New Chamber is Working to Meet Community Needs

Lawrence Chamber News

Article first published in Strathmore Times – June 3

The new Strathmore & District Chamber has been repositioning itself to more effectively meet the needs of the community.

We have improved communications with members and businesses. Ads now run consistently in the three local papers and our thanks to the Strathmore Times for providing us with this space for a monthly column.  For those of you who are online follow us on Facebook (StrathmoreDistrictChamber) and Twitter (@SDCOC).  The Chamber Newsletter is emailed when there is a specific event or important information to share. Lastly the new website ( is being developed as the ‘go to’ resource for business updates, events and to showcase Chamber Members.

Visibility is important which is why a list of Director’s names is occasionally run in the newspapers or social media; we want you to reach out and connect with your Chamber Board. Attending Town Council and County of Wheatland meetings is also on the radar; Chamber President, Terri Kinsman or Executive Director, Shelley Toderian will be present at those meetings as often as possible.

The current Board of Directors is diversified in experience and backgrounds but we would like to see members and especially some younger entrepreneurial faces around the table.  Dates and details for upcoming Board meetings are available on the website home page or by clicking ‘Events’. Don’t be afraid we are a friendly group and the sound of occasional laughter has also been known to emanate from our meetings.

Home based business, professional services or store front you are all important to us. One of our goals going forward is to work with Travel Alberta and similar organizations to enhance tourism in our region. This would provide a much needed economic boost for local business.

Finally if you are a Chamber member there are new opportunities for your business to collaborate with the Strathmore Chamber.  Would you like to host a networking event at your place of business?  Partner with the Chamber to host a Business Growth Conference? To discuss either of these contact Shelley Toderian 403.901.3175 |

Until next month.  Jill Crossland, Marketing & Communications Director