CHAMBER CONNECTIONS

August 2018
Your monthly update from your local Chamber of Commerce!
23rd Annual Jurassic Classic
Chamber Golf Tournament

Dig that floral shirt out of the closet!

J oin us for the 23rd annual Jurassic Classic Chamber Golf Tournament. 18 holes of golf at the amazing Dinosaur Trail Golf & Country Club on Friday, August 17. Tournament Theme: LUAU ON THE LINKS

·     8:30-10:00am- Check in and breakfast
·     10:00am- Shotgun start

Why support this event with a sponsorship, donation, or by attending? Because you can help us build future leaders! Proceeds from the tournament support our Business Leaders of Tomorrow scholarship, which provides scholarships to local students attending post-secondary business programs. We have 5 holes left to sponsor, and are also seeking door prizes and silent auction items.

Registration includes 18 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch and dinner, registration gift, prizes, games, and a chance to mix and mingle with great company!
Download the registration form here . The registration deadline is Friday, August 10.
Cannabis in the Workplace Lunch & Learn
One of our goals at the DDCC is to provide valuable opportunities for members of the business community to learn. The legalization of cannabis this October is a hot topic, and we want to help our local business and organizations understand how legalization may affect their workplace.
We are pleased to be bringing Adam Czarnecki of Talent Tactics Consulting to Drumheller on Thursday, September 20 to present a Lunch & Learn on "The Cannabis Quagmire- Workplace Readiness".

Location: Canalta Jurassic Inn.

Presentation begins at 11:30 sharp and runs until 1:00pm. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to check in and get your lunch.

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Upcoming Chamber Events:

Aug 6: Heritage Day (DDCC Closed)
Sep.5: Business Advocacy Committee Meeting
Sep.6: Trade Show Committee Meeting
Sep.20: Cannabis in the Workplace Lunch & Learn
Oct.16: OH&S Updates Lunch & Learn
  • ProPlan Financial Group/The Cooperators donated $2000 to the Heart to Heart Society. Read more
  • Reality Bytes celebrates 20 years in business this year!
  • The Canadian Badlands Passion Play celebrates 25 years and their 250,000th attendee. Read more
  • Jungling Works also celebrates 20 years in business this Aug.4!
  • Centre Street Insurance is moving to a new location. As of August 7 they will be located at Bay 200, 515 Highway 10 E.

Is your organization doing something great to help the community, or celebrating a milestone? Let us know!
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Growing Kneehill- Country Market & Long Table Dinner 2018

On August 18 the Kneehill County Agriculture Service Board will be hosting a Country Market & Long Table Dinner event at Horseshoe Canyon which receives nearly 2,000 visitors on the day. This event will tie into Alberta Open Farm Days and the new Alberta Local Food Week.
 
The Country Market runs from 2-6pm, and will showcase a variety of businesses. Capping the event will be the long table dinner, prepared by top chefs collaborating with and utilizing products from vendors of the Country Market and other local ingredients. Purchase tickets to the Long Table Dinner here .

*Looking for more Alberta Open Farm Days events? There are nearby events at Cloverleaf Colony, Flaghill Ranch, and Morrin Corner Bison, plus many more all over the province. More info here .
WELCOME NEW MEMBER:

Dinosaur Valley Studios offers expert casting and molding services for vertebrate and invertebrate fossil specimens, modern animal skeletons, as well as rocks, wood etc… Professional casting and molding allows for the public display of items that would otherwise be impossible due to weight, instability or rarity.

They offer a variety of film production services, including set design and construction, studio space, security and more.

They are also the creators of the original PaleoPanel, which you've probably seen at various businesses around town! See more of their services and project at dinosaurvalleystudios.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram .
Management Skills for Supervisors Coming to Drumheller
Campus Alberta Central is sponsoring a "Management Skills for Supervisors" course, presented by Red Deer College right here in Drumheller. The course takes place over 4 Fridays this fall (Oct.12,19, 26, and Nov.2) and is eligible for the Canada Alberta Job Grant. Download the flyer
Free Webinars from HR in a Box
HR in a Box has some fantastic webinars that they are rebroadcasting over the summer. Topics vary from Employee Engagement and Succession Planning to Cannabis in the Workplace.

The rebroadcasts occur at 11:00am on Wednesdays; learn more and sign up here !
ATB BoostR Tourism Stage live pitch event returning to Banff
Calling all tourism entrepreneurs! Here’s your chance to pitch your idea in front of a crowd of industry experts and potential customers – and even win some money.
 
The ATB BoostR Tourism Stage live pitch event is returning to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel on October 20, 2018 – a day before Travel Alberta’s annual Industry Conference at the same location.
 
This exciting event, presented by ATB Financial in partnership with Alberta Culture & Tourism, will feature five tourism-focused businesses and entrepreneurs, who will pitch their business idea to a live audience and a panel of expert judges.
 
ATB BoostR is a virtual, rewards-based crowdfunding platform where aspiring Alberta entrepreneurs can pitch ideas, gain valuable feedback and raise money in exchange for a reward, like a product, service or unique experience. ATB advisors work with each entrepreneur to develop their campaign, and provide professional coaching.  Read more
Nominate Yourself for an Alto Award
The Alto Awards recognize individuals and organizations committed to enriching Alberta’s tourism industry and who, by their actions, inspire others and demonstrate what can be achieved by working together. The Alto Awards will be presented in ten categories, and to the 2018 Alto Ambassador, at the Alto Awards gala, October 22, 2018, in conjunction with the 18th annual  Travel Alberta Industry Conference  in Banff, October 21-23, 2018.

See the award categories and nomination forms here.
Junior Achievement Southern Alberta Update

Junior Achievement is proud to have achieved the following goals:
  • Delivered 7 World of Choices career forums in Cochrane, Drumheller, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Okotoks, Red Deer, and Strathmore
  • Raised $129,000 to support regional programming
  • Hosted 3 Economics for Success post-secondary program
  • Expanded programming to new schools and communities
  • Worked in partnership with 7 JA Regional Leadership Councils, 27 School Districts, Community Futures, local Chambers of Commerce and various community organizations.

See the full report here .
Salute a Vet
The Drumheller Legion and Drumheller Genealogy Club are selling banners in Remembrance of Vets, which will be placed on light standards downtown Oct. 1 til just after Remembrance Day. If you wish to purchase a banner in remembrance, applications and further details can be found by contacting the Drumheller Legion at 823-5611 or stop by 295 Centre Street.
The banners will be stored by the Drumheller Legion, and will be installed and taken down each year by Town of Drumheller employees.
Membership Benefit of the Month: Fuel discounts with Husky Mohawk
Husky is very pleased to present a Group Plan commercial credit card program to all Chamber of Commerce members. Receive a $0.02/litre discount with no minimum volume requirements at any Husky/Mohawk location. Other benefits include saving time, getting great service, and enjoying quality products while working with a great business partner. Read more and apply here . **Canadian owned!
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