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Last updateFri, 14 Jun 2024 6pm

Ready for business at local symposium

    Next week is Small Business Week in Canada and in recognition, small businesses in the Drumheller Valley will be participating in a symposium  being held in Greentree Mall from October 18 to 20.
    “The Chamber hasn’t offered a small business week event for a couple years,” said Roxanne Clark, Office and Membership Coordinator of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce. “We felt we wanted to engage our membership and offer them information that is relevant to the small business owner.”
    The symposium is a joint effort between ATB Financial and the Chamber.
    The three day event will focus on a different aspect of small business each day. “It was information that we thought would be pertinent to the challenges small business owners face,” said Clark.
    Technology will be the focus on the first day, with guest speaker John Shoff from Reality Bytes giving a presentation on how business owners can use social media.
    The Drumheller RCMP will be giving a talk dealing with counterfeiting and credit card fraud.
    On the second day, finance will be the hot topic and Todd Hirsch, Sr. Economist at ATB, will give a short presentation entitle “Everywhere a Sign! Alberta in a dangerous global economy.”
    The last day of the symposium will deal with one of life’s absolutes: taxes. Hansine Kostelecky, from Numberz Accounting, will present “Starting a Small Business, Accounting and Tax Things to Consider.”
    Each session will be followed by a Q&A period and an opportunity for businesses to display their ideas and network. “There will be a wealth of information,” promised Clark.
    Chamber members can attend for free, but the event is not limited to members. The symposium is open to the public as well, with registration fees of $10 per day or $25 for all three.
    For more information and to register visit

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