The Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce along with Community Futures Big Country and the Town of Drumheller are pleased to announce over $37,000 has been committed to 12 local businesses through the Building Enhancement Grant Program.
The Building Enhancement Grant is funded through a partnership between the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures Big Country and the Town of Drumheller.
This grant will support local businesses to enhance their buildings by modernizing and improving appearances. As our business community continues to recover from the ongoing pandemic and difficult economic conditions, the grant will help business owners reduce the financial burden associated with making exterior or interior improvements to their buildings.
The 12 local businesses receiving funding through the Building Enhancement Grant are:
-Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
-Body Works Massage & Esthetics
-Drumheller Society for Recovery (Grace House)
-Bold Efexx Hair Shop
-McDougall Lane Bed & Breakfast
-Canadian Tire Drumheller
-Drumheller Community Learning
-Drumheller Legion Branch #22
-The Drumheller Mail
The total value of the approved projects is estimated at $116,000, which will be a significant boost to the local economy. A stipulation of the grant program is that labour and materials be sourced locally from companies holding a valid Town of Drumheller business license.
Teri Faulter of Body Works Massage & Esthetics stated “Receiving the Building Enhancement Grant is such a fantastic opportunity to make some big changes at the spa! Taking it another step closer to making it a space I have envisioned. Even better, I get to support another local business while doing upgrades. It’s a win-win for both of us! A big shout out to Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Drumheller and Community Futures Big Country. Thank you so much!”
“On behalf of the three funding partners, I am pleased that we can financially support 12 of 21 applicants to the grant program. It is great to have this investment in our business community, in light of the challenges we continue to face as we recover from the pandemic,” said Heather Bitz, Executive Director of the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce.
If you have any questions about this grant, please contact:
Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce - Heather Bitz, Executive Director 403-823-8100 or email@example.com
Town of Drumheller - Darryl Drohomerski, CAO 403-823-1312 or DDrohomerski@drumheller.ca
Community Futures Big Country - Alison Roppel, Manager of Operations and Community Development 403-823-7703 or firstname.lastname@example.org