June Newsletter
This month's Executive Directors Meeting will be held:

June 11, 2019 @ 12 pm
WHAT IS TELUS PITCH?

What could your business do with $100,000?  With more than $150,000 in prizes on the line, TELUS Pitch is Canada’s largest small business competition, offering Canadian entrepreneurs the chance to reap the rewards of their hard work with a $100,000 cash payout.

TELUS is inviting Canadian business owners share their story, how winning the grand prize of $100,000 will help them achieve their business goals and how they plan to impact their local community.

PITCH CONTEST TIMEFRAME:

  • May 1: Contest opens May 1 and runs until June 23 at midnight, EST
Upcoming Events from the Board of Trade:
Parade Registration is now open!
11th Annual Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede Parade
Saturday June 8th, 2019

Contact Donna for more information
June
June 19 @ 9:30 am

In this workshop we'll cover the things you can do, at little or no cost, to create amazing videos that will bring you more business and get others to promote you. We’ll also cover where to post your videos to get the biggest exposure and return on your time and investment!
July
July 17 @ 9:30 am

In this workshop we’ll cover the conundrums faced by the city or town that owns the sidewalks versus retailers who want to activate their storefronts. Who does what? How do you make this work for both entities? And who’s in charge, anyway? 
For more information on these Webinars or to stream them at home please visit Destination Development
$20 on the 20th is coming up July 20th. Along with Real Country 93.3, we will be encouraging local residents to come out and spend $20 on non-essential items to support local businesses.

If you plan to offer any specials on this date please let us know so we can help promote them as well.
1 Day, 1 Ticket :
3 Exciting Events
Farm to Fork VIP Bus Tour: $25.00 each
Long Table Dinner: $60.00 each
Main Street Dance: $5.00 @ the Gate
Package Tour, Dinner, & Dance: $75.00
Don't miss your opportunity!

Registration Now Open
Would you prefer to volunteer or be a committee member?
Contact Stacey or call 403-742-3181
Stettler Community Events
Be Active, Be Involved
& More

Check out the Board of Trade Calendar for a full list of events!
News from the Heartland Beautification Committee
Stettler Bag Ban Survey 2.0
Take the survey
Please take a moment to complete this new and updated survey, your feedback is very important
Walk ‘n’ Roll Challenge
Stettler vs Ponoka vs Wainwright
Stettler won last year! 
Ponoka and Wainwright don’t want that to happen again! 
Walk or bike to your destination, instead of using your vehicle. 
Register your trips all summer at www.stettler.net     
May 1 – August 31, 2019.
Eco Excellence Awards Nominations

Know a Stettler area resident, group or business who has great habits or projects that exemplify "Reduce, Re-use, Recycle"? Nominate them (or yourself!) at  www.stettler.net
Or phone 403-742-4411 or email:
Deadline May 31.
Upcoming events that will bring a crowd:


West Coast Amusement Midway Days: June 4th & 5th

Steel Wheel Stampede: June 7th & 8th

Western Final U19 Fastball Tournament: August 2nd - 5th

Canadian Final Rodeo (Red Deer): October 29th - November 3rd

& More!

So, what does that mean for local businesses?
The customers are coming, so what can you do to turn that in to sales?

Events like these are a great way to cater your businesses and services to the people they are drawing in. Get together with other business owners and the Board of Trade to create opportunities for you to succeed. February's presentation with Cathy Forner was based around this concept and there is knowledge to share!
F or more information or to book a meeting room at our office please contact the Stettler Board of Trade at 403-742-3181 or email Hayley
Business to Business Offers
Rairdan Services, Inc introduces StettlerBiz.com.

A low cost, high impact web site collective for Stettler businesses.
Get your web page by calling 403-743-0347
or email   wendy@rairdanservices.ca
Riverside Operating is offering the first night of patrol at 50% off.

For more information on services and rates do not hesitate to contact Dale.
Member to Members Discount

If you have a product or special you would like to offer to other businesses or business owners please let us know and we will include it in our upcoming newsletter.

Email Hayley or call 403-742-3181
Stettler Board of Trade, 6606-50 Ave, 403-742-3181, WEBSITE
Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action)

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