Upcoming Events – November 24th, 2022

Upcoming Events – November 24th, 2022

  • January 14, 2019

Upcoming Events (Nov 24-2022)

Thurs Nov 24 5 to 7pm Grande Prairie Chamber Business After 5 Mixer Join us for an evening of networking, appetizers, refreshments and door prizes as well as finding out more about the host at the Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Avenue Grande Prairie.Free but register @ www.grandeprairiechamber.com

Fri Nov 25 6:30 to 9pm St. Albert’s 2022 Snowflake Festival Join us in the heart of downtown St. Albert as we light up the Perron District with the warm glow of the Christmas lights. (tree lighting 6:20pm) Enjoy all the festivities as we welcome the holiday season. Families can take a ride on the polar express, cuddle the animals at the petting zoo, play a little road hockey, and of course meet Santa. www.stalbertchamber.com

Sat Nov 26 7 to 8pm Leduc Santa Claus Parade Route – 50th Avenue to 50th Street, North to 54th Avenue. Downtown Business Association www.yourchamber.ca

Sun Nov 27 2pm Women Investor Network Canada – Live Flip Tour Meetup Come join us as we tour a live renovation project, network, and analyze some projects! Alisha and Leanne are excited to host like-minded women for an afternoon of networking and talking real estate. We will be meeting at Alisha’s rental property which is currently undergoing renovations so you can see the project first hand! for Female Real Estate Investors to get to know other women in the space and help out one another. Future events will feature speakers, presentations and other fun events. Where: Thorncliffe neighbourhood (exact address will be sent out a few days prior to event) Calgary Register for Free on www.eventbrite.com

Tues Nov 29 10am to noon Persuasion Strategies – How to Influence, Motivate, & Persuade Anyone! This entertaining workshop introduces some of the key Foundations of Persuasion and concretely demonstrates through vivid, researched examples how to readily Influence, Motivate, and Persuade anyone! Presenter: Kurian Mathew Tharakan is a best selling author as well as the Founder and Managing Director of strategic marketing firm StrategyPeak sales and Marketing Advisors and is responsible for the creation of marketing strategy and execution for a wide array of clients and situations. Free on Zoom Register @ www.edmontonunlimited.com

Wed Nov 30 10:30 to 11:30am Salary vs Dividend – How to Pay Yourself as a Business Owner Business owners make a multitude of decisions that may have significant implications on their taxes – especially when it comes to compensating from an incorporated business. One of these decisions is about whether business owners should pay themselves using a salary, dividends, or a combination of the two. Free on Zoom Register @ www.awebusiness.com

Wed Nov 30 2:30 to 6:30pm Alberta Energy & Growth Forum Join leaders from CPP Investments and some of the energy industry’s biggest players as they discuss the sector’s evolution and how innovation will reshape our economy in the coming years and decades. This in-person event will feature a fireside chat between CPP Investments CEO John Graham and Calgary Chamber CEO Deborah Yedlin, on how Canada’s largest pension fund manager is positioning itself to capitalize on long-term opportunities. Non-member $79  @ Hotel Arts, 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary www.calgarychamber.com

Wed Nov 30 4:30 to 7:30pm Dinner, Fall Fundraiser & Business Mixer Join us for NEBA (Nortrh Edmonton Business Association) & M.E. LaZerte Alumni Fall Fundraiser & Business Mixer! Silent Auction. Pasta dinner. We’re excited to have Oilers Alumnus Randy Gregg as our guest speaker. @ M. E. LaZerte High School 6804 144 Ave Trade Show tables $107.10 Tickets in advance $27.54 @ Dinner, Fall Fundraiser & Business Mixer Tickets, Wed, 30 Nov 2022 at 4:30 PM | Eventbrite

Wed Nov 30 5 to 7pm Red Deer Business After Hours Join us as we kick off the Christmas season. This long-time (often copied, never duplicated) networking event offers a unique opportunity for Red Deer & area’s business community to meet in a congenial, relaxed social atmosphere. Exhibitor tables $100 – Free – no registration required @ Bo’s Bar & Grill 2310 50 Ave Red Deer www.reddeerchamber.com

