Small Business Week 2023

Small Business Week is coming up!

Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada has organized for over 40 years.

From October 15th to 21st, entrepreneurs across the country will be gathering to learn, network, and celebrate entrepreneurship!

Some Small Business Week events in Grande Prairie include:

Women in Business Networking Mixer

Join us at the newly-opened M3M Studios in downtown Grande Prairie on October 17th for the Grande Prairie Women in Business Networking Mixer! We’re so excited to be hosting this event.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet and connect with other business women in our community, and to check out the available spaces in our brand new multimedia rental studio!

Click here to RSVP and learn more.

Chamber of Commerce Awards of Distinction

Join the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce in honouring the award nominees and celebrating the achievements of our local business community! 

The evening will include a cocktail reception and networking, guest speaker Eddie LeMoine, and the presentation of awards. 

M3M Marketing is proud to have been nominated for three awards: Young Entrepreneur Award of Distinction, Leading Edge Award of Distinction, and Marketing Award of Distinction. View the full list of the 2023 Chamber Awards of Distinction Nominees here!

Tickets are $75 a person, register here.

Women in Business Lunch & Meet and Greet

The Women in Business Lunch & Meet and Greet, hosted by the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce and featuring guest speaker Ashley Callingbull, is designed for women who are business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, and employees to network with like-minded women and learn some new information. Enjoy lunch and a chance to win prizes! 

“This special luncheon isn’t just about inspiration; it’s about forging connections and expanding your network. Mingle with like-minded women who are shaping the business landscape. Share ideas, discuss opportunities, and build lasting relationships that will propel your career forward.”

-Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce

Register Here!

Rotary Lunch

The County of Grande Prairie and Chamber of Commerce are collaborating with the Swan City Rotary Club to host the annual SBW Rotary Lunch on October 18th from 12:00 – 1:30pm.

This event will feature guest speaker Laura LaValley, who will be speaking on Business and Philanthropy: Coaction for Community.

Discover the powerful interplay between business and philanthropy in nurturing community development, as Laura LaValley, the Chief Executive Officer of the newly rebranded Northwestern Alberta Foundation (NAF), shares her expertise.

-Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce

Register Here!

Small Business Week Wrap-Up Business Showcase

The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them at the Jackpot Grill & Events Centre on October 26th for the 2023 Small Business Week Wrap-Up Business Showcase.

The showcase operates similarly to a tradeshow, highlighting Chamber Member businesses by displaying their products and services.To register, click here!



Grace Larson (She/Her), Project Assistant – Blog Writer Grace recently completed her Business Administration Diploma in Management at Northwestern Polytechnic, where she graduated as Valedictorian, and is now pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources. Grace has years of project management experience in organizing student and youth events.

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Mariah Braun (She/Her), M3M Marketing Owner, CEO – Blog Editor Mariah, Owner of M3M Marketing, has spent most of her career focused on creating content for various organizations. She has managed marketing projects for the public sector, post-secondary education, and small businesses since 2015.