Airdrie Chamber Advocates to Reopen Businesses
Airdrie Chamber sent letters to MLAs asking for answers

On Tuesday, January 12th the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce board of directors sent letters to MLA Pitt and MLA Guthrie advocating for our members and the Airdrie business community. We requested clarity from the Alberta government on their reason for current businesses restrictions and when businesses will be allowed to reopen.

We will continue to advocate for local business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic along with other chambers throughout our province. Email us with questions or comments so that we can continue to be the collective voice of Airdrie business.
COVID-19 Updates
Limited Province Wide Changes to Public Health Measures

  • While indoor gatherings remain prohibited, up to 10 people will be allowed at outdoor social gatherings.
  • Personal and wellness services will be allowed to open by appointment only.
  • Funeral ceremony attendance will be increased to 20 people, with mandatory masking and two metre physical distancing. Funeral receptions are still not allowed. 
  • The government also announced the expansion of the relaunch grant. Details to follow.
City Council Waives Permit Fees & Allows for More Portable Signs to Market Your Business
Thank you Airdrie City Council for your support of local business in 2021!

Airdrie City Council has waived permit fees & is allowing for far more portable, lawn and A-frame signs in commercial and industrial districts in Airdrie through to June 30, 2021. These measures are designed for business promotion and to communicate changes in hours or services to customers without cost.
The Future of Your Business - HR Guidance
Do you want to ensure your business is ready for whatever challenges 2021 brings? Whether you’re temporarily shutdown, have remote workers, or need to lay off staff, being able to adjust on the fly is key to managing your business successfully.
Join the experts from Peninsula for a FREE virtual event as they go over: 
• Managing a remote workforce and flexible work arrangements.
• Health & safety checklists for on-site and remote staff.
• Implementing changes in your contracts & policies
• Handling layoffs, terminations and staff recalls properly.
Few Recommend Municipality as a Place to do Business: ACC Survey Results
A recent Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) survey shows only 17 per cent of business operators would recommend their municipality as a place to set up a business or invest, resulting in an overall net promoter score of –39 for Alberta municipalities.
Additional COVID Relief Funds Available
Small business owners, not-for-profit organizations and social enterprises operating outside of Calgary and Edmonton can apply for loans up to $40,000 via the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund; the loans are partially forgivable and can be used for a wide range of business expenses. 
BDC Small Business Loan. Covid-19 financing: Up to $100K, 100% online, no application fees, affordable rate.

Are you eligible?
  • Canadian-based business
  • In operation for at least 24 months and generating revenues
  • Good credit history
  • You've reached the age of maturity in the province or territory where you live
Is Your Business Operating In Person or Online?
Market Your Services Today
Have you created or updated your business listing on Airdrie's Things That Are Open marketing platform?
Let Airdrie know that you’re open for business, whether that be online or in person. This free platform is available for all Airdrie licensed businesses and is currently supported by local marketing tactics.
Newly added: a tag for your business listing to indicate you offer gift cards or e-cards.
Let's Get Lit Winners Announced
Thank you to everyone who registered for our "Let's GET LIT Airdrie" promotion, in partnership with the Airdrie Festival of Lights Society and Airdrie Parades. We received more than 170 entries (residential & business), which was simply GLOWing!

The lucky winners are:

Residential Category - Kelli Ellingson!
You’ve won a one-year, family membership to Genesis Place, which was donated to us by our friends at The City of Airdrie. A $1,200 Value

Business Category - Nose Creek Valley Museum!
You’ve won a complimentary Airdrie Chamber of Commerce Membership - Growth Tier, a $100 Gift card to Woodside Golf Course, a $50 Gift Card to Funky Petals Airdrie, a $50 Gift Card to Cream Body and Bath, a $50 Gift Card to Homegrown House and Pantry Inc., and a $50 Gift Card to ZIVA&EM Boutique. A $475 Value!
Upcoming Virtual Events & Online Learning Opportunities

New Member Spotlight
GP Law is a boutique law firm located in the heart of Downtown Airdrie. The Firm is committed to providing excellent client service, with the finesse of a full-service firm and the personable touch of a smaller operation. We are Airdrie based lawyers offering a variety of professional legal services to Airdrie, Rocky View, Calgary and surrounding communities including Cochrane, Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury and more. To get in touch and discuss your legal needs, please contact us by phone, email or by using the online form provided here:

As experienced barristers and solicitors, the Firm is well equipped to handle your file from start to finish in the following areas:
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Estates and Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Basic Corporate/Commercial Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Notary & Commissioner of Oath services

We welcome the opportunity to assist you with your legal matters!”
Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
102, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
403. 948.4412