26 www.dryden.ca Chamber of Commerce When you are a member of the Chamber you are not only helping your own business or organization to thrive, but you are helping to make the entire community a better place to live, raise your family and retire. Your membership goes a long way to making the business community stronger and more attractive to shoppers and visitors alike. If you own or operate a business in the Dryden area and have room for a few more customers, you will want to become a member of the Dryden District Chamber of Commerce today! The Chamber would be glad to help. Here are a few ways your business or organization can benefit from being a member… The Chamber provides business referrals to visitors and residents alike by phone, email, etc. Is your business a member? The Chamber’s website is the first stop for many visitors to the area. All Chamber members are listed in the business directory of that website, both alphabetically and categorically – making it easier for shoppers to find what they are looking for. Check it out at www. drydenchamber.ca The Chamber has a very effective M2M (Member to Member) Communication system. Whenamemberhasanupcoming promotion, important message, up- coming event, etc they just email that information to the Chamber and it goes out to all other Chamber members plus it gets posted on the Chamber Facebook page. It’s a great way to spread the word – quickly and effectively. Be sure to check outtheChamber’sFacebookpageandyou will see what we mean at: https://www. facebook.com/drydendistrictchamber/ The Chamber Group Insurance Plan can help businesses and organizations with competitive benefits packages, providing employees with the coverage that they need at an affordable price, available to Chamber members only. The Chamber is always a busy place… The Chamber would like to congratulate Morgan Shepherd on the opening of her new business, Little Mod Nest – located at 26 Earl Avenue in Dryden. Modern,earthfriendlyproducts for parent and baby! Hand-crafted with love in an ethical environment here in Canada. Morgan is the winner of the Win This Space contest hosted by the Chamber, City of Dryden and PACE. The 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards will be held on September 22, 2018 at the Best Western Plus Dryden. Do you know someone that deserves to be recognized for their above average work performance, or a business or organization that exceeds your expectations? A nomination for a business excellence award is a great way to let that person or business know their extra efforts are appreciated. Simply go to the Chamber website at www. drydenchamber.ca and follow the links to submit a nomination before July 15. The Chamber hosts several promotions every year that help to increase sales for its members. Programs like the Chamber Spotlights with CKDR - an excellent way to promote your business through radio. The Chamber’s Shop Local Campaign helps to promote the importance of shopping locally and Midnight Madness is a huge success every year – and a great way to begin the busy holiday shopping. Throughout 2018 the Chamber will be hosting a variety of workshops to help businesses, organizations and employees manoeuvrer through new laws, improve their online presence, website construction, estate planning and more. Keep an eye on the Chamber Facebook page for details and dates. Remember - Business is better when you are a Member! If you would like to become a member of the Dryden District Chamber of Commerce, simply go the website at www.drydenchamber.ca and click on the membership tab, email chamber@ drytel.net or drop in to the Chamber office at 101-B Duke Street. The Voice of Business Shout – Out to Unison Benefits for sponsoring last summer’s Walleye Dinner at the Dryden Flying Club. It was a huge success and great evening – the Chamber cannot wait for the next one; stay tuned.