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State of the City address Wednesday

State of the City address this Wednesday The 2010 St. Albert State of The City address will be delivered by Mayor Nolan Crouse this Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the chamber of commerce Business @ Lunch meeting.

State of the City address this Wednesday

The 2010 St. Albert State of The City address will be delivered by Mayor Nolan Crouse this Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the chamber of commerce Business @ Lunch meeting. Mayors from throughout the Capital region will join the St. Albert business community to hear Crouse's update on city projects, and the plans for 2010. The luncheon is being held at the Kinsmen Banquet Centre in Riel Park, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We hope you will attend and come prepared to ask questions. To register, please call the chamber of commerce at 780-458-2833 or email [email protected].

Message from the chair

There are several things business owners must do to keep their business healthy, but none more important than participating in the Healthy Business Challenge. New kings were crowned Saturday night at the gala, kicking off a whole new year of opportunity to get involved in the fastest growing sport in St. Albert. Winning first place overall for 2009 was the City of St. Albert, with the Fraternal Order of Eagles taking second spot and Connect Logistics and Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club tied for third.

Participating in these fun events is an excellent team building opportunity as well as a great way to network. It gives recognition to your business in the community and shows that you appreciate your dedicated staff. And did I mention how much fun it is? Fifty points are awarded to any member business represented at an event with an additional 30, 20 and 10 points available for first, second and third. As you can see participation is the important part of the challenge and as such, we are continuing to add events that will give everyone a chance to get involved. Curling is the first event, being held on March 6, followed by bowling, slow pitch, golf, a blood donor drive, the Mayors' Walk, pool and darts for 2010. These disciplines are geared to have participants involved throughout the entire event at an affordable price. All events are expected to sell out this year so watch for the notices and get your entries into the chamber office early. See you at the curling rink March 6!

Welcome new members!

• 2011 Alberta 55 plus Winter Games — Sandra Fenton, chair and Barbara May, director of Friends of the Games, 25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave., St. Albert. Tel: 780-458-4564 Fax: 780-458-4563 Email: [email protected],

• ALLFOUR Technology Enterprises Inc. — Luciana and Fernando Grossi, directors, #205, 200 Carnegie Dr., St. Albert. Tel: 780-940-3554 Fax: 780-452-9446 Email: [email protected],

• Capital Printing & Forms Inc. — Brian Harding, president and Les Ferguson, sales manager, 14133 - 128 A Ave., Edmonton. Tel: 780-453-5039 Fax: 780-452-5144 Email: [email protected],

• Devine Blinds — James Monsees, owner, 55 Eastcott Dr., St. Albert. Tel: 780-446-9727 Fax: 780-665-7038 Email: [email protected],

• Eco Scrubbers Inc. — Yvonne Doe-Demosse, operations manager, 10712 - 109 St., Edmonton. Tel: 780-757-6243 Fax: 780-757-6244 Email: [email protected],

• Element Automation Inc. — Michel Sabourin, manager, #50, 20 Circle Dr., St. Albert. Tel: 780-458-7797 Fax: 780-418-2293 Email: [email protected]

• Ironman Directional Boring Ltd. — Dustin Wilson, president and Kendall Kamineski, Secretary, 62 Lancaster Cres., St. Albert. Tel: 780-264-2096 Email: [email protected],

• Little Einsteins Daycare @ St. Albert Inc. — Curtis Stewart, president and Gordon Wilkinson, vice president, Grandin Park Plaza, 22 Sir Winston Churchill Ave., St. Albert. Tel: 780-486-6725 Fax: 780-486-6726 Email:

• Royal LePage ArTeam Realty — Lindsay Martin, branch manager, 210, 506A St. Albert Trail, St. Albert. Tel: 780-458-5595 Fax: 780-460-2205 Email: [email protected],

• Skybox Grill — Neal Seifeddine, owner/operator and Kevin Chehade, owner/operator, 400 Campbell Rd., St. Albert. Tel: 780-569-5211 Fax: 780-569-5210 Email: [email protected]

• The Bigger Picture — Donna Hayward, owner, 33 Dubonnet Way, St. Albert. Tel: 780-886-9339 Email: [email protected],

• The Co-operators, Brent Ezzard, agent, #152, 22 Sir Winston Churchill Ave., St. Albert. Tel: 780-458-3669 Fax: 780-459-8774 Email: [email protected]

Mike Howes sworn in as chair

On Saturday Jan. 30, Chamber first vice chair, Charlene Zoltenko from State Farm Insurance and chamber chair Mike Howes from DKC Sparklean were officially sworn into office by Mayor Nolan Crouse at the Genstar Chamber Gala. Amidst the elegant surroundings of the Glendale Golf & Country Club, guests enjoyed an exceptional meal, great music, the presentation of the 2009 Healthy Business Challenge trophies and an amazing magic show by Sheldon Casavant. Local artist Lewis Lavoie created an original artwork during the evening, which was auctioned off with proceeds donated to the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce Building Fund. Outgoing chair Joe Becigneul delivered his Year in Review speech and Howes shared his vision for 2010. The signature sponsor again this year was Genstar Developments, with wine sponsored by the Campbell Park Liquor Store. Many thanks to our supporting sponsors and to everyone involved in this outstanding event.

Vision of Success

On Thursday, Feb. 18, the second speaker in our Vision of Success speaker series will take to the stage at the Sturgeon Valley Golf and Country Club. You will want to be there to hear the inspiring story of Shirley Sander and her climb to business success in a male dominated sector. This evening has a "travel" theme and you'll enjoy travel fashions and accessories modelled prior to the presentation. There are hors d'oeuvres, complimentary wine and wonderful door prizes. The series continues in May and August. Participating sponsors include the St. Albert Gazette, Bliss Hair, Sublime Swim & Sunwear and Eye Care Group. For tickets to attend, call the chamber office at 780-458-2833 or email [email protected].

Chambers of Commerce Insurance Plan

Today more than 27,000 firms participate in the Chambers of Commerce Group Plan, making it the largest of its kind in Canada.

Whether you are a sole entrepreneur, home-based business, or a larger firm, benefits are a very important part of your financial security. The Chambers Plan, offered exclusively to chamber of commerce members, lays a solid foundation for that security, based on a benefit program designed for you and your company.

The chambers plan has operated continuously for more than 35 years and with fully pooled benefits, your firm's rates will remain stable. Additionally your firm is guaranteed non-cancellable due to the claims experience of your firm.

For more information visit us at or call the chamber of commerce office.

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