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BDC Small Business Week

Join us for a lunch-time virtual event on Thursday, October 22 during BDC Small Business Week. Hear stories of resilience and innovation from local businesses as well as our special guest speakers: Linda Edgecombe, an award-winning celebrity humorist speaker, trainer and consultant and Michael Denham, President and CEO of BDC.

PAID REGISTRATIONS ARE SOLD OUT. Participants will receive a package which includes items from Jeffrey's Mill District; Shade Tree Chocolate Studio; Grande Prairie Downtown Association; and the Chamber of Commerce.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER FOR THE FREE ZOOM LINK TO VIEW THE EVENT ONLINE, FILL OUT THAT PORTION OF THE REGISTRATION. PLEASE CLICK HERE.

THANK YOU TO OUR OTHER GENEROUS SPONSORS:

City of Grande Prairie; County of Grande Prairie; GetInTheLoop; Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network; ATB; Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region; Eastlink TV; MD of Greenview; and Swan City Rotary Club!

More about our guest speakers:

Linda Edgecombe, CSP, HoF is an award winning Celebrity Humorist Speaker, Trainer and Consultant. Her footprint is seen and experienced around the world. Her mission is to get people Fired up and Ready to Shift or Get off the Pot! Her non-BS approach is funny, refreshing, engaging, and relevant.

She is a bestselling author and her promise is to help her audiences to create powerful shifts, become more accountable and build on momentum. Change has never been this sexy!

She energizes every room as she leads people to loosen up, lighten the load and laugh. Her audiences are motivated and show how they can shift their perspectives on life, work and themselves. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as an expert in shifting perspectives. Currently, she gives advice to busy families and out of control work teams. Her message is as welcomed as a deep belly laugh and as profound as an honest look in the mirror.

Michael Denham is President and CEO of BDC, the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs.

He leads a team of 2,400 people across Canada who work every day to help entrepreneurs succeed by providing the guidance and financial support they need to build resilient, growing businesses.

A strong advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation, Mr. Denham drives BDC’s positioning as the number one ally of Canadian entrepreneurs. Having more impact on more business owners and being as easy as possible to do business with are among his main priorities at the helm of BDC.

A seasoned business leader with more than 30 years of senior management experience, Mr. Denham held senior roles at McKinsey, Bombardier, Accenture and AquaTerra before joining BDC.

Based in Montreal since 2001, Mr. Denham is bilingual and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Master of Science in Economics with distinction from the London School of Economics.

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Past SBW Awards of Distinction Recipients (Business Excellence Awards until 2014)

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