Roger Brooks - Community Development Tour in the Canadian Badlands
There are very few change agents on the planet who have motivated more people in more places than Roger Brooks has in the travel industry. An expert on placemaking, travel trends, community branding, and downtown revitalization, Roger is an internationally renowned thought leader. Over the past 30 years Roger has helped thousands of people transform ordinary communities, downtowns, businesses, and attractions into incredibly successful destinations.

Roger will be hosting four exciting sessions within the Canadian Badlands region between September 18-21. Each session will highlight a different topic focused on community development, with plenty of time for Q&A with the keynote speaker. Sign up for one, or all four! Tickets are $49/person per session, including lunch.
September 18: Coaldale
September 19: Brooks
September 20: Consort
September 21: Strathmore
Register Today!
Heart of Alberta Dollars
Looking for a way to ensure bonuses are spent locally? Have questions about how to redeem Heart of Alberta Dollars being spent in your store? Keep reading!

The Heart of Alberta Dollar Program is run by the Stettler Regional Board of Trade, and is designed to encourage shopping Stettler. Businesses or individuals can purchase Heart of Alberta Dollars at the Stettler Board of Trade office in four different denominations. These Heart of Alberta dollars can then be used to make purchases at participating Stettler businesses.

Redeeming Heart of Alberta Dollars
1.      Staff should confirm with their supervisor or manager to proceed.
2.      Check for an authorized Board of Trade signature and Board of Trade seal over the signature.
3.      Proceed as cash, including presenting change.
4.      Have the customer sign on the “Bearer’s Signature” line.
5.      Managers or staff should contact the Board of Trade or bring them to our office to return for cash.
*Please note any amounts over $100 may be refunded with a cheque.
6.       Shop Stettler
2018 Business and Citizenship Awards
An awards gala isn't an awards gala without awards.
For that we need the general public, business owners, and managers to nominate businesses and individuals deserving of recognition.
Areas of recognition include:
Citizen of the Year (Male and Female)
Youth Citizen of the Year
Business of the Year
Small Business of the Year
Corporate Citizen of the Year
Customer Service
Business Service
Community Service
Stettler Ambassador of the Year
Marketing Award
Product & Innovation Award
Learning in the Workplace
Eco Excellence Award for a Business
Heritage Award
Please consider nominating a business or person in the community. Without your contribution to the nomination process we would be unable to continue to recognize those that contribute to Stettler in such a steadfast way.

Become a sponsor of this annual event and get your name out there business to business!
Click the button to email Donna and she will send you a package.
Calgary Air Taxi
This new service offers a 6–seater plane to take you wherever you need to go across Canada (U.S. soon to come) This is a great opportunity for businesses, families and friends to get to where they need to be. They are working to provide prices for several destinations starting at the Stettler Airport but are able to go to any Canadian Airport (not International). They are also interested in providing a tourism package flying from Calgary to Stettler.
Watch for information coming to your email inbox soon for the 2018-2019 Shop Stettler Campaign. There are new and exciting changes coming! If you've never participated but want to be involved in the customer-centric program email dmorris@stettlerboardoftrade.com for information
The Stettler Pheasant Festival is October 12-14 and we are in need of volunteers as well as sponsorship.
Volunteers for the banquet, delivering birds and office duty are all needed.
Cash donations and donations and donations in-kind are also being accepted.
Your generosity makes the Pheasant Festival a success!
The Consumer's Choice - 2018 Business Awards
We are trying something new for the 2018 Stettler Awards Gala- The Consumer’s Choice.

Click the link and comment with your nomination of a business that has created a great customer experience, has a valuable or unique product or is an asset to our local economy.
Include the business name and the reason for nomination in the comments.
After the nomination deadline of September 15 we will be releasing a poll so you can choose your People’s Choice for the 2018 Business Awards.
You can also respond to this email with the same information.
Business to Business
RBC Commercial Expense Credit Card Program
September 26, 7am
Stettler Board of Trade Board Room
Join RBC and learn about:
1. Control by ordering cards, changing limits, spend controls and pooling credit limits. Changes made to the cards in real time as well.
2. Insights with billing at the Corporate and Individual level, reporting with searchability by employee, supplier or merchant group, enhanced data on airline transactions, customized reporting and capability to export
3. Savings through lower expenses to improved compliance to expense policies
4. Rewards and Benefits through either RBC Rewards or Cash Back as well as many other items including insurance coverage