Upcoming Events – April 8th, 2021

Upcoming Events – April 8th, 2021

  • January 14, 2019

Upcoming Events (published April 8th-2021)

Check all live events for possible cancellations or re-scheduling!

Fri Apr 9 noon to 1pm Chamber Virtual Lunch – Provincial Update: JOIN US as we welcome Honourable Minister Wilson, MLA for Maskwacîs-Wetaskiwin and Brad Rutherford, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont for an update from the province of Alberta. Members FREE Non-members $20 @ www.yourchamber.ca

Mon Apr 12 11:45am to 1pm WEBA (West Edmonton Business Association) Let’s do Lunch! We welcome those words with friends and colleagues. Join via our virtual link along with your favourite lunch for some networking and conversation. We’ll start with introductions, then continue the discussion with a business question in a round table chat collectively. Eating together is always more fun so join us, we’re holding a seat for YOU! Members Free Non-members $10 @ www.weba.org

Tues Apr 13 9am to 12:30pm Leaders Workshop: How to engage and motivate your team, hosted by NAIT Leaders can encourage employee motivation, organizationally align performance, and increase engagement in today’s diverse workplace. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to describe and apply evidence-based leadership practices that promote employee motivation and engagement in your workplace. Members $45 General $55 www.edmontonchamber.com

Tues Apr 13 noon to 1pm Lunch & Learn: On the second Tuesday of every month, the GPRC brings you a Lunch & Learn presentation. Join the GPRC and Alexandria Sneath of digital EDGE media inc. Now more than ever people are expecting a digital experience when they walk into or interact with a professional business. digital EDGE media is going to present audio visual technology, such a virtual conferencing equipment and indoor digital signage, that supports business operations and enhances the client’s experience. You’ll know what is available, how it will increase your revenue, and how you can easily attain it. Zoom: Members $25 Non-members $35  www.gprchamber.ca

Wed Apr 14 11:30am to 1pm Virtual Business @ Lunch: “Municipal Innovation in Biodiversity Conservation” with Cameron Jeffries  Assoc professor – Law – UofA Free for members @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Wed Apr 14 / 21  noon to 1pm (weekly) Rainforest Alberta – Lunch Without Lunch (Online via Zoom) Join us each week to learn more about when, how, and why to seek investment for your innovation-based venture. We’ll feature tools, expert speakers, and companies to help you understand and navigate the world of startup investments. We will feature local expert Marnie Fyten, an advisor from the Government of Canada’s Intellectual Property Office, on “The Top 3 IP Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.” Register for FREE @ www.rainforestyeg.ca

Apr 15 to 18 Downtown Spark: Root 107 Frosty brews, local food trucks & family-friendly-fun! Root 107 is coming to 107 Street & 101 Avenue for one weekend only! Enjoy the fresh spring air while dining outdoors at local food trucks, shop for local and handmade goods at the brand-new “Makers Keep” and sip local craft beer in the sunshine. More surprises await as the easing of restrictions allow. It’s the stuff weekend dreams are made of! www.exploreedmonton.com

Fri Apr 16 noon to 1pm NEBA (North Edmonton Business Association) Lunch & Learn Event: Learn how aligning your people strategy with your business strategy can take you to the next level. Members register for FREE @ www.neba.ca

Apr 19 to 23 11:30am to 1:15pm daily WIN (Women In the North) Conference 2021!  We will be hosting the event all ONLINE. We are breaking it up into “bite-size” interactive pieces in a Lunch & Learn format. Sign up once and you can participate in any or all sessions during the week, and still be able to fit it into your normal day. We still plan on making it interactive, informative and fun! And the best part… it’s FREE! We are still here to support you in these uncertain times with topics focused on how to stay resilient & focused while still working towards achieving your goals even during a global pandemic. So grab your lunch, sit back in the comfort of your home or office and join us as we pivot to a new way of doing business! Hosted by Community Futures Peace Country (since 2007) Register NOW for FREE @ www.womeninthenorth.com

