Chamber of Commerce celebrates 125th anniversary

By Storrm Lennie
March 14, 2019 - 12:57pm

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

Back in 1894, the Red Deer Board of Trade was established. Its first goal was to establish a municipal government for the area.

When Red Deer was officially recognized as a town in 1901 the Board of Trade took it upon themselves to improve the towns position and became involved in national issues. 52 years later in 1953, the Board of Trade decided to officially change its name to the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber plans to to promote their history and their impact on the community during many events they will host over the course of the year.

“We have several things planned this year that tie into our 125th anniversary, including our 125-year brand that is replicating the original Welcome to Red Deer Sign from the 1960s,” explains CEO Rick More.

“The Chamber has been a pillar in the community and instrumental in helping shape Red Deer into the vibrant city it is today.”

Members of the public join the chamber on Friday, March 15th from 2-4pm at their open house (3017 50 Ave.) where they will kick off celebrations.

 

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