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    Friday, April 03, 2020
    In an opinion piece published by the Calgary Herald on April 2, 2020, ACC President & CEO Ken Kobly and other Alberta business leaders expressed concerns that the six-week wait for employers to receive the Emergency Wage Subsidy will undercut the very purpose of the program.   Alberta Chambers of Commerce President and CEO Ken Kobly: “I don’t think a small business will say, ‘Yeah, I will pay ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    (OTTAWA) – April 1, 2020 - The Canadian Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement regarding the additional details provided by the federal government on its Emergency Wage Subsidy Program:   “We appreciate that the federal government is working very hard to develop and deliver financial measures to help businesses and Canadians weather the impact of COVID-19. The Emergency Wage ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    Read the ACC's COVID-19 updates for April 2, 2020.
    Categories: Chamber
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    Read the ACC's COVID-19 updates for April 1, 2020.
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Read the ACC's COVID-19 updates for March 31, 2020.
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Local businesses feel impact of COVID-19Alberta Chambers of Commerce send letter to premier Ponoka News, Mar. 26, 2020 3:30 p.m. The community of Rimbey, a bustling little community nestled in the heart of rural Alberta is unnaturally quiet as March slowly draws to a close.   Due to COIV-19 many businesses and financial institutions have been forced to close their doors, a situation which will, ...read more
    Categories: Political, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Varcoe: From online lessons to a Calgary company sewing face-mask covers, some hopeful business stories emergeCHRIS VARCOE, CALGARY HERALD Published:March 26, 2020 Updated:March 26, 2020 6:48 PM PDT A little more than a week ago, Carrie Kalmykov says the Chinook School of Music didn’t have any online lessons and was facing the loss of tens of thousands of dollars in programming. The co-owner ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Read the ACC's daily COVID-19 updates for March 30, 2020.
    Categories: Chamber
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
    Read the ACC's COVID-19 updates for March 27, 2020.
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    (OTTAWA) – March 27, 2020 – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement regarding the government’s increase to the wage subsidy program and additional measures to help small businesses: “As we all deal with the fallout of COVID-19, today is a good day for Canada’s largest employer -- small business.  The Prime Minister’s commitment for additional support will help them ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    Tax relief for tourism industryMarch 27, 2020Hotels and other lodging providers can delay paying the tourism levy until Aug. 31 for amounts that become due to government on or after today.This will free up more than $5 million in additional cash flow for employers – money that can be used to retain staff, maintain operations and continue providing a valuable service.“We know Alberta’s tourism ...read more
    Categories: Political, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    As covered by the National Post on March 25, 2020, more than 60 Canadian business organizations, including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Alberta Chambers of Commerce, are asking Ottawa for more help for small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, with increased wage subsidies at the top of the list.   Alberta Chambers of Commerce President and CEO Ken Kobly: At this point, in particular, ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chamber, Political
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    On March 26, 2020, ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly issued a letter to Premier Jason Kenney identifying key issues Alberta business owners are dealing with during the COVID-19 crisis and offering several measures for consideration to support employee retention and prevent business closures.Read the full letter here  
    Categories: Economic, Chamber, Political
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Read the ACC's COVID-19 updates for March 26, 2020.
    Categories: Chamber
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Click here to read the ACC's COVID-19 updates for March 25, 2020.
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    On March 23, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce issued a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premiers urging them to clearly define essential services, consider all aspects of supply chain & ensure consistent application across Canada. Click here to read the full letter: http://chamber.ca/advocacy/letters-to-federal-ministers/240320-Lt-to-PM-and-Premiers-COVID-19-pandemic.pdf
    Categories: Economic, Chamber, Political
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Click here to read the ACC's COVID-19 updates for March 24, 2020.
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Canada’s Leading Business Organizations Call on Government to Protect Jobs and Postpone Non-Essential New Measures (OTTAWA) – March 21, 2020 – Four of Canada’s leading business organizations are calling on governments to support a national effort to protect jobs and to postpone non-essential new measures. “Canadian businesses are ready and able to step up to overcome the challenge of COVID-19. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Click here to read the ACC's updates on COVID-19 for March 23, 2020.
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Click here to read the ACC response to COVID-19 for March 20, 2020.
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Click Here to read the ACC Response to COVID-19 for March 19, 2020
    Categories: Chamber
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Click Here to read the ACC Response to COVID-19 - March 18, 2020
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Click Here to read the ACC Response to COVID-19 for March 17, 2020
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Click Here to read the ACC Response to COVID-19 for March 16, 2020
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Click Here to read the ACC Response to COVID-19 for March 13, 2020
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    MEDIA RELEASE – October 24, 2019  For immediate release  ACC endorses 2019 Alberta budget   Following today’s release of the 2019 provincial budget, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) is endorsing the government’s steps to put Alberta back on stable financial footing and restore our competitive edge.   “Alberta is at a crossroads, where the government’s actions will have a profound ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Press Release