COVID-19 Updates and Support
Alberta is in full Step 2 of Reopening
Albertans can now enjoy reduced public health restrictions while strong measures remain in place to protect hospitals and limit the spread of COVID-19. Completing Step 2 of Alberta’s Path Forward, updated health measures are now in place for retail, hotels and community halls, performance groups, and youth sports, performance and recreation. These changes are effective immediately. They are in addition to the Step 2 measures announced on March 1, as pressure eases on the health system and hospitalizations remain well below 450. More information.

Questions About Your T4A? Here’s What You Need to Know
Since the beginning of January, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been issuing T4A slips to individuals who received COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits from the CRA in 2020. These benefits are taxable, and the information on T4As is needed when individuals are filing their taxes this year. As these slips continue to be issued, individuals are reminded to read all communications from the CRA. Some of this correspondence requires action and ignoring it could result in the recipient not receiving benefit or credit payments they are entitled to. More information.
Motivational March - Online
The Airdrie Chamber of Commerce and the Okotoks Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to bring you Motivational March!  Join our Chamber's (virtually) for a much needed dose of motivation as we find ourselves one year into the global pandemic.  

Special Guest Speaker: Evan Weselake, Certified Executive Coach/Facilitator 
Presentation Topic: Resilience
Pay-what-you-can: Members - Minimum $10 Ticket Price
Johnson Insurance - Quote Contest
Enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card to shop local!
Call Johnson Insurance at 855-732-6723 for a home and auto insurance quote from March 1st to April 30th, 2021, and be entered into the draw for a chance to win. One winner will be randomly drawn from the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce. One contest entry per household. Call Johnson Insurance today and save on your home and auto insurance.

Johnson Insurance is a Canadian company offering home and auto insurance. For over 130 years, Johnson has looked after its customers by providing home and auto insurance specific to their needs. Along with great coverage, customers could receive first accident forgiveness, muti-line discounts, 24/7 emergency claims service, and more.
Right for Your Business Voucher Program
Airdrie's Right for Your Business Voucher Program offers up to $2,000 in financial aid to pay for critical advisors and business professionals to help your business survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Licensed, Airdrie commercial and home-based, Airdrie Chamber of Commerce members who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and count on their business as their primary source of income may apply to provide their services through this program. Preference will be given to those who are currently impacted by the Provincial Health restrictions.
Applications are now open.

You are not alone in this – the Economic Development team are committed to keeping businesses supported and informed. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Economic Development at 403.948.8844 or with questions, concerns, or suggestions.
Airdrie Downtown Plan Feedback Needed
Thanks to community and business input, the City of Airdrie has completed a draft Downtown Plan and now it’s time to tell the City what you think of the draft plan and the vision that it sets for Airdrie’s downtown.
Visit to view the draft plan and check back often for updates to frequently asked questions. To share your feedback or ask questions, please email Community feedback deadline is April 30th.
What skills does your business need?
Labour market and skills survey
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce is undertaking a comprehensive, province-wide survey about Alberta’s labour market and the skills we need to continue to grow. This annual survey helps compare trends year over year—a comparison that is more important than ever as the labour market continues to evolve in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey is open until March 26.

We really appreciate you taking the time to share your insights. To show our appreciation, you will be entered to win one of 20 $50 shop local credits.
It's March Madness
Online Webinars
Leading with Trust, with Deloitte Canada: March 18

A Click Away: Trends for the Future of eCommerce in 2021: March 18

Women in Business: Finding Passion in Entrepreneurship: March 18

Community Mental Health Learning Immersion Community Virtual Meet-Up-Airdrie: March 18

Flexing Your Operating Model: Scenario Planning for a Post-Pandemic Future: March 18

Industrial Revolution 4.0: Geo-economics and Technology: March 23

The Future of Industry: Transportation and Logistics: March 24

Using the Canada-Alberta Job Grant for Your Small Business: March 25

Executive Summit Series 2021/Innovation in a Business-led Recovery: March 25

Anyone Can Be A Victim: How to Protect Your Business, with TD: March 30

Board Development Program - Understanding Your Legal Landscape Webinar: April 14

Grant Writing 101: April 20
Value Added Member Spotlights
With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out and workplaces re-opening, keeping track of who is vaccinated will add even more HR burdens to your daily operations.

The main things you need to consider are:
• Recording who has had the COVID-19 vaccine
• Keeping your vaccine-related contracts & policies secure.
• Approving time off for vaccine request & appointments.
• Employees who refuse to get the vaccine or return to work until everyone has had the vaccine.

Peninsula Canada is one of our Value Added Discount Program partners and if you need advice on any HR or health & safety related matter, give an advisor a call. They’re available 24/7 at,
1-833-247-3652 or click the button below to arrange a callback.

TELUS Business has limited time member offers during the month of March. Save on the latest devices & more! *Conditions apply. When combining TELUS Easy Payment® and Bring-it-Back™.
New Member Spotlight
Welcome WestGrove Custom Design
Established in summer 2020, our business idea was born from trying to entertain two toddlers during the long Albertan winter. We created our first play-loft and called it "The grow with me" play-loft. We work with families to create amazing play spaces and play-lofts that are a good fit for their homes, children or even business. 
Follow us on FB and Instagram @westgrovecustomdesign
Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
102, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
403. 948.4412