Upcoming Events & Resources – January-March, 2021

Upcoming Events & Resources – January-March, 2021

  • January 14, 2019

Upcoming Events (Jan-2021)

Check all live events for possible cancellations or re-scheduling!

Fri Jan 22 noon to 1pm Getting Listed presented by Travel Alberta. Take your online marketing presence to the next level! Alberta Tourism Information Services (ATIS) is a FREE digital marketing platform offered by Travel Alberta to ALL tourism businesses. In this session, you will learn how to get listed on ATIS, promote your events/offers, AND add your business on Google My Business. Zoom Free www.yourchamber.ca

Fri Jan 22 6:30 to 9:30pm Ring in the New Year with WEBA (West Edmonton Business Association). Start the evening by making some flair cocktails with Zack Prohaska, Owner of Cocktails & Dreams.  Pick-up your Ring in the New Year Party Bag that morning (location to be announced later)

Pick up a small list of ingredients – once you register, we will send you the list of ingredients that you will need to make your custom flair cocktails so we can raise a glass together and welcome in 2021! Next up is Name that Tune with Curtis Dominique and Dominique Digital. We end the evening with a short networking session where you can connect with members new and old. Member $40 Member + Guest $65 Non-Member $50 Non-Member + Guest $85 register @ www.weba.org

Tues Jan 26 / Feb 23 / Mar 30 7:30 to 9am (monthly on last Tues) Shameless Plug-in! (now virtual!) Plug-in with us and the rest of your neighbourhood business owners and check in to see how things are going with each other. Have tips on how you are operating during this time? Do you want to ask a question to see how some similar businesses are making it work? Alternatively, you can speak about your business and what you offer within the region. Register FREE @ www.gprchamber.ca

Tues Jan 26 10:30am to noon Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs: Are you Ready for Entrepreneurship? This course is for both new and growing Indigenous business owners. Starting and creating your own business is life-changing, it can be fun, exciting and challenging.
The topics for discussion include: What is my vision? Is running a business truly for me? Where can I find the information I need to develop a plan?

What financial information do I need to know? Realities of owning your own business FREE @ www.awebusiness.com

Tues Jan 26 noon to 1pm 6 Clues to Building an Extraordinary Business with Laurie McNaughton Recruiting Specialist with Positive Life Concepts – Business Coach. Success leaves clues. After 40 years in business and 16 years coaching, Laurie has learned a good understanding of the challenges business owners face, especially in this pandemic, and the solutions. For some, unfortunately, the hill is too steep to climb. For others, there is an opportunity. Join us to hear Laurie talk about the Roadmap to build an extraordinary business and the 6 clues. Zoom – Members FREE Register @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Tues Jan 26 1:30 to 2:30pm The Value of Mentorship: a Virtual Fireside Chat Join sponsor TD Bank for a FREE virtual event. Learn about the value of mentorship, and why it’s important for the growth of yourself and your business, and how to get the most out of a mentorship relationship. Plus, hear from guest speakers and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs Mentor Program pairing Cassandra Hui and Alexandra Greenhill. Register @ www.fwe.ca

Wed Jan 27 noon to 1pm (weekly) Lunch Without Lunch (Online via Zoom) Join us each week to learn more about when, how, and why to seek investment for your innovation-based venture. We’ll feature tools, expert speakers, and companies to help you understand and navigate the world of startup investments. At this week’s LWOL we will learn all about the new programs coming out of SAIT’s Digital School of Technology and Mindfuel! Join us for facilitated networking through breakout rooms and questions designed to prompt thoughtful and actionable discussions.

Register for FREE @ www.rainforestyeg.ca

Wed Jan 27 noon to 1pm Economy & Jobs with Minister Schweitzer Join Us for featured speaker: Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Doug Schweitzer. Learn about provincial updates including Alberta’s Recovery Plan, new programs for business, and ask your questions. Zoom Members: Free Non-members: $20 www.yourchamber.ca

Wed Jan 27 1 to 2pm The Essentials of E-Commerce: Session One (e-Commerce Fundamentals) This is part one of a three-part webinar series on eCommerce. In these series, we’ll discuss the fundamentals of eCommerce, the ways you can optimize it for conversion, and how you can really drive your growth metrics for success online. FREE @ www.awebusiness.com

