Military Reservists have the potential to monumentally enhance the workplaces of Edmonton’s business community. With substantial leadership and technical skills, they offer an incredible opportunity for Edmonton businesses.

The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Robert Half and The Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) are proud to present an in-person luncheon—Leveraging the Reservist Workforce—on September 29, after the Reservists Day of Recognition. Come learn about how a military Reservist could benefit your organization!

The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is excited to provide you with a State of the Region address. This event presents an opportunity to examine factors contributing to the development of the Edmonton Metro Region and provide an occasion to recognize the region’s accomplishments, share priorities and acknowledge challenges.

The State of the Region address offers a chance to consider opportunities for making real changes in how our region functions. We will facilitate a collaborative conversation and reinvigorate a unified perspective regarding adjustments that can benefit our region.

The Downtown Edmonton Community League (DECL) is proud to announce the return of CornFest! CornFest 2022 will take place in Alex Decoteau Park on Saturday, September 10 from 12pm to 4pm:
  • Free corn-on-the-cob and coffee
  • Community garden open house
  • Kids activities
  • 2022-23 DECL membership sign-up and info booth
  • More programming details to come over the next week!
For more details and updates, click here.
This year DECL is joining forces with Grindstone Theatre's Mural Massive Festival on the same day in the park. The Downtown Block Party at Alex Decoteau Park includes live mural painting, beer gardens, food trucks and live music headlined by The Royal Foundry from 12pm-9pm.


We had such a fantastic night, with many amazing conversations last Thursday at our End of Summer BBQ held at the historic Yorath House in the beautiful Edmonton River valley. The Edmonton Chamber would like to thank her Honour, The Honourable Salma Lakhani, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, for attending and helping us acknowledge the land that we have the privilege of inhabiting and the peoples who have travelled and cared for this land for generations.

We thoroughly enjoyed partnering with the Realtors Association of Edmonton and NAIOP Edmonton on this event, and we look forward to doing so again!

Edmonton Hosts the Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Our CEO, Jeff Sundquist, Edmonton Global and our investment partner, Invest Alberta are pleased to welcome the Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, leading a 26-company delegation to the Edmonton Region last week. Our region’s economic development and innovation ecosystem were on full display at the Edmonton International Airport as our friends from across the Pacific learned of the competitive advantages the Edmonton Region offers. We were so thankful to have you!

Through intensive workshops, peer-to-peer exchange, hands-on support and coaching from leading Canadian export advisors, and individual mentoring, the Trade Accelerator Program will help you develop an export plan that is realistic, high-quality and fully integrated with your overall business strategy.

At the end of the program, you will be equipped with the tools and resources to help you succeed as you grow your business.

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The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is excited to be partnering with Edmonton Global on forward/slash 2022! 

forward/slash will bring together regional leaders from across the Edmonton Metropolitan Region to purposefully, proactively, and inclusively build towards a thriving future for our region’s economy. One of the goals of the summit is to build awareness of the activities that are happening across a range of diverse sectors in the Edmonton region. We can look to the future with optimism. The goal of this event is to amplify the narrative of what’s happening in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region and continue collaboratively working together to support our economic recovery.

This invitation only event will host 1,000 attendees, including key leaders and decision makers from industry, academia, Indigenous communities, municipal, provincial, and federal government, and economic development from across the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.  

The evening will include dinner reception and beverages, entertainment, networking opportunities, interactive displays, and a formal program highlighting the incredible talent, resources, and opportunities that are in the Edmonton region.  

Please register for your tickets here with password: FSyeg2022

  • The City of Edmonton has exceeded the affordable housing targets it set four years ago when city council committed to developing 2,500 new affordable homes by 2022. The executive committee approved funding of $17.6 million for four new projects on Sept. 7, raising the total of affordable units to 2,670. Three of the new projects will be in Griesbach and one will be in Glenwood.
  • Following hearing the significantly scaled back first phase of the Edmonton Metropolitan Transit Service Commission’s service plan, the executive committee chose not to offer a recommendation. City council is expected to vote on the $7.2 million of required funding on Sept. 12.  
  • Earlier this week, patients at the Misericordia Community hospital experienced wait times of up to seven hours after being triaged. The Misericordia and several other hospitals in the Edmonton area were reporting emergency room wait times of more than five hours on Sept. 7. Covenant Health which runs the Misericordia Community Hospital said high volumes and staffing pressures have been intensified by the pandemic. 
  • The Government of Canada is accepting Pre-budget Submissions in advance of the 2023 Budget. Submit a brief here. 
  • The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has published a Labour Force Survey that discusses the unprecedented low employment and wage pressures. While this is good news for job seekers, businesses that are already traversing the pressures imposed by inflation and increasing demand, rising compensation and competition for labour in this heated job market will continue to pose a challenge.
  • Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity Dale Nally announced the release of the Alberta Utilities Commission report on the future of hydrogen blending in Alberta. Alberta’s Hydrogen sector is rapidly expanding with more announcements of funding, pilot projects, and technological advancements. This is exciting for Alberta.
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