Registration Open for the 2016 Canada Day Parade

Did you know that the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce has organized and funded the July 1st Parade in Drumheller for over 50 years?

Registration is now open for the 2016 parade. This year's theme is "Drumheller Through the Ages".

*Changes to this year's parade route:
The parade will begin at 10:00 am along Riverside Drive. It will wind its way through the downtown along a slightly modified route for 2016. From Riverside Drive, the parade will make its way west along 3rd Avenue to 1st Street West, where it will turn south. At Railway Avenue, the parade will go east and finish at 2nd Street East. Changes to the route have been implemented to provide the best experience for parade participants and spectators. The revised route is intended to alleviate traffic flow issues, allow parade participants to easily and safely exit the parade route at its completion and improve public access to the Canada Day festivities at the Rotary Spray Park, Memorial Arena and Badlands Community Facility following the parade.

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Upcoming Business After Hours- April 20 at Drum Wireless

Our next Business After Hours networking event has been scheduled! Join us Wednesday, April 20th from 6-8 pm at Drum Wireless for an opportunity to chat with other members of the business community. Business After Hours is free to attend, we simply ask that you RSVP so we can ensure there is enough food. Drum Wireless will be providing some delicious appies and wine from Sublime!

What is Business After Hours? Social mixers which provide networking opportunities for the business community. While primarily social in nature, Business After Hours is also a great opportunity for businesses to bring people into their places of business and showcase their products, services and facilities. Too often we are not fully aware of everything that our local businesses have to offer. All members of the business community are welcome, large or small, employer or employee.

Chamber Welcomes New Board Members at 2016 Annual General Meeting

The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce welcomed new Board members at their Annual General Meeting on March 17, 2016. Five positions on the Board of Directors were available, and the following were elected to fill those positions:
•    Sylvia Adams of ATCO Electric, who joined the Board for a two-year term in 2014 and was re-elected
•    Rod Fox of Western Financial
•    Adrian Hartman of ATB Financial
•    Jeff Palmquist of TJ Valley Adjusters
•    Cameron Sinclair of AFSC

The Chamber also said goodbye to three outgoing Board members, John Shoff, Ed Mah, and Ryan Semchuk. The Chamber thanks the outgoing members for their years of dedication and commitment.

The evening also included time for networking with a wine and cheese reception, as well as a presentation of financial statements.

Meeting Package:

Agenda, Minutes and Reports

2015 Financial Statements- DDCC

2015 Financial Statements- Support Services

 

Advocacy Alert: Minimum Wage Increase Survey Results

The Alberta Chambers of Commerce has delivered its Minimum Wage Submission to Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray. The submission contains results from their Phase II: Minimum Wage Increase Survey. The ACC has also secured a meeting with Minister Gray on March 18.

Background:

On October 1, 2015, the Alberta Government increased the provincial minimum wage from $10.20 to $11.20 per hour, $9.20 to $10.70 per hour for liquor servers, bringing Alberta’s minimum wage from the second lowest to third highest across provinces and territories. This change reflected a 2015 election campaign commitment to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018. In February, 2016, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce conducted its second survey of businesses regarding the impacts of minimum wage increases. The response was significant with nearly 800 qualified respondents. Based on these responses, the ACC has submitted recommendations to the Government of Alberta as it considers increases to the Provincial Minimum Wage in 2016. These recommendations reflect the priorities and concerns of the ACC and the 128 community chambers of the federation who represent over 24,000 businesses in the Province of Alberta.

Click Here to View the Submission.

Click Here to view the Cover Letter to Minister Gray. 

2016 Annual General Meeting

Members of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 17th at the Badlands Community Facility. The evening will begin with a wine and cheese networking reception at 6:30 pm, with the meeting to follow at 7:00 pm. Deadline to RSVP is Monday, March 14.

Agenda:

    President, Executive Director & Business Advocacy Committee Reports
    2014-15 Audited Financial Statements
    Election of Board of Directors (Four 3-year terms, one 2-year term)
    DDCC Support Services Funding Request
    Open Forum

Tickets: $20 members, $25 prospective members

Register here.

   

Corporate Sponsors:

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