Economic Support and Recovery For Business and Our Members

There are a number of new and existing resources that are available to local businesses that will provide support at this time.  Whitecourt, the Whitecourt & District Chamber of Commerce, and Community Futures Yellowhead East have compiled information links HERE to provide easy access to our community.

CAN YOUR BUSINESS ADAPT?

  • Are you able to connect with a local delivery company to get your products to customers?

  • Can you offer customers low tech "virtual shopping" via photos or FaceTime?

  • Can customers place their order, pay electronically, and use curbside pick-up?

  • Have you considered a gift certificate promotion to create cash flow now and great shopping later?

  • Have you accessed free or low cost tele/video conferencing programs to keep meetings going?

  • Can you partner with another small business to create an interesting promotion?

  • Can you pre-package items for easy shopping, such as craft kits, meal kits, outdoor fun, personal care, baby showers, home fitness, senior care or so much more?

HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS?

  • Take some time to leave a positive online review via Facebook, Google, Trip Advisor, etc. Good online ratings now promotes a business for months to come.

  • Purchase gift cards now for future purchases. This helps a small business maintain a more regular cash flow.

  • Like and share posts, and follow business pages! It’s a great way to for others to learn what we have available locally!

  • Order take out or delivery for dinner. Use a local delivery company if you are unable to shop.

  • Start researching where you can get future gifts locally! Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and new babies are celebrated year round.

  • Find a local business for upcoming Mother's Day and Father’s Day gifts and place your order! Arrange to pick up your purchase curbside.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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2020 WDCC Business Awards

Show our business community some love by nominating them for a 2020 WDCC Business Award!

You may nominate as many different businesses, organizations or individuals that you feel have gone above and beyond and are worthy of this recognition.

https://s.surveyplanet.com/W-lMH1bu6

From May 14 – 28th you can nominate in any or all of the categories, and a business/organization/individual only needs to be nominated once to move to the voting round.

May 20 Govt Update Forum

GOVERNMENT UPDATE FORUM ONLINE

On May 20th at 3:15pm, our elected officials will be live to give an update and answer some of your questions regarding our economy, the impacts of COVID-19, and plans moving forward.

Register in advance for this meeting HERE.After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Participants will be muted for the duration of the forum, so please submit any questions in advance.

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE!

The Whitecourt & District Chamber of Commerce Business Centre has space available for lease.

Lease rates are all inclusive with access to a communal boardroom and common areas.

Contact manager@whitecourtchamber.com for more information or to set up a viewing!

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