Rivers & District Chamber of Commerce
The objective of Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce is to promote and improve trade and commerce and economic, civic and social welfare of the district.
An annual fee is payable to the Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce prior to January 31 of each year. Once fees have been paid, that member is entitled to a maximum number of votes as defined in the membership category of employees. That member business must have an equal number of representatives present at any meeting in order to vote.
Fees are as follows
$20.00 Business with 0 employees
$40.00 Business with 1-3 employees
$60.00 Business with 4-6 employees
$80.00 Business with 7-9 employees
$100.00 Business with over 10 employees
Currently, meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month at 112 pm at Lee’s Restaurant.
The annual meeting of the Chamber will be held in February of each year.
The order of business at each meeting will be as follows:
- Financial Report
- Matters Arising from the minutes
- Committee Reports
- New Business
WHAT WE DO
The Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce is here to promote and grow local businesses in Rivers and its surrounding areas.
Welcome Packages: The Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce is responsible for putting together welcome packages for newcomers to the Rivers area. These packages consist of a business listing, information about various businesses and organizations within the community and “goodies” for new residents. These packages are put together and distributed from the Riverdale Municipality Municipal office (670-2nd Ave).
Santa Parade: Annually the Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce puts on a Santa Cause Parade where local businesses, organizations and, of course, Santa parade around Rivers for the community members to see. After the parade, Santa takes time to take pictures with the children of the community.
Meeting Speakers: At monthly meetings, when possible a speaker is brought to the educate the members. Past speakers have included: Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District, RCI Wetland Students, Bruce Helgason – RCI Hockey Academy, and more!
Chamber Bucks: A chamber buck is a form of gift certificate. Generally speaking, you win chamber bucks through contests put on by the Chamber, or affiliated organizations. The recipient of the chamber bucks is able to redeem this certificate at any business/organization that is a Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce member. Once the merchant has received a chamber buck, they are to notify the Chamber and that merchant will be reimbursed through the Chamber.
Phone Directory: Becoming a member of Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce ensure that your business/organization will be listed on the phone directory for Riverdale Municipality (online & paper copies)
Advertising: Being a Chamber member gives your business the opportunity to be advertised through initiatives sponsored by the Rivers & District Chamber of Commerce, including our monthly Social Media Business Biographies
Becoming a member of the Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce is a good investment for your business for a numerous reason including:
If you would like more information or if you would like to become a member of the Rivers & District Chamber of Commerce, please contact us today!
President: Dave Falkevitch