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Thursday April 6, 2023
Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce 

"We are the voice of Bow Valley Business and the catalyst of buisness success!"

To the valued members of the Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce,

Spring is almost here... hearing the street sweepers is a good indication, and more people outside on their bikes.

BVCC continues to grow each month in the Bow Valley with new members and events: Bevvies & Business between Canmore and Banff, Peer Mastermind Cohort 2 is full steam ahead on April 12!  The monthly Rise & Shine Coffee Connector, DEI 101 Complementary session, and we are working on more exciting growth behind the scenes. 

In the mean time click here and below to check out our events that you can register for today! Keep your eyes and ears open on social media, Mountain FM on a monthly segment with member spotlights, newsletters, and our website for new and current event announcements.

We launched the BVCC brand new Strategic Plan, click here to read. 

We very grateful for all our members. Please reach out to connect over a coffee if you want to know more about BVCC and all of the benefits. 

With big-hearted gratitude,
Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce

 
 
Upcoming BVCC Events!
Learn more and register HERE for all BVCC events
Welcome NEW Members!
April 2023 Member Spotlight:

Flying Pigs Enviromental Services

 

How did your business come to life?

When I arrived to Alberta from the Maritimes, I was still quite young and quite broke. After working a series of entry-level jobs in Canmore, the clear path was to strike out on my own. Back then, almost 20 years ago, Recycling Services were still hard to come by—especially in out-of-the-way places. So, Flying Pigs was born to meet that growing need.

In two or less sentences tell us about Flying Pigs Environmental Services?

We collaborate with commercial clients to advance mutual goals for sustainability. Our team offers basic collection as well as environmental consulting, always delivering service with friendliness and reliability.

What is one ripple effect you desire to create?

We would like to spread awareness about the fact that financial ambitions and environmental goals can work together. The businesses we support save effort and money when it comes to waste management, while helping to create a zero-waste Alberta.

1 piece of advice for new business owners and entrepreneurs starting up in the Bow Valley?

In a tightly knit community like ours, business is never just business. People tend to relate to each and the environment here with a lot of care and thoughtfulness. So, if someone focuses on kindness and community support, success will likely follow from that.

1 shout-out to a local business/entrepreneur that has inspired you during your journey of being a business owner?

In terms of green businesses in the Bow Valley, I think first of our valued client Rocky Mountain Soap Company. They create steady local jobs, run a finely tuned operation, and produce their products in an environmentally responsible way. Owner and CEO Karina Birch has shown local leadership with her level of commitment to sustainability and ethically sourcing ingredients.

 

Useful Information:
 
 

We've heard from you that Alberta is experiencing a skills shortage - and we want to learn more about the challenges that you face hiring the skills you need.

The Alberta Chambers network has partnered with industry partners and the Government of Alberta to explore skills shortages and labour market issues.

If you're struggling to hire skilled talent, this is your chance to have your voice heard 

The survey will take 5 minutes to complete and is open until 5:00 P.M. on April 7th. Research results will be made publicly available on the Alberta Perspectives insight community Hub.



The Job Resource Centre will be hosting it’s Spring Hiring Fair in Canmore on Thursday, May 11 from 1:30 – 3:30. Any employers who anticipate being in need of 5 or more employees and plan to be recruiting at that time, and would like to inquire about the possibility of participating in the event, please contact Coline via email coline@jobresourcecentre.com for more information.









 


Marketing – Media - Advertising

Three things:

  1. Rogers and Shaw Coming Together…I will keep you all posted if any new advertising opportunities arise from this big merge. https://about.rogers.com/together-with-shaw/
  2. 106.5 Mtn FM Sale Rates – I’m offering Chamber Members, until April 14th , to take advantage of the sale rates I offered 3 weeks ago. gord.elser@rci.rogers.com
  3. A book I enjoyed: This is Marketing by Seth Godin

 
Contact Gord if you would like to me notified of our future sales and promotions. (gord.elser@rci.rogers.ca)
 

Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce members have access to Canada's largest employee benefits plan targeted to small-to-medium sized business.

Operating since the early 1970s, Chambers Plan now provides coverage to over 30,000 firms like yours. Regardless of the size of your organization Chambers Plan can be customized to meet your needs, request a free quote today and let them show you how they can customize a plan for you.

For more info and a free quote click here

BVCC vision is to become the best Chamber of Commerce in the world! BVCC mission is "We are the voice of Bow Valley business and the catalyst for business success"
The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce (BVCC) is located within Treaty 7 territory, traditional territories and home of the Stoney Nakoda, Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, the Blackfoot Confederacy, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge and appreciate that we live, work, play, and promote economic development in their territory and commit to the work of truth and reconciliation. Our intent is to be respectful of the beautiful, shared land that we call the Bow Valley, and provide opportunities for our members that follow the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action.

Thank you everyone for you support in growing the Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce. If you have anything that you feel would be of interest to members of BVCC in our monthly newsletter please email us at askus@bowvalleychamber.com by the end of each month. 

With gratitude,
Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce
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