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Alberta’s plan to develop and manage its natural resources

Diana McQueen

Thursday December 13, 2012
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Marriott Hotel
110 9th Avenue SE

Alberta is embarking on a bold vision to regulate its energy resources in a new and innovative way by creating a single regulator for all oil, gas, oil sands and coal projects in the province.

Join us as Diana McQueen, Alberta’s minister of environment and sustainable resource development, discusses the province’s current progress in land use planning, establishing an arms-length environmental monitoring system and a single regulator for energy projects, which is expected to be in operation by June 2013.

Get your tickets today.

Win tickets to An Evening with Oprah

Win tickets to An Evening with Oprah

Oprah Winfrey, creator of the most successful talk show in television history, is coming to Calgary.

Become a Calgary Chamber member before Monday December 17, 2012 and you’ll be entered into a draw to win two tickets to An Evening with Oprah at the Scotiabank Saddledome on January 22, 2013.

The winner will be announced in eConnecting on December 18, 2012.

Get your Chamber membership today.

Employment law: What every business needs to know

Employment law: What every business needs to know

Thursday January 31, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
CREB Main floor
300 Manning Road NE

If you run a business or manage people, you need to have a good understanding of employment law.

That includes understanding the implied terms of an employment contract, causes for dismissal and what constitutes a wrongful dismal, the obligations of an employer after termination,  as well as the responsibilities of an employer according to the employment standards code and humans right act. 

Get the answers to all your business questions relating to employment law from two lawyers with McLeod Law during this informative lunch-time presentation.

Save big with an ABC event series pass

Save big with an ABC event series pass

The Calgary Chamber is launching the second installment to its popular Aboriginal-Business Connection series, which shares insights on how these two groups can build successful working relationships, particularly as it relates to developing Alberta’s abundant natural resources.

The first Aboriginal-Business Connection series, which ran during 2011 and 2012, was the most popular event series ever held by the Chamber – with each event selling out in a matter of weeks and attendance throughout the series surpassing more than 1,200 people. Building on this success, the Chamber is launching the second installment of the Aboriginal-Business Connection series to provide more in-depth and robust discussions on the subject.

For the first time ever, the Chamber is selling a series pass that guarantees you’ll have a spot in all the upcoming Aboriginal-Business Connection series events and workshops. Learn more about the events we have planned or call Jennifer at 403 750 0432 to buy your series pass before it’s too late.

New member spotlight: iwillhelp Ltd.


iwillhelp helps small to mid-sized businesses give gifts to their clients that can be used to support their favourite charity. After signing up to iwillhelp.ca, a business can divvy up a number of pre-purchased credits to its contacts, clients, friends or family. These individuals can then go on to select one of the more than 83,000 Canadian charities in the iwillhelp database to donate those credits to.

Not only does this benefit the community, but it has an added advantage to the business distributing the donations, since it helps to facilitate a deeper kind of engagement between that business and its clients by providing a vehicle for that company to display its good will and corporate social responsibility.

Learn more at iwillhelp.ca

Alberta’s Aboriginal consultation policy: Launching a clear road forward

Alberta’s Aboriginal consultation policy: Launching a clear road forward

Wednesday December 12, 2012
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hotel Arts
119 12th Avenue SW

Alberta is now in the process of revising its First Nations Consultation Policy, which establishes the consultation requirements for industry when working with an Aboriginal community to develop a natural resource project.

Among the issues that are currently being ironed out by the Government of Alberta is how to lay out a clear process that clarifies the rights and duties for both industry and Aboriginal communities when working together on a development project. 

Join Western Canada’s leading consultation experts for a panel discussion that examines several issues involving Alberta’s current consultation process, which will help to provide input into the current review being undertaken by the provincial government.

Business After Hours


Thursday, January 24, 2013
5:00pm – 7:30pm
DIRTT Environmental Solutions
7303 30th Street SE

Meet new clients and make new business connections in the inspiring and innovative atmosphere of DIRTT Environmental Solutions.

DIRTT – which stands for Doing It Right This Time – builds custom, prefab interior construction. This method of building is suitable for offices, industrial spaces, healthcare facilities, schools and soon residential homes. DIRTT has become the biggest company in its industry, going from zero to more $130 million in sales in the past seven years.

Enjoy appetizers from DIRTT’S on-site kitchen or take a tour and network in the office space of this innovative company.

Chamber announces election results for 2013 Board of Directors

Chamber announces election results for 2013 Board of Directors

After a month of voting, I am excited to share the results of the election of the Chamber’s 2013 Board of Directors which closed on Thursday, November 15.

This year, we had 13 highly skilled candidates running for three positions on the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Voter participation in this election was the highest in a decade. We thank all those members who came forward to cast their vote and play a part in selecting the 2013 Board of Directors for the Chamber.

See who is on the Chamber’s 2013 Board of Directors.

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