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Red Deer Chamber of Commerce Urges City Council to Freeze Spending

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From the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce

Prior to the Christmas break, the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Mayor Veer and Council advocating they pass an Operating Budget requiring no increase to taxes citing the weak economy and struggling businesses as the rationale.

“With oil prices in the tank and very little drilling activity planned, we’re extremely concerned about the economic prospects in store for 2019. Many of our members are struggling to deal with a number of cost increases imposed by our provincial and federal governments, the last thing families and businesses in Red Deer need is yet another,”said Rick More, Chamber CEO. “As households and businesses have had no choice but to pare back their spending, so should our municipal government. We believe this is a great opportunity for this Council to demonstrate leadership during this tough economic time and take measured proactive steps to alleviate the financial strain facing countless Red Deerian families and businesses.”

The Chamber believes that it is well within Council’s capability to pass a $364 million budget while maintaining service levels and recommended the city explore opportunities to outsource services, freeze wages and hiring of non-essential personnel, find efficiencies, and adopt more competitive regulatory and licensing fees. “We’re fully behind the city’s efforts to address community safety. However and given the circumstances we’re facing it’s incumbent upon our elected officials and municipal leaders to make some tough decisions and reprioritize spending.”

“It’s a regular and unpleasant experience for our members to share with us the financial hardships they’re facing in this economy,” continued More. “They unfortunately cannot just increase their prices as the city increases taxes so even just a ‘modest’ increase to their tax bill can be the proverbial straw that breaks the camels back.”

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan, collaborative leader in building a vibrant community and fosters an environment where businesses can lead, be innovative, sustainable, and grow.

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Women Leading Change is back! Sign up for this one-day professional development event for women in business

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Check out this video and send this post to your friends and the business women in your life who are leading change!

This one-day professional development day features a variety of workshops, networking, great food, and an inspiring guest speaker.  All for just $100.00!

Topics include HR, Social Media, Marketing, Accounting, Legal, Finance and more!  It’s also a fantastic place to network and enjoy some great food together.

Guest speaker is Canadian Paralympic Swimmer Tammy Cunnington, a Parapan American Games Medalist, Rio 2016 Paralympian, & Women of Excellence award winner.

Women Leading Change is a partnership with BDC, RSM Canada and the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce

 

Women Leading Change

Tuesday Sep 10, 2019
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM MDT

Welikoklad Centre – Red Deer

4922 49 St Red Deer AB T4N 1V3

$100/person

For Information contact Shelley Hanlan 403-347-4491 Send Email

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Because things can get ugly out there.

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Rain, Rain go away!

As much as we don’t want to think about what’s next after this rainy summer, reality will eventually set in and ‘old man you know what’ will be here.  In an effort to get ahead of it, make sure that your 2nd largest purchase in your life is protected in the areas that you cannot access to take care of!

Protection makes sense.

Make sure that your undercarriage is protected from the harsh elements on the road such as salts, ice, snow, rocks and dirt. What can be done?

  1. We put your vehicle up on a hoist and spray the undercarriage of the vehicle with undercoat. This not only protects it from these elements and ensures that your undercarriage doesn’t rust, but also acts as  sound dampening from road noise.
  2. Another option that we offer is to apply a rust inhibitor in between the panels of your vehicle. We spray the rust inhibitor in your doors, quarter panels, trunk and hood. Moisture gets in between these panels from rain or when we wash our vehicles. This seals off the inside of the panel to make sure that the moisture doesn’t come in contact with the sheet metal. The benefit of this is that you won’t get rust on the common areas of your vehicle such as around your wheel wells, corners of the doors, and on the seams of the hood.

Protecting your vehicle with these products accomplishes two things:

  1. Keep your vehicle looking newer while you own it.
  2. Help to create resale value when you choose to trade it in or sell it.

They are the most common products that we apply to vehicles and for good reason. Albertans know how harsh our winters are, and how long we seem to have rocks/gravel/sand on our roads. Protecting your investment just only makes sense!

Please visit our Finance office for pricing information or with any questions that you may have regarding these products.

Cheryl Sundgaard – Finance Director – cheryl@kippscott.ca

403.343.6633  | kippscott.ca

 

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