The Taber & District Chamber of Commerce exists to celebrate and enhance quality of life in the Taber area of Southern Alberta.

The Chamber supports its members with efforts to increase local business and by promoting community events, including Cornfest, Annual Awards (Citizen of the Year, Small Business, Spirit of Taber, Outstanding Customer Service), Annual Parade, the Midnight Madness local shopping initiative as well as the Award Winning Taber Pheasant Festival.

Residents of Taber and area thrive in a diversified regional economy and benefit from a host of social, educational, cultural and recreational community activities.

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Join us for Cornfest 2019
Kick off Cornfest Parade, August 22 at 4pm
Followed by two days of fun August 23-24th!


2015 Committees


Governmental Affairs and Policy Committee and SACA

To recommend Chamber policy to the Board To influence the process and policy of the government in the context of goals and objectives of the Taber & District Chamber of Commerce.

Chair: Tyrel McLelland, Bruce Warkentin


Join Economic Development Committee

To represent the agricultural and industrial sectors, with a focus on economic development and sustainable economic viability.
To increase membership
To determine how the Chamber could better serve this sector.
To represent the Chamber on the Downtown Improvement, to promote economic development in Taber & District by attracting new businesses, as well as encouraging retention and expansion of exiting businesses.  Promote tourism and businesses in Taber & District.

Chair: Bruce Warkentin, Matthew Williams, Matt Beal


Member Services

To identify and respond to the changing needs of the membership of the Chamber and to increase that membership.  Member services, such as value added programs, the directory, and the ‘In Business Together Program’ will be handled through this committee.

Chair: Rick Popadynetz


Finance Committee

To monitor and influence the financial status of the Chamber of Commerce to achieve its goals and objectives.

Chair: Bruce Warkentin, Matthew Williams, Rick Popadynetz


Employee Review Committee - Office Coordination & Tourist Information Center

To assist the Chamber staff in communicating the ongoing activities of the Chamber Executive, Board of Directors and Committees in a professional manner.  

Chair:Rick Popadynetz, Mark Garner, Bruce Warkentin, Matthew Williams


Special Events Committees

Each special event committee will be responsible to coordinate all of the particulars required by that event with the help and direction of the Chamber Staff.  Each committee must provide a budget to be approved by the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee, and utilize the resources of the Chamber office and the Chamber membership.  Minutes of all committee meetings must be presented to the Chamber office as soon as possible following meetings to keep the staff current with a projects and information.


Fundraising Committee/ Tables & Chairs

This committee will organize any additional Fundraisers that the Chamber will do.

Chair: Rick Popadynetz


Annual Dinner

Held in January of each year, this event is to recognize nominees and winners of The Small Business of the Year award as well as The Outstanding Business of the Year award.
ChairMatthew Williams, Bruce Warkentin, Matt Beal, Tyrel McLelland, Darlene McCoy


This is possibly the biggest event that the Chamber puts together.  It is meant to be a fun filled festival outdoors that attracts many people in attendance.  This is free to all who attend, and the funding to put on this event is obtained through sponsorships from local business.  We strive to make this event bigger and better each year.

Chair: Tom Paterson, Tom Machacek, Mark Garner, Bruce Warkentin, Deb Brewin, Stacy Peleskey, Brent Untereiner, Darla Machacek, Aline Holmen, Tod Pickerell, Henk DeVlieger, Tyrel McClelland, Matt Beal, Darlene McCoy, Elisha Willis, Anton Biegler, Jared Bell


Midnight Madness

Designed specifically to keep shoppers in Taber with Christmas shopping savings. Incentives are offered to shoppers with door prize giveaways.  This encourages winners to come back into these businesses and spend more money.

Chair: Harry Prummell, Bruce Warkentin, Rick Popadynetz, Matthew Beal, Darlene McCoy


This committee will be responsible to keep the Chamber of Commerce float presentable and interesting as it is taken to other towns for their annual parades.

This committee is responsible to organize and put together the annual Parade that is held in July every year.  They are responsible for attracting entertainment and floats from both local and out of town businesses and groups.
  Anton Biegler, Matthew Williams, Elisha Willis


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Taber Cornfest - FREE Family Fun!
Aug. 22, 23, 24, 2019
Come for the Corn, Stay for the Fun!

Taber & District Chamber of Commerce
4702 50 Street, Taber, AB T1G 2B6
Fax:(403) 223-2291
Phone: (403) 223-2265
Email: taberchamber@gmail.com
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