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Chamber 2012 Gala - Alchemy

Chamber 2012 Gala - Alchemy

September 14, 2012
220 St. Georges Drive NE
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Alchemy is the Chamber’s reinvented gala event. And it’s all about The mix – as diverse sensory elements connect, co-mingle and clash at TELUS Spark to create the most entertaining evening yet to be staged in Calgary.

By attending Alchemy, you’ll become a catalyst to a diversity of events where you’ll experience…

Molecular gastronomy
Witness the science of food where the chemical transformation of ingredients while cooking creates tasty culinary creations

Digital light painting
Be temporarily transformed into a colourful work of art through the use of light and technology

Positive psychology secrets
Have your beliefs on what it takes to be successful challenged by best-selling another Shawn Achor in a way that will forever transform how you work and live

Experience an evening like no other. Be part of the mix, at Alchemy.

Activate your tickets today!

Connect for Lunch

 Connect for Lunch

Wednesday September 12, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Devry Institute of Technology
2700 3rd Avenue SW

For networking to be effective, you need to meet the right type of people who will grow and connect your business.

That’s where Connect for Lunch comes in. The format for this groundbreaking event differs dramatically from other networking events. Before each event, attendees are encouraged to contact us to tell us about their business, their challenges, and the type of people they’d like to connect with to overcome these problems and grow their business. With this information, we get to work placing people at each attendees table who will meet their networking needs.

As an added bonus, event attendees will be treated to a talk by Ranil Herath, president of the DeVry Institute of Technology, on how to use Linkedin for business networking.

Register for focused business networking at its best.

Stop preventing yourself from reaching your goals

Stop preventing yourself from reaching your goals

Wednesday September 19, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Self Connection Books
125, 4611 Bowness Road NW

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Sure, we know what we want to achieve, and maybe we even how to achieve it, but for some strange reason we keep preventing ourselves from pulling the trigger on what needs to be done to make that happen.

Join us for the inaugural event in the Chamber’s Street Smarts for Business series to learn why we stand in the way of our own success as Hamish Knox, owner of a Sandler Training Centre, provides valuable insights that will help business owners and sales people propel their career, achieve their goals and increase their profits.

Stop holding yourself back and learn how to achieve your goals.

Industry at risk of losing its social license to operate

Industry at risk of losing its social license to operate

Industry needs to up its game when comes to touting the environmental track record and impact of its shale gas and oilsand projects.

At least, that was the message from Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the International Energy Agency, who spoke at a Calgary Chamber event on August 15.

“We must develop these resources without endangering our environment or the welfare of our citizens,” said Van der Hoeven, who stressed that producers must take steps to further engage the community and be more transparent on how these resources are being safely developed. “This is not just good PR; it’s good business.”

Read more on Van der Hoeven’s talk to learn what steps oil and gas producers can take to increase public confidence.

The Bow building opens its doors

The Bow building opens its doors

Every week Ben Brunnen, chief economist with the Calgary Chamber, breaks down a recent development in the economy and explains what it means for business in our city.

This week Brunnen looks at the newly opened Bow building’s impact on the city’s commercial real estate scene. The Bow is the largest office tower in Western Canada. Over the course of the next year, roughly 4,000 employees from Encana and Cenovus will be moving into its office space.

Learn more about how this massive office tower will impact Calgary’s commercial real estate market.

7 “Secret” (OK, maybe not so secret) ways to reduce your recruiting costs

7 “Secret” (OK, maybe not so secret) ways to reduce your recruiting costs

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Service Management Art - Training Facility
160, 3015 12th St NE

Hiring is on the rise and recruiting doesn’t come cheap (or easy)!  Is your business feeling the pressure of hiring great talent, in a timely manner and on a budget?

Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce your recruiting costs, save time and find great candidates – and while some of these so-called “secrets” may not be so secret, it’s always great to be reminded of practices that work (especially for small businesses!). In this seminar we’ll share our not-so-secret “secrets” on how to:

  • Contain your costs and gain a competitive edge by thinking outside the box
  • Streamline your recruitment process and reduce hiring time
  • Attract better candidates

This event is free for Calgary Chamber members. Simply call Leah Androkovich at 403 472 8046 to confirm your membership and get your complimentary ticket.

Depression is bad for business

Depression is bad for business

Depression has a serious impact on a company’s performance. It drains a person’s creativity and problem solving abilities and causes their productivity to take a severe slump.

Speaking to the Calgary business community in July, Clinical Pyshcologist Michael Yapko talked about the effects of depression in the workplace, and shared tips on what businesses can do to tackle this growing problem.

Want to learn more? Watch Yapko’s presentation.
(Members: Please login to view this presentation.)

Smart Cities of the Future

Smart Cities of the Future`

Wednesday October 24, 2012
7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Marriott Calgary Hotel
110 9th Avenue SE

Canada’s economic success is tied to the competiveness of its cities.

Over the next several years Canada’s growing population will become more urbanized, and Canadian cities will have to meet the challenges related to this growth. That means cities need to be innovative, strategic and efficient if they plan to continue to be hubs of economic activity.

To pave the way for a cleaner, better and brighter future, the Calgary Chamber and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to present Smart Cities of the Future, a conference that will examine how Canada’s competitiveness can be improved by addressing the core challenges facing its urban centres — issues such as transportation, infrastructure, urban planning, governance, sustainability and energy.

Join us as we discuss how cities can become innovative and prosperous centres that fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life.

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