The Town of Stony Plain is inviting residents to celebrate Small Business Week from October 14th to 20th by shopping, thriving, and connecting locally. This annual celebration of local entrepreneurship is hosted in partnership with Parkland County, the Rotary Club of Stony Plain, the Stony Plain and District Chamber of Commerce, and Community Futures Capital Region.
Three events will take place over the course of the week, beginning with CultureFWD at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16. CultureFWD is a networking opportunity and chance to create meaningful business connections within the creative industry. This events takes place at Carvel Electric and will include guest businesses ProBiz Centre, Wicked Wolf Cross Fit, and Country Scraps.
A Business Breakfast with guest speaker Dan Duckering will take place at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17 at Family Connection Centre. Duckering, president of Fuel Wise Ltd., will speak about how leadership is an inside job, how discipline and drive must push you ahead of the pack before you can lead, and how intentional actions are the only way to ensure success in life, at home, and in business.
Finally, a Lunch and Learn called Doing Business with All Levels of Government, will take place at KC’s Restaurant and Lounge at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 18. This event, featuring a variety of guest speakers, is the perfect opportunity to explore the ins and outs of the procurement process in all branches of government. It will be especially useful for businesses that have thought about working with government but don’t know how to begin.
“Many people don’t realize just how difficult it is to run a successful small business and how much work our local entrepreneurs do to overcome these challenges,” says Economic Development Officer Shawn McCauley. “That’s why we encourage residents to show their support for homegrown businesses by shopping and dining local, as well as attending one or more events during Small Business Week.”
“Small businesses are some of the lifeblood of our community,” says Mayor William Choy. “They give our business sector unique colour and charm, and they often go above and beyond to make meaningful contributions to our town while working hard to serve residents. Whether it’s through your actions or words, take the time to show a local business you care during Small Business Week.”
To learn more, and RSVP for events, visit www.choosestonyplain.com/sbw.