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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....
Post date: October 31, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
Lauren Babuik, Junior Policy Analyst for the Calgary Chamber, looks at the unfolding trade dispute between Canada and the US related to country-of -origin-labelling (COOL). Are you passionate about...
Post date: October 28, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
Scott Crockatt is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Calgary Chamber and is remembering the life of Rod Love, who passed away this week. This week we said farewell to Rod Love, a...
Post date: October 27, 2014
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
One of the biggest challenges on Twitter is building your following organically (not paying for it), this is especially true when you are starting out as you have nobody listening to share your...
Post date: October 24, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
Theft in the workplace affects hundreds of Canadian businesses every year. Mark LaLonde, Director at CKR Global Solutions, is taking a look at what you can do to minimize loss from your own people....
Post date: October 24, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
Justin Smith, Director of Policy for the Calgary Chamber, looks at the work of  influtential French economist Jean Tirole and his recent Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences. Are you passionate...