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Local businesses encouraged to complete Alberta Chambers of Commerce survey

Local businesses encouraged to complete Alberta Chambers of Commerce survey

Media Release 


April 21, 2020


Local businesses encouraged to complete Alberta Chambers of Commerce survey

 

The Business Resiliency Taskforce is encouraging all businesses in the area to complete a survey being conducted by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce network, in collaboration with Economic Developers Alberta and Community Futures.

The survey will collect insights and inform government responses to help businesses through COVID-19 and low oil prices. The local Business Resiliency Taskforce will be receiving the results for the Grande Prairie area which will further aid in its efforts to support local businesses. It’s also vital for area businesses to complete the survey so that local needs are represented when survey results are presented to policy makers in other levels of government.   

By supporting this survey, the taskforce intends to eliminate duplication of surveys for local businesses while also maintaining a strong voice that represents Alberta businesses. The survey can be found at the Business Resiliency webpage under ‘COVID-19 and low oil prices Business Impact Survey.

The recently launched Business Advisory Service Voucher Program is one example of the taskforce’s local response to business needs. Information gathered from the survey will help shape how the taskforce continues to the respond as the situation evolves.

The Business Advisory Service Voucher Program is ongoing, and businesses are accepted on a first come first serve basis. To learn more about the program and to apply, visit the Business Resiliency page on the Chamber’s website.

About the Business Resiliency Taskforce

The City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie and Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce launched a joint taskforce to support businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The partners are meet daily as the situation and business needs rapidly evolve. The co-ordinated regional response is aimed at business and economic recovery and will be introducing new initiatives as needs emerge.

The taskforce continues to host weekly webinars for local business owners, featuring topical discussions as they arise. This week’s webinar will focus on mental health and takes place 12pm Friday April 24.

A social media campaign to support local business called #LoveLocalGP is ongoing. Graphics have been created for the public to utilize to encourage supporting local businesses.

For details on all of the above and for up-to-date information and resources for businesses during the pandemic, visit grandeprairiechamber.com/covid-19-business-resiliency/

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Media inquires:
Rebecca Leigh
City of Grande Prairie
780-518-7898
rleigh@cityofgp.com

Christopher King
County of Grande Prairie
780-814-2014
cking@countygp.ab.ca

Tom Pura
Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce
780-532-5340
tom@gpchamber.com

                                                           

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