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Post date: April 14, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
Cycle tracks are a hot topic of discussion in Calgary. Justin Smith, the Director of Policy for the Calgary Chamber is taking a look at the impact that cyle tracks would have on Calgary businesses. ...
Post date: April 14, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
This is a guest post written by Kelly Nicholson, Partner with Field Law. The signal event of this summer, in that space where the world of commerce overlaps with the law of privacy, must surely be...
Post date: April 8, 2014
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
This post outlines what your business needs to do to protect your important data as a result of a recently discovered security vulnerability. Not many of us tend to understand the layer upon layer of...
Post date: April 7, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
The education system feeds Canada's economy. Chamber Policy Analyst Jaspreet Singh is taking a look at how business could potenially help shape future education policies.  Are you passionate about...
Post date: March 28, 2014
Posted by: Adam Legge
We are blessed to live where we do.  We have some of the finest natural and human resources in the world.  We have a high quality of life, in a safe and democratic environment.  People are flocking...
Post date: March 24, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
Tourism is a vital part of Calgary's economy. In response to recent moves by the Canadian Tourism Commission, our Junior Policy Analyst, Lauren Babuik, is breaking down what matters most to our...
Post date: March 18, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
The 2014-2015 provincial budget was tabled last week. As part of the Calgary Chamber's in-depth look at what's in store for Alberta businesses, our Director of Policy Justin Smith is breaking down...
Post date: March 17, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
This is a guest post written by one of our affinity partners, Barry Cook, with Western Compensation & Benefits Consultants The traditional 9-to-5 schedule is becoming a thing of the past. The...
Post date: March 10, 2014
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
It has come to the Chamber's attention that calls are being made to Calgary businesses asking questions about office space needs and current payment rates. These callers have variously claimed to be...
Post date: February 3, 2014
Posted by: James Callsen
The Municipal Government Act (MGA) is an important legislative tool that directly impacts the proper functioning and efficiency of our municipal governments. While the MGA has been amended and...