Wed Apr 21 11am to noon What You Should Know Before Purchasing a Franchise Have you been thinking of purchasing a franchise but aren’t sure if it is the right step for you? Join us for this free webinar from Andrea Bailey Brown for a discussion on franchising: the misconceptions, the types and benefits. FREE Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Thurs Apr 22 10 to 11am St. Albert Chamber Hydrogen Roundtable: Mayor Hnatiw ( Sturgeon County) and Dan Wicklum (CEO, The Transition Accelerator) will present on an exciting new opportunity for the area, creating, using and potentially exporting hydrogen, a zero emission fuel that can be made by upgrading natural gas.  Topics covered will include, how different types of hydrogen are made, how hydrogen is used to power vehicle fleets and provide heating, what the domestic and international market potentials are, and especially the local work that is being done to position Alberta to benefit from a new hydrogen economy over the long term. Free for members @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Thurs Apr 22 / Wed May 12 / 26 June 2 / 23 11:45am to 1:45pm WOW! Women entrepreneurs and leaders come to connect, encourage each other, support, inspire and learn from each other, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish! WOW! creates opportunities for passionate business owners to connect, learn, and to grow. $12.20 register at www.wowwomeninbusiness.com

Thurs Apr 22 2:30 to 4pm Virtual Speed Leads Lite: Let us and our fellow members get to know you a bit better while learning how you can fully leverage your membership. Hosted in a webinar meeting format, we welcome you to be on camera with fellow guests for optimal connections – virtual networking at its finest! At Chamber Connect, our membership team will share membership tips so you can take full advantage of your membership. Then, we will transition into Virtual Speed Leads Lite—an opportunity for you to make new business connections, showcase your business, and meet potential customers quickly and effortlessly. Members $5 Non-Members $10 www.edmontonchamber.com

Fri Apr 23 Bridal Fantasy: produces the largest wedding fairs in Western Canada. We offer couples a curated community of exhibitors to help plan their dream wedding, honeymoon, and marriage. This year, we’re shaking things up a bit! We’ve been working closely with AHS to make it all happen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Can’t hold in person trade shows in the foreseeable future but what we can do!….
We’ll be having a Virtual Bridal Show and we’re super excited to still showcase all the amazing local wedding vendors. This past year has been a challenge but Love isn’t Cancelled in 2021! Virtual @ www.bridalfantasy.com

Mon Apr 26 7:30 to 8:30am WEBA (West Edmonton Business Association) Coffee Connections Coffee, colleagues, and conversations…….  the perfect blend to start your Monday morning. We can’t meet in person, but this will keep us connected until then. Join our virtual link and get ready  network with WeBA friends and colleagues with your favourite hot beverage. We’re looking forward to seeing you and making some Coffee Connections, because a cup of friendship goes a long way! Members Free Non-members $10 @ www.weba.org

Tues Apr 27 noon to 1pm Six Clues to Building an Extraordinary Business presented by Laurie McNaughton Recruiting Specialist with Positive Life Concepts – Business Coach. Success leaves clues. After 40 years in business and 16 years coaching, Laurie has learned a good understanding of the challenges business owners face, especially in this pandemic, and the solutions. For some, unfortunately, the hill is too steep to climb. For others, there is an opportunity. Join us on January 26th to hear Laurie talk about the Roadmap to build and extraordinary business and the six clues. Free for members @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Wed Apr 28 1:30 to 3pm YEG Business Recovery Program: Building Customer Loyalty “If you build it, they will come,” is no longer a sound marketing strategy. With heavy competition coming from online shopping and increased local competition, it is imperative that we now design what our customers will experience. FREE Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Wed Apr 28 3 to 4:30pm Back by popular demand, Spring 2021 Meet & Greet: Edmonton Construction Association The format will remain the same, with each company being invited to the stage to give a brief 2 minute summary of their firm, their current and upcoming projects, and expectations for business in the year ahead. We are pleased to present the following GC’s (General Contractors): – Graham Construction – Clark Builders – Chandos  Register – Create a Profile @  www.edmca.com

