Wetaskiwin & District Chamber of Commerce

  • Oct. 20, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Pipestone Flyer

“Nominations for the 201 Business Awards are now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted!” “Nominations are now open for the 2012 Business Awards”. These were two announcements made by Executive Director, Alan Greene at the Wetaskiwin & District Chamber of Commerce meeting September 26, 2011.

 The winners of the 2011 competition will be presented at the Wetaskiwin & District Business Awards Gala Thursday October 20, 2011 at the Memorial Arts Centre. The evening will commence with cocktails at 5:30 pm. The ticket price is $40.00. Awards being presented include:

   Small Business: Any business with 1-5 employees• Mid-Size Business: Any business with 6-20 employees •Large Business: Any business with 21+ employees • Agricultural Business: Any number of employees but must excel in the agricultural industry • Non-Profit Organization: Any number of employees but must be a registered non-profit • Employer of the Year: Any number of employees, but must lead by example, have a overall positive relationship with staff and go the extra mile for staff • Customer Service: – An individual who shows the "WOW" factor while going the extra mile for their customers and showing a commitment to the community • Chamber Business of the Year: Any number of employees but must be a Chamber member and be involved in Chamber activities.

 Allan announced that the Chamber, in partnership with the Community Learning Council and JEDI will be hosting a series of videoconferencing sessions in October. The quality is high but thanks to technology and videoconferencing, the cost to participants is low ranging from $10 – $15 per session. To register, please contact the CLC at 780 361-6241 or visit  www.clcwetaskiwin.ca   Wednesday October 05, 2011.

Promotional Strategies: Creating Buzz for your Biz

 Limited budget? Want to create a buzz about your product, service or company? Join us to learn cost-effective and often free promotional tips and techniques. Find out how to effectively promote using traditional and electronic methods for a wide range of products and services. Presenter: Greg Gazin – Gadget Guy/Parallel 2000 Corp. Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM

October 06, 2011

Social Media for Marketing

 In this tough economy, social media offers you a FREE way to connect with your target market and build client relationships with just a few clicks. Move beyond the buzz words and learn how to use social media to make a tangible difference in your marketing and sales. Social Media = New generation word of mouth. Presenter: Devesh Dwivedi, MBA – entrepreneurinmaking.com

Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM

Thursday October 13, 2011

Group Benefits

 Are you a new business owner and you no longer have group benefits, like when you were an employee? Attend this session for a down-to-earth explanation of group benefit basics. This session will walk you through an actual schedule of benefits and how to create one for a company. We will also examine some creative methods of offering benefits to your employees. Presenter: Earl Shindruk – Optimax Benefits/Grant MacEwan University’s School of Business. Time: 12:00PM-2:00PM

Thursday October 13, 2011

Insurance: What you need to know

 As a business owner, what kinds of insurance do you need to have? Depending on the structure of your business, it’s important to consider the different types of business, group and personal insurance. This session will focus on insurance needs for entrepreneurs and for new and growing businesses. Presenters: Sheila Butt & Gail Baillie, CFP – RBC Insurance. Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM

Tuesday October 18, 2011

Income Tax Basics for Sole Proprietors & Partnerships

 This session provides basic income tax information for the small business owner that is either a sole proprietorship or a partnership. Presenter: Canada Revenue Agency. Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM

Wednesday October 19, 2011

Is Franchise Ownership Right for You?

 Thousands of Canadian entrepreneurs become franchise owners ever year. Should you? If you're considering starting your own business, this session introduces the world of franchise ownership. Investing in a franchise blends the satisfaction of being your own boss with the security of someone looking out for your success. Franchising lets you be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.  Presenter: Ron Smith – Open for Business/FranNet. Time: 10:30AM-12:00PM.

Wednesday October 19, 2011

Market Research

 Need to research your business, and don't know where to start? Find out about the types of information you need to collect, where to look for it, and how to identify your target market. Realistically look at data to determine the viability of your business idea, and learn what you need to present to financial institutions. Presenter: Eric Brant – The Business Link. Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM

Thursday October 20, 2011

Visual Merchandising Basics

 Visual merchandising is a set of techniques used by retailers, business owners with a store front, farmers' market vendors, trade show booth hosts, or anywhere products are sold. This session covers design basics, visual merchandising tips, and involves interesting stories you can learn from. Presenter: Melissa Walker – Flourish Design & Merchandising. Time:12:00PM-2:00PM

Thursday October 27, 2011

Small Business Accounting Basics

 Familiarize yourself with some basic accounting terminology, as well as three of the most common financial statements. Presenter: Steve Bruns, CMA – Grant MacEwan University. Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM

 Given the full dining room attendance at the Chamber meetings held at Montgomery Glen, it is evident the Wetaskiwin business community values the many benefits offered by the Chamber. The advantage of being a Chamber Member is not only the networking opportunities, but the many benefits made available to business owners and employees. For more information go to:  http://www.wetaskiwinchamber.ca/

Just Posted

Member Terry Parsons’ custom built track vehicle.
Forestburg’s Area 53 Racetrack gears up for action-packed season

Site will also host a portion of the ‘Miles of Mayhem’ event in July

Sabrina Wilde in front of a recently purchased monster truck. Submitted.
Thorsby business women a finalist for 2021 Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurship Award

Sabrina Wilde with Lone Wolf Mechanical is a finalist for the entrepreneurial award.

Grade 12 students at Wetaskiwin Composite High School took place in the annual water fight off school property on June 11, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Graduating students in Wetaskiwin throw water fight after being told it could result in suspension

Students were told their participation could result in them being barred from graduation ceremonies.

At an outdoor drive-in convocation ceremony, Mount Royal University bestows an honorary Doctor of Laws on Blackfoot Elder and residential school survivor Clarence Wolfleg in Calgary on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
‘You didn’t get the best of me’: Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

Clarence Wolfleg receives honorary doctorate from Mount Royal University, the highest honour the school gives out

“They will never be forgotten, every child matters,” says Sioux Valley Chief Jennifer Bone in a video statement June 1. (Screen grab)
104 ‘potential graves’ detected at site of former residential school in Manitoba

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation working to identify, repatriate students buried near former Brandon residential school

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen receives medical attention after collapsing during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
Christian Eriksen in stable condition, Euro 2020 match resumes

Eriksen was given chest compressions after collapsing on the field during a European Championship

As stories of the horrors of residential schools circulate after the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced it had located what are believed to be the remains of 215 children, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs said he feels a connection with the former students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
2 sides of the same coin: Ex-foster kids identify with residential school survivors

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says the child welfare system takes Indigenous children from their families

Airport ground crew offload a plane carrying just under 300,000 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine which is developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
1st batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines won’t be released in Canada over quality concerns

The vaccines were quarantined in April before they were distributed to provinces

The arrest south of Winnipeg occurred before Bernier was to arrive at a protest in the city. (Twitter/Maxime Bernier)
Maxime Bernier arrested following anti-rules rallies in Manitoba: RCMP

He’s been charged with exceeding public gathering limits and violating Manitoba’s requirement to self-isolate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for the G7 Summit, at the airport in Newquay, United Kingdom, Thursday, June 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Details on Canada’s vaccine sharing plan coming Sunday, up to 100 million doses

Canada’s high commissioner to the UK says details will come after the G7 summit

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec waves to the crowd during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Friday, July 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Newborn daughter’s death inspires MP’s bill on bereavement leave for parents

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec says a day or two off not enough for some grieving parents

Most Read