Member News: Robertson Memorial Branch Celebrates Royal Canadian Legion 90th anniversary

On Saturday April 11th, the Robertson Memorial Branch will host a luncheon for a special group of Legion members to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Legion as a Veterans and community service organization. 

All Legion members in attendance are encouraged to wear uniform with medals.

Benefit Highlight: Exclusive Discount on Mavericks Sponsorship

It's Spring and there's only 2 months until the first Mavericks game of 2015!

The Mavs had such a spectacular year last year, and to celebrate this year they would like to welcome all of their fellow Chamber members to join in the excitement by offering all Chamber member businesses 15% off sponsorships (of $500 or more).

There are so many great sponsorship opportunities available! To find out more information or to get your business involved call (403)580-5811 or email the Mavericks office.

M2M Discount of the Week: Up to $200 off renos!

If you are planning some home improvement projects this spring or summer, contact Good As New Renovations and mention your Chamber membership to receive up to $200 off your project.

Celebrate a Canadian business success story!

The Private Business Growth Award seeks to recognize companies whose growth strategy encompasses a broad range of activities across their business, including innovation, market development, people and culture, strategic leadership and improvements in financial measures.  This national award is presented by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Grant Thornton LLP, and is open to Canadian-owned, privately-held businesses that are at least three years old, with annual revenues over $5 million.

The winner will be announced at a gala in Toronto on Nov. 25.  Along with a coveted Private Business Growth Award trophy, the winner will receive $10,000 worth of accounting/advisory services from Grant Thornton LLP.

Businesses are welcome to submit online at until July 10th, 2015.  If you would prefer not to nominate your own business, contact us and we can arrange to nominate you. 

New Member: Gas City Business Network

The Gas City Business Network is a group of businesses that meets twice monthly to:
  • Promote the exchange of business information among its members;
  • Keep its members in touch with business opportunities in the community;
  • Encourage the exchange of quality leads and business tips for the benefit of all members;
  • Allow each member to present to the members so that the members are aware of what services or products each member offers through their business;
  • Develop an atmosphere where members can have fun in the pursuit of business; and
  • Allow community organizations and public sector services to explain their projects, events and services to our members.
We are currently seeking other dynamic, committed business people to strengthen our network.

For more information about the group, or if you feel like you are a great fit for membership, please contact:

Bruce at CARSTAR Collision & Glass Service
Cameron at CJK Law
Courteney or Joy at Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements
Brandon at Schwab & Co.
Robert at Postcard Portables

Member News: BFI is now Progressive Waste Solutions

Effective April 1, 2015 BFI Canada Inc. will change its name to Progressive Waste Solutions Canada Inc.  As the two brands unite under the one banner, they will remain the same, dependable partner committed to helping with your waste service needs. 

Member News: Cameron J. Kemp Law Office has moved!

Cameron J. Kemp Law Office has now moved into their new location at 78 First Street SW, or Magistrate Manor.  Their office phone number has also been updated to 403-487-5995.  For more information please visit

New Member: CommLink Alberta

CommLink Alberta is a Voice over Internet Protocol service provider, also known as VoIP Telecommunications.

So what makes them different then other ''Over the internet'' providers?

This form of communications isn't part of their business, it's their ONLY business. They are able to provide you with local support, and customized service when you need it. They can customize the level of service to meet your needs, and introduce you to features that you might not have thought possible because of the size of your business. They are also able to provide a complete phone service that includes Emergency 911 Access.

From Remote to Home Offices, 1 employee to 200, they have a solution for you!

Member News: Culligan has moved!

Culligan is all settled in to their new location at 2265 10 Ave SW and they are ready to serve you!  Call them at (403)529-1125 for more information.

Important Information Re: First Data Merchant Services

You may have or may soon be approached by an Independent Sales Operation (ISO) in our area that is selling First Data Debit & Credit Card Processing services through Canadian Payment Services.  Many members may not be aware that they Chamber of Commerce offers top notch Merchant Service discount rates through both ATB Financial and First Data

Although you are welcome to sign up for First Data's services through the ISO, please be aware that you will not receive the Chamber member exclusive rates on this service.  If you approached by an ISO, please ensure that you are aware of the Chamber pricing and compare carefully to ensure you will receive the best deal available on merchant services. 

If you are already using First Data Merchant Services and wish to have the Chamber discount applied to your account, please let us know and we can have our first data representative get in touch with you to make that change.

To apply for First Data Merchant Services, please visit

To apply for ATB Merchant Services, please email [email protected] or call 1-855-941-4912 and let them know you are a Chamber member.