Alberta Chambers of Commerce Fall Board Meeting Highlights

On Tuesday, November 26 I had the pleasure of attending the ACC Fall Board meeting and Deputy Ministers’ Dinner in Edmonton. The sessions during the day were very timely and informative, followed by an evening Q & A with the Deputy Ministers.

Initial results from the Alberta Perspectives Survey, which focused on red tape reduction, were shared. Across the province, the top three barriers to business identified at a municipal level included municipal franchise fees, mill rates and permitting fees. The survey also showed that business confidence has decreased 20% since the first survey was conducted in June. Please stay tuned for full survey results to be released.

You're Hired Interview Competition

For the 5th consecutive year, the DDCC partnered with the Grade 11 Career and Life Management (CALM) class at St. Anthony’s School for the You’re Hired Interview Competition. The program gives students the opportunity to apply for fictitious jobs and interview for these jobs with real employers in the community.

Twenty-nine students from Mr. Jay Mulgrew’s CALM class interviewed with seven employers. The employers and their representatives included:

Celebrating Small Business Week

Small Business Week is an initiative started by the BDC back in 1944, and is held during the third full week of October. This year, the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce celebrated Small Business Week with cookies! 

All week long, Chamber staff Heather and Marley were out of the office visiting Chamber members and delivering cookies to celebrate. We were able to visit 79 members in total and delivered 516 cookies. Through the course of our visits, we heard a variety of comments from our members.

Additionally, we held our 8th annual Women in Business Mixer during Small Business Week and had a great group of 40 ladies join us to hear from inspirational speaker Kimberly Lyall.

Drumheller Chamber to host Candidates' Forum for 2019 Federal Election

Get informed before election time! The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a Political Candidates Forum for the upcoming Federal Election. Thursday, October 3rd at the Badlands Community Facility (upstairs). Doors open at 6:30pm, forum begins at 7:00pm. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and hear from candidates in the Battle River-Crowfoot constituency.

If you cannot attend but would like to submit a question for any of the candidates, you can do so online here. *Deadline to submit is 2:00pm on October 3rd.

More information on the Federal Election can be found at https://www.elections.ca/home.aspx

Go straight to the Battle River-Crowfoot information page on Elections Canada here.