It is with great excitement that I introduce the new, unified brand and community for the Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce (GPRC).
We began this process back in August 2019, when the TRAC (Tri Region Action Collaboration) Task Force was created. In December, the Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Wabamun Chamber members accepted the unification and the new GPRC Board was elected...
The last two months have been an exciting time for the Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce (GPRC) as we look ahead to set the foundation to build a strong and resilient region and inspire strategic investments in the priorities that benefit the Tri-municipal region...
Since this postponement, we have seen many of our members have to close their store fronts. Initially, businesses were directing non-essential employees to work from home, leaving store managers and owners to care for the business. Later, when the provincial government mandated non-essential businesses close their doors, our members implemented creative and innovative ways to serve their customers.
The end of April means that it has been two months that we’ve been during this COVID-19 pandemic. The impact from the new coronavirus COVID-19, has become and continues to be the biggest threat to the global economy and its impact on our Chamber members and their business, on our Parkland regional communities and our way of life have been felt in each household in the Tri-Region.
We have made it through another month of this global pandemic. It has been nearly 3 months that our storefronts have been closed, 11 weeks that our businesses have had to deal with crippling financial losses, 78 days that people have been laid off for. Only now have restrictions begun to lift and our businesses able to welcome customers back into their stores.