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Our friends at the Jasper Yellowhead Museum will be hosting a bottle drive at the upcoming Jasper in January Street Festival! Please drop off any donations to either Sheila or AnnaMarie at the Beaver Tail Booth. 

Donations can consist of the following: 

-liquor bottles
-pop bottles
-milk cartons & bottles
-juice containers
-water bottles

Anything you can donate will be much appreciated! 

GPRC Continuing Education Courses 

Grande Prairie Regional College is now offering continued education courses in Jasper, Hinton and Edson. Courses are available in person and online! For more information on what will be offered in your area click here

Programming Opportunities in Jasper

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GRANDE PRAIRIE – GPRC is funding the first phase of a project to determine new post-secondary opportunities including the potential of a new world-class culinary arts program in Jasper.

GPRC continues to assess the community support for the project. GPRC hosted a roundtable session with representatives from the Jasper Town Council, Jasper Chamber of Commerce, Jasper Legion, Tourism Jasper and Parks Canada today in Jasper to determine the level of support to proceed with the project.

To read the full press release on this exciting new prospect for Jasper, please visit the GPRC news page.

Operation 178 – Staff Attraction & Rentention

So what is Operation 178 and what does it mean to you and your recruitment for 2016 – and beyond?

Sounds cryptic?  Seems complicated? Couldn’t be farther from reality on both counts!  Operation 178 is an efficient, immediate and virtually free way to attract and retain staff for this coming season and for seasons to come.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Choose a few of your staff – you’ll know who’s best suited for the task
  • Using your phone, or theirs if they so choose, and find a beautiful background – like that’s hard to do in Jasper
  • Your chosen few will then turn the camera on themselves and tell all the job seekers our there why they need to come live, work and play in Jasper
  • Remember to include some unique aspect of your business in the video including those things that make you proud of your operation and the staff who work there
  • Keep it authentic to Jasper’s destination
  • Send it to JPCC 

That’s it, that’s all – you’re done!

Here’s what we will do:

  • Compile videos as we receive them to have an amazing, authentic and enticing recruiting video that you, as a member are free to use as you please
  • Keep it real, keep it up to date and 
  • Put it on every social media platform possible

It’s not cryptic and not complicated and as noted, it’s virtually free!  Want to know more Contact Pattie Pavlov, General Manager of your Chamber and stay tuned to this site for the official launch of phase I; your pieces will be added and voila – a masterpiece!

Canada’s West Marketplace 2016 Comes to Jasper!

Beautiful Jasper, Alberta, has been chosen to host one of Western Canada’s premier travel trade shows, the 2016 Canada’s West Marketplace.

The 29th annual Canada’s West Marketplace will be held from November 14-17 at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in partnership with Travel Alberta and Destination BC.

More than 300 Alberta and British Columbia tourism suppliers are expected to attend the event, meeting with and promoting their products to international tour operators and wholesalers from across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.

“Tourism works. Canada’s West Marketplace helps to grow tourism across Alberta and British Columbia,” said Royce Chwin, CEO of Travel Alberta. “In Jasper, tourism suppliers from across both provinces will be able to present their products, experiences and services to tourism buyers worldwide, and grow their businesses on an international scale.”

Established in 1989, Canada’s West Marketplace is a partnership between Travel Alberta and Destination British Columbia. Each year, the trade show alternates locations between Alberta and B.C. To learn more, visit www.canadaswestmarketplace.com.

“Canada’s West Marketplace provides tourism operators with direct access to global tourism buyers, social functions, networking opportunities and familiarization tours in an intensive and highly productive industry forum,” said Marsha Walden, President and CEO of Destination British Columbia. “Building on the success we have seen in Kelowna this year, we look forward to welcoming our partners in Jasper in 2016.”

“Jasper is thrilled to be hosting the 2016 Canada’s West Marketplace,” said Bryan Attree, Managing Director of Tourism Jasper. “This event will give our tour operators an opportunity to venture beyond and experience the Rockies as never before. We are excited to work with all of our industry partners in destination, throughout the Canadian Rockies, and in Edmonton to showcase the adventures we have to offer. We will make this an unforgettable event before, during, and after the marketplace.”

Diversification and Financial Performance: A Close Connection

BDC Diversification Study

The Alberta Chamber of Commerce is pleased to share the following study on diversification from the BDC. We hope you will find this content interesting and valuable.

Today, BDC released the results of an Alberta based study on the impact of diversification. The study included 998 Alberta based companies across a variety of industry sectors. “The message is clear – diversification is a critical strategy for Canadian businesses to succeed in these challenging times”, says Pierre Cléroux, Chief Economist and Vice‑President, Research at BDC. “Business owners who fail to do so may be missing growth opportunities and putting their company under unnecessary risk.” “We found a clear relationship between financial performance and the level of diversification,” Cléroux says. In fact, nearly seven in 10 fully diversified companies had strong revenue growth – versus less than two in 10 undiversified businesses.

Even businesses with a modest degree of diversification were more likely to have strong revenue growth than undiversified companies. The study also includes a profile of 5 Alberta entrepreneurs in diverse sectors that have successfully undertaken a diversification strategy. Read the full business diversification study or visit the BDC Analysis and Research section for more information, strategies and studies.


So, Why Should I Join the Chamber?

This is question often asked by many business owners – and it is a valid question. Well for starters joining a Chamber gives you access to value added services, it provides exclusive advertising, provides valuable networking opportunities and allows businesses to problem solve or gain access to business to business knowledge and learning.

But the most important advantage Chamber membership brings the business community is a collective voice to lobby on advocacy matters or problems directly affecting them. This could be on a local, provincial or even federal level.

After all one loud is more likely to be heard than a few small voices. So take a look at our infographic and if you’re not already a member then maybe consider adding your voice to the many that already are?