Indigenous Business Connections
On Friday, June 18, as we hosted our first Indigenous Business Connections event! This was a professional development opportunity that included presentations on building relationships, business etiquette, and cultural demonstrations. You can re-watch this event at the link below if you missed it, or just enjoyed it so much, you want to see it again!
Elder Phillip Campiou
Rick Wilson - Minister of Indigenous Relations
Mackenzie Brown - Project Manager, Indigenous Tourism Alberta
We welcome keynote speaker Mackenzie Brown, Project Manager at Indigenous Tourism Alberta, who will share her expertise on 'Creating Effective Partnerships, Creating Reciprocal Relationships, Protocol and Misconceptions'. There will also be a round table panel featuring local Indigenous business owners discussing stereotypes, challenges, and triumphs of business ownership in the Region.
In 2021, the Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce took the historic and meaningful step in creating its Indigenous Business Committee. This committee has a strong desire through the GPRC Board of Directors, its members, and vested stakeholders to enhance Indigenous business' participation in the economic development of the region by promoting sustainability and diversity, further encouraging social growth in the Greater Parkland Region.