Wed Jan 27 1 to 2:30pm Prepare Your Pitch If someone asked you to pitch your business to investors right now, could you? Join Business Link to get ‘pitch ready’ and nail your pitch down for the Business Link pitch competition! Startup TNT’s Zack Storms will be hosting this Q & A style webinar to prepare businesses for the upcoming Business Link pitch competition. FREE register @ www.businesslink.ca

Jan 28 Podcast Release: The Go-To: For Entrepreneurs in the Know: Dive into the minds of some of Canada’s successful entrepreneurs with a collaboration with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) and the Scotiabank Women Initiative. Covering topics that are fundamental to growing a company, from fundraising to branding, social impact and much more. Its short and sweet conversations will leave you with tangible resources and entrepreneurial secrets to help you elevate your business. www.fwe.ca

Wed Jan 28 / Feb 10 / Fri Feb 19 11:45am to 1:45pm WOW! Women entrepreneurs and leaders come to connect, encourage each other, support, inspire and learn from each other, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish! WOW! creates opportunities for passionate business owners to connect, learn, and to grow. $12.20 register at www.wowbiztribe.com

Thurs Jan 28 noon to 1pm Using 365 to Leverage Standard Business Processes This webinar takes participants through accessible, existing 365 applications that will allow you to streamline the way you do business in a digital age. We will go over: Microsoft Teams – an alternative to the in-person meeting and watercooler chat; Microsoft Forms – the paperless approach to all your forms (safety documentation, reviews, new employee information, checklists, etc.); and Microsoft Planner – a task management solution for teams, regardless of where everyone is located. FREE @ www.awebusiness.com

Thurs Jan 28 1 to 2pm Getting and Growing Your Website Traffic: The Basics Launching a website is only the first step in succeeding online, join Julianna Horvat and Karthik Balachander, Marketing Managers at Webnames.ca to learn how to attract more traffic to your website. For beginners. FREE Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Thurs Jan 28 5 to 6:30pm Chamber in a Bottle! Grab a beverage and snack from your fridge and join us on Zoom! Rachelle Dubeau owner of Dani + Madi in Spruce Grove will join us as we discuss her opening her boutique store during the pandemic.  Her challenges and successes in balancing business ownership, work life and her family. Chamber in a Bottle! is designed to engage Chamber Members virtually as they listen to other local business owners share their story on how they started their business, including their successes and challenges. Members $10 Non-members $15 www.gprchamber.ca

Thurs Jan 28 5 to 6:30pm EBA January Mixer Join the Edmonton Business Association as we kick off the New Year with our evening mixer.  FREE on Zoom Register @ www.yegba.ca

Fri Jan 29 9am to noon WOW! Sales Summit Understand how selling has changed and the changes you need to make to stay current. Learn simple tips, strategies and simple processes to significantly increase your sales. Featuring record breaking, award winning, sales expert – Jackie Rainforth Take your Sales from stalled to unstoppable! Book Now! Selling Fast! $197 www.wowwomeninbusiness.com

Fri Jan 29 noon to 1pm Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Business: An introduction to growth mindset as a way to lead organizational change. We will introduce how your brain is impacted by organizational change, the power of an intentional use of growth mindset to lead change, and practical strategies to start to develop an innovative culture in your business. FREE @ www.awebusiness.ca

Mon Feb 1 / Thurs Feb 18 7 to 9pm Edmonton Virtual Speed Networking – Business Professionals works a lot like ‘Speed Dating’ without the ‘Dating’. A structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at time. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, legal or medical professional, in the finance, real estate or entertainment industry – our events offer the perfect occasion to expand your business, social or enterprise contacts. All in a setting and speed – just your style. We have done away with whistles, bells and over-the-top event trimmings. We feel building business relationships should be a comfortable, sophisticated and relaxed venture. An opportunity to create opportunities online. $28 @  www.speededmontonnetworking.com

Tues Feb 2 11am to noon Mental Health: Your Well-Being in the Workplace Starting and or running a business is rewarding but challenging. Business owners are faced with uncertainty, high stress, and fiscal restraints, which can normally contribute to mental health issues, but all these factors and more are amplified during this time of isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the lives of all of us. In a recent Morneau Shepell study of Canadian workers, 81% of respondents reported that the pandemic is negatively impacting their mental health.  Join Giri Puligandla, Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region, and Curtis Stange, President and CEO of ATB Financial, as they speak to the support available, how to encourage open communication about mental health among team members, as well as the role diversity and inclusion can play in building a thriving team. FREE sponsored by ATB Register at www.edmontonchamber.com

