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Wednesday September 1st, 2021
Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce
Elevating, Connecting, & Advocating
September Business Book Club
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss 
Sept 15th, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm | ZOOM

Want to #buyitinthebow? Purchase your book locally at Café Books for a 10% discount! Use "Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Book Club" for discount in store. 10% discount only available for instore purchase at Café Books. 

Ferriss developed the ideas present in The 4-Hour Workweek while working 14-hour days at his sports nutrition supplement company, BrainQUICKEN. Frustrated by the overwork and lack of free time, Ferriss took a 3-week sabbatical to Europe. During that time and continued travels throughout Europe, Asia, and South America, Ferriss developed a streamlined system of checking email once per day and outsourcing small daily tasks to virtual assistants. His personal escape from a workaholic lifestyle was the genesis of the book.

Join us with a beverage and a snack from a local Bow Valley Business! All are welcome and invite a friend!

Click HERE to register for Business Book Club
Canmore Business Alliance
2021 Municipal Election Forum 
 
 Sept 29th, 2021
|11:30am-1:00pm | Silvertip Resort 

 
Join Join the Canmore Business Alliance at the  2021 Municipal Election Candidate Forum! Listen to information from all Canmore Municipal Candidates. Have your chance to ask questions and meet the Candidates. 

-FREE admission for members of the Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce Association (BVCC), Bow Valley Builders & Developers Association (BOWDA), Tourism Canmore Kananaskis (TCK), Canmore Hotel & Lodging Association (CHLA), and Downtown Canmore BIA. 

-$20.00 for non members. 

***Light lunch included!*** 

The next general election is on Monday, October 18, 2021. Electors will be voting for one mayor and six councilors. The nomination period begins on January 1, 2021 and runs until 12 p.m. (noon) on September 20, 2021 (Nomination Day). 
Click HERE to register for the Municipal Election Forum
 2021 Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

5:00pm - 8:00pm | Oct 19th, 2021 |
The Malcolm Hotel | Canmore


Nominate a local Bow Valley
business today!

 

By nominating businesses, you are promoting and recognizing your local entrepreneurs and showing them that their hard work has not gone unnoticed! And you can nominate more than one business!

2021's BEA's will celebrate four businesses in the following four categories:

1. Customer Service Award
- This award recognizes a Bow Valley business that has shown extraordinary commitment to customer service and care.

2. Innovation Award
- This award recognizes a Bow Valley business that has done their best by pivoting and adapting to the everchanging business operations throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.

3. Community Impact Award
- This award recognizes a Bow Valley business that has demonstrated outstanding commitment and involvement in its support of arts and culture, amateur sports, education, and volunteer groups within the Bow Valley.

4. Bow Valley Business of The Year Award
- This award recognizes a Bow Valley business that has been established for more thank three years, has demonstrated professional integrity, financial stability, and plays a leading role in solidly positioning the Bow Valley marketplace.

Let us know what Bow Valley business you think deserves recognition for all they have accomplished in 2021! So Nominate a local Bow Valley Business today! BEA nominations close on September 15.

Please note: any Bow Valley business can be nominated but only Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce members will be eligible to win an award.

Click HERE to nominate a local Bow Valley business!
Quickbooks Online (QBO) Full Day Interactive Training Session for Small Business Owners 

8:00am-5:00pm | Oct 20th, 2021 | The Malcolm Hotel | Canmore

The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to present Quickbooks Online (QBO) Full Day Interactive Training Session for Small Business Owners for the third year in a row! 

Member Rate $149 + tax

Non member $249 + tax

Breakfast, lunch, snacks, SWAG, & post session beverage included!


Every small business owner needs to keep track of their finances... but are you working the most efficient way possible? Are you curious about the buzz around cloud accounting and apps? In this one-day interactive training session you will get an inside look at how the world of managing small business finances has evolved and what you can do to ensure you're not wasting your precious time.

You will learn how to:
-Gain a better hands on experience in QBO
-Explore the fundamentals of working in QBO
-Manage your business finances anywhere in the cloud
-Pay bills; collect money; run reports; review company performance; set up customers, vendors, products, and services; record transactions; reconcile bank statements; and pay GST.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Canmore for being our main event sponsor for the 2021 Quickbooks Online (QBO) Full Day Interactive Training Session ! 

Click HERE for more QBO Training Session info & tickets!
106.5 Mountain FM
Business Tips Contest!

Share a Small Business Tip for a chance to highlight your business on 106.5 Mountain FM during Small Business Week 2021. This is a radio marketing value of $370 per business! Email your 50 to 100 word business tip to askus@bowvalleychamber.com by October 4th, 2021. The top 5 business tips will win their spot on the air!

The BVCC is looking for sponsors
in the following areas:

- Events: Business Book Club, Bevvies & Business, Conversation Café etc. 
- 2022 Peer Mastermind Program 
- 2021 Business Excellence Awards 
- 2021 Small Business Week
-SWAG for the 2021 Business Excellence Awards SWAG bags


Sponsorships are an excellent investment, with the opportunity to increase the profile of your business and to show your support of our amazing Bow Valley business community. With your sponsorship the BVCC will advertise your business through many avenues! Such as, the BVCC newsletter, website, social media channels, Crag & Canyon, Rocky Mountain Outlook, and 106.5 Mountain FM. The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce will provide incentives according to the amount you decide to contribute toward events and initiatives so please  CONTACT US via email at askus@bowvalleychamber.com  for more info. 