Wed Apr 28 6:30 to 9pm NEBA (North Edmonton Business Association) Networking Event: Do you struggle with knowing where to start with your digital marketing campaign? We’ll start our April mixer with a little digital marketing 101. Members register for FREE @ www.neba.ca

Apr 28 to 29 DigiMarCon Edmonton 2021 LIVE or ON DEMAND is your chance to hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry. – Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.  $247 all day pass Register @ www.digimarconedmonton.ca

Thurs Apr 29 5 to 6:30pm Parkland Chamber in a Bottle Join our host Anthony Workeck of ACKT Industries as he chats with Penny Gould about public speaking, creating conversation, and all the things going on at Sundowners Toastmasters. Penny will also discuss strategies to reduce stress, tips for impromptu speaking, how to give a toast, and more! Members FREE Non-members $10 www.gprchamber.ca

Thurs May 6  / 13 / 20 / 27 11am to noon Making Procurement Part of Your Small Business Plan: Four part series:  Many small business owners are intimidated by the prospect of bidding on a government contract, but contrary to popular belief, close to 90% of contracts go to small and medium businesses. FREE www.businesslink.ca

Mon May 10 11:45am to 1pm WEBA (West Edmonton Business Association) Let’s do Lunch! We welcome those words with friends and colleagues. Join via our virtual link along with your favourite lunch for some networking and conversation. We’ll start with introductions, then continue the discussion with a business question in a round table chat collectively. Eating together is always more fun so join us, we’re holding a seat for YOU! Members Free Non-members $10 @ www.weba.org

Tues May 11 11am to noon St. Albert Chamber – Roundtable discussion with Mark Plamondon Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.  Free for members @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Tues May 11 noon to 1pm Lunch & Learn: On the second Tuesday of every month, the GPRC brings you a Lunch & Learn presentation. Join the GPRC and Cheryl Roose with Cheryl Roose Coaching and Consulting to learn to manage your energy and achieve your goals. Zoom :Members $25 Non-members $35  www.gprchamber.ca

Tues May 11 / June 8 noon to 1:30pm Devon Chamber Connection (monthly) Guest Speaker + Networking / via Zoom Free for Members and Non-Members Register at www.devonchamber.ca

Tues May 11 noon to 1pm NEBA Lunch and Learn: Are you taking advantage of all the tax benefits your business may be entitled to? Members register for FREE @  www.neba.ca

Thurs May 13 9 to 11am Next MBTC Group Networking

Thurs May 13 noon to 1pm 2021 May Virtual Luncheon: Forecasting the Future with Angus Watt. JOIN US for an Economic Update from Angus Watt, National Bank. Members FREE Non-members $20 Register @ www.yourchamber.ca

Thurs May 20 noon to 1pm State of the Region Event: JOIN US for an Update from City of Leduc Mayor, Bob Young and Leduc County Mayor, Tanni Doblanko. FREE Register @ www.yourchamber.ca

Mon May 24 7:30 to 8:30am WEBA (West Edmonton Business Association) Coffee Connections Coffee, colleagues, and conversations…….  the perfect blend to start your Monday morning. We can’t meet in person, but this will keep us connected until then. Join our virtual link and get ready  network with WeBA friends and colleagues with your favourite hot beverage. We’re looking forward to seeing you and making some Coffee Connections, because a cup of friendship goes a long way! Members Free Non-members $10 @ www.weba.org

Wed May 26 6:30 to 9pm NEBA (North Edmonton Business Association) Networking Event: To kick of this month’s mixer, we dive into the municipal census and chat about how this information can help your business. Members register for FREE @ www.neba.ca

Thurs May 27 7am to 4pm St. Albert Chamber Golf Tournament is a great opportunity to gather a group of co-workers and participate in a fun, team-building event. Further, the Chamber golf tournament provides an excellent networking opportunity for the members of our business community. Rates include: 18 Holes of Golf, Golf Cart, Breakfast, and BBQ Lunch. Sturgeon Valley Golf & Country Club Members $145 Non-members $165  www.stalbertchamber.com

