CHAMBER CONNECTIONS

July 2019
Your monthly update from your local Chamber of Commerce!
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
Another fantastic Canada Day has come and gone in Drumheller! We wish to thank all the Town of Drumheller staff for their hard work in putting on so many great activities, the Parade Committee for putting on a great parade, and all the groups that hosted events and fundraisers- from the Kinsmen pancake breakfast to the BBQ's, Powwow, and more- there were many great things to see and do, and it's easy to see why Canada Day in Drumheller attracts so many people!
Upcoming Chamber Events:

Oct.9: Succession Planning Workshop
Upcoming Member Events:
Now-Aug.31: The Kite @ Rosebud Theatre
Jul.5: Dog Park Official Opening (Newcastle Recreation Area) 10:00am
Jul.5-7, 12-14, 19-21: Badlands Passion Play
Jul.5-Aug.31: Lilia @ the BMO Studio Stage (Rosebud)
Jul.7: Tim Williams & Kevin Belzner @ the Last Chance Saloon
Jul.13: Boots & the Hoots @ the Last Chance Saloon
Jul. 20: Yak & Yo with Red Deer River Adventures
Jul.20: Dueling Pianos @ Dinosaur Trail Golf & Country Club
  • Riverside Medical celebrated their 2 year anniversary with a BBQ in support of the Drumheller Legion
  • The Old Grouch's held their annual 24 Hour Jam fundraiser for STARS
  • Eric Dahl of Memory Keepers, along with many volunteers, completed the 2nd annual Field of Dreams cleanup
  • Rosebud Theatre celebrated its one-millionth guest

Is your organization doing something great to help the community, or celebrating a milestone? Let us know!
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!
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. Find out more, download the registration form and see our sponsorship opportunities here !
Volunteers Needed at Dinosaur Trail Golf & Country Club

The golf course is looking for volunteer Course Marshals. Have fun meeting new people and at the same time ensuring the pace of play on the course. For every shift (min 4hrs) you will also receive a coupon for a 9 hole round of golf!
Call the pro shop (403-823-5622) to sign up to volunteer.
Free Resources from the Destination Development Association
Did you enjoy the presentation from Roger Brooks on June 29, or want to learn more about how to further develop the Drumheller valley as a must-see destination?

The Destination Development Association, in partnership with Roger Brooks, provides essential resources to help you make your community a sustainable, thriving place where people love to live, work, and visit. DDA memberships are FREE for the rest of 2019!
Get your membership today to access:
  • How-to videos on just about every destination development subject you can imagine.
  • PDF how-to guides and case histories on dozens of topics.
  • Downloadable posters on the subjects of downtowns, branding andmarketing to help educate your local residents and organizations.
  • Hundreds of photographic examples you can emulate and use for inspiration.
  • No-cost access to monthly webinars.
  • And more! Get your free membership here.
FREE Webinar: Getting to Know Your Market & Industry- July 12
Presented by Statistics Canada in Cooperation with Business Link.

Learn how to find:
  • Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of local population
  • Household spending patterns
  • Size and sales of an industry
  • Number of businesses with an industry
  • Trends of selected industries, and more!
Going it Alone: The mental health and well-being of Canada’s entrepreneurs

It is often said that small business is the backbone of the Canadian economy and that when entrepreneurs succeed, so does Canada. Considering the importance of small and medium-sized businesses to the Canadian economy, the health and well-being of entrepreneurs is a critical public health issue.
In mid June the Canadian Mental Health Association released a new report on the mental health and well-being of Canada’s entrepreneur, which included recommendations to support mental wellness.  Read more
Are you an aspiring business owner between the age of 18-39?

Check out Futurpreneur Canada - they support young entrepreneurs with up to $60,000 *  in financing, an expert business mentor for up to two years, and resources to help you plan, manage and grow your business.
Membership Benefit of the Month: Save on shipping this summer with UPS
Chamber Members can save up to 40% on UPS Small Package shipments, Brokerage and Freight shipments. Whether you send one package a week or 50, you save right from the start. No minimums. No hassle.
To get started today:
CALL 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377) M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST or visit  http://www.membersbenefitprogram.com/DDCC.
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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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