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Social Savvy Summit

Name: Social Savvy Summit
Date: May 10, 2018

Event Description:

The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Community Futures is excited to launch the Social Savvy Summit and Digital Media Expo May 10th, 2018. 

Our Keynote Speaker will be John Weigelt – National Technology Officer for Microsoft Canada.

We also invite you to join us as a vendor in the Digital Media Expo showcasing your products and services.  As a vendor you may set up a display booth, which will have a prominent place in the main conference area for the entire event, and will include power, an 8 foot table and one delegate pass to the full summit.  The cost is $200. 

Sponsorship packages and keynote speaker opportunities are now available and we will customize these to best suit your marketing needs.

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Lethbridge County Business Loan Program

For Immediate Release

February 1, 2018

Lethbridge County Announces Partnership with Community Futures Lethbridge Region for Business Improvement Loan Program

LETHBRIDGE- Lethbridge County is pleased to announce a partnership with Community Futures Lethbridge Region to offer a Business Improvement Loan Program. Eligible Lethbridge County businesses will be able to apply for interest free loans up to $10,000 to make improvements or upgrades to their business at a low cost.
“This program is a great way for Lethbridge County to support businesses in our region,” said Reeve Lorne Hickey, “Encouraging growth of local business is important to our economy and we are proud to team up with Community Futures Lethbridge Region for this wonderful initiative.”
“We are very happy to be partnering with the Community Futures Lethbridge Region team to provide meaningful support to County businesses that are looking to grow and enhance their operations,” said Lethbridge County Economic Development Officer Martin Ebel. “This new program is a great example of regional cooperation and a win for everyone involved.”
Examples of eligible improvements for loans include: business equipment, information technology, new/upgraded equipment to enhance business/production operations, signage, point of sale systems, energy efficiency upgrades leading to lower operating costs, landscaping, etc.
For full details on the program or to apply, please visit


Build Your Dream

The Chinook Challenge is an opportunity to build on your dream. It is a business plan writing competition designed and targeted toward new or existing business (individuals or teams) who have a sustainable and high-growth business idea. Through the program you will gain business skills, write your business plan, get feedback on your ideas from regional professionals, network with key people including other entrepreneurs like yourself and have a chance at winning cash and prizes!

For more information and to register please visit the website:

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Southern Alberta Women in Business is dedicated to create a culture of education, mentorship and networking opportunities supporting women in all areas and stages of business.

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