May 28 to 30 RainMaker Rodeo – St. Albert: Watch some of the best cowboys and cowgirls, spend time browsing the marketplace where various vendors have some fantastic items up for sale, and take the family to the midway with more than 20 deluxe rides and games at the Rainmaker Rodeo & Exhibition. This year brings some of the hottest acts to the concert stage, an exciting parade and festival entertainment for all ages.  www.stalbertkin.ca/rainmaker-rodeo-1

Sat June 5 One Woman Fearless Summit unites women around the world who are letting go of fear to create the life of their dreams. Join us in Edmonton to discover your path with an incredible event of inspiring speakers and meaningful connections. $69 US Location tba watch for details on www.onewoman.ca

Sat June 5 / Sun June 6 noon to 4:30pm Edmonton 2021 Eco-Solar Home Tour. Preview the 16 homes with a link to a site sheet which shows some of the features and details of the home. Decide which homes you want to visit during the tour. www.ecosolar.ca

Sat June 12 / Sun June 13 noon to 4:30pm Calgary 2021 Eco-Solar Home Tour. Preview the 10 homes with a link to a site sheet which shows some of the features and details of the home. Decide which homes you want to visit during the tour. www.ecosolar.ca

Tues June 15 noon to 1pm NEBA (North Edmonton Business Association) Lunch & Learn Event: Get to know your government representatives and how they can help your business. Members register for FREE @ www.neba.ca

Fri June 18 7am Leduc Chamber Golf Tournament This is a fore-fun tournament (Texas Scramble/Best Ball format) for golfers of all skill levels.
Connect with regional businesses + community! Golfers receive green fees, meal, snacks & drinks. Plus, the opportunity to win great prizes! @ Leduc Golf Club – Member $145 Non-member $165  + cart www.yourchamber.ca

Sat June 19 noon to 4:30pm Lethbridge 2021 Eco-Solar Home Tour. Preview the 5 homes with a link to a site sheet which shows some of the features and details of the home. Decide which homes you want to visit during the tour. www.ecosolar.ca

Wed June 30 6:30 to 9pm NEBA (North Edmonton Business Association) Networking Event: Get to know who’s who before the election. Members register for FREE @ www.neba.ca

Thurs Aug 12 8am to 5pm Parkland Chamber Second Annual Golf Tournament for networking and good fun at Stony Plain Golf Course! This is an event in your calendar that should not be missed! Great golf, great networking, and great times! $185 +GST  Golf fees include a breakfast sandwich, driving range use, green fees for 18 holes, a shared golf cart, and a steak dinner. www.gprchamber.ca

Aug 27 to 29 Parkland Chamber: The Tri-Expo & MARKETPLACE will be held at Heritage Park in Stony Plain. This family-friendly event will be hosted alongside Tri-A-Taste where we will have local food vendors on-site with tasty treats for everyone! www.gprchamber.ca

Sep 9 to 12 Trends Apparel For all of your wholesale apparel, accessory and footwear buying needs, we’ve got you covered!  Appealing to retailers from Vancouver Island all the way to Ontario’s lakehead region, our members exhibit at the TRENDS Apparel show to offer you the best and widest variety of brands for your store. Closed to retailers only @ Expo Centre Register @ www.trendsapparel.com

Sep 25 to 26 The Franchise Expo Edmonton Your only opportunity to see and compare all your full and part-time business ownership options under one roof! – save Hundreds of Hours of Research Time! Expo Centre – Tickets FREE tba @ www.franchiseshowinfo.com/Edmonton

Thurs Oct 14 doors open 6:30pm An Evening with Gary Vaynerchuk featuring a no holds barred discussion around topics that every young entrepreneur or seasoned professional should hear. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask Gary Vaynerchuk their burning questions and in Gary’s trademark style, get some honest answers. Expo Centre From $59 @ www.showpass.com/askgaryveeyeg/

Oct 15 to 17 Edmonton Fall Home and Garden Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals. Tickets tba @ Expo Centre www.edmontonfallhomeshow.com