Tues Feb 2 noon to 1pm  Lunch & Learn: Geotechnical Engineering and Construction presented by Espira. We provide geotechnical services for industrial; commercial and residential developments; buildings and high rises; industrial sites (Oil & Gas and Manufacturing) to guide our clients from investigation through innovative design and construction. Members: FREE @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Thurs Feb 4 10 to 11am Diversify Your Business: The Key to Recovery in Alberta Speaker: Rob Lajoie, Vice President, Financing and Consulting Alberta NorthIt’s been a tough year for entrepreneurs in Alberta and Saskatchewan with the economy taking a double hit from the COVID-19 pandemic and a sharp drop in energy prices. Many entrepreneurs are looking to get back on a growth track. In this session, the Business Development Bank (BDC) shares the results of a new survey on the best way to do just that. Discover the relationships between diversification, exposure to oil prices, growth, and innovation, as well as the effects of digitization on growth and resiliency during a pandemic. FREE (sponsored by BDC) Register @ www.edmontonchamber.com

Thurs Feb 4 11am to noon Selling to the Government of Alberta The Alberta Government is looking for you – and your goods and services!

With over 2000 purchasers, the Alberta Government buys everything from agricultural goods to professional services and everything in between. These opportunities are being posted daily for all sizes of business, even start-ups, so no business is too small. This webinar will teach you about the Alberta Government’s buying practices – who buys what, how they buy, and where to find these opportunities. Presented by: Michelle Watson and Marcy Soehn, Procurement Services, Service Alberta, Government of Alberta. FREE Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Thurs Feb 4 noon to 1pm LinkedIn Virtual Lunch Learn how to use LinkedIn for marketing yourself or your business in our upcoming training. Get ready to build build authentic connections that can generate leads, establish strategic partnerships, and build brand awareness; by using LinkedIn to connect yourself to others who can help you grow. $30 www.yourchamber.ca

Fri Feb 5 11:45 to 1pm Edmonton Construction Association: our REIMAGINED (virtual) Builders Connect Luncheon & Annual General Meeting presented by Autodesk Construction Cloud. www.edmca.com

Tues Feb 9 noon to 1pm  Lunch & Learn: Search and Rescue: Why SEO has become a small business must have! Presented by shopstalbert.com Learn about consumer behavior changes and how to effectively respond with a “customer-centric” approach moving forward as well as how to ensure your products and services are getting found by local consumers online. Zoom Members: FREE @ www.stalbewrtchamber.com

Wed Feb 10 noon to 1pm Chamber – MP Meeting Not in our lifetime have we seen the policies of governments at every level so significantly impacting our business and personal lives. Join the GPRC and Special Guest, MP Dane Lloyd, Conservative Member of Parliament for Sturgeon River-Parkland, for his insight on the Federal Government’s role in leading the way toward recovery in the annual luncheon meeting offered exclusively to Chamber members. Members $10 @ www.gprchamber.ca

Thurs Feb 11 noon to 1pm On The Brink Of Burnout: Virtual Luncheon JOIN US to talk stress with featured speaker: Stress Reduction Coach, Victoria Smith. Burnout – a state of being emotionally, physically and psychologically exhausted. We know it well – and now more than ever – even though it shows up a little differently for each one of us. As business leaders, owners, and teams, what do we actually do about it? You’re going to learn why you’re physically holding your stress throughout the day, how to hack your biology to release that stress, and much more. You will come away with 3 sure-fire strategies to help you manage your stress, build micro habits, and come back from the brink of burnout. Members: FREE Non-members $20 www.yourchamber.ca

Thurs Feb 11 1 to 3pm MBTC ALUMNI EVENT + Jim Spiers Retirement – by invitation on Zoom

Tues Feb 16 noon to 1pm Lunch & Learn: Investing In Yourself: Earn Rewards for Healthy Habits presented by Red Willow Financial Management Your Financial Wellbeing does not have to come at the expense of your physical health. In this presentation we will explore an innovative way to combat stress, build confidence, increase your energy and earn rewards by establishing healthy habits. Zoom Members: FREE @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Wed Feb 17 to Fri Feb 19 1 to 5pm ET Creative Leaders live virtual Retreat. Marketers have been forced to pivot and reinvent the way they do business. Changes that were already taking place in our industry only accelerated throughout the crisis. Our creative leaders will discuss how they’ve turned adversity into opportunity and the lessons they’ve learned to better position their businesses for a post-COVID world. This year’s online version will bring together some of the most influential leaders in the advertising and marketing industries and provide live interaction and access so that you’ll come away with ideas you can implement, whether you’re a rising creative or a seasoned veteran. 3 day pass US $299 @ www.oneclub.org

