Important COVID-19 Resources
Alberta Moves to Stage Two
of Relaunch

Premier Jason Kenney announced testing data shows active COVID-19 cases in Alberta are lower than expected, meaning stage two of the relaunch strategy can safely begin on June 12th , a week sooner than expected. 

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce launched Roadmap to Recovery, which takes a comprehensive look at the challenges facing our economy and identifies 51 specific recommendations governments should adopt to overcome the challenges identified. Canada was prepared to do whatever it took to ensure we made it through this pandemic, and we need to apply the same mindset to repairing our economy. 
Over the coming weeks, chambers will be delving into each of the nine key challenges specifically and examining how businesses are being affected. 
Is Your Business Struggling?
There is Local Support
Airdrie Economic Development has recently launched the FREE Right for Business Support Program to connect Airdrie businesses with the critical advisors they need to remain resilient through the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Support for Businesses
Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

Small businesses in our region impacted by COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for loans of up to $40,000 through the Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF). These partially forgivable loans ensure that businesses that do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) receive help and support through this crisis. 

Large business that will require more than $40,000 can apply directly to Western Economic Diversification RRRF
Only a Few Days Left to Apply
CBRN Small Business Relief Fund 

Applications are now open for the Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund. They are offering grants to Canadian small businesses that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to help them recover and support their resilience. These grants are made possible through the generosity of Salesforce and will be offered as a one-time payment of $10,000 to 62 businesses across the country. Applications are being accepted until Friday, June 12, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Click here to watch a video from business owners across Canada sharing how a $10,000 grant would help their business remain resilient and prosper through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Travel Alberta Cooperative Investment Fund

The Cooperative Investment Program is to assist tourism operators and regions across Alberta to RESTART consumer marketing activities and aid in the development of traveler products, experiences, and packaging in a COVID-19 travel environment. The program opened on June 1 to support partners with product/experience development and partnership marketing. Revised guidelines are posted on the   Industry Hub .
ACC Survey on Economic
Recovery and Provincial Priorities
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce has launched the most recent survey of its Alberta Perspectives market research program––this one focused on economic recovery and provincial priorities following COVID-19 and record-low oil prices.

The survey––which is designed for business representatives who operate in Alberta––will be open until June 30, 2020 . The Alberta chambers network, with 122 community chambers throughout the province, will then use the data to inform local and provincial government advocacy. The ACC will also be launching a public survey to gain additional perspectives on current issues and priorities.

"This has been an incredibly challenging and emotional time for so many Albertans," says ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly. "As a result, there are a wide variety of opinions out there as well as, unfortunately, a lot of misinformation. This survey is designed to give us high-quality, representative data––ensuring the actions we take in this recovery stage address the most pressing needs of Alberta's job creators. "
Airdrie Chamber Annual General Meeting
Join us for our first ever virtual Airdrie Chamber of Commerce AGM.

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All Chamber Members in good standing are invited to attend the AGM and will be entitled to one vote per member at the virtual meeting.   
State of the City with Mayor Brown
Join Mayor Brown as he talks about highlights of 2019, expectations for 2020 and celebrates entrepreneurial spirit and resiliency during COVID-19. Most importantly, Mayor Brown wants to hear from Airdrie businesses that make our community unique. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the mayor’s address.

The Chamber asks that you pay-as-you-can when you register. Your registration helps to support our organization! In addition, we will contribute  25% of ticket proceeds to the Airdrie Food Bank .
Airdrie Business Awards Nominations Now 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 Open - June 1st - July 31st

  • Finalists Announced - September 8th

  • Community Involvement - Cast Your Votes September 8th - October 9th

  • Winners Announced - Awards Gala on October 23rd at Bert Church Theatre or virtually

Online Events
Getting found online - tools/tactics to help your website show up higher in search engines

Monday, June 15 @ 1:00 PM

Google Ads - what you need to know to start driving traffic to your website

Tuesday, June 16 @ 1:00 PM

Common Data Toolkit: Build your capacity to gather adn manage data

Tuesday, June 16 @ 1:00 PM
Thursday, June 18 @ 10:00
Monday, June 22 @ 2:00 Pm
Wednesday, June 24 @ 2:30 PM

Take Control of Your Business

Monday, June 22 @ 11:
30 AM

The Business of Business: Working Remotely & the Importance of Cyber-Security with Cisco

Employment Standards - Webinars

Ongoing webinar Series
In addition, watch previously recorded webinars

Economic Developers Alberta

Ongoing webinar Series
In addition, watch previously recorded webinars

Connections LIVE Webinar Series

Ongoing webinar series.

Business resource webinar series

Ongoing webinar series.

Chamber Members Are Amazing!
Staples Website to Assist Business

Staples Small Business HQ and is available online at . It is a great site with so much info to assist small businesses as they are trying to get back and up and running.
Bounce Back Airdrie
Bounce Back Airdrie is an initiative created by Minuteman Press to support all of our neighbouring businesses as we find a way to work together through these times of uncertainty, and rebuilding our local businesses. Visit BOUNCEBACKCANADA.MINUTEMANPRESS.COM/LOCATIONS/AB/AIRDRIE/ to submit your logo and text, and they will do the rest. They will create your FREE Local Ad for your business. 
Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
102, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
403. 948.4412