The Stettler Awards Gala
The Stettler Awards Gala took place on October 25th and was a great opportunity to celebrate friends and neighbours in their business success and volunteerism.

The evening saw 13 awards given out, including the elimination style Consumer's Choice award that went to The Fresh Wife Soap Company. We congratulate both The Fresh Wife and their fellow nominee, Today's Sweet Cupcakery, for a tight race.

Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees. Pictured above is the Stettler Regional Fire Department who received the Community Service Award for their volunteerism and commitment to our community.
The Holiday Season is here!
At the Stettler Board of Trade we are excited to hear what you are doing to grow the holiday spirit that the Town of Stettler has fostered.
We are asking businesses to decorate, use lights, and create events or activities that correspond with our four holiday special events this year.
BLACK FRIDAY

  • Black Friday and Moonlight Madness do not fall on the same day this year. To help drive traffic to local stores the Stettler Board of Trade will be running ads to remind people that Black Friday happens in Stettler too. Many local stores will be running sales for Black Friday, if you're one of them let Stacey know.

MOONLIGHT MADNESS

  • Moonlight Madness is the quintessential Stettler Christmas event. Lighting the tree, visiting with Santa and the kick off to the Christmas shopping season. We will be lighting the tree at 6pm on Main Street, with Santa staying with us on Main Street till 7pm when he will move to Wells Furniture.

MIRACLE ON 50TH STREET

  • This is a new event that focuses on driving the Alberta Prairie Railway's Polar Express traffic down town and into our local shops. With an expected 2000 visitors, over this weekend alone, Destination Stettler in cooperation with the Stettler Board of Trade has distributed special $5 Heart of Alberta Coupons to families riding the train December 14 & 15. We hope this encourages families to spend as well as gives us some feedback on where people are coming from and what they're spending. We ask that all retailers fully fill out the front of the coupon so the program can effectively derive important tourism statistics. After you have given the discount please return the coupons to our office for a full refund just as you would Heart of Alberta Dollars.

  • If you are participating in Miracle on 50th Street with events or activities we would like to know so we can add your events and link your website to www.shopstettler.ca

NIGHT BEFORE, THE NIGHT BEFORE

  • As the Night Before, the Night Before falls on a Sunday we are encouraging retailers to celebrate their customers during the day. While retailers may decide to stay open late as they customarily do on this day we believe that customer appreciation planned during the day will have the most impact.
Access Prosperity is excited to invite you to attend their official launch event for The Edge Investment Forum Series. The Edge Investment Forum is a 10 year series of events that will attract investment and awareness of Central Alberta! This November 1 launch will open the doors to media and the public who would like the opportunity to learn what the Edge Investment Forums will entail, and how these events will benefit the region.

Join them for lunch and hear from Brice Scheschuk, as he discusses the hurdles in Canadian Investment from personal experience on projects (such as his experience as Co-Founder and CFO of WIND Mobile).

The first Official Edge Investment Forum will take place in conjunction with the Canada Winter Games, a once in a lifetime event for the region, and will continue year after year with the Canadian Finals Rodeo each November!
 
We hope you are able to join us as we celebrate the launch of THE EDGE INVESTMENT FORUM!
Through a $2-billion investment in programs and initiatives spanning a number of departments and federal partners, such as the Business Development Bank of Canada, Global Affairs Canada (including the Trade Commissioner Service) and Public Services and Procurement Canada, the Government of Canada is supporting women entrepreneurs by increasing their access to financing, talent, networks and expertise.

Budget 2018 allocated $105 million to regionally tailored, nationally coordinated programs for women entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them.

Want networking and training?
As part of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, the Business Development Bank of Canada is coordinating a series of boot camps for women entrepreneurs, as well as offering online learning opportunities. BDC's WE Talk Business Boot Camps provide women entrepreneurs and businesses owners across Canada with practical advice on leadership, growth strategies, financial literacy, sales and marketing, and human resources.
Interested in exporting?
Majority women-owned firms and women entrepreneurs will also be able to explore potential trade opportunities in international markets through the Trade Commissioners Service's Business Women in International Trade program.
What the government is doing for women entrepreneurs!

Still accepting business displays!
Do you know of a business or organization deserving of recognition?
The Alberta Business Awards of Distinction are looking for well deserving businesses that represent Alberta’s ideals of hard work and innovation.
We encourage you to nominate a business and encourage the nominee to complete a submission form.
Submission deadline must be received by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce office no later than October 31, 2018
B2B- Business to Business Advertising
Stettler Home Hardware Member to Members Discount
Stettler Home Hardware is offering
15% off regular priced Christmas lights and decor*
for Stettler Board of Trade members in good standing to use on their businesses.
Out of stock items may be ordered in by speaking to Leslie or Warren.
*Must present this ad on your phone at check out. Only on regularly priced holiday lights and decor. For business use only
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