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    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    Following three months of implementation of the carbon levy, the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce sent a survey to member businesses inquiring the impact on their operations. Most Central Alberta businesses are reporting higher costs, reduced profits, and have been unable to change their operations to mitigate the added cost incurred from the carbon levy. The implementation has occurred ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, March 17, 2017
    The Government of Alberta is staying the line on spending resulting in a projected deficit of $10.3 billion this year that will increase the total debt up to an estimated $71 billion by 2020. That amount of borrowed money will require $2.3 billion be paid in interest annually, which could go higher should the province’s credit rating be downgraded again. The government is projecting a return ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    Red Deer, AB -- Hearing Loops Canada and the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce announce today the opening of the city’s first boardroom equipped to help those with hearing aids. The JA Boardroom, open for rent to members is a pilot project aimed to create a more inclusive working area for chamber members and the public. “Hearing aids work well when the wearer and the speaker ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, February 03, 2017
    The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce was pleased to learn the Liberal government backed off their plan to tax the health and dental benefits of Canadian workers. If implemented, the Liberal’s plan to tax benefits would have had serious consequences to local employers and employees. Benefit programs would have become more expensive, inevitably reducing access and coverage for ...read more
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016
    Small businesses make up 95 per cent of all businesses in Alberta. Nearly two-thirds of those have only 1 to 4 employees. Here at the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce, our membership is certainly reflective of those numbers. Far from being “big business,” most enterprises here in Central Alberta are those where the owner and operator are the same person and where family ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community