Plans are underway for the fall quarterly Chamber meeting, set for Wednesday, September 28, Stuthornes on Main, 6:30 - 8:30. We are still firming up details, but there will be refreshments available, as well as a presentation from the new Business Analyst at Community Futures Highwood, outlining the many free small business services and financial assistance/loan programs offered through their Okotoks office (some details included in the attachment here). We will also be privy to some Small Business Accounting facts and tips just in time for year end procedures for many of you.
We are collaborating with Lethbridge College to offer two different Online Marketing/Social Media workshops around Small Business Week in October. Details will follow, but these should offer relevant information to those of you new to Social Media for Business, as well as those with some knowledge but looking to expand your skills and expertise. Take one or both seminars; they will be free to Chamber members, and available to non-members for a reasonable fee.
November will bring the Annual General Meeting (date to be set), and we will be looking for new executive members. Vice-President Simon Hunt and I have both finished our allowed terms in these positions, and the field is wide open. All executive positions will need to be filled, although we may be able to convince new mom Pauline Higgins from the Candy Store to continue as secretary, now that she has a helper in the form of baby Oscar to assist her.