Tim Hortons locations across Alberta. Distribution of masks through these restaurant partners will resume on July 13. More details will be included with the official launch announcement.

Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations
The government announced   the final details regarding Phase 2 of the disbursement of the $500-million fund, announced earlier this year. This final component helps address some of the gaps that have been identified by the industry across Canada since the fund was first implemented. This final component of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations will be distributed through grants. More information

Changes to Health Legislation
The provincial government proposed health care legislation that includes changing the approval process for chartered surgical facilities to operate, enabling government to contract with a range of organizations to operate medical clinics and clarifying COVID-19 quarantine requirements under the Public Health Act.
To see a full list of legislative changes see the press release from the provincial government.
Is Your Business Struggling?
Rent Causing your Business Issues?

Apply for the Right for Business Support Program and get the answers you need about the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program. This is a FREE program. No strings attached - Just help for your business. 
Airdrie Business Information
Career Leap Open House

Career Leap Airdrie is hosting a virtual Open House on Tuesday, July 21 st from 2:00pm to 3:00pm to introduce job seekers to available programs and services.
Bow Valley College - Fall 2020

Bow Valley College provides training that can help you reach your business goals. The Airdrie Campus offers a variety of programs such as Introduction to Management, and Introduction to Financial Accounting. 
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Succession Planning

Community Futures offices in Southern Alberta have developed a Succession Matching and Planning (SMP) Project to provide succession planning and education resources. Over the next twenty-one months, participants will get the chance to attend a series of workshops and masterclasses to learn how to sell their business or transition it to a family member. 
Let's Just Play!
Airdrie Business Awards Nominations Open
Nominations are NOW OPEN for the Airdrie Business Awards presented by Save on Foods

The Airdrie Chamber of Commerce, invites our community to recognize, celebrate and support business success in Airdrie by placing a nomination for one or more deserving local businesses.

Award Categories include:
  • Airdrie Business Leader Award
  • Business of the Year Award
  • Employer Excellence Award
  • Legacy Business Award
  • Emerging Business Award
  • Franchise Business Award
  • Innovation Award

Nominations close July 31, 2020, so we sure to nominate today!

Online Events

5 Ways to Fiance Your Business

Tuesday, July 21 @ 10:30 am

Female Tech Founders, Funders and Fortifiers Breakfast Series

Wednesday, July 22 @ 9:00 am MDT

Business Opportunities in Disaster

Thursday, July 23 @ 1:00 pm

Working Remotely Through a Crisis And Flex Work Long Term

Wednesday, July 22 @ 1:00 pm

Economic Developers Alberta

Ongoing webinar Series
In addition, watch previously recorded webinars

Business resource webinar series

Ongoing webinar series.

Member Spotlight Video
Check out The Pest Control Guy's AC Member Spotlight Video!
For the first time ever, the Airdrie Chamber has partnered with  Hodprod Media  to offer  one-minute member spotlight videos  that we will showcase weekly on our website, e-blasts, and through paid social media advertising!
You will have the rights to your video so that you can also use your video to market your business any way you want!
Cost: $225.00  + gst which includes your one-minute professional video showcasing your business and your involvement with the Airdrie Chamber + a paid one-week social media campaign through the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce!

If you are interested in booking your own video through the Airdrie Chamber contact: .
Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
102, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
403. 948.4412