Update from the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce- October 15, 2020
Celebrating Small Business Week: October 19-23, 2020
9th annual Women in Business Mixer
A fun, laid-back evening of networking for women in the area. We're going virtual this year, and thanks to our sponsors we'll have some amazing door prizes.
Join us Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 5:00-6:30pm. Find out more.

Municipal Development Plan & Land Use Bylaw Meeting For Local Businesses
On September 14, Drumheller Town Council gave first reading to a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Land Use Bylaw. The public hearing is scheduled for October 26th. This meeting will provide an overview to local businesses on the MDP and LUB.
The meeting will be held via Zoom; register here to receive the link.
After registering, you should receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

BDC Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has organized for over 40 years. Every year, close to 10,000 entrepreneurs gather to learn, network and celebrate the people building businesses across the country.
Local Events & News
The World's Largest Dinosaur is 20!
Thanks to all those who joined us on October 13th to celebrate this milestone with cake, coffee and speeches from multiple guests of honor. Stop by the gift shop to check out our limited edition anniversary merchandise!

568 votes were received in our online vote to select a name for our giant greeter, and the most popular name was Tyra.
Webinars & Resources

Board Development Webinars- topics include Board Roles & Responsibilities, Organization Purpose & Planning, Building a Strong Team, and more. Various dates and times.

Digital marketing and transformation for business workshop series with Bow Valley College. Various workshops on social media marketing, Google Ads, etc.
Government Programs & Business News

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 

Government of Canada expands Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to provide further support for businesses

Part 2 of the Municipal Red Tape & Business Supports survey 
New Value-Added Program!
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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