Calgary Gas & Oil Expo

Come and see us at the Calgary Gas & Oil Expo on June 11-13, 2013 at Stampede Park.  We will be joined by Don Logan from Castle Rock Metal Buildings, Cal Gayowski from Northwest Fabricators Ltd. and Kevin Gay from Northwest Pipline Ltd.  Visit us at Booth 5316.

Mayor & Reeve Breakfast

Please join the Athabasca District Chamber of Commerce Mayor & Reeve Breakfast on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 7:30 am to 8:30 am at the Athabasca Multiplex

Welcome New Industry Members!

The Alberta Energy Corridor would like to welcome Ryan Park from Flying J Travel Plaza as our newest industrial partner.

Ryan Park has established his business since 1990 and provides fuel services for the northern Alberta between Edmonton and Fort McMurray.  Mr. Park’s well established gas station and convenience store for those travelling to and from the Fort McMurray area is a perfect place to get a bite to eat, catch up on the latest news or to simply get some time out of the vehicle.
Mr. Park’s other projects include the Parkland Community Housing Ltd. which was established in 2009 where he has developed residential areas and attainable housing.  Ryan is involved with the community and would like to see it thrive for years to come and we look forward to his business insight and enthusiasm.

Business Vitality Alberta Tool is Now Ready!

This is a self-administered, streamlined version of the successful Business Vitality Imitative (BVI) that communities/community groups can do themselves without having to incur the cost of hiring outside facilitators and consultants.  It was a project of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association with funding support from the Rural Development Division.

A manual, draft survey, sample results spreadsheet, and training video have been produced and are available here.

Portage College Presents “Welcome Back NHL” with Bryan Trottier

On April 12, 2013 the Portage College Annual Sports and Education Dinner will reach new heights with special guest, hockey legend, Bryan Trottier.  This is a must attend event that will see the Lac La Biche College gym once again transformed into a hockey rink, complete with a bigger penalty box and new audiovisual with better sound!

Check out the link below for more details and to get your tickets!

Portage College Presents Welcome Back NHL! Feb 21

Investment Readiness Toolkit

The Economic Development (ED) practitioner has a demanding and complex job in this global economy. The Investment Readiness Toolkit is an important instrument to help you meet the high expectations required to attract, retain and grow businesses.

The Investment Readiness Toolkit provides frameworks and practices to manage familiarization tours and other aspects of investment attraction. The Toolkit will assist communities to identify investment readiness gaps, develop new or improved economic development processes and expand capacity for communities to attract, receive and successfully explore investment opportunities. This document has been developed by EDA in partnership with the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.

Why do communities engage in investment activities?
1. To create economic diversity
2. To maintain and expand infrastructure
3. To increase the ability to meet the needs of residents and businesses
What’s inside the Toolkit?

  1. Understand Investment- How does investment attraction work?
  2. What areas of your community are investment ready; which are not?
  3. Identify investment trends.
  4. Familiarization Tours- How to identify your best chances for success.
  5. Aftercare- Best ways to stay engaged with your investors.
How to use the Toolkit:

Each section provides you with ways to better understand your community and a checklist to perform the practice.
Best practices are also included.
Templates are included that you can adapt for your own community’s needs

CastleGlenn Consultants Highway 63 Alignment Presentations

Hwy 63 – Fact Sheet Jan 2013

Hwy 63 – Presentation 2

Portage College Boyle Campus Pipeline Safety Program Set to Launch

Looking Ahead: Western Canada’s first pipeline safety program to launch in 2013

Set to fully launch in September 2013 Portage College’s Boyle campus will launch Western Canada’s first pipeline training centre!  The program offers students practical training and experience with everything from pipeline construction, operation and maintenance to environmental and regulatory policy.

2011 Mayors’ & Reeve’s Brunch a Success

Read the Athabasca Advocate article on the Boyle Mayors’ & Reeve’s Brunch hosted by the AEC in conjunction with the Village of Boyle and Boyle District Chamber of Commerce on October 13th 2011. Our sincere thanks to all the volunteers who helped put the event together, as well as our wonderful guest speakers Dan Dibbelt from NADC, Marnie Yohemas from Enbridge Pipelines, Dr. Trent Keough from Portage College and Richard Sendall, V.P of Business and Strategic Planning from MEG Energy. In all, 94 people attended the event, with some travelling from as far away as Regina SK and Kelowna BC.

Athabasca Billboard Installation

The Alberta Energy Corridor completed it’s latest AEC Billboard in the Town of Athabasca September 22. Ian and his crew from Sign Dezign did another fabulous job of the build and installation. Special thanks to the Town of Athabasca for supporting the AEC with administration and equipment to make the installation go off without a hitch.


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