Saltmedia / IT Horizons
 October 7 - 5:30 PM
#101, 10418 - 99 Avenue
Memphis Blues Barbeque House
October 14 - 3:00 PM
#105, 10706 - 79 Avenue
Women in Business Lunch
October 18 - 11:30 AM
Elks Hall
10806 - 106 Street
Lunch with Rotary
October 19 - 11:30 AM
Paradise Inn & Conference Centre
11201 - 100 Avenue
GP Chamber Awards of Distinction
October 19 - 6:00 PM
Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre
11633 - 100 Street
Business Showcase
October 20 - 5:00 PM
Western Truck Farm
11920 - 100 Street

  • Displayco Canada
  • D&M Baking
  • Commandeur Mechanical
  • Flight Centre
  • McLean & Shaw Insurance Brokers
  • GFL Environmental
  • Staples Business Depot
  • Image Design Pros.
  • Eastlink Centre
  • Designing Threads
  • Motley Que (2)
  • Town of Beaverlodge
  • Van Houtte Coffee Service
  • Country Roads RV Park
  • Trusted Dispatch
  • Peace Power Corporation
  • Alliance Disposal

  • Sorella Promotional
  • ModSpace

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Dear Chamber Friend, 


Thank you for supporting the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce! This bi-monthly email is sent to hundreds of members and friends of the Chamber, highlighting some of the sales, specials, accomplishments and events of our membership, and shared on social media.  


If you are a Chamber member and you'd like to 'connect' with fellow members and the community, please email your advertisement (with up to 2 .pdf, .jpg, or .png images) to tom@gpchamber.com at least 2 days prior to our issue dates of the 1st and 15th of the month.

As a valued Member of the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce, we encourage you to explore the various options you have for promoting your business in addition to this Connections newsletter. These include:
  • FREE Event Listings & Job Postings on our website
  • Printed & Online Directory Listings - please ensure YOUR information is correct and up to date!
  • Event sponsorship opportunities i.e. Small Business Week, Peace Region Petroleum Show, Growing the North, Chamber Ball, Chamber Golf Classic, Mixers, Business Showcases, Ribbon Cuttings, Business Interchanges,etc.
  • Event Award Programs for Small Business Week and Chamber Ball
  • Member 2 Member Discounts and Hot Deals (see list along left side)
  • Chamber Digital Sign Advertising at Centre 2000 - Ads are displayed in four-week flights at 20 second intervals with a maximum 18 available spots. Contact our office for more information.

Centre 2000 is available for company staff functions including Christmas Parties. If you would like to make a booking, or find out more information about the facility, please call the Chamber office at 780-532-5340.

Denise Ouellette with heArt & Soul Designs is hosting the following event. Like our Facebook page The Handmade Marketplace.ca

The Caribou Child & Youth Centre is please to announce our inaugural two-day "2016 Peace Country Child Abuse Conference, BUILDING CAPACITY: The Child, The Community, The Connection" is now open for registration! This conference is hosted November 14th and 15th, 2016 in Grande Prairie, Alberta (with online registration hosted by Northwest Regional Learning Consortium at www.nrlc.net). The conference brings together professionals working in the area of child maltreatment including: Police Officers, Social Workers, Crown Prosecutors, Medical Professionals, Clinicians, and Victims Service workers. It is your opportunity to learn about the latest research and best practices in forensic and clinical approaches to child maltreatment. The wide array of keynote, plenary and breakout presenters ensures a multitude of themes are covered such as: internet child exploitation and victimization, the impact of pornography, criminal justice response to child abuse, cultural interpretations and memory within the developing brain.'

Raising the Archives Fall Supper & Barn Dance

 Join the Friends of the South Peace Regional Archives on Saturday, October 15 for our third annual fundraiser!  Enjoy a hearty roast beef dinner, live music, dancing, and good shopping at the silent auction.
Place: Country Roads RV Park Barn
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $100 per person
Call the Archives at 780-830-5105 for tickets and more information, or email info@southpeacearchives.org.
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There is a networking event October 5th from 5-6:30 PM for the Indigenous Entrepreneurs of the Mighty Peace!
The event will be held at IT Horizons/Saltmedia located at located at #101 10418 99th Ave.
Our purpose is to network, get to know each other, support each other personally and in business, to laugh and support out community!
Most of us are busy entrepreneurs with businesses to run, a family to support and dreams to fulfill.  This event is not to sell something, but to build strong relationships between indigenous entrepreneurs in our community.  Building trusting relationships will naturally encourage friendships and business referrals.
Please see the attached documents for more info or visit our Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/225310164491340/
Looking forward to see you there!

