CHAMBER CONNECTIONS

June 2018
Your monthly update from your local Chamber of Commerce!
Do you have your Celebration of Excellence tickets yet?

A fantastic evening where we honor the amazing businesses, groups and youth in our community. Awards will be presented by the Drumheller Rotary, Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Drumheller FCSS.
When: Friday, June 15, 2018. Where: Badlands Community Facility.

The semi-formal evening will feature cocktails and dinner with musical entertainment followed by the awards presentation.
Tickets are $40 each including GST and can be purchased at the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce, Town Hall, SJ Fashions or Centre Street Insurance. Seating is not assigned unless you purchase a full table of 8 tickets.
Schedule:
  • 5:00pm ~ Cocktails and Drum FM Red Carpet
  • 6:00pm~ Dinner and Awards
Tickets are selling fast- get yours today!
From the Desk of the Executive Director
Last week from May 24-26, Marley Henneigh and I had the pleasure of attending the 80 th annual Alberta Chambers of Commerce Annual General Meeting and Policy Session in Grande Prairie. The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce did a fantastic job hosting this event. During our time in the north, we were treated to a tour of multiple facilities operated by Seven Generations Energy , which included an up-close tour of a fully operational drilling well site. We also spent an evening touring the Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum . Both tours were great learning experiences.  Read more
Upcoming Chamber Events:

July 4: Business Advocacy Committee Meeting
SPONSOR A TABLE AT THE CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE!
A unique, low cost way to promote your products or services to over 200 locals at a great event. Pay just $50 and provide a customized-for-your-business centerpiece that will decorate one of the tables at the Celebration of Excellence. More details and examples of centerpieces can be found here .
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C anada Day Parade
Are you registered yet? This year's theme is THE GREAT OUTDOORS. Please note that with Canada Day falling on a Sunday this year, the parade will begin at 12:00 pm. More info on the parade here.
Jurassic Classic Chamber Golf Tournament
A fun-filled day on an amazing golf course! This tournament is best ball format, all skill levels welcome. A great networking opportunity with tons of prizes. Plenty of sponsorship options too. Registration is open, more info here. Friday, August 17 at the Dinosaur Trail Golf & Country Club.
Deadline for the 2nd Intake of the World's Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund is June 30
Applications are accepted throughout the year. A maximum of two (2) $2,500 projects will be funded each quarter. The deadline to apply for projects this quarter is June 30; applications will remain in the queue until the end of the calendar year. More info here.
As of June 1, 2018, employers are required to have a committee or representative to address health and safety concerns in the workplace. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has developed a free introductory course to help committee co-chairs and representatives learn about their roles and responsibilities. Read more
Congratulations Riverside Medical!
The team celebrates 1 year in business on June 1. Here's to many more years of success!
Get free access to Lynda.com with your Library membership!
Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Register with your library card number here .
Keep Up to Date with Campus Alberta
Campus Alberta Central now has an e-newsletter, and as an important stakeholder in our community you are invited to sign up for it !

The newsletter will provide you with information about CAC programs and events. Your contact information will not be used to send you promotional materials or other unwanted items.
Advocacy Highlights  
Death by 130,000 Cuts
On May 31, 2018, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce released Death by 130,000 Cuts: Improving Canada’s Regulatory Competitiveness, a report that examines the opportunity for federal and provincial governments to modernize Canada’s regulatory systems, turning them into a competitive strength instead of a weakness. Read the report here: https://regulatesmarter.ca/.

Bill 201 proposes occasional leave for part-time firefighters to assist in fire services while prohibiting employers, without good cause, from preventing a person to act as a part-time firefighter, if the individual has informed the employer, or from refusing to employ a person because they are a part-time firefighter. The deadline for written submissions is Wednesday, June 6, 2018. For more information and to make a submission click here .
Welcome New Chamber Member:
Travel Drumheller is a non-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) dedicated to developing marketing campaigns designed to tell the stories of the Drumheller Valley, to encourage year-round tourism.
Find out more on their website, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram .
Welcome New Chamber Member:
Dwyn-Anne's Country Inn

A 106 year-old beautifully restored country inn, featuring 4 rooms for accommodation and continental breakfast. Just minutes from the Badlands Community Facility, World's Largest Dinosaur, spray park, restaurants, downtown core, walking paths, pool, and arena! Specialties available upon request such as picnic baskets. Refreshments, full use of yard with fire pit to meet other guests.
Call Dwyn at 403-334-0565 for more info.
Welcome New Chamber Member:
Hi-Lite Exteriors Sales & Installation

Providing all exterior renovations, windows, and doors, siding, and steel roofing. Installer of Gentek windows. We've been in business since 1981! Call Trevor Catonio today at 403-823-7099 for your projects.
Get to Know our Board of Directors
Name: Heather Colberg
Current Occupation: Mayor of Drumheller
On the Board since: November 2017
I joined the Board to : Represent the Town of Drumheller.

Last movie you saw: " Meet My Valentine" – I’m a hopeless romantic
In 2018 I plan to: Work hard to make a difference to our amazing valley!
Childhood nickname : Schmoo
Favorite dessert: Confetti angel food cake
Book you are currently reading: John Grimshaw – The Associate
F ind all of our Board members here !
Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program
As part of the Alberta Jobs Plan, the Alberta government launched the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program in 2016 to promote long-term economic growth and prosperity in Alberta’s communities and regions. Through Budget 2018, the CARES program has been extended to 2020. The next application intake opens from June 1 to June 30, 2018.
Membership Benefit of the Month:
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Use the Purolator Mobile App, E-Ship services and online billing options. Visit  www.Purolator.com/acc  for more information or to register your business. 
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