Chamber of Commerce
Mission Statement of the Board of Trade, from the Macleod Gazette
December 20, 1888
In accordance with the request of the Macleod Board of Trade, the Gazette, herewith, publishes the objectives of the organization and at the same time conveys the appeal of the organization to farmers, ranchmen, and all others interested in the development of the country, to become members. Following are the objectives of the organization:
- To act in the place of a council or other corporate body in representing the feeling of the community with regard to questions affecting the general interests, outside of politics.
- To push forward public works and local improvements, for which grants have been or may be made in the future.
- To make known as far as possible the advantages of the district for an agricultural and stock raising standpoint, and do everything in its power to induce settlement on our vacant lands.
- To take any steps that may seem desirable to secure an early railroad connection.
- To discuss and take action upon any matter that may advance the interest of the town and district, whether it be from a commercial, agricultural or stockraising point of view.
The principal rules and regulations are as follows:
- That the Board shall meet on the first Monday of every month.
- The committee shall meet on the first Monday of every month, at 10 a.m.
- Any member residing in town and absenting himself from a regular meeting, without sufficient reason, be fined 25 cents, and arriving late at meeting, 10 cents.
- Any members, outside of town, but living within five miles of town, are subject to the above fine on being absent from three consecutive meetings. Members further away are not subject to the fine.
- The annual fee is $1.00
- The president or vice president, or any two members of the committee may call a special meeting at any time by giving two days notice to the secretary, whose duty it shall be to notify the members of such meeting.
The Chamber's Function Today
The Chamber's function is to promote and assist local businesses and as part of a larger provincial organization draw on resources to strengthen economic development in the local community.
Activities (list of promotions):
- New Years Baby Promotion
- Professionals Day
- Easter Extravaganza
- Main Street Best Decorated Window Judging
- Midnight Madness
- Christmas Shopping Spree Promotion
Location and Contact information
Emily McTighe, President
Ways it can assist new business
Membership in the Chamber of Commerce brings the commercial owner/operator into the larger business community. Partners work together on initiatives and support each other through marketing and promotional goals.
Benefits of membership
- Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance
- ATB Financial MasterCard Merchant Discount Rate
- TD VISA Merchant Discount Rate
- Scotiabank VISA Merchant Discount Rate
- ESSO Fleet Discount Program
- Husky/Mohawk Discount Program
- Petro-Canada Discount Program
- Reduced Hotel Rates
- Adtel On-Hold InfoPacs
- Budget Rent-a-Car reduced rates
- IBM Affini-Circle Program
- High Performance Workshops
- Chamber Trust