Important COVID-19 Resources & Updates
New Measures to Curb the Rapid Growth of COVID-19

With 8,305 active COVID-19 cases in the province, Alberta’s government is implementing additional health measures.
  • Starting Nov. 13, all restaurants, bars, lounges and pubs in regions under enhanced status must cease liquor sales by 10 p.m. and close by 11 p.m. The restriction will remain in place until Nov. 27.
  • There will be a two-week ban on indoor group fitness classes, team sport activities and group performance activities in Edmonton and surrounding areas, Calgary and surrounding areas, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Red Deer and Lethbridge.
  • Additional public health measures will also be implemented in all regions under an enhanced status. 
Airdrie Mandatory Mask Bylaw Now in Effect

The City of Airdrie’s mandatory face coverings bylaw took effect last Friday, November 6th. Additionally, voluntary measures are strongly recommended to wear masks in all indoor workplace settings unless able to safely distance.
Click here for a poster that you can download and use in your place of business.
Click here for FAQs through the City of Airdrie.
Reaction to the U.S. Presidential Election

Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Kenney sent their congratulations to President Elect Biden and Vice-President Harris on their election victory. Both the Prime Minister and the Premier stated their desire to work with the new administration to tackle the challenges ahead.


The Federal government introduced Bill C-9, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy), which would implement new, targeted support to help businesses. More information.


There are new employment standards that were announced in July and have come into effect as of November 1, 2020. Find information on the new changes here and see the fact sheets to help understand the new rules.
Wear It Proud Heart Airdrie
Grant Application for Our Chamber Members
The "Wear it Proud" campaign led by the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce, is an initiative to raise funds for our members by selling Heart Airdrie toques for the community to purchase and show their support. 

The impact of COVID-19 has left many businesses needing resources and relief. 50% of all proceeds from toque sales will be distributed as a $1000 grant to Airdrie Chamber of Commerce member businesses.

  • Current Airdrie Chamber of Commerce members may apply for this grant. 
  • Only one application per business. 
  • Application deadline is December 18th, 2020. 
  • Recipients will be announced in January, 2021.
Your Chamber Is Advocating for You!
2021 City of Airdrie Budget
Last Friday, November 6th, the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Executive Director had the opportunity to meet with city staff where they presented us with the proposed 2021 City of Airdrie budget. We then sent a letter of recommendation to City Council to review prior to their budget deliberations starting Thursday, November 12, 2020.
  • We were overall very pleased by the prudent approach our City is taking for the proposed 2021 budget.
  • The Airdrie Chamber of Commerce recommended that business receive a 0% property tax increase in 2021 as so many of our small local businesses have been struggling to keep their doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • We still advocated in support of the Downtown Revitalize project as we believe that with a proper marketing strategy, a new downtown plan will drive new business into our community, and in turn have a positive economic impact on the entire community.
  • We also understood that for our City to sustain current facilitates and plan for new capital project, future years will require larger tax increases and new revenue streams. 
Thank you to Paul Schulz, Chief Administrative Officer, and Lucy Wiwcharuk, Director of Corporate Services for your comprehensive presentation of the 2021 Proposed Budget.
Leadership Online Workshop
Be inspired by a private Alan Mulally video message that you won't want to miss! Mulally led Ford's transformation into one of the world's leading automobile companies in the United States and continues to inspire leaders throughout the world. 

In this transformational workshop, Michelle Neustaeter will debrief Mulally's message while aiming to help grow and develop your ideas of leadership. 

The Chamber asks that you pay-what-you-can when you register. Your registration helps to support our organization and local business.
Put Your $ Where Your Heart Is
The Airdrie Chamber is extremely proud to be working with the City of Airdrie at promoting this support local campaign!

More than 225 licensed Airdrie businesses have been entered to win a $10,000 marketing grand prize on Nov. 28. Click here to view the list.

If you are not on the list, there's still time to activate the campaign in your business and be entered to win!
The marketing grand prize includes:
  • $2,500 airdrielife advertorial
  • $2,500 for traditional marketing
  • $2,500 for digital marketing
  • $2,500 for marketing support

The campaign costs nothing to be part of. A customer of yours simply needs to enter a receipt from your location in order for your business to be entered.

Click here for more info and your ambassador toolkit today!
Possible Polling Sites Required
Call Out from Elections Canada

In the event a snap election is called during this pandemic, our local Elections Canada staff may be looking for your assistance in finding additional polling sites for election day. 

As you can imagine with social distancing being the new normal, they will not be able to host as many people in the typical venues.

At this time local staff would likely do a site visit. If the site is suitable the information will be entered into their data base and should an election be called and the space is still required, you would be contacted again to see if indeed the site is still available. 

If you know of or have any larger spaces that you may be willing to repurpose and rent for election day please email Banff-Airdrie Returning Officer, Loren Braat a48001.Loren.Braat@elections.ca.
Is Your Business Struggling?
New Member Spotlight
Truth Malters is a family owned and operated business based out of Airdrie, with a passion for high quality, award winning spirits. As an internationally recognized ‘Purveyor of Exceptional Spirits’, whose current focus is whisky, they are uncompromising in our commitment to providing Canadians access to highly sought after and very limited spirits at a competitive price point.
Truth Malters is the exclusive Canadian distributor of the brands they represent, and they feel fortunate to have caught the attention of Forbes Magazine twice in a one-year period. This has resulted in articles highlighting how we do business, their brands, as well as the outstanding quality of their own ‘Truth Malters Chapter Series’ expressions. Their goal is to provide whisky enthusiasts at all levels with knowledge and unique insights into whisky through festivals, private and public tastings and masterclasses, as well as live online video’s. Women, one of the fastest growing whisky demographics in the world, is also a focus through “women only” events, creating a comfortable environment to explore the world of whisky!
Their products are currently available in three provinces, including 17 cities in Alberta, with 2 retailers carrying product in Airdrie. Visit www.truthmalters.com to learn more!
Member Spotlight Video
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Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
102, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
403. 948.4412