Thurs Feb 18 Entry deadline for ACE (Advertising Club of Edmonton) Awards submissions www.adclubedm.com

Thurs Feb 18 noon to 1pm Leasing & Renting Business Space JOIN US for expert, Colin Lipsett, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP, on leasing and renting business space including the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS), lease assignment & subletting; covenant, default, and remedies; and lease extension, renewal, and first right of refusal. Zoom – Members: FREE Non-members $20 @ www.yourchamber.ca

Tues Feb 23 noon to 1pm  Lunch & Learn: 4 Keys to Brain Health Join Karla to learn how to optimize the health of your brain so you can be smarter, healthier, happier, and more successful. Zoom Members: FREE @ www.stalbewrtchamber.com

Tues Feb 23 noon to 1pm The Urgency of Inclusive Marketing with Anita Chauhan As we think about empowering every person and every organization around the world to be more inclusive – we look deeper into understanding how marketing can truly represent the audiences it serves. To see people as individuals, each and every one unique, and to celebrate the ways in which we’re different from one another. Online – $20  Register @ www.adclubedm.com

Thurs Feb 25 9am to 4pm Alberta Global Talent Conference (AGTC) 2021: Hear from inspiring voices and expertise from industry leaders and storytellers for the ultimate digital conference. Theme: Redefining Mentoring and Networking – for internationally educated professionals and local business leaders. Presented by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) FREE on Whova Platform – Watch for registration at www.eriec.ca/career-networking/global-talent-conference/

Thurs Feb 25 6 to 7pm Pitch for the Purse – a seriously fun 60 minute virtual Finale Show that you won’t want to miss – trust us – it won’t disappoint! Our exciting, edge of your seat program will see our three Finalists pitch their business vision (along with some not to be missed surprise cameos), and then YOU VOTE live to determine who will be the winner of the $50,000 cash prize. New this year includes $5000 for the two finalists runner ups. Experience the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) magic by tuning in live virtually from anywhere. FREE. RSVP @ www.fwe.ca

Feb 27 to 28 Fall Edmonton Woman’s Show (was rescheduled) Check out our guest speakers, features, vendors, and all the entertainment that will make this the best Woman’s Show to date! Grab your friends, mom, sisters, daughters & grandmother and join us! @ Expo Centre $15 / $11 students and seniors / Kids under 12 FREE  www.womanshow.com

Mar 3 to 6 The 2021 Solar Show will be held virtually on Pheedloop a reliable Canadian virtual event platform. Early Bird Registration $299 deadline Feb 20 Hosted by Solar Alberta www.solaralberta.ca

Mar 6 to 7 Mom, Pop and Tots Fair This two-day event is packed full of interactive and informative exhibitors, features, and entertainment. Learn about parenting tools, find out what’s happening in your community, and come see all the nifty products and services that cater to young families – from clothing to chiropractors, car seats to toys, and photo booths to balloons. And the kids will have a blast with all kinds of fun activities! Edmonton Expo Centre. Tickets general $15 youth $10 children $5 2 and under FREE – info @ www.edmontonshows.com

Sun Mar 14 Bridal Fantasy: Winter Show is a full-day event that combines this season’s must-have fashion trends with over 100 curated exhibitors. Enjoy the perks of being a #BFBride with our signature gift bags; complete with the 2020 edition of Bridal Fantasy Magazine and Wedding Planner. Meet our community’s best wedding professionals to help you build your dream wedding, honeymoon, and marriage! @ Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre www.bridalfantasy.com

Sun Mar 28 10am gown sale 11am to 5pm The Wedding Fair is the largest and most sought-after bridal show by brides and exhibitors. Attending will help with the successful planning and execution of a beautiful wedding. It allows you to compare, taste, touch and see what the Edmonton area’s top Wedding Specialists have to offer – all in one convenient location. Watch for details Edmonton Expo Centre @ www.theweddingfair.ca

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