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Small Business Week

Small Business Week

Thank you for joining us for the Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual Small Business Week Celebration, presented by The Shop Local Company! This year's Small Business Week is taking place October 18-20, 2022.

We will host several events to celebrate and recognize small businesses across the region. Follow the links below to register for each of the events!
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
First Aid Training (All Day)
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
KAIROS Indigenous Blanket Exercise (1pm-4pm)
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Workforce Trends and Employment Retention Grants presented by Michael Smith of the Government of Alberta (Morning: 10:15am-11:45am)
Living Wages and Group Benefits Presentation (Afternoon: 1:00pm-3:00pm)
Chamber on Tap with Meg Polson at Glacier Greens (Evening: 5:00pm-7:00pm)
8:30am-4:30pm

October 18, 2022

First Aid Training with CPR and AED
  • $115 Members / $145 Non-Members
  • This training is partially online, with the one day in-person training taking place to complete certification. Please register early as space is limited for this session.
1:00pm-4:00pm

October 19, 2022

KAIROS Indigenous Blanket Ceremony
  • Free to attend, registration required.
  • In partnership with the City of Spruce Grove, the GPRC is pleased to be offering an Indigenous blanket exercise as a part of Small Business Week. Blanket exercises are an educational session as a part of the journey of reconciliation. Facilitated by KAIROS and an Indigenous Elder, the exercise is an interactive way to learn about Indigenous history.
10:15am-11:45am

October 20, 2022

Workforce Trends & Employment Recruiting
  • $40 Members / $65 Non-Members
  • Join us in the morning for coffee/tea and muffins as Michael Smith of the Government of Alberta discusses current labour market trends, government grants for employers, and employment recruiting options. A light lunch is included and will follow this session.
1:00pm-3:00pm

October 20, 2022

How a Living Wage can Improve your Small Business
  • $40 Members / $65 Non-Members
  • Prior to this afternoon session, join us for a light lunch and network with individuals from the morning session! After lunch, participate in a special presentation on the Living Wage and Group Benefits that could support your small business and aid in staff retention. Learn what it is, why it is important, and how it can enhance your small business.
5:00pm-7:00pm

October 20, 2022

Chamber on Tap - Meg Polson
  • $25 Members / $35 Non-Members
  • Join us at the greens as Sarah Befus chats with Meg Polson of Glacier Greens, formerly Duffy's Challenge! This casual networking event provides an opportunity to learn more about a business and chat with fellow entrepreneurs and business owners.

Small Business Week is made possible with the partnership of our municipalities

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