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  • 30 Jul 2022 3:42 PM | Anonymous

    We're so excited to announce the FINALISTS for the 2022 Sylvan Lake Business Awards! 

    On September 17th we celebrate the Finalists at a formal business awards celebration to take place at the NexSource Centre "Under the Big Top", and can't wait to reveal each of our award winners for the first time.

    Please join us in congratulating this year's finalists...

    EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

    • Sara Brozer, Bukwildz
    • Alex Chong, Sylvan Auto Parts
    • Shannon Fiedler, Lodge 43
    • Ernesto Ortiz, Sun of a Beach
    • Kelly McQueen, Re+Active Physical Therapy & Wellness

    YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

    • Cody Borek, Sweet Home on the Lake
    • Tyson Czuy, Adrenalin Motors
    • Connor and Kory Goossens, Flying Goose Media Inc.
    • Chris Jervis, Crucial Diesel

    BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR

    • Kjeryn Dakin, Bukwildz
    • Heather Jones, Lodge 43
    • Leigh Ostiguy, Snap Fitness
    • Sarah Barnes, Central Alberta Security & Automation
    • Lisa Leschert, Knot Just A Box

    BUSINESS PHILANTRHOPY AWARD

    • Crucial Diesel
    • Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
    • Knot Just A Box
    • Lodge 43
    • Murdoch D'Mello Insurance & Financial Solutions

    BUSINESS RESILIENCY AWARD

    • Barbershop Etcetera
    • Sylvan Auto Parts
    • The Launch
    • The Maby Studio
    • Wood Shed Axe Throwing

    CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE

    • A to Z Blinds
    • Adrenalin Motors
    • Central Alberta Secruity & Automation
    • Maid to Shine
    • Trybe Fitness Bar

    MARKETING EXCELLENCE AWARD

    • Adrenalin Motors
    • Bukwildz
    • Central Alberta Security & Automation
    • Lodge 43
    • Red Neck Wear n Tear

    VISITOR FRIENDLY AWARD

    • Barbershop Etcetera
    • Chief's Pub and Eatery
    • Lodge 43
    • Red Neck Wear n Tear
    • Sun of a Beach

    HOME BASED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

    • A to Z Blinds
    • Maid to Shine

    NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

    • Bonefish Marine
    • Kickin' Candy
    • Mainstreet Eatery
    • Sweet Home on the Lake
    • Re+Active Physiotherapy & Wellness

    LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

    • Adrenalin Motors
    • Canadian Tire Sylvan Lake
    • Lodge 43

    SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

    • Central Alberta Security & Automation
    • Knot Just A Box
    • Mackie Valuations Inc.
    • Sylvan Lake Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic
    • Snap Fitness

    JOIN US UNDER THE BIG TOP ON SEPTEMBER 17TH!

    The business awards will be held on September 17th at the NexSource Centre (Curling Rink) with a formal dinner, dance, awards ceremony, along with plenty to keep you entertained for the evening. 

    Businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities can download the sponsorship information here.

    For tickets, visit our event page. The deadline for tickets is August 30th.


  • 2 Jul 2022 3:31 PM | Anonymous

    Your voice matters...

    The Alberta Chambers network has partnered with industry partners and the Government of Alberta to identify hiring challengest that employers may be facing. The research is incredibly timely as the labour market and economy heat up. If you are a business operator, this is your chance to have your voice heard.

    The survey will take 2-3 minutes to complete and is open until 5:00 pm on July 15th.  

    Take the Survey

  • 2 Jul 2022 3:13 PM | Anonymous

    Digital Adoption Grant

    How Canadians do business has changed. To stay competitive and grow, small and medium-sized businesses need to adopt new digital tools.

    In Budget 2021, the Government of Canada announced the $4 billion Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) to help get your business online, give your e-commerce presence a boost or help digitalize your business's operations.

    CDAP provides funding and support to businesses, as well as training and work opportunities for young Canadians. >Learn More

    Temporary Foreign Worker Program

    The Federal Government Announced changes to the program that make it more accessible to a number of employees. >Learn More

    The Alberta Jobs Now Program

    There have been significant changes made to the program, including opening the program to Alberta businesses and non-profits that have been incorporated or registered than less than a year. Third intake launched June 3, 2022. >Learn More

    New Funding for Women Entrepreneurs in Alberta

    Loans of up to $75,000 will soon be more accessible to women entrepreneurs than traditional bank loans. Women who want to start or grow a business can apply for the funds, which can be used to pay employees, purchase equipment, and buy merchandise. >Learn More

    Student Work Placement Program

    The student work placement program partners with employers, and post-secondary insitutions to create and deliver work-learning opportunities for post-secondary students. Wage subsidies are available to help employers bring on young talent and new hires. >Learn More

    Work-Sharing Program

    This program helps employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary decrease in the normal level of business activity, and the decrease is beyond the control of the employer. The employer and the employees involved must agree to participate in a work-sharing agreement. >Learn More

    Jobs and Growth Fund

    This provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth. The fund, which is delivered by  Canada's regional development agencies, provides $700 million nationally over 3 years. This includes up to $70 million dedicated to businesses that were created after January 2020 that meet eligibility criteria. >Learn More

    Canada-Alberta Job Grant

    The Canada-Alberta Job Grant helps to cover training expenses for existing employees and new hires. If you are hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered to up to $15,000 per trainee.  >Learn More


  • 27 May 2022 4:58 PM | Anonymous

    If Ireland is on YOUR bucket list, READ ON...

