Business Resources Weekly Update
July 27, 2020
The Downtown Area Revitalization Plan (DARP) will provide a 15-year vision to catalyze the revitalization of downtown Drumheller. The project aims to re-establish the downtown as the cultural and economic hub of the Valley, a destination for locals and visitors, and a vibrant community.
Whether you live, shop, learn, work, or play in downtown Drumheller, get involved and have your say on what our downtown can be !
Government Program Updates & News

Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced in Parliament Bill C-20,  An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures . Upon receiving Royal Assent, this legislation would make the CEWS more targeted, expand eligibility, and help more workers get back to their jobs as the economy continues to reopen.   Read more

Government Of Canada Creates The ‘Essential Services Contingency Reserve’ Program
The Essential Services Contingency Reserve will allow organizations that provide essential services to apply for temporary, urgent access to personal protective equipment and other critical supplies. It aims to help bridge gaps in their supplies to avoid any significant disruptions in services to Canadians. Eligible associations and organizations will be able to apply online for a range of equipment, available for purchase at cost. Learn more

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Question & Answer Sessions
With the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) until December, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will host interactive question and answer sessions for eligible employers on the CEWS. These sessions will respond to general questions about the CEWS and provide resources needed to apply. See session dates and further details .

Have Your Say- Alberta Government Consultations
The Government of Alberta is currently reviewing the Workers' Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and wants to hear from Alberta's business community! Please share your feedback using the instructions here .
Local Updates

Update from Community Futures Big Country
See the update here for details on the Region Relief Recovery Fund (RRRF), and a new Voucher for Business Services Program that is in the works.

New Programming from MH Enterprises Employment Services
Are you seeking qualified staff to help your business thrive? Ask MH Enterprises about their new Government of Alberta funded program- One-On-One Employment Services .
View more info on their other programs and services at
Introducing Canada United, a movement that brings Canadians together to show their support for local businesses.

Local businesses are essential to our economy and communities. These businesses need our help, now more than ever. So, join and participate in the movement, buy local, and spread the word.

Watch and like to make an impact:
- Watch the Canada United videos online
- Like the posts @GoCanadaUnited
- Use #CanadaUnited on Twitter
Every time you do, RBC will contribute 5¢ to the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund.

Webinars & Resources

RECORDING of the Neuman Thompson webinar: Understanding the impacts of Bill 32 on your workforce

July 29, 12:00pm: Navigating your business to recovery ( Have questions about navigating through the government support programs? Want to learn more about e-commerce and cyber-security? Or maybe you have questions about labour laws during the pandemic? Join this packed webinar to hear from experts on all these topics to help you navigate to recovery.)

July 30, 11:00am: How to Secure Partnerships & Use Them to Grow Your Business ( Learn how to identify and secure partnerships for your business from leading business development expert and entrepreneur Clinton Senkow)

August 10, 12:00pm: The key to employee well-being during and after the pandemic (Learn how overall health culture, which includes physical, mental and financial health, is especially important during a crisis. And how going forward, this culture will be an integral part of group plans.)
Please reach out to us via email ( ) 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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