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Red Deer Chamber of Commerce prepares election survey

Looking at issues important to businesses

Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce will soon be looking for input on business-related topics that should be discussed before Red Deerians cast their votes in the Oct. 18 municipal election.

The chamber is developing a public, online survey that it hopes members and many others in the community will fill out.

“They can expect to see it in their inboxes,” said Reg Warkentin, the chamber’s policy and government relations manager.

“We just want to make sure we get that business-lens focus for what are some of the key issues and priorities they want to see debated and discussed.”

He said basically the chamber wants the new Red Deer city council to focus on growth-friendly policies.

“We want to make sure that Red Deer is an attractive place to start and run a business and that we’re maintaining existing businesses, and attracting new people to the community.”

He said the chamber will also look at more specific ways to promote the goals of the business community.

Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce and Students’ Association of Red Deer Polytechnic will once again partner to host an in-person candidates forum prior to the election. The date of the forum is being determined.



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