The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking new members.
Board president Shelley Rymal and Director of Chamber Services Marley Henneigh appeared before Drumheller town council recently with their year end report for 2016.
The Chamber's membership sits at 231, down 15 from where it was a year ago.
"We are working as a group; a lot of the directors on the board are going out and doing Chamber visits to help Marley out," reported Rymal. "We can talk to the business owners in the area ourselves, most of us are business owners, and see what we can do to let them know what we are doing for them."
The Drumheller Chamber attracted 15 new members last year, down eight from the number of new sign-ons in 2015.
"We lost some members as well, but with the economy the way it is and some businesses moving, relocating and closing, we're doing the best we certainly can," added Rymal.
The Chamber starts its Lunch and Learn lectures on February 21 at the Cretaceous Conference Centre and Rymal says they're vocal on a proposal to tax medical and dental benefits for workers.
"We're working with Alberta Chambers of Commerce and Canadian Chambers of Commerce to be more of a part of that," she told 99.5 Drum FM. "We're certainly there to listen to members and to push anything through to make it better for us all."
The Chamber's annual general meeting is scheduled for March 23; the Spring Expo takes over the Greentree Mall on April 21-23.

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