Wed Nov 30 6 to 8pm ACE Speed Mentoring Night Ad Club of Edmonton will be holding its annual student speed mentoring event. This event is a “speed dating” format where students will get a few minutes to sit with each industry mentor asking questions and then moving onto the next! Who we’re looking for: Industry members who are willing to chat with students and share their years of expertise and wisdom. Interested students can talk to industry professionals from a wide range of jobs within the marketing industry. @ Central Social Hall 10909 Jasper Ave Students $11.91 Non-members $22.77 Mentors FREE Tickets @ www.adclubedm.com

Every Wed Nov 30 / Dec 8 / 14 / 22 6 to 7:30pm Open for Business In Person Networking Event The wait is over! We are very excited to start meeting new people, building relationships, and getting back to growing our businesses. As this is a weekly networking event, there will be one main presentation each week preceded by a 60-second elevator pitch by everyone else. Since it has been awhile for most people, it may feel a little like the first day of school again LOL. So much has changed in all of our lives these last 2 years and it is time to get back to normal. This may include some open networking time, some sponsored business tables, and a continuous opportunity to build strong business relationships. Find out why we are so excited about the future and why you should take advantage of the unique business development opportunities that Space Central has to offer. @ Calgary Business Centre |Room 345 Social Room of Space Central at 1001 1 St SE, Calgary Members Free Guests suggest $10 donation www.events.spacecentral.ca

Thurs Dec 1 10:30am to 1pm Annual Spirit of Giving Event (Leduc Chamber) Business + community come together to celebrate the spirit of giving in our communities and the annual Brandt Spirit of Giving Award is presented to a business or group that goes above and beyond with their generosity. Enjoy a gourmet holiday buffet, complimentary wine, door prizes, festive cheer, PLUS photos with Santa! Members $55 Non-members $65 @ Renaissance Edmonton Airport  www.yourchamber.ca

Thurs Dec 01 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: Story & Content: Attracting and growing your audience of fans, subscribers, and buyers through compelling content pillars and posts. The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series, hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! On Zoom: Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Thurs Dec 1 5 to 9pm 2022 Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, Awards and Chair Salute The AGM will include a review of our activities and financials over the past year, a proposed membership dues restructure, and election of our 2023 Board of Directors. A reminder that each Chamber Member business in good standing is entitled to ONE vote. The meeting will be followed by networking prior to the Awards and Chair Salute. Door prize draws and more networking will end the evening. Holiday Inn & Suites 9816 107 Street Grande Prairie Members Only $60 www.grandeprairiechamber.com

Fri Dec 2 6 to 9pm BCW in Action, is hosting another one of our Networking Mixers for Black businesses and professionals. Come join us and connect with other Black entrepreneurs, experts, professionals. Hope to see you there! @ Delta Hotel South 135 Southland Dr SE Calgary Tickets $38.15 @ www.bcwinaction.ca

Fri Dec 2 6:30 to 8:30pm Ladies Christmas Newtorking Event Join us for an evening of celebrating women, learning about entrepreneurship & finance and networking with fellow ladies. @ World Financial Group 101, 625 42 Ave NE Calgary Tickets $15 on www.eventbrite.com

Tues Dec 6 6 to 10pm Calgary Chamber Membership Launch Party It’s been a long few years, so it’s time for a spectacular party. To celebrate the launch of our new membership model, and to thank all our current members and the thriving Calgary business community for all they do, we’re hosting a bash to unwind and tell the community about what the Chamber has in store. We’ll have great food pairings, live music, interactive stations, and so much opportunity to meet hundreds from the Calgary business community, both Chamber members and folks from the ecosystem. We love bringing people together. This is a celebration of everything we’ve done and what the future has in store, because we truly are all better together. @ The Ampersand 112 4 Ave SW, Calgary FREE Register @ www.calgarychamber.com

Wed Dec 7 11am to 2pm CBWN In-Person Networking Luncheon – Calgary Everything Is Better When You Bring Your Friends  (Connected Business Women Network) We are committed to providing service and support to female business leaders, entrepreneurs, business executives and  home based sales leaders who have both successful and developing businesses and careers. @ Winston Golf Club 2502 6 St NE Calgary Luncheon only $62 Luncheon + Display Table $116 www.cbwncanada.com

Wed Dec 7 11am to 1:30pm Business @ Lunch Christmas Luncheon @ St. Albert Inn 156 St. Albert Trail $50 www.stalbertchamber.com

