Join the Celebration: Small Business Week Promises Exciting Events and Opportunities

During Small Business Week – from Oct. 15 to 21 – Sturgeon County will be celebrating the more than 2,100 small businesses that call the County home.

“Small Business Week is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate the backbone of our local economy: our small businesses. They are the ones who invest not only their capital but also their passion and dreams into our community,” said Mayor Alanna Hnatiw. “Their enterprises are the heart and soul of our community, and they play a vital role in shaping our unique identity and enhancing our quality of life.”

The 2023 events mark the first time Sturgeon County has celebrated Small Business Week with an evening business mixer and panel event. We heard through surveys last year that businesses would like an evening networking event, so we are trialling it this year.

“We are excited to once again have small business owners join us for Small Business Week,” said Leanne McBean, Business Retention and Expansion Lead. “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:

Lunch and Learn: Vendor Success Strategies – Enhancing Your Procurement Relationship with Sturgeon County
Monday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Sturgeon County Centre, Morinville

Tickets are free, and lunch is provided.
Discover the key to fostering a stronger and more lucrative partnership with Sturgeon County. Gain valuable insights into optimizing your procurement processes, cultivating trust, and leveraging innovative solutions to meet the County’s evolving needs. Join us to unlock the potential for lasting success and growth in your collaboration with Sturgeon County.

Business Mixer and Panel: Work Smarter, Not Harder
Wednesday, October 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. | Morinville Cultural Centre, Morinville

Tickets are $10, and appetizers are provided.
Join us and our event partners, Manufacturing & Export Enhancement (MEE) Cluster, for an evening of networking, engaging panel discussion featuring experts in their fields, and insightful conversations about the labour shortage, an overview of the Trade Accelerator Program and information about winning government grants. Also, businesses can soak in valuable insights from our resource booth partners such as, Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Trade, Bredin Centre for Career Advancement, CAREERS, Sturgeon County Procurement Services and more.

Lunch and Learn: Elevate Your Procurement Game with Procurement Assistance Canada
Wednesday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Sturgeon County Centre, Morinville

Tickets are free, and lunch is provided.
Join us for this enlightening session and discover how Procurement Assistance Canada can empower your business. Learn how to navigate government procurement processes, access valuable resources, and position your company for success in the public sector. Discover the potential for growth and prosperity through effective procurement strategies.

Sturgeon County offices will be closed Monday, February 19 for Family Day. Offices will re-open Tuesday, February 20 at 8:30 a.m.

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