CHAMBER CONNECTIONS

August 2019
Your monthly update from your local Chamber of Commerce!
24th annual Jurassic Classic Chamber Golf Tournament

A n excellent networking opportunity on an amazing course. Theme: The Wild Wild West. Friday, August 16.
*Registration deadline- Friday, August 9. All skill levels welcome!
Proceeds from this event help support our Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program. We are seeking donations of door prizes and silent auction items, and currently have the Dinner Sponsorship and 2 Hole sponsorships still available. Find out more, download the registration form and see our sponsorship opportunities here !
Upcoming Chamber Events:

Oct.9: Succession Planning Workshop
Oct. 22: Chamber 101 Information Session
Upcoming Member Events:
Now-Aug.31: The Kite @ Rosebud Theatre
Now-Aug.31: Lilia at the BMO Studio Stage
Aug.10: Jann Arden @ the Badlands Amphitheatre
Aug.24: W alk Off the Earth @ The Badlands Amphitheatre
Aug.30-Sep.2: WayneStock at the Last Chance Saloon
Is your organization doing something great to help the community, or celebrating a milestone? Let us know!
Free Resources from the Destination Development Association
Did you miss the presentation from Roger Brooks on June 29 on how to further develop the Drumheller valley as a must-see destination? You can watch the full recording on YouTube here !

Also, the Destination Development Association, in partnership with Roger Brooks, is providing free memberships for the remainder of 2019. Membership provides free access to tons of great resources on marketing, brand development, product development, case histories, and more. Find out more here .
Cheat Sheet- Social Media Image Sizes

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has created a helpful guide on the various image dimensions that are used on different social media platforms. Download it here.
Town of Drumheller Seeking Input on Town Branding

The Town of Drumheller is seeking input from Drumheller residents on our Town brand "Dinosaur Capital of the World." Do you think the current brand is reflective of Drumheller in 2019 and on into the future? Please complete the survey , which should only take about 5 minutes.
*The survey is open until midnight on Sunday, August 11th.
Town of Drumheller Seeking Input on Seniors Housing

The Town has been working with Statesmen, one of Canada's foremost seniors housing and continuing care companies, to explore different options for seniors care within our community. The focus is on their Montrose by Manor Village Life Centres model of seniors living. Seniors, individuals with aging parents and individuals planning their senior years are asked to complete a survey.
Alberta Government Launches Website To Report Needless Red Tape

As part of the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, the province has launched CutRedTape.alberta.ca with a submission form for Albertans to provide feedback on their encounters with costly and unnecessary red tape, and suggestions on how to get rid of it. 
Chamber Trip to Egypt & Dubai!

Picture this- it's March 16, 2020, and we've had another cold Canadian winter that has lasted too long.

But you're not blue- because you are heading to Egypt and Dubai!
The DDCC is offering an 11-day trip to Egypt and Dubai on March 16, 2020 , flying out of Calgary, in partnership with Indus . Find out more!
Calling all tourism businesses and operators- nominations are open for Travel Alberta's ALTO Awards!
Businesses and organisations are encourage to self-nominate .
The Alto Awards recognize individuals and organizations committed to enriching Alberta's tourism industry and inspiring others by demonstrating what can be achieved by working together. Read more
6 Easy Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website- The Business Link

Tip 1: Email Marketing! Read the rest here .
Pizza for a good cause

The Drumheller Boston Pizza has again chosen to help Drumheller Family Literacy/Homework Help by fundraising for the months of July and August, 2019.
There are several ways to support: we have gently used books that you can exchange or make a donation for- a great way to keep everyone reading over the summer! You can round up your bill, or make a straight donation when you pay your bill.
Accessibility Information Available at our Visitor Information Centre

At the DDCC we love partnerships. In 2017, students at Hope College gathered research on wheelchair accessibility at our local tourist attractions, accommodations, restaurants and retail stores for use at our Visitor Information Centre.
In the spring of 2019, the Drumheller and Region Transition Society (D.A.R.T.S) gathered updated photos and information for this Accessibility Guide.

We thank both organisations for their time and effort so that we can help visitors of all accessibility levels enjoy their visit to the valley!
Membership Benefit of the Month: Save on credit and debit transactions with ATB Financial
Until September 30, 2019 when you sign up for ATB Merchant Solutions, we'll help you amplify your business with special pricing on our Business Banking Package:

*Device rental waived for the first 6 months
*No setup or cancellation fees for your merchant account
*Unlimited Business Banking Account for $30/month when you open a Merchant Account (Regular $60/month)*
*Preferred Drumheller Chamber of Commerce member merchant rates and up to $300 worth of cancellation fee coverage
*0% interest for 90 days (based on the first 3 months of purchases) on an Alberta BusinessCard® or a $150 welcome bonus on an Alberta Rewards BusinessCard®
*Pay no annual fee, for the first year, on an Alberta BusinessCard® or Alberta Rewards BusinessCard®

Interested? Contact our Merchant Solutions rep, Krista Gullage, at 403-801-3285 or  merchant.operations@atb.com.
Exclusive Chamber Partner: Chambers Group Insurance
The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has been protecting Canadian firms for over 40 years. More than 30,000 small to midsize businesses choose the Chambers Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits, including Health and Dental insurance, making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small business.
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The Chambers Plan – it’s for your benefit.

Find out why 30% of our Chamber members are on it! Get a free quote online here or call our advisor, Terry Blocksom at 403-854-2136.
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