The Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that at the 81st annual Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) provincial conference and policy session, we presented our first provincial policy.
Attendees from across the province gather once a year to review and vote to approve or dismiss proposed policies written by community chambers. There were policies in the categories of Finance, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Health, Infrastructure and Labour to name a few.
Our policy, titled ‘Canada Alberta Job Grant Needs to Allow for Family Business Applicants’ was approved by the network and will be added to the ACC policy book. Approved policies remain in the book for three years at which point it can be renewed if necessary.
It addresses a current exemption for family members of business owners (including adult children) and those who are self-employed. We recommended that the Government of Alberta remove these exemptions, with the goal of further supporting small business in the province.
We thank our members for their feedback and input on issues like and others that allow us to have a voice in the advocacy conversation. The board of directors and more specifically, the policy committee are committed to continuing their efforts to improve the business climate locally and across Alberta.
Members are encouraged to contact the chamber with concerns regarding how they do business whether on a municipal, provincial or federal level.
-Submitted by the Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce