Chestermere to host first Small Business Week
September 10, 2018 - For immediate release

Chestermere, AB - From October 14-19 the Chestermere Chamber of Commerce, with support from the City of Chestermere Economic Development department, will be hosting Chestermere’s first Small Business Week.

Small Business week will be comprised of networking opportunities and seminars designed specifically for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

“This is the first year that Chestermere will host a Small Business Week conference and we’re excited to support the Chamber with this initiative,” says Catherine Proulx, City of Chestermere Economic Development Manager.

Conference sessions include topics on social media, business planning, cannabis in the workplace, video content marketing and many other top-of-mind subjects facing small business owners.

“We used the information gathered from the Community Business Survey we conducted online in 2017 and sourced subject experts”, says Michelle Eldjarnson, Chestermere Chamber of Commerce President. “We acknowledge what businesses in the community and surrounding area want and are here to support them. Hosting Small Business Week is just one of the many events the business community can look forward to seeing from the Chamber in 2018/2019.”

Eldjarnson goes on to explain that registration is open to all members of the business community, not just Chamber members, and recommends early registration to avoid disappointment. Participants can register online at

An all access pass will be available for purchase in addition to individual event tickets. Registrants will have the flexibility to immerse themselves completely, or customize sessions to best suit their needs. To ensure the event is accessible by all, sessions are being offered in the morning, afternoon and evening and some sessions are being offered free of charge.

For a detailed program schedule, speaker biographies and registration please visit, or contact Darlene Tuck at


For more information:
Darlene Tuck
Executive Assistant
Small Business Week is a nationally celebrated event dating back to 1979 when the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) business centres in British Columbia’s Lower Fraser Valley first collected resources to organize a week of activities for entrepreneurs. 39 years later Small Business Week continues to be recognized and celebrated annually in cities, towns and villages across Canada.