Welcome NEW BVCC Members!

Buy It In The Bow!

This Fall Buy It In The Bow and support local businesses!

Follow the Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube for Buy It In The Bow information and video features. Submit a Local Love Letter and sign the Buy It In The Bow Pledge and PLAY Find More In Canmore BINGO to win $50 gift cards and grand prizes! Use and follow the hashtags #buyitinthebow and #findmoreincanmore to see all things Buy It In The Bow!

More info about Buy It In The Bow HERE

Play Find More In Canmore BINGO for your chance to win AWESOME grand prizes and $50 gift cards to local businesses!

Canmore has an incredible diversity of local independent businesses. This makes our community vibrant, resilient, and self-sustaining. Considering we’re a small mountain community, it’s remarkable how much is available right here in the Bow Valley!  When you support local businesses, you recirculate more money into our community, help the environment, support local non-profits, and you keep our community vibrant and resilient. To celebrate our local businesses and the residents who love them, we are excited to launch the Find More In Canmore BINGO Competition. 

Now until September 30, complete any run of 5 support local activities (the middle square is a freebie) and enter to win some amazing local prizes. Every week during September we will randomly draw 10 winners to receive a $50 gift card to a local Canmore business. All entrants will also be in the running for one of three Grand Prizes, worth over $3,000! 

Find More In Canmore BINGO Grand Prizes!!!!!

1st; 
Luxury Staycation and Spa Package for 2 
Courtesy of;
The Malcolm, Stirling Grill, Verde Day Spa and Rapunzel’s

2nd; 
All Inclusive Kananaskis Mini-Tour for 4
Courtesy of;
Canadian Rockies Experience, Epicureans and Unwined @ Three Sisters

3rd;
2 x Canmore Eagles Adult 2021/2022 Season Tickets 

For terms, conditions and entry instructions head to bowvalleychamber.com/contests

 This Fall Buy It In the Bow and spread some local business love!

Submit a local love letter about your favorite Bow Valley Business. You could even win a $50 gift card to the Bow Valley business that you love. Everyone who takes the Buy It In The Bow pledge and submits a local love letter will go in the running to win. All you have to do is leave a short note to a local business you love. All love letters will be published anonymously.

Chamber & Other Info 

Did you know…

BVCC members receive a 40% discount on 15 and 30 second ads all year round on 106.5 Mountain FM! Contact Gord today for more information all things Radio and Digital advertising on www.mountainfm.ca
 
Gord Elser
Account Manager, Bow Valley
106.5 Mountain FM

gord.elser@rci.rogers.com
403.678.2222
Canmore Eagles 2021-2022
Season Tickets Now on Sale!

The Canmore Eagles extremely excited to finally be offering Season Tickets for the 2021-2022  Hockey Season.  The renovations at the Canmore rec Centre are complete and they are super excited to show off the beautiful new building.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to secure your seat for all Eagle home games. 

Buy your Season Tickets and SAVE.
Game Price Breakdown:
Adult $350 - $12.06 per game
Student / Senior $299 - $10.31 per gam
Child $199 - $6.86 per game
Season tickets include all 29 regular season home games!
More info about Canmore Eagles season tickets HERE
Canmore Employers 
Employee Housing Survey

Arbus Mountian Homes is proposing to build new employee housing units in Canmore. This survey is seeking information on your organization's employee housing needs in Canmore to help build what the market requires. For this survey, employee housing is the same as what the Town of Canmore defines as Common Amenity Housing: Common Amenity Housing means a building with separate sleeping facilities and common washing, sanitary and kitchen facilities. 

If you are a larger employer and have 8 min, could you please complete this survey?  The developer is willing to share the survey results with those that complete the survey

The results will help guide the development of additional employee housing in Canmore.  
Click HERE to complete the Canmore Employers - Employee Housing Survey
2021 Rotary Festival of Trees
Sponsorships Now Open!
 
 2021 Rotary Festival of  Trees December 3 to 31, 2021 sponsorship opportunities now available!

In keeping with its long-standing commitment to our local and global communities, the Rotary Club of Canmore once again presents their signature Festival of Trees to kick off the holiday season!

Funds raised from the Rotary Festival of Trees will be contributed to The Rotary Club of Canmore’s numerous programs and services which benefit so many within our community and internationally. Your partnership in this worthwhile and fun event is greatly appreciated.
Click HERE to view the 2021 Rotary Festival of Trees sponsorship package
Cheers To You & Entrepreneurship!
Safely and actively supporting local Bow Valley businesses at every opportunity

The BVCC’s Mission is to sustain a successful business community in the Bow Valley by elevating, connecting & advocating for our members. The BVCC's Vision is where Bow Valley entrepreneurs and businesses grow, network, and find the support needed to thrive and prosper. This Fall Buy It In The Bow And Support Local Bow Valley businesses!
The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce is located within Treaty 7 territory, traditional territories and home of the Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, and Tsuut’ina Nations, as well as Zone 3 Metis. We acknowledge and appreciate that we live, work, and play in their territory and commit to the work of reconciliation.
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