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BIE January Feature: Navina Yoga

BIE Feature: January Navina Yoga Navina Yoga 4 Years in Business   Submitted by Meg Stevenson, Founder and Community Director What’s your story?   I was introduced to yoga when I was studying psychology to help mitigate stress from working full time and going to school. It was truly love at first downward dog and it…

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BIE December Feature: JaxonLabs

BIE Feature: December JaxonLabs JaxonLabs 10 Years in Business   Submitted by Tom Jackson, Corporate Director What’s your story?   In 2008, Tom was working on a denim brand and an infrastructure management business in Edmonton, Canada. Juggling two very different types of businesses he quickly realized the value of having a strong brand. Beyond the…

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Municipal Priorities for a Competitive Edmonton

With the federal election behind us, Edmontonians are preparing to hit the polls once more to decide the future direction of our city. In anticipation of the municipal election, we reached out to our members to understand the primary concerns of local businesses as they continue to navigate a long road towards a robust recovery.

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Survey shows strong support among business community for vaccine certification

News Back Survey shows strong support among business community for vaccine certification 13 September 2021 Edmonton, Calgary – A recent survey conducted by Leger shows compelling support for vaccine certification, with 70% of businesses and 74% of citizens supportive. Results indicate only 13% of businesses and 12% of the general population are opposed to vaccine…

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Do You Have Reasonable Suspicion?

Canadians are facing increased stresses, pressures and health issues and may be turning to alcohol and drugs as a coping mechanism. A recent poll completed by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction indicates that COVID-19 stress has amplified mental health and substance use concerns.

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Chamber Advocacy Yields Results

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, your Chamber of Commerce has
advocated forcefully and effectively to ensure governments understood just what was happening to your business – and how they might best assist you.

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Striking a Balance: pandemic recovery and fiscal sustainability—2021 Federal Platform: From Challenge to Change

Governments in Canada responded swiftly to the crisis of the global pandemic with programs to support Canadians and businesses and prevent further economic hardship. This spending, while vital, was also costly. The increased debt and deficit resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic response will present a challenge to government budgets for years to come.

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Why an inclusive recovery matters—2021 Federal Platform: From Challenge to Change

News, Policy Back Why an inclusive recovery matters—2021 Federal Platform: From Challenge to Change 31 August 2021 Throughout the pandemic, many groups have faced major challenges. Higher unemployment rates for South Asian, Arab, Indigenous and Black Canadians compared to the average. The burden of unpaid private childcare and job loss falling on women. Systemic discrimination and oppression against Black people and Indigenous…

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