Volume XX | Month Day 20XX
August, 2021
The Altona & District Chamber of Commerce publishes a monthly Newsletter with Updates as required. Keep up-to-date on our website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Where's Sunnie?
Sunnie, the Altona Chamber gnome has gone on vacation and is visiting Altona businesses. He will be posting photos of his travels each week and invites people to follow the clues to find him. When you figure it out, go to the store and ask at the till for Sunnie; take a selfie with him and post it to the Chamber on Facebook or Instagram for an entry to win a weekly prize of $100 in Chamber Bucks. If you purchase something from that store and upload the receipt, you will get a second entry for the prize. There are 5 chances to win during the month of August.
Good Luck and Have Fun! #shopaltona
2021 Chamber Golf Tournament
The Altona & District Chamber of Commerce is planning a Member Appreciation Golf Tournament and Dinner to be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at the Oakview Golf & Country Club. We haven’t been able to golf together since 2019 so this will be a welcome treat. Click here for tips on how to Network on the Golf Course.
We are making some major changes to make our first in-person event special and memorable. One of the changes is to our Sponsorship Opportunities; we are looking for hole, cart and door prize sponsors as well as additions to swag bags, and more. Each of the levels have specified recognition which will showcase your business to other Chamber Members who represent our community’s business leaders, small business owners, entrepreneurs, political representatives, employees and more. This is a great way to show your support for the Chamber of Commerce in a highly visible manner. This will include some or all banner and/or signage and printed material and/or name mentions from the podium and more. Contact the Chamber at 204-324-8793 or 204-823-3110 to sponsor.

Registration will be emailed and available on the Chamber website shortly.
New Manitoba Health Orders Announced
The Province announced today that new loosened health orders will go into effect at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 7. Click link above.

The orders will expire at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and will be reassessed at that time in the context of vaccination rates and the province’s overall COVID-19 situation.
We are pleased to welcome our newest Member:

RezCom Building Inspections - Mike Friesen

We are trying to contact all new and existing Altona & District businesses to offer them the opportunity to join our vibrant and active Chamber of Commerce. If you know of a business who is not yet a Member, please refer them to the Chamber or let us know and we will make that contact.
Embarking on an adventure in our beautiful province? Planning a staycation? Take a trip on us this summer!
TRIP is all about helping our tourism industry rebound from the devastating effects of the pandemic (particularly since marketing to tourists beyond our own provincial borders isn't yet aligned with public health orders). The best part? Manitobans reap the rewards just by touring our own beautiful backyard!

Manitoba residents aged 18+ can apply for a rebate of up to $100 off a one-night hotel stay, OR $150 off a hotel-designed stay & play package, as well as a rebate of 50% off admission fees at Manitoba's Star Attractions!

Plan your getaway to align with the program window (July 31 to August 16, 2021), visit an eligible accommodation or attraction, then upload your eligible receipts to claim your rebate using our specially-designed platform at www.tripmb.caGet ready to travel in Manitoba and save!
Keep Your Finger on the Pulse of the Manitoba Business Community
Share your insights as a business leader by registering now to join MBPulse.com, the MCCs brand-new engagement and polling platform. Our goal is to harness the collective experience of Manitoba's business community and amplify your voice.
Through quick polls, short surveys, and questionnaires, we'll consult with you confidentially on emerging issues. MB PULSE polls will measure sentiment and take the temperature of our community, and enable MCC to uncover trends, collect labour market information, and create research outputs to support our advocacy efforts.

Whether you're a leader in our network of local chambers of commerce, a small business owner, an industry executive, rural or urban, manufacturer or healthcare operation, retail or restaurant, join MB PULSE and share your experiences.

Keep your finger on the pulse of the business community.