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(Tomorrow) From farm to fork, what impacts the future of our food?

(Tomorrow) From farm to fork, what impacts the future of our food?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

charbar (Simmons Building)
618 Confluence Way SE

In the latest edition of our Agribusiness series, we explore the new "farm to fork" standard of sustainability over a locally-sourced menu at charbar in the heart of the East Village.

The locally-sourced, family-style menu will include items like:

  • Salt brick chicken
  • Chopped kale Caesar
  • Roasted corn gnocchi with quinoa crusted eggplant chips
  • 7K Ranch butcher cut beef
  • and more!

With fork in hand, hear from some of the biggest players in the local food industry as they discuss where our food comes from, food security, food supply and sustainability, and how it all relates to food trends.

Join us as we learn what it takes to cultivate a sustainable local food culture, and discuss some of the biggest food issues globally.

Voting is now open for the Small Business Week Calgary Awards!

Voting is now open for the Small Business Week Calgary Awards!

Every year we shine a light on the vibrant community of small but mighty business owners in our city with the Small Business Week Calgary Awards and Expo.

Help us celebrate these unsung heroes by voting for who you think deserves a Small Business Week Calgary Award for their valiant efforts. Voting is open until October 12th in the following categories:

Head to SmallBusinessWeekCalgary.com to vote for an outstanding small business in each of the categories today!

Small Business Week in Canada was founded by our official partner BDC, and is powered locally by ATB Business.

Almost sold out! Rachel Notley: A vision for economic stability in Alberta

Almost sold out! Rachel Notley: A vision for economic stability in Alberta

Friday, October 9, 2015
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

BMO Centre
20 Roundup Way SW

In her first official address to Calgary’s business community, and in advance of her government’s first budget release, Premier Rachel Notley will speak to the unique challenges facing Calgary’s business community in these challenging economic times, as well as outline her long term vision to restore stability and move our province forward.

Join us to hear from Premier Notley on what the future holds for Alberta.

Legge: Inspired, in awe, and frankly a little scared

Legge: Inspired, in awe, and frankly a little scared

Chamber President Adam Legge recently had the opportunity to attend a session on innovation led by Salim Ismail, the Executive Director of Singularity University, that stopped him dead in his tracks. What he learned changed how he views innovation and the adoption of new technologies.

Mr. Ismail ran through an hour of amazing examples of life-altering technologies, breakthroughs and innovations just on the horizon, but his premise was this: that we have historically viewed innovation, adoption and dissemination as linear.  But it isn’t.  It is often, in fact usually, exponential. And innovation like this has immense implications for every business.

Read more about how exponential innovation could impact the Calgary business community. 

Overcoming barriers to growth: Optimal strategies for scaling your business

Overcoming barriers to growth: Optimal strategies for scaling your business

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Delta Bow Valley
209 4th Avenue SE

This event is part of BDC Small Business Week.

The hardest step entrepreneurs take is getting their business off the ground. The second is growing it. Rarely linear, mostly unpredictable, growing a business is often filled with challenges. So how do Canada’s entrepreneurs chart their own course to success?

Join Pierre Cléroux, BDC’s Chief Economist, as he presents BDC’s latest research on the winning strategies commonly used by Canadian entrepreneurs who have successfully grown their business regardless of the industry they operate in, their target market and geographic location.

This Small Business Week, learn what it takes for an entrepreneur to overcome barriers to growth. 

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Mental health is good for business

Mental health is good for business

Thursday, October 8, 2015
7:30 am – 9:00 am

Hyatt Regency Calgary
700 Centre Street SE

The Calgary Chamber, in partnership with the Calgary Counselling Centre, will host representatives from TELUS, ATB and WestJet for a conversation on how they are effectively breaking down the barriers of mental illness, and the importance of mental health awareness in the workplace. 

  • Ian Wild, Executive VP, ATB Corporate Financial Services
  • Dr. Elaine Chin, Chief Wellness Officer, TELUS
  • Mark Massicotte, Chairman, WestJet Pilot Assistance Team

$20 of proceeds from each ticket from this event will go towards community mental health initiatives in Calgary.

Join us to learn how you can contribute to positive mental health in your workplace.

Facebook company pages: Updated for mobile, better for business

With people spending more and more time on their mobile devices, it’s never been more important to make your business easily accessible on mobile. Facebook recently released an update to their company Pages that helps businesses build their mobile presence and communicate with customers more effectively. In this new update, the company rolled out:

  • New call-to-action buttons that are bigger, brighter and directly under the Page's cover photo.
  • New sections that let you customize the information shown on your Page, so you can feature what's most relevant to your organization.
  • Improved layouts for navigating a Page on mobile

Read more about how you can use these updates to optimize your Facebook Page for a mobile user. 

Partner event: Protecting critical infrastructure from domestic terrorism symposium

Partner event: Protecting critical infrastructure from domestic terrorism symposium

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Mount Royal University, Ross Glen Hall
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW

The Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) would like to invite you to join them for a free symposium on innovations and trends in the field of critical infrastructure and terrorism.

This one day event will include presentations on:

  • Radicalization – Insider threats, Phil Gurski, retired CSIS
  • Suspicious behaviours, Scott Foster, RCMP
  • Insider threats to critical infrastructure, Chris Butler, CPS

To register, contact Amy Campbell at amy.campbell@calgary.ca.

Chamber Member: Inrol

Chamber Member: Inrol

Whether you're a business owner, manager, or sales person, preparing for the complex situations or difficult conversations you'll inevitably encounter in your job is challenging. The best way to prepare is practice, something Inrol can help with.  

Inrol creates custom simulations that mirror the high-stakes scenarios your team encounters on a regular basis. Through practicing under pressure in a real-life simulation, your team is trained on how to effectively communicate when faced with intense circumstances.

Learn more at Inrol.ca

Community event: Building resilience – Nonprofit emergency preparedness symposium

Community event: Building resilience – Nonprofit emergency preparedness symposium

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Calgary Zoo, ENMAX Conservatory
1300 Zoo Road NE

Knowing the in's and outs of Calgary's emergency response system can be vital to the success of your organization during a disaster. At this one day, interactive symposium hosted by the Emergency Preparedness Initiative of Calgary (EPIC), learn what systems are in place in our city, how your nonprofit organization can better prepare for future events, and how to provide continuity of service to your clients during an emergency.

Don't miss this opportunity to better prepare your nonprofit with a business resiliency plan.

Community event: SOHO|SME Business Expo

Community event: SOHO|SME Business Expo

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Flames Central
219 8th Avenue SW

Returning to Calgary for the second year, the SOHO|SME Business Expo is a three city tour that hosts expos in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary during Canada's Small Business Month. At this event, you can discover new and innovative business solutions to help your business grow, extend your knowledge base, build relationships with like-minded professionals, and learn how to overcome the top issues faced by small businesses.

Register today for an event experience that will motivate, inspire and drive your business to success.

Enjoy exclusive discounts on Purolator Services

Enjoy exclusive discounts on Purolator Services

Every day the Purolator network successfully delivers to more points across Canada than any other parcel and freight solutions provider.

As a Chamber member, you can take advantage of volume discounts up to 30% on Purolator Express® and Purolator Ground® services.

Take advantage of these exclusive Purolator savings today.

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Suncor, TELUS and Nexen

These Prestige members have shown a substantial and unwavering commitment to supporting the work of the Calgary Chamber. We thank our Prestige members: Suncor, TELUS and Nexen for helping to make Calgary a better place to live and work for all.

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