Empower your business! Small Business Week Kickoff Symposium is October 19

September 29, 2015

Empower your business! Small Business Week Kickoff Symposium is October 19

Small business owners are invited to attend the fourth annual Small Business Week Kickoff Symposium on Monday, October 19.

Event details:

Monday, October 19, 2015
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Community Centre (Agora)
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park

Register online ($15 per person) at www.strathcona.ca/smallbusinessweek  by October 13.

Agenda includes:

  • welcome from Mayor Roxanne Carr
  • keynote by Angus Watt (First National Bank) on challenges and opportunities in the new Canada
  • three panel discussions: digital marketing, succession planning, and recruitment and retention
  • 20 business development organizations on site.

The event is designed to support small businesses, which account for a significant amount of local economic activity and job creation in Strathcona County. There are 11,684 business establishments in the County, of which 10,417 are considered either self-employment, micro-sized (one to four employees) or small businesses (five to 49 employees). These small businesses are estimated to employ over 24,000 people, approximately 48 per cent of the jobs. There is one micro-sized business per 9.1 residents. 

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Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 95,000 residents. StrathconaCounty is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, StrathconaCounty is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595