Wed Dec 7 noon to 1pm Growth and Expansion: How Best to Grow Your Business ATB Entrepreneur Centre is pleased to welcome Deborah Rodrigo, CPA for a session explaining the financial implications of growth of a business, tools and techniques to analyze and plan for growth, and the best times and best reasons to grow a business.  @ 4234 Calgary Trail Edmonton FREE register @ www.atbentrepreneurcentre.ca

Wed Dec 7 noon to 1pm Accountability vs. Responsibility As business owners, how many of you would like to maximize your own performance and the performance of your team? Most of us. In order to maximize the performance in our businesses we need to understand both accountability and responsibility, how it relates to performance, how it drives performance, how it can kill performance, how they are different from each other, and who should be owning which one or both. @ ATB Entrepreneur Centre 1110 17 Avenue Southwest Calgary FREE register @ www.atbentrepreneurcentre.ca

Thurs Dec 8 10:30am to noon Becoming Self-Employed as an Independent Contractor ATB Entrepreneur Centre is pleased to welcome David Bayda, Business Strategist with Business Link for this presentation.  Interested in being self-employed as a contractor? We’ll show you how to start your own independent contracting business. Learn about the difference between being an employee and a contractor, how to manage your bookkeeping, startup considerations, and how to find work. If you’re ready to take the leap on your own, we’re here to guide you. Coffee is on us – we look forward to seeing you there! @ 4234 Calgary Trail Edmonton FREE register @ www.atbentrepreneurcentre.ca

Thurs Dec 8 11am to noon Pricing Fundamentals – Pricing Your Products & Services For Maximum Profit Price is one of the most critical elements in your business. It can be the difference between a product/ service being sold or not. Or whether you make enough profit for your business to be viable. Doing the math to ensure your costs are covered and make enough profit is the first step, but a close second is understanding the market. Pricing is a lot about psychology and what makes people buy. Sometimes consumers’ behavior is counter-intuitive. For example, a pricing study showed a $39 priced skirt outsold the same skirt at $35. So, if you’re not sure what to charge or looking to up your pricing game, this session is for you. Free On Zoom Register @ www.awebusiness.com

Thurs Dec 8 3:30 to 6pm Holiday Open House Jingle Jingle, it’s time for us to mix and mingle. The holiday season is upon us again. Please join us as we celebrate the season with a festive Holiday Party! Come on down to the World Trade Centre Edmonton for an afternoon of merriment. Join colleagues, visit friends, eat food, and have fun as we kick off the holiday season! @ Lobby, World Trade Centre 9990 Jasper Ave Register for Free  www.edmontonchamber.com

Fri Dec 9 noon to 1pm How (Not) To Make Your Mark It doesn’t cost much to be professional, but it does when you’re not. The world is full of bad design choices, from logos to ads to signage to websites, and these bad choices depreciate your brand. You are great at your business but maybe not so great at design, and that’s okay; you can’t do it all. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some easy rules to follow if you’re doing it yourself? How do you communicate clearly to your Creatives what you want so you don’t waste time and money? How do you know if your stuff is good or bad? @ ATB Entrepreneur Centre 1110 17 Avenue Southwest Calgary FREE register @ www.atbentrepreneurcentre.ca

Fri Dec 9 6 to 11:30pm 2022 Devon Chamber: Business Excellence Awards & Corporate Christmas Party JOIN US to celebrate the holidays with your staff, and other members. Plus honour local businesses! Sparkling champagne upon arrival, gourmet meal (prepared by local Chefs from HomeRoom Diner and Devon Golf & Country Club), Award Presentations, Elfie Selfie Station, Door Prizes, and more!@ Devon Community Hall 20 Haven Ave Devon Members $65 Non-members $75  www.yourchamber.ca

Wed dec 14 11:30am to 1pm The Entrepreneur Nation Calgary Chapter Monthly Meeting This virtual chapter takes place 3rd Wednesday every  month. We are an exclusive paid membership group. Members are allowed to bring a guest if there is no conflict with another member’s business. Agenda: Each member will introduce themselves and their business, then a lineup of speakers and great topics. Discussion topic? How do you plan to work with other like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs in our network to achieve your plans? www.calgary.tenation.co  Tickets $11.62 @ www.eventbrite.ca

