The Chamber's quarterly policy newsletter

From the CEO's desk

To our community:

This past quarter was an exciting one at the Chamber, highlighted by the announcement of Deborah Yedlin as our incoming President and CEO, effective July 5, 2021. I am confident that under her leadership, the Chamber will be stronger than ever, and will continue to serve the Calgary business community as we recover and emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this edition of Influence, we dive deeper into some of the key opportunities that will help catalyze and accelerate our economic recovery. We look at inclusive growth, the idea that we can grow the economy by adding more seats to the table for those historically underrepresented in our economy. We also explore the importance of the Canada-US border, the importance of economic reconciliation with Indigenous communities, and the future of our clean technology ecosystem.

I would like to thank the Calgary business community for trusting me to lead your Chamber over the past several months, amidst some of the most challenging times our city has seen. It has been one of the greatest honours of my career to have had the opportunity to serve our agile, resilient, and entrepreneurial business community.


Murray Sigler

Interim CEO, Calgary Chamber

June 2021

In this issue

From the CEO's Desk

Quarterly update from the CEO

In his final update, Murray Sigler shares the recent news of Deborah Yedlin as our incoming President and CEO, why we all need to get vaccinated, and a note of thanks to the business community.

2 minute read

Supporting Local

Summer in Calgary: Local businesses deliver extraordinary experiences

Through their determination and ingenuity, learn more about how Calgary businesses are poised to deliver some unforgettable and safe experiences this summer.

7 minute read

Expert Insights

Opportunities for Alberta: Heather Campbell on clean technology

We sat down (virtually) with Heather Campbell, Executive Director, Clean Technology, at Alberta Innovates to talk about the opportunities, challenges, and growth of the clean technology sector.

7 minute read

The Path Forward

Reconciliation: a journey for Calgary businesses

The path of Indigenous reconciliation is complex and necessary for Canada, and Alberta's energy sector is ready to continue the journey.

6 minute read

Canada-US Relations

The border between the pandemic and building back better

Learn about some of the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic border restrictions for Canadian tourism and supply chains.

7 minute read

Policy 101

Inclusive growth: The path to economic recovery through inclusion

​​​​​​​With all of us facing different challenges during the pandemic, we need a recovery that includes everyone. Read about why experts say that equity matters for economic opportunity, and our ideas to get there.

4 minute read
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