The Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization comprised of businesses, organizations and individuals, committed to building a strong business community. Our organization dates back to the early 1900s. In 1919, the Drumheller & District Board of Trade was established with W.R. Cumming as the first President. The Board’s slogan was “It is good and loyal citizenship to be an active member of your Board of Trade.”
On December 20, 1968 the Drumheller & District Board of Trade was federally incorporated under the Boards of Trade Act and became the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce. Under the Income Tax Act, we are registered as a not-for-profit.
The DDCC is governed by a maximum of 13 Board members, including 12 elected members and one appointee from the Town of Drumheller. As the Chamber of Commerce, we host a number of functions throughout the year, including:
-our Annual General Meeting in March
-Lunch & Learns and other educational events throughout the year
-the Celebration of Excellence (in partnership with other local groups)
-Small Business Week events such as our Women In Business mixer in October
-Jingle Mingle membership appreciation mixer in early December
Since 2003, the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce has held contracts with the Government of Alberta to provide temporary labour to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. These contracts require the Chamber of Commerce to act as an administrator by providing invoicing, payroll and other services for an administrative fee. This department of the DDCC has been called DDCC Support Services.