Thurs December 15 9 to 11am Microbusiness Training Centre Networking

Thurs Dec 15 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: The Marketing Mix The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series, hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! On Zoom: Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Thurs Dec 15 4 to 6pm Peer-to-Peer Jam & Role Model Talk Building our future leaders by connecting and engaging in conversation with peers and learning from inspiring leaders from diverse industries sharing their inspiring stories, career paths, and leadership wisdom in a safe environment. Who attends?  Typically young women aged 12 – 17 however, we welcome all ages! www.universalwomensnetwork.com

Thurs Jan 5 5 to 7:30pm Ryan’s Roundup at Ranchman’s.  Join Ryan Townend, CEO of William Joseph Communications, for a night of networking and building connections  Come on out for great conversations with YYC’s business leaders, and excellent food and drink. William Joseph is a strategic marketing consultancy that builds out complete marketing and communications platforms for high-potential organizations to drive results and better position them for success. We are growth partners and foundation builders that seek to shape the entire experience our clients offer from the inside out. .@ Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall 9615 Macleod Trail SE Calgary Register for Free @ www.eventbrite.ca

Thurs Jan 12 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: Social Success The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series, hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! On Zoom: Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Fri Jan 13 noon to 1pm The Fine Art of Getting Sh*t Done A step-by-step guide to doing the impossible in 2023. Michael Dargie is the CEO of the creative agency Make More Creative but prefers the title ‘Creative Zealot.’ For the last 16+ years, his firm has been helping entrepreneurs, artists, and business owners around the world find, shape, and share their stories using his methodology, BrandJitsu (and in doing so, creating ridiculous growth). He’s also an award-winning film producer, multi-nominated podcast host, director, writer, and speaker. @ ATB Entrepreneur Centre 1110 17 Avenue Southwest Calgary FREE register @ www.atbentrepreneurcentre.ca

Mon Jan 16 Next Group Intake Microbusiness Training Centre

Thurs Jan 26 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: Email Marketing The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series, hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! On Zoom: Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Sat Jan 28 5:30 to 11:55pm 2023 Chamber Ball Raise your glass in a toast to an accomplished year at the 2023 Chamber Ball, presented by Servus Credit Union. This signature event of the season will feature an evening of fine dining, show-stopping live entertainment and unparalleled networking and festivities. @ Edmonton Convention Centre 9797 Jasper Ave Members $295 Non-members $315 www.edmontonchamber.com

TRADE SHOWS:

Nov 27 to 27 / Dec 02 to 04 The Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market (Calgary) has been the home of Christmas shopping since 2001. We boast an enviable line-up of exquisite gifts and treats for the whole family. With over 300+ independent local businesses, hand-picked by our team, the market prides itself on a unique shopping experience. Begin the festive season by enjoying a day out with family and friends, shop for exquisite gift ideas, purchase artisan food, and stroll through the winter wonderland of Spruce Meadows. Visit Microbusiness Alumni Adil Khan in booth ES Exxmore and Bespoke Leather and Brian Dahl booth GH1 A & B Kettle Corn Tickets $16.19 kids 3-12 $10.79 free parking www.sprucemeadows.com/christmasmarket

Dec 1 to Jan 1 Glow Edmonton: Holiday Festival of Lights Enter a magical world. A canopy of twinkly lights guide you deep into an enchanted realm. Experience classic fairytales and meet your favourite characters, all with a sprinkling of Christmas. Join us! Enjoy strolling the Merry Makers Market, do some holiday shopping, or find that special gift for yourself. Discover one-of-a-kind items to nourish your home, body, and soul. Find gifts made with love this holiday season by local creative artisans while supporting small businesses.@ Edmonton Expo Centre Tickets @ www.glowyeg.ca

Dec 9 to 11 The F2F Tour will qualify players (gamers) for international play. Tour Championship events will award top players invitations to the Pro Tour and World Championships. The F2F Tour will be broken into 3 cycles per year. Each cycle will have two Tour Weekends, one in eastern Canada and one in the western Canada. Each Tour Weekend will have a Tour Championship event. @ BMO Centre Calgary Tickets @ www.f2ftour.com

Jan 13 to 15 The Calgary Renovation Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals. Online Adults $13 Seniors $10 Kids 12 and under Free @ BMO Centre Calgary @ www.calgaryrenovationshow.co m