Oct 16 to 17 Edmonton Ski & Snowboard Show Kick off the snowy season in style! Come find your tribe – a community of mountain junkies and powderhounds! With destinations, resorts, and new and used equipment, as well as awesome contests, activities, and entertainment, this is your one-stop shop for the best in skiing and snowboarding! Edmonton Expo Centre www.powderfest.com

Oct 16 to 17 Fall Edmonton Woman’s Show (was rescheduled) Check out our guest speakers, features, vendors, and all the entertainment that will make this the best Woman’s Show to date! Grab your friends, mom, sisters, daughters & grandmother and join us! @ Expo Centre Tickets tba   www.womanshow.com

Nov 10 to 14 (2020 was cancelled) Farmfair International is one of Canada’s top agricultural shows, where guests from around the world come to show and sell top quality livestock. The Winter Marketplace is a premier shopping experience making it a great place to find those unique gifts just in time for the holidays! It will feature anything and everything uniquely western, western apparel and tack, saddles, home decor and fashion accessories. The Industry Showcase will feature your top quality equipment, trailers, up-to-date technology, service and product demonstrations. Prairie Pine Emporium is a collection of creativity made right here in Alberta. Find makers, artists, vintage sellers, local producers and service providers who showcase some of the best Alberta creates. Tickets tba @ Edmonton Expo Centre www.farmfairinternational.com

Nov 10 to 12 9am to 5pm (2020 was cancelled) Agri-Trade Equipment Expo attracts annually over 30,000 qualified Agriculture Buyers and over 475 equipment manufacturers and  Agricultural Services to Red Deer. Agri-Trade is considered one of the Best Agricultural Equipment shows in Canada generating an estimated $150,000,000 annually in equipment sales and tourism spending. Because of Agri-Trade’s unique timing, we are the first show after harvest as well as the first show that kicks off a new planning season for producers.  That is the secret to the success of the Show; farmers know what they have to spend. $15 online / $25 at the door / Kids under 12 Free @ Westerner Park Red Deer www.agri-trade.com

Nov 23 to 25 2020 postponed to Fall 2021 Opportunities North Edmonton An immersive conference that brings together leaders from business, municipal, educational and cultural communities, with a shared vision to create and expand economic opportunities between Edmonton and our northern counterparts. @ Sutton Place Hotel 10235 101 St  www.opportunitiesnorth.com

RESOURCES:

Wait for Change or Be the Change! Download the FREE 2021 Trend Report @ www.trendhunter.com

 Edmonton Community Legal Centre Can’t afford a lawyer? We can help. Currently phone or online inquiries only or view videos online. Child/Spousal Support:  Property Division:  Child Custody / Parenting: 780.702.1725 www.eclc.ca

Resources to help your business overcome COVID-19 + other supports @ www.calgarychamber.com/covid19-government-supports

Resources for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 www.businesslink.ca/covid-19/government-support-services-resources/

Wellness Matters during COVID-19 FREE Webinars 

In this difficult time, we offer a series of topics to help individuals and families stay well. As a team of therapists, we find hope in human resilience. In the midst of uncertainty, isolation, loss and hardship, we see also opportunities for connection, courage, growth and compassion.

We look forward to these talks as a way of connecting with individuals and families, and exploring together how we can build resilience in the midst of a difficult time. View videos of past Webinars for Free see Resources / Resources for CoVid-19 www.riversedgecounselling.com  (St. Albert AB)

CoVid: 1Year Later:  This month marked the one-year anniversary of COVID becoming the dominant narrative in most of our personal and professional lives. Despite the many challenges, the past year has created a unique learning opportunity to test assumptions, values, and ideas. We have been impressed by the resilience, adaptability, and poise shown by our team, our clients, and our community.  Read the full article by local ad agency Incite Edmonton. Other articles include: Centres of Influence Trumps Cold Calling / Is Your Team Along for the Ride? @ www.incitestrategy.ca/insights

Next ONLINE Class (Group 12) starts May 31 2021

Next Group Networking: Thurs May 13 2021 9 to 11am ONLINE

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