November 8, 9 & 10, 2016

  Duretta Bradfield with Positive Accounting Solutions and Lloyd Spencer are teaming up to host up to 3 days of QuickBooks "hands on" training. This QuickBooks workshop has available 1 -3 days of QuickBooks Desktop training.  Each attendee will receive a manual to keep and the use of one our laptops for the training. With training "hands on" and the use of a projector attendees can learn to overcome hurdles they may face.
Explore QuickBooks: Tuesday November 8 - Wednesday November 9, 2016   $499

Quickbooks Payroll Deep Dive: Thursday November 10, 2016  $264

Explore QuickBooks and Quickbooks Payroll Deep Dive:
Tuesday November 8 - Wednesday November 10, 2016  $649

For more information and to register go to:
You are also welcome to contact Duretta at 780-832-8215
***Note this training is for Quickbooks Desktop not Online Version

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Downtown Rehabilitation and Streetscapes Project Update
All downtown businesses remain open during construction of the Downtown Rehabilitation and Streetscapes Project. The City of Grande Prairie encourages you to continue to support local vendors.
To sign up for Weekly Updates on the project, visit cityofgp.com/ourdowntown.

We are excited to announce a new contest as part of the project and to help promote downtown businesses. From September 26 - October 10 post a picture of yourself enjoying any part of the diverse downtown, post it on Facebook or Twitter tagging the City of Grande Prairie, and be entered to win a prize pack from Revolution Place including two tickets to the Our Lady Peace concert.


The Cars for Christmas Lottery is back to help YOU support YOUR community with another 516 prizes for you to win this holiday season.
  • Together we've fed children who would've otherwise gone hungry at school.
  • We've made sure our seniors are taken care of and not alone.
  • We've sent children to summer camp to enjoy their youth.
  • We've made sure the children who need our support have it.
  • We've raised over 4.7 million in 17 years!
All of this we've done because of your support!

This year's grand prize is a 2017 Cadillac ATS & a 2017 Dodge Rebel 1500 Crew Cab with a 2016 Skidoo Summit 600 and Sled Deck. We've also got cars, trips, and cash to win including $30,000 in Scratch & Win Cash and a NEW Early Bird with 6 prizes totalling $15,000 in cash.

This holiday season while you enjoy time with your loved ones, purchase gifts for one another and celebrate the season consider supporting a local lottery that over the years has made an incredible impact on the lives of so many. All proceeds from the lottery will go to 11 non-profit groups.

Tickets are $50 each or 3/$100. Plus check out our Christmas Cash Bonus draw where you can win half the jackpot and up to $125,000! Bonus draw tickets are $10 each, 3/$25 or 5/$40.

Tickets available at the Prairie Mall or carsforchristmas.com or by calling 780-532-0506.
Early Bird Draw Dec 2 (Cut off Nov 30)
Final Draw Jan 4, 2017 (Cut off Dec 29)

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Peace Power's record low fixed rates for electricity have been extended for another couple months to November 1, 2016.
Sign up now and secure your low rate before the market starts trending up!
Chamber members get exclusive, carbon-tax-free fixed rates to the end of 2018 starting at 5.25 cents/kWh, and to the end of 2020 starting at 6.05 cents/kWh!
Our Variable Rate for electricity is also extremely low,
only 3.09 cents/kWh right now!
Visit www.peacepower.ca, click Sign Up, choose one of our "Advantage" rates, and enter "Grande Prairie Chamber" into the Referral Code box.
Peace Power, Providing the Peace Region's Best Electricity & Gas Experience!
Visit us on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,
Peace Power Corporation
Toll Free: 1-800-207-9410

14th Annual Peace Country Idol

Have you ever dreamed of singing in front of a roaring crowd? Feel the anticipation of the masses, the lights gleaming across the stage, and the thundering of applause all for you? Come live your dream and you could be the next Peace Country Idol! Bring your talent out to our auditions; compete against other regional contestants. Fuel the dream of performing on stage for an eager audience.

Checklist for becoming Peace Country Idol 2016:
  • ✓  Attend auditions and sing your heart out.
  • ✓  Be selected for Semifinals and await eagerly.
  • ✓  Compete in Semifinals for one of the few spots in the Grand Finale.
  • ✓  Perform with all your abilities to be able to win.
  • ✓  Be the next Peace Country Idol 2016!
Are you ready to become the next Peace Country Idol 2016?