Update from the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce- November 10, 2020
Join us for a webinar with the Utilities Consumer Advocate! Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00pm. Learn more

One of our goals at the Chamber is to provide valuable opportunities for our members to learn, share and network.
What You Need to Know This Week
Congratulations to Riverside Value Drug Mart on your milestone!

Bill 47, the Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act, is the latest legislation proposed by the government that would roll back workplace safety measures and changes to workers' compensation board rules implemented by the previous NDP government. Read more

The Future of Oil: Virtual Luncheon with the Leduc & Wetaskiwin Chamber on November 19

Recently, we used our 9th Annual Women in Business Mixer to bring local women together virtually, and give back to the community!
Chamber Member Events:

Nov. 20 & 21:Downtown Tree Trimming & Festival of Lights
Nov. 27-Dec. 19: Fireworks Fridays and Santa Saturdays
Are you having a Staff Christmas Party this year?
Not sure yet
Reminder - the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund has received a $12 million investment from the Government of Canada, and has reopened.

There are three categories of purchases that are eligible for reimbursement under the program:
• Purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Renovation of space to adhere to re-opening guidelines
• Enhancement of website/ developing e-commerce capability

This is a grant, not a loan, and you can find out more and apply here.
Chamber Board and Staff hold annual Strategic Planning Session
More on Government Programs & Business News

Government of Canada introduces Bill C-9, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy), which would implement new, targeted support to help hard-hit businesses. These measures are designed to help businesses get through the second wave of the virus so they can protect jobs, continue to serve their communities, and be positioned for a strong recovery. As previously announced, the business supports include read more

Advocacy Alert: Canadian Chamber sends letter to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland urging the federal government to freeze its planned Excise Tax increase on beverage alcohol, currently scheduled for April 1.

Alberta Employment Standards changes coming into effect November 1
Bill 32 was passed this spring with a focus on making employment rules more flexible for small business. Some changes include simpler rules for the holiday pay calculation, new rules around final pay at termination, and hours of work. Full announcement 

Webinars & Resources

Leadership Mindset- Nov. 24, 1:00-2:00pm.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Bold Leadership Courses
Corporate Members
Please reach out to us via email (chamberinfo@drumhellerchamber.com) or telephone (403-823-8100) to share with us any issues your organization may be facing, and what support you need.

Thank you. Please stay safe and healthy.

Your Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce Team
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