March Newsletter
Upcoming Events from the Board of Trade:
Next Board of Trade Executive Meeting:
March 10th @ 12pm
We are always looking for new members or input from local business owners. If you would like to attend we ask that you please RSVP to Stacey Benjamin.
2020 Stettler Regional Board of Trade Directors
President - Dave Goodwin
Vice President - Justin Tanner
Directors: Kurt Baker, Patrick Charron, Terry Chesla, Matt Dorsett, Kelly Hicks, Ryan McNeil, Brandi Page, Kami Ritz, Rebecca Walline, Erin Wilkie
Ex-officio Members: Town of Stettler Mayor Sean Nolls, Town of Stettler Councillor Gord Lawlor, Town of Stettler Councillor Scott Pfeiffer Alternate: Town of Stettler Councillor Wayne Smith
Missing from photo: Rebecca Walline, Councillor Gord Lawlor, and Councillor Wayne Smith
Upcoming for Shop Stettler
March 1st - 31st, 2020

Digital coupons will be print ready on Stettler Board of Trade social media and website with hard copies being available upon request. Examples of offerings include percentage off services, percentage or dollar value off in store, receive gift card for every value spent, scratch and save events, promote customer loyalty programs, bounce back coupons, etc.

Find out more at www.shopstettler.ca
Help us Promote you and your business!
The Stettler Regional Board of Trade has a way to help! In an effort to promote our local businesses to visitors coming in we are partnering with the Stettler Recreation Centre and other event organizers to create “Welcome” packages.

All you have to do is provide us with coupons (we recommend 5000) and we will take care of the rest! To assist you with tracking your coupons we will also label them with the event they have been donated to, how great is that?

For more information please contact Stacey or feel free to come visit in person!
Business News & Events
Technology Startup Investment Readiness

Edmonton - WED, 18 March 2020
8:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Calgary - FRI, 20 March 2020
8:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
An in-depth look at what it takes for an early-stage technology company to become investment ready. There is a great lineup of speakers with in-depth experience in building and scaling technology startups, early-stage investing, and venture capital, including Andrew McLeod from certn, who will share his experience scaling a SAAS business before and after completing a raise.

This event is open to all so please attend if you would like to learn more about early-stage investing, starting a company, or supporting companies in the technology space. We look forward to seeing you at the event. Please register by Friday, March 13th
Your Innovation Network

CARIN is Central Alberta’s economic development hub!

We can help with Business Advice, Advocacy, Access to Foreign Markets, Financing, Grants, Technological Expertise, Innovation, Idea Testing.
Business Scale-Up and Productivity
(BSP)
If you’re a western Canadian company looking to grow, the  Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP)  program could be for you. 

BSP supports high-growth businesses that are scaling up and producing innovative goods, services or technologies. It offers interest-free repayable funding to incorporated western Canadian companies.
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is taking steps to streamline and improve the BSP program for western Canada’s businesses and entrepreneurs. You will have multiple opportunities to apply for BSP funds should your expression of interest not be ready for submission. WD will be accepting expressions of interest throughout the year during the following dates:

·           February 24 – March 23, 2020
·           September 15 – October 14, 2020
·           January 15 – February 16, 2021

For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit WD’s  BSP website   or   contact a regional office .
Stettler Community Events
Be Active, Be Involved
Other Events:

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre Fundraiser: Saturday March 7th @ Stettler Community Hall
Stettler Curling Club's Heartland Auto Bonspiel: Match 27th-29th
Grace Notes Steak Night Fundraiser: Tuesday March 17 @ Brenda's Cozy Cafe
Year End Carnival - Skating Through the Decades: March 21st
Make sure you visit http://stettlerboardoftrade.com/Calendar for the most up to date list of Community Events.
What's going on at the library?
Business to Business Offers
Member to Member 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