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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...
Post date: November 10, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
Iqbal Ahmed, Policy Analyst for the Calgary Chamber, is looking at what's happening with the recent slides from the Canadian dollar.  Are you passionate about policy? You might be interested...
Post date: November 7, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
The following is a guest blog written by Chamber member Western Compensation and Benefits Consultants in conversation with Partner Barry Cook, around salary increases in 2015. Canadian employers are...
Post date: November 4, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
The 2014 budgetary process is underway at City Hall. Director of Policy for the Calgary Chamber, Justin Smith, is taking a look at how this will affect business and out city's competitiveness....