December Newsletter
Happy Holidays!
The Stettler Regional Board of Trade Executive & Staff would like to wish you happy holidays and a joyous new year!
Holiday Hours:
December 21 8:30am- 11:45am
December 24    10am-2pm
December 25    Closed
December 26    Closed
December 27    10am-2pm
December 28    10am -2pm
December 31    10am- 2pm
January 1           Closed
January 2           Regular Hours (8:30am-12:00pm 1:00pm-4:30pm)
The Holiday Season is here!
At the Stettler Board of Trade we are excited to hear what you are doing to grow the holiday spirit that the Town of Stettler has fostered.
We are asking businesses to decorate, use lights, and create events or activities that correspond with our holiday special events this year.
MIRACLE ON 50TH STREET- Dec. 14&15

  • This is a new event that focuses on driving the Alberta Prairie Railway's Polar Express traffic into our local shops. With an expected 2000 visitors, over this weekend alone, Destination Stettler, in cooperation with the Stettler Board of Trade, has distributed special $5 Heart of Alberta Coupons to families riding the train December 14 & 15. We hope this encourages families to spend as well as gives us some feedback on where people are coming from and what they're spending. We ask that all retailers fully fill out the front of the coupon so the program can effectively derive important tourism statistics. After you have given the discount please return the coupons to our office for a full refund just as you would Heart of Alberta Dollars.

  • If you are participating in Miracle on 50th Street with events or activities we would like to know so we can add your events and link your website to www.shopstettler.ca
NIGHT BEFORE, THE NIGHT BEFORE- Dec. 23

  • As the Night Before, the Night Before falls on a Sunday we are encouraging retailers to celebrate their customers during the day. While retailers may decide to stay open late as they customarily do on this day we believe that customer appreciation planned during the day will have the most impact.
Bonus: Keep your gifts local with
Heart of Alberta Dollars
Looking for a way to ensure bonuses are spent locally? Have questions about how to redeem Heart of Alberta Dollars being spent in your store? Keep reading!

The Heart of Alberta Dollar Program is run by the Stettler Regional Board of Trade, and is designed to encourage shopping Stettler . Businesses or individuals can purchase Heart of Alberta Dollars at the Stettler Board of Trade office in four different denominations. These Heart of Alberta dollars can then be used to make purchases at participating Stettler businesses. To date in 2018, we have had over
$43 000 Heart of Alberta Dollars purchased!

Redeeming Heart of Alberta Dollars
1.      Staff should confirm with their supervisor or manager to proceed.
2.      Check for an authorized Board of Trade signature and Board of Trade seal over the signature.
3.      Proceed as cash, including presenting change.
4.      Have the customer sign on the “Bearer’s Signature” line.
5.      Managers or staff should contact the Board of Trade or bring them to our office to return for cash.
*Please note any amounts over $100 may be refunded with a cheque.
6.       Shop Stettler
Red Deer College University Journey
Stettler Learning Centre, will be hosting a community session for Red Deer College as part of their community consultation to inform their transition to a University. They will be in Stettler on December 4, 5:30-7:30pm.  We will host it here, at the Stettler Learning Centre, unless we have more RSVPs than our facility can hold. Please register by going to this link and then selecting the Stettler date and time.   rdc.ab.ca/communitysession
Learn about the legislative changes in Bill 30 that take effect throughout 2018 from a WCB Account Manager. Understand your responsibilities regarding the new legislation on obligation to reinstate injured workers and continuing coverage under your health benefit plan.

Wednesday January 9, 2019
6:30pm
Canalta Hotel Meeting Room

Please R.S.V.P.
Hi friends!
It's me, Teela.
I've been writing your SBOT newsletters, Community Events emails, Facebook posts and Twitter for over 2 years now.
As I move on from the Board of Trade I wanted to say farewell to everyone as well as thank you all for submitting events, business ideas and working with me to get your messages out. Keep it up!
I've enjoyed getting to know so many of you on a personal level and getting to hear your ideas not just for your businesses but for our community. You guys are the heart of Stettler.
I'll still be around and look forward to seeing you out and about!
Teela Lynn
Business to Business Offers:
Stettler Home Hardware
Member to Members Discount

Stettler Home Hardware is offering
15% off regular priced Christmas lights and decor*
for Stettler Board of Trade members in good standing to use on their businesses.
Out of stock items may be ordered in by speaking to Leslie or Warren.
*Must present this ad on your phone at check out. Only on regularly priced holiday lights and decor. For business use only
Stettler Board of Trade, 6606-50 Ave, 403-742-3181, WEBSITE