November 2020
Altona Chamber celebrating 60 years in 2021
The Altona & District Chamber of Commerce was formed on May 8, 1961 and has been and continues to be a force of volunteers, your neighbours, intent on supporting and bettering our regional business district.
Membership has grown to almost 200 over the years and the Chamber provides each a Voice in decisions that affect them on a local, provincial and federal basis. When times are tough the Chamber steps up with programs and promotions to generate more business. When times are good the Chamber is there to celebrate and support. The Chamber is your most avid cheerleader; a fierce promoter of "Shop Local" and Community Involvement. Education and Networking are pillars of the Chamber mandate.
Chamber Membership in good standing brings other benefits as well, including but not limited to Chamber Group Insurance, discounts for Purolator Courier, First Data, 1 Life Workplace Safety Solutions, People First HR Services and more; promotion on social media platforms, our website and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce directories and website.
In addition the Chamber administers a super successful Chamber Buck program whereby businesses and individuals buy the Bucks for employee rewards/gifts, gift certificates, etc. These Bucks can only be spent at Chamber Member establishments thus encouraging "Shop Local". Over $100,000.00 in Chamber Bucks was spent in Altona & District businesses last year!
The Chamber also administers the Community Welcome program. Businesses provide coupons and information which are packaged for New Residents, Newlyweds and New Babies to the area.
All businesses are invited to join this vibrant, active organization. For a small fee which is tax deductible as a business expense you can ensure that the Altona & District business community remains strong and prosperous. When your Membership invoice arrives in the mail in January, say YES and make the investment take your business to the next level. Tracking Log

Chamber Bucks: Your Answer to "What to Buy"!
Do you need an idea for Employee bonuses; gifts for friends and family; prizes for in-store promotions; Christmas gifts; any other occasion? We have the perfect solution for you. CHAMBER BUCKS!
Chamber Bucks come in denominations of $5, $10, $25, $50 & $100 and are as good as cash at any Altona & District Chamber member business any time. The business simply places the Bucks in their regular financial deposit, the financial institution credits the amount and then contacts the Chamber for reimbursement. It's as simple as that.
And the good you do by encouraging your employees, friends and family to shop locally goes far beyond your doors and may be the catalyst to keep alive struggling businesses in our community.

The Altona Elks are selling Elks Cash Calendars for 2021. You can win a cash prize every single day of the year. Last year Gerald Schellenberg of Altona won $5,547.50 in the 50/50 draw. All funds raised go to local community charities, last year Kiddie Sunshine Centre received $3,000; this year the Family Resource Centre received $3,500. Please contact Guy Mullen or any Elks member to purchase your calendar.
Kiddie Sunshine Centre
The Kiddie Sunshine Centre is conducting a fundraiser with "Altona" hoodies and T-Shirts. Orders due November 25th.
There will be no Community Christmas Lighting Ceremony this year but stay tuned ... the Chamber is working on some ideas to create a safe, physically distanced event that will generate excitement and retail activity in Altona during the holiday season.