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2012 Membership Policy Priority Survey

The Calgary Chamber would like to invite you to participate in an important membership survey to help select our policy priorities for 2012. Your input, through this annual survey, ensures we focus on the most important business challenges and opportunities confronting our members. 

Your responses last year helped shape our municipal agenda, which resulted in 65 per cent of 2012-2014 City Council priorities aligning with Chamber policy. The feedback you provide this year will help outline our policy and advocacy focus in 2012.

This confidential 14 question electronic survey is being conducted by Leger Marketing, on behalf of the Chamber, who will contact you via e-mail directly over the coming weeks. We thank you for your participation and look forward to your feedback.

If you have questions or wish to discuss this survey, please contact Tom Palak

Connecting Business & the Arts: Antoni Cimolino

Location: Calgary Chamber of Commerce
ENMAX Ballroom
Address: 100 - 6th Ave S.W.
Date: Monday, January 23, 2012 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join Antoni Cimolino, one of Canada's leading experts in the arts and general director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the largest arts organization in Canada, in a talk about the opportunities that exist around connecting business and the arts. 

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ABC Series presents: Stephen Cornell

Location: Calgary Chamber of Commerce
ENMAX Ballroom
Address: 100 - 6th Ave S.W.
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Learn how good governance and economic policy can act as a catalyst for successful business relationships with aboriginal communities from Stephen Cornell, co-director of one of the world’s foremost research institutions on aboriginal economic development, the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. This is a must attend event for anyone who wants to learn more about aboriginal governance and economic development, as well as the realities of successfully doing business with aboriginal communities, aboriginal-owned companies and individual aboriginal entrepreneurs.

This is the third event in the Chamber’s Aboriginal Business Connections Series, which provides businesses with the tools to forge productive, long lasting relationships with aboriginal communities.

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Opportunity for Input: Business Tax Consolidation Survey

Last year City Council agreed to develop a framework for consolidation of the business and non-residential property tax, an important piece in improving Calgary’s economic competitiveness and attracting new businesses to the city. 

The City of Calgary will now consult extensively with those affected and recommend policies to minimize impacts. You can read more about the business tax consolidation process that was approved by City Council here as well as provide input into this issue by taking the survey here.

Of Interest to Members:

Alberta Japan Businessmen's Association: New Year's Gathering

Location: Global Business Centre, Terrace View Room
Address: 120 8th Ave S.E.
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Listen to Susumu Fukuda, consulate general of Japan at Calgary, talk about Alberta's natural resources in the context of the Japan and Asian markets, and network with Japanese energy companies based in Calgary. 

If you would like to participate in this event, please contact Toshiki Uehara