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Post date: January 28, 2015
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
It wouldn’t be out of line for even the most casual observers to recognize that 2015 is shaping up to be the year when major global economies are expected to reach some form of consensus on a...
Post date: January 12, 2015
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
As a commodity, when the price of oil goes down not everyone grumbles. Lauren Babuik, a policy analyst with the Calgary Chamber looks at some of the winners and losers as the world adjust to a $50...
Post date: December 23, 2014
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
Talk about the price of oil and its implications is a constant in Calgary so this week Policy Analyst Iqbal Ahmed looks at the potential implications of the recent price downturn as it relates to...
Post date: December 16, 2014
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
This is a guest post from Calgary Chamber board member, and partner at McLeod Law LLP, G. Brent Cooper, and Vik Mall, associate at McLeod Law LLP. For many employers and employees, the holiday...
Post date: December 16, 2014
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
This is a broad overview of our recently launched Great Cities: Profiles in municipal excellence report by junior policy analyst Lauren Babuik. You can view the full report online or download it...
Post date: December 2, 2014
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
Justin Smith, Director of Policy for the Calgary Chamber, looks at recent announcements from these two provinces that signal they will not be easy to please as it relates to the proposed Energy East...
Post date: December 1, 2014
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
These days whether we are in line at the grocery store, riding the bus or waiting for our Starbucks order, most of us go to our smartphones to pass the time. As we browse our Twitter,...
Post date: November 27, 2014
Posted by: Adam Legge
As the Calgary Chamber completes a record-setting year, we are looking ahead to further growth and important gains in 2015. The year ahead will include providing even more value for your...
Post date: November 21, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
A good business climate, sound financial planning, and strong infrastructure and transit are only a few things that make a city great. In order to attract and retain the skilled workers Calgary needs...
Post date: November 17, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
The following is a guest blog written by Chamber member Yellow Pages on their upcoming Shop the Neighborhood event, geared to draw attention to the small businesses working hard to support our...