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    Monday, March 27, 2017
    The fundamental purpose of a Chamber of Commerce is to advocate on behalf of the business community to further the interests of business. Regionally, these activities are led by the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce and provincially and nationally with and through the Alberta and Canadian Chambers. The role of CEO, as the voice of business, is to propose policy directions to government ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    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
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    2017 Nominations Memorandum To: Members of the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce From : Reeve Martin, Past President (2014-2015) Re : Nominations to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors Nomination Requirements In accordance with Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce Bylaws , Candidate Nominations are required for four (4) elected positions to the Board of Directors. Chamber Bylaws ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    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, January 17, 2017
    Red Deer Chamber advocates for no increase to City taxes 4 January 2017 As Red Deer City Council prepares to debate the 2017 Operating budget, we would like to encourage Council to strive for a budget that requires no increase to taxes. As presently proposed, Red Deer will see a tax increase of 2.51 per cent. In 2016, the residential to non-residential tax ratio was 2.17, meaning businesses pay a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic
    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