Sun Jan 15 11am to 5pm The Wedding Fair The Wedding Fair is the most talked about wedding event in Alberta. We offer you a carefully curated and full assortment of the best wedding professionals to fit all styles and budgets. Whether you are newly engaged or looking for finishing touches, we have everything you need under one roof to plan your dream wedding and honeymoon. It’s like real-life Pinterest! @ Edmonton Convention Centre 9797 Jasper Ave  $30 online  $35 at door  @ www.theweddingfair.ca

Sat Jan 21 10am to 5pm Healthy Living Expo Central Alberta’s Premiere Health and Wellness Trade Show If you are reading this, you already believe in the same concepts we do – sustainability, innovation and a healthy lifestyle. We help showcase products and services that demonstrate those values – to consumers and industry professionals who are interested and engaged. We encourage consumers to make sustainable decisions, travel, seek adventure, live well and have fun! Join us as we fill 14 000 sq. ft of exhibitor space at Westerner Park in Red Deer with all things healthy in Central Alberta. Win some of our amazing door prizes, watch live demonstrations, explore over 90 different exhibitor booths and see everything that Red Deer has to offer for healthy living. www.theexpo.ca

Sun Jan 22 11am to 5pm The Wedding Fair BMO Centre Stampede Park Calgary www.theweddingfair.ca

Jan 26 to 29 Calgary RV Expo 12 of our area dealers will be showcasing their newest products at will also have some end of the year clearance products for you to select that perfect RV for you and your family. @ BMO Centre Calgary Early bird online Adults $12 Seniors $10 @ www.rvda-alberta.org

RESOURCES:

The Digital Economy Program (DEP) is designed to help small businesses take their businesses online. This program, a partnership between Business Link and Digital Main Street, will help small businesses in Alberta undergo digital transformations and adopt eCommerce practices. DEP is open to home-based or commercial small businesses registered in Alberta with less than 50 employees. The program consists of 2 parts: Digital Service Squads guiding businesses through digital transformation and ShopHERE powered by Google guiding businesses through launching and managing their online stores. Small businesses can apply to participate in one or both programs, free of charge.  Register at No Cost! www.businesslink.ca/digital-economy-program/

The Go-To Podcast For Entrepreneurs In The Know has 3 seasons of free episodes. Dive into the minds of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs and get the inspiration & insider knowledge you need to see measurable growth in business. Theses podcasts are produced in Vancouver in collaboration with The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ by the Founder and CEO of The Forum which is a Canadian-based charity that energizes, educates, mentors, and connects self-identified women entrepreneurs to be wildly successful, promoting strengthened economies and thriving communities. www.theforum.ca/thegoto

“The Shocking Truth About Happiness” by T. Harv Eker and 6 other FREE videos – Using the principles he teaches, T. Harv Eker went from zero to millionaire in only 2 1/2 years! He combines a unique brand of ‘street-smarts with heart’. Eker’s high-energy, ‘cut-to-the-chase’ style keeps his audience spellbound. T. Harv Eker’s motto is “talk is cheap” and his unique ability is getting people to take “action” in the real world to produce real success. Register for the videos under Free Trainings @ www.harveker.com/free-trainings/

Wait for Change or Be the Change! Download the FREE 2023 Trend Report @ www.trendhunter.com

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Edmonton Community Legal Centre Can’t afford a lawyer? We can help. Phone or inquire online or view videos online. Child/Spousal Support / Property Division / Child Custody / Parenting: 780.702.1725 www.eclc.ca

Start Alberta provides the gathering space for Alberta’s Innovation Ecosystem. Community stakeholders alike, ranging from entrepreneurs, founders, start-and scale-up teams, active investors, policymakers and service providers receive near-real time updates on the movement in the innovation ecosystem through its digital platform.  www.startalberta.com

Edmonton Regional Innovation Network (ERIN) is a coalition of organizations in the Edmonton region that support innovation, technology, and knowledge-based startups and enterprises. Our collective goal is to build a collaborative, cohesive innovation ecosystem that efficiently connects entrepreneurs to resources, capital, customers, and the community through alignment of service providers.  ERIN is funded by Alberta Innovates’ Regional Innovation Network to support programs and services offered by Edmonton service providers to address the needs of the innovation community. Sign up for newsletter @ www.edmontonrin.ca

Year-end: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead This article was posted Oct 31 with many previous “Insights” by local marketing and strategy consulting firm Incite – Check these articles out @ www.incitestrategy.ca/insights

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