    Join us when we embark on a 10-day tour departing from Calgary on April 23, 2023! Read on for more information about the trip as well as details on how to win a trip for two.

    Book the tour:

    • You do not need to be a Chamber Member to book this trip - so feel free to join us with your nearest and dearest.
    • Find the itinerary using the link below.
    • The cost of our Irish Adventure is $4099 and includes flights from Calgary, Hotels, Tours, 10 Meals and much more.
    • To book, you just need to make a deposit, with the final payment due 90 days before our departure.
    • You can learn more at our upcoming information webinar.
    • AND through our partnership with Sylvan Lake Community Partners you can also enter to win a trip for two for this tour!

    Learn More / Itinerary

    Free informational webinar:

    Get the scoop on the trip at our upcoming webinar with Indus Travel on June 29, 2023 at 12pm. Those who attend will get in on a special announcement and incentives, so be sure to register to attend.

    Sign Me Up

    Win a Trip for Two

    The Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Sylvan Lake Community Partners in support of their Women in the Workplace Workshop initiative. You can buy raffle tickets for just $20 for this tour - and only 1000 tickets will be sold! 

    And don't worry...if you make a deposit/book a trip, if you are the lucky winner, we will refund any payments you have made OR, you can transfer the trip to family, friends or colleagues!

    Get Your Tickets!

    Come Discover Ireland with the Sylvan Lake Chamber!


  • 22 Nov 2021 10:29 AM | Anonymous

    Click image for list of award winners

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:44 AM | Anonymous

    Besides sponsorship opportunities, there are a few other perks that come with membership that are JUST for chamber members, such as:

    • Hosting a member mixer at your business to promote your products and services.
    • Including an ad in our weekly newsletter (we only include one ad per week)
    • Sharing your expertise with a member sponsored newsletter (we only book one per month)
    • and of course, listing your business on the Sylvan Lake Town App.

    For pricing, see below.


  • 13 Oct 2021 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    The Sylvan Lake Chamber is bringing "The Oscars" to Sylvan Lake for our upcoming 2021 Business Awards Event to be held on November 19th at our local theatre. Expect to be entertained!

    We have some excellent sponsorship opportunities available that are outlined below.

    If interested, contact the Chamber at info@sylvanlakechamber.com


  • 13 Oct 2021 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    The Waterfront Commercial District Revitalization Committee, a Chamber Committee in partnership with the Town of Sylvan Lake and several downtown business owners and managers is pleased to announce a shop local iniative to encourage locals and visitors to spend their dollars in beautiful downtown Sylvan Lake.

    This event will run from November 1st through December 5th - and any downtown business can participate.

    All of the prize money has come from the WCD Committee - with weekly draws being made every Monday with escallating cash prizes!  Hit the image below for all the details, and to ENTER TO WIN!




  • 12 Oct 2021 3:16 PM | Anonymous
    The Sylvan Lake Chamber has ordered rapid testing kits which employers can use to test their staff. Kits cannot be used to test family members or customers, and weekly reporting is required to use this program. It is also recommended you test your staff once or twice weekly.

    Rapid testing screening programs can identify pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic cases – people who don’t know they’re infected with COVID-19 – so they can be isolated early to stop the spread. 

    We expect to receive our order soon but will have a limited number of test kits as we determine the interest and demand in our community, as well as our capacity to effectively administrate the program.

    If you are interested in receiving test kits for your business, please use the link below and we will do our best to accommodate those that meet the criteria.

    RAPID TESTING REQUEST FORM

  • 5 Oct 2021 12:18 PM | Anonymous

    On October 4th from 6 pm - 8 pm the Sylvan Lake Chamber a live-streamed Municipal Election Forum.

    We would like to thank the candidates who came out to share their views, the Town of Sylvan Lake for arranging for the live-stream, and Harry Sawchuck from Rowanoak Law Office who moderated the event.

    While the public was not able to attend in person, we did invite them to submit their questions in advance.

    If you missed the forum, you can WATCH IT HERE. 

    You can also read about the Candidates and learn about their top priorities HERE.

    See you at the polls on election day!

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