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Affordability challenges more acute; talent remains concern for business

While 65.1 per cent of businesses are optimistic about their economic future, Calgary businesses continue to face several headwinds, with affordability and inflation becoming increasingly concerning over the past three months, according to the Q3 Canadian Survey on Business Conditions. The survey was conducted by Statistics Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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City budget on right track; needs further focus on talent and ease of doing business

City administration previewed its 2023-2026 Service Plans and Budget, providing a behind-the-curtain look at what may be coming down the pipe later this year. Noting household expenditures have increased 7.4% for the average Albertan this year, Administration is focused on maintaining affordability, while continuing to invest in Calgary’s future, including an additional $4.4 billion in capital projects.

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City of Calgary

Ahead of City budget decisions, businesses weigh in on spending priorities

A report released by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce highlights key priorities and recommendations ahead of upcoming Council decisions on the City of Calgary’s 2023-2026 Service Plans and Budgets.

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Canada as an adventure tourism destination

Canada is an adventure tourist's dream. With a diversity of activities ranging from cycling, rock climbing, and hiking in the summer, to skiing, snowshoeing, and dog sledding in the winter, Canada is primed to take advantage of a thriving sector that promotes sustainability as well as physical and mental health.

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Deborah Yedlin, President and CEO, Calgary Chamber

Quarterly update from the CEO

Deborah Yedlin shares highlights of the Chamber's work to connect and amplify businesses, and advocate for solutions to expedite recovery. She also offers a preview of key transformations underway to deliver even more value for Chamber members.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

By initiating conversations and furthering our education within our organization, we seek a better understanding, and recognition of meaningful acts of reconciliation as we serve Calgary's business community.

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Deborah Yedlin, President and CEO, Calgary Chamber

Quarterly update from the CEO

Deborah Yedlin shares perspectives on the energy building in Calgary and an update on exciting initiatives under way to connect Calgary's business community in 2022.

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2021 Year in Review

Deborah Yedlin shares highlights of the past year and exciting initiatives for our business community in 2022.

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Mental health: a business priority for 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a worldwide mental health crisis. It is affecting each one of us, whether we know it or not. Learn more about how you can foster a positive workplace and support employee mental health.

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