Small Business Week - October 15-21, 2023

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15 Oct 2023


Small Business Week takes place on October 15-21, 2023. 

To celebrate, we encourage our local business community to take part in the exciting learning opportunities within the region. 


To recognize small businesses, the Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting several events during Small Business Week.

A Podcast Series on Creating a Welcoming Workplace

On Tuesday, October 17 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, this podcast series offers a series of educational sessions presented by a number of key speakers and industry professionals.

Tipi Teachings with Knowledge Keeper Phillip Campiou

On Wednesday, October 18 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Rotary Park in Stony Plain, Phillip Campiou, will host this traditional and community event to actively teach holistic approaches to health and healing.

Chamber of Commerce Business Awards of Distinction

On Thursday, October 19 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at Elks Hall in Spruce Grove, join the Chamber in celebrating the business nominees and award winners. 

Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce E-News

The Chamber's e-newsletter features important programs, events, and resources that help support local small businesses in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and Parkland County. 


Check out upcoming events and webinars to learn from local experts, hear from Alberta’s small business owners, and find out how the small business community can support you in your journey.

Business Link's Business Bash Event in Edmonton

On Monday, October 16 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Work Nicer Beaver House in Edmonton, connect with aspiring and established small business owners and the organizations that support them.

xPerience Business Networking Reimagined Event

On Wednesday, October 18 from  12:00 PM to 2:00 PM in Parlour 1919 at 248 St. Matthews Avenue in Spruce Grove, enjoy a fully facilitated networking experience, breakfast, coffee, and more. 

Business Mixer & Panel: Work Smarter, Not Harder

On Wednesday, October 18 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM join Sturgeon County for an evening of networking engaging panel discussions at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre at 9502 100 Avenue.

Getting Money - What Lenders/Investors Want

On Thursday, October 19 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM online via Zoom, join a deep dive into the financial and non-financial information banks and investors consider when evaluating requests. 


Join the Business Development Bank of Canada in celebrating Canadian entrepreneurship. 

Strathcona County's Small Business Week Conference

On Monday, October 16 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Sherwood Park's Community Centre, this event  gathers entrepreneurs to learn, network, and celebrate in building the local business community.

Let's Talk Solutions for Today's Business Challenges Webinar

On Tuesday, October 17 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, join the Chief Economist and a panel of experts for a free online webinar to discuss tangible solutions, skills, and strategies for working in complex environments.

Value in Good Bookkeeping Workshop with Christine Bedard

On Tuesday, October 17 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, join Christine Bedard from The Business Enterprise Centre for an online event to learn the basics of bookkeeping to keep your business running smoothly.

Free Tax Help for Businesses and Self-Employed Individuals

On Wednesday, October 18 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, join this online event to ask a CRA Liaison Officer any questions you may have about taxes that are related to your sole proprietorship business.


Spruce Grove businesses can apply for the following FREE programs to increase their digital presence: 

Digital Economy Program

Access to support towards Google My Business, social media, website, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), branding, logo creation, advertising, graphic design, photography, videography, etc. 

Canada Digital Adoption Program

Offers a Grow Your Business Online Grant, a Boost Your Business Technology Grant, and access to expert advice to increase online sales, reduce costs, and better manage inventory. 

CyberSecure Canada Certification Program

A certification program to get certified to limit the impacts of a cyber incident, enhance competitive advantage, protect customer and investor information, and improve cybersecurity knowledge.

Spruce Grove Economic Development Newsletter

Subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive updates on business support programs and other valuable information.