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Meet the Angel Investors

Meet the Angel Investors

Tuesday September 11, 2012
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Calgary Chamber ballroom
100 6th Ave SW

This is a must-attend event for advisors to companies, accredited investors, potential angels and entrepreneurs seeking financial support.

Angel Investors are one of the driving forces of development in Canada, selectively funding and mentoring entrepreneurs and businesses needing support in their endeavours.

Alberta’s formal angel groups – VentureAlberta and Alberta Deal Generator – are among the most active in the country and understand the role of angel groups in supporting business growth. By providing entrepreneurs the knowledge and opportunity to connect with new sources of capital, they offer a collaborative and successful effort to grow a wide range of businesses.

Join the Calgary Chamber and Canadian National Stock Exchange as Randy Thompson, CEO of Venture Alberta, and Henry Kutarna, executive director of Alberta Deal Generator, present their approaches to angel investing.

Is Calgary headed for a real estate correction?

Is Calgary headed for a real estate correction?

Learn more about Calgary’s residential housing market to discover if home prices will increase or decrease over the next year.

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 recent claims from organizations such as TD Economics that forecast Canada’s headed for a housing correction to the tune of 10 to 15 per cent, and examines whether or not these same forces will impact Calgary’s housing market in a similar way.

Connect for Lunch

 Connect for Lunch

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

Register for focused business networking at its best.

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 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.

Business confidence in Alberta dips

Business confidence in Alberta dips

Read more about these results to learn why confidence is falling.

Business leaders throughout Alberta aren’t feeling as confident in economy as they were earlier this year.

According to a recent report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers which surveyed members of the Calgary Chamber and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, confidence in the economy has been slipping since March of this year. That includes a drop in the outlook for current and future business conditions, as well as a dip in consumer confidence when it comes to areas such as buying a house or a major household item, and future household income.

Newly hired city planning director shares vision for Calgary development

Newly hired city planning director shares vision for Calgary development

Wednesday October 10, 2012
11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Simmons Building
618 Confluence Way SE

Join us as new city planner, Rollin Stanley gives a snapshot of his vision for city planning, and learn how these changes will affect both Calgary and the business community.

Earlier this year, Calgary lured renowned urbanist Rollin Stanley from the United States to lead the city’s planning department and put our city on a path towards smarter growth and development.

Stanley worked as a planner for 21 years in Toronto before rocketing to smart-growth notoriety as planning director in St. Louis and then Montgomery County. He is a staunch advocate of needing to build up and just not out, as well as clustering housing, jobs and stores around transit to cut down on the need to drive.

Girls’ night out – shopping extravaganza

Girls’ night out – shopping extravaganza

Thursday, September 13, 2012
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Willow Park Village
Suite 488, 10816 Macleod Trail SE

Get your ticket today and enter for a chance to win a $150 gift card at the launch of Jones New York.

Explore the new fall collection at the Calgary launch of Jones New York.

Jones New York is known for its professional work wear for women and at its launch to the Calgary market, guests will be treated to a two hour open house, style presentation and 50 per cent off the original price on all new arrivals.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith

Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith

Tuesday October 9, 2012
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Calgary
700 Centre Street SE

Learn more about Smith’s observations on the U.S. economy and political climate and how it relates to two pillars of Alberta’s economy: energy and agriculture.

Any economic or political development in the U.S. has the opportunity to greatly impact Alberta’s business community.  

Join us as Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose party, recaps her 21-day participation in the International Visitor Leadership Program hosted by the United States Embassy. This exchange program builds awareness on foreign policy perspectives between the U.S. and other nations through short-term visits to the U.S. with emerging foreign leaders.

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