Celebrating small businesses during Small Business Week

Published on Oct 12, 2022

During Small Business Week – from Oct. 16 to 22 – Sturgeon County will be celebrating the more than 2,100 small businesses that call the County home.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and have demonstrated tremendous resiliency in recent years. We commend small business owners for their agility and for their continued contributions to our community and economy,” said Mayor Alanna Hnatiw.

The 2022 events mark the first time Sturgeon County has celebrated Small Business Week since 2019.

“We are excited to once again have small business owners join us for Small Business Week,” said Leanne McBean, Business Retention & Expansion Lead of Economic Innovation and Growth. “We are offering several events that will provide networking opportunities, connect business owners with valuable resources, and inspire entrepreneurial spirit.”

Sturgeon County encourages its business community to register for the following Small Business Week events:

  • Mighty Business Breakfast Bash
    October 14 from 7:30 a.m. to noon
    Small business owners and operators will enjoy breakfast, networking, a panel discussion with local business owners, and a keynote presentation by retail industry expert Heather Thomson. Tickets are $10.
  • Selling Online – How to Improve Online Experience and Security webinar
    Tuesday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
    This free webinar, presented by Mastercard, Digital Main Street and TABIA, will help small business owners learn the most common challenges, pitfalls and opportunities small and mid-sized businesses face when selling online.
  • Doing Business with Sturgeon County
    Wednesday, October 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
    This free in-person event will help small business owners learn about Sturgeon County’s procurement processes.
  • Bring Your Business Idea to Life
    Thursday, October 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
    This free in-person event will help entrepreneurs launch their idea into a profitable business venture.

Learn more about Small Business Week

Media inquiries:

Megan Candie, CMP
Senior Communications Officer

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