The High River Chamber of Commerce and local businesses are getting set for what they hope is a successful return.

Chamber President Kevin Generoux says members were recently able to get together in person for the first time.

"The Chamber has created a new website called Visit High River where we're trying to promote not only the businesses but High River itself, trying to attract people," he says.

They've started work on a new contest to attract shoppers.

"We have over 65 businesses that have ballot boxes set up at their restaurants, there's also a QR code you can scan, so all you have to do is spend $10 locally and you're entered into a draw," Generoux says.

There are over 35 businesses that have donated products for three prize baskets worth, on average, $500 each.

Generoux says there are a couple big events coming up in town that they're hoping to promote.

The first is the Little Britches Parade on Saturday May 21st which is expected to bring thousands of people to town.

"There's one other event coming up in June that the Rowan House has been working on and there's 12 non-profits that are participating along with everybody else, it's in the park downtown at George Lane, it's a Family Picnic and everything's going to be free on Sunday June the 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m."

He says they're "super excited" about the new website and the Shop Local program.