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Business issues forum

Business issues forum

Calgary Chamber - ENMAX Ballroom
100 6th Avenue S.W.
April 16, 2012
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Which political party best represents the interests of business? Join us for the business issues forum to find out.

Presented in partnership with the Calgary Herald, this political debate will feature representatives from each political party, discussing where they stand on the issues that matter most to businesses. Calgary Herald energy columnist Stephen Ewart will moderate the discussions, which will include the following candidates:

  • Ric McIver, Progressive Conservative Party
  • Richard Jones, Wildrose Party
  • Greg Clark, Alberta Party

This event is complimentary - no registration required.

Business After Hours at Big Rock

Business After Hours at Big Rock

Big Rock Brewery
5555 76th Avenue S.E.
April 19, 2012
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Meet new clients and make new business connections in the friendly and casual atmosphere of the Big Rock Brewery. Food and beverages will be provided by Big Rock Brewery so invite a client and get to know him or her better over a beer, or mix and mingle with other entrepreneurs and business professionals from Calgary’s business community.

A 15-minute brewery tour will be available for interested guests. Sign up today for this intimate networking event with limited capacity. 

Internal office communications: Optimizing performance in the modern workplace

Hill + Knowlton Canada

Calgary Chamber - ENMAX Ballroom
100 6th Avenue S.W.
April 23, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Join us for the inaugural event in the Calgary Chamber’s member expert series. Targeted at mid-sized businesses, these sessions tap into the expert knowledge of our membership with representatives from member companies leading a breakfast or lunch session, along with a hands-on workshop, to share their insights and knowledge with participants.

This session, lead by Hill + Knowlton Canada, will explore how businesses can better equip themselves to deal with such workplace changes as the multigenerational office, as well as the latest social media trends.

Some of the areas that will be touched on include:

  • Communications preferences of the four generations in today’s workplace
  • Best practices in using digital communications and social media to strengthen employee engagement and loyalty
  • Internal stakeholder expectations for employers in today’s global & digital age

Register now for this great learning opportunity.

2012 AGM / Open House

2012 AGM / Open House

Calgary Chamber - ENMAX Ballroom
100 6th Avenue S.W.
April 30, 2012
AGM: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (members only)
Open House: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (members / guests)

Over the past twelve months the Calgary Chamber has been working with our members and colleagues to understand how we can better serve our members' needs. We know that we must deliver value and meaning to our members and realize that nowadays, no memberships are automatic and that no discretionary expenditures are made lightly. For these reasons, your continued support through your membership investment is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Join us on Monday, April 30 for our AGM and 2012 open house as we begin the important shift in our organization to deliver better services and programs to support your business success.

Election website outlines the need for west coast energy transportation corridors

As Alberta heads into the third week of the provincial election, the Calgary Chamber thinks it’s important that all of the political parties are aware of the concerns of the Calgary business community.

Through extensive consultation with businesses in Calgary, the Chamber has created the Great Alberta initiative, which is a collection of policy ideas we’d like to see the next government of Alberta adopt to make our province a better place to do business.

Tomorrow, as part of the Great Alberta initiative, the Chamber will be releasing a policy position calling for the establishment of energy transportation corridors to Asia as part of a Canadian energy strategy. This will help to ensure that Alberta producers have the flexibility to sell in a worldwide market and potentially secure a higher price for their products.

As additional west coast corridors are a priority, the Chamber has also offered support for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project in a letter to the Joint Review Panel of the National Energy Board

Visit GreatAlberta.ca to learn more

2012 Gala - i/CUE

2012 Gala - i/CUE

Telus SPARK Science Centre
220 St. George's Drive N.E.
May 11, 2012
6:30 p.m - 11:00 p.m.

Great outcomes are often the result of unexpected connections.

Join Calgary business leaders for an evening of enticing conversation, remarkable stories and surprising moments at i\CUE, the Calgary Chamber’s annual gala event. 

Guest speaker is Chip Heath, co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, and Made to Stick, the 2007 Best Business Book of the Year. Chip’s research examines why certain ideas — ranging from urban legends to folk medical cures, from Chicken Soup for the Soul stories to business strategy myths — survive and prosper in the social marketplace of ideas. These “naturally sticky” ideas spread without external help in the form of marketing dollars, or public relations assistance.

Register and discover an unexpected opportunity at i/CUE.