The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce is seeking more input from business owners throughout the area.

Established nearly four years ago, the Business Advocacy Committee is available to all business owners within the valley and the surrounding area.

"We meet monthly, the first Wednesday of the month, 12:00 P.M. at the chamber boardroom," explained Heather Bitz, Executive Director for the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce. "We are always looking for members to come out and join us for those meetings. We've had difficulty getting a quorum the last couple of months so we definitely welcome anybody that is a member to come out and meet with us to discuss issues affecting the business community."

Bitz does mention that you do not need to be a chamber member to attend the Business Advocacy Committee.

"We would welcome anyone from the business community to partake and if there are issues that they are facing or being challenged with, we would definitely like to hear from them to see if it's impacting other businesses across the community," she added. "We would take a look at them and try to come up with solutions for those challenges."

The B.A.C has provided feedback on multiple items throughout the business community, such as the mobile vendor bylaw that was implemented earlier this year, and even gave input on the Town of Drumheller's purchasing policy.

"At a local level, we've got our teeth into a couple of things and that's always good. It could be issues at a provincial or federal level as well. With the provincial and federal elections next year, there may be some more issues that come to light. That's certainly going to be something we're watching come 2019," concluded Bitz.

For more information on the Business Advocacy Committee, call the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce at (403)-823-8100.

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