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Register now for the 5th Annual Women in Business Mixer

Please join us for the 5th Annual Women in Business Mixer! This event is a great opportunity for women in the Drumheller area to network and make valuable business connections. 

It starts at  5:30 pm on Thursday, June 16. The location changes each year so that we can highlight the great variety of event venues in our area; this year it will take place at Yavis Proproom Lounge, who has a new outdoor patio! We'll start the evening with a quick game (including prizes!) and then enjoy some tasty appie platters. 

Tickets are $15.00 each including GST, and can be purchased online here or by contacting Marley via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or at 403-823-8100. 

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.