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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville – A mixture of new and old faces are once again at the helm of the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce. The business advocacy group held its Annual General Meeting at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre June 4 and elected its Executive and six Directors at Large by acclamation. The 10-member board is two members less than the board elected to the task in 2013...

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by Tristan Turner Morinville Community High School is now home to a recently developed program to enable young entrepreneurs looking to develop small businesses in or around the community. The Biz Kids program is operated by the Community Futures Tawatinaw Region organization, and is taught as an extra-curricular class to any interested high school students in Athabasca, Westlock and Morinville. Students enrolled in the program work to develop a business strategy tailored to their interests, and develop a viable small business ...

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by Lucie Roy with Morinville News Staff files Morinville - A new commercial development on 100 Avenue that will mix 10,700 square feet of commercial space with three stories of residential broke ground May 28, at least ceremonially. Located between the Morinville Christian School and Rednex Bar and Grill, the development is scheduled to begin construction in June and be ready for occupancy in the spring of 2015...

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by Stephen Dafoe After winning the Alberta Chambers of Commerce Award of Distinction in the Export Category, Morinville’s Champion Petfoods once again finds itself taking home another provincial award. The Alberta Export Awards presented the company with the Agricultural and Consumer Products division award Friday afternoon during a ceremony at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton. Champion was is the running with Green Prairie International Inc...

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by Calli Stromner Council unanimously passed first reading of a revised offsite levy bylaw which paves the way for additional revenue to be brought in to municipal government coffers if it successfully gets through the legislative process….

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The Concerto Network is an association of communities of French heritage, joined together for economic opportunities. Morinville joins Legal and Beaumont in joining the association. St. Albert is set to join May 23….

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by Morinville News Staff Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce President Simon Boersma said he has taken the concerns of some of the community’s industrial park businesses directly to engineers working on the traffic lights set to be installed at Highway 2 and Cardiff Road this summer...

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville - Chamber of Commerce members had the opportunity to hear current and future plans for Morinville Community High School direct from its top administrator. MCHS Principal Todd Eistetter was the speaker at the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon May 7. Eistetter brought the news that his school was an exceptional school, a descriptor he said was backed by Alberta Education information, data that shows the school is currently experiencing results that are the highest they have been in eight years….

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville - There is a new full-service barber in town, one who brings with him 40 years worth of experience standing behind his barber chair. Mike Aboudib opened Mike’s Barber Shop at the beginning of April in the former M&M’s Hair Design location on 100 Street, next to Kelley’s Deli and Bakery...

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville - The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce (MDCC) has hired a new Office Administrator / Even Coordinator. Melinda Northcott took on the post just prior to this year’s trade show after working in banking with Scotia Bank for the past six years. Northcott’s role will be to assist with office duties, sell Chamber memberships and oversee the planning of the Chamber’s three major projects: the annual Leap into Spring Expo, the annual Business Awards Gala, and the annual Chamber Golf Tournament…