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2019 BDC Small Business Week Awards of Distinction

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Name: 2019 BDC Small Business Week Awards of Distinction
Date: October 24, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM MDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

2019 BDC Small Business Week
Grande Prairie Chamber Awards of Distinction
Reception Sponsor: ATB Finncial

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00-10:00 PM

Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie

The BDC Small Business Week Grande Prairie Chamber Awards of Distinction recognize some of the successes and outstanding contributors of our business community. The evening will include an opening reception for meeting our award finalists and sponsors, as well as a post-awards reception for more networking.

6:00 PM - Appetizers and Networking
7:00 PM - Awards Program
9:00 PM - Dessert

Awards will be presented in the following categories:
- Small Business of the Year Under 10 Employees
- Small Business of the Year 10-100 Employees
- Community Attraction 
- Young Entrepreneur
- Diversity
- Mentorship
- Indigenous
- Marketing
- Customer Service
- Leading Edge

Our guest speaker, Sheila Musgrove started TAG Recruitment in 2005 with an IKEA desk, bargain website, and a computer monitor as big as a fish tank. TAG has grown into a thriving multi-million- dollar organization with a strong reputation for finding stellar talent—all from an uber funky office, with a disco ball and a gong.

Her mantra is "some is good, more is better”, which applies to running, the amount of jewelry worn, heel height and laughter. She loves all things that sparkle and thinks she’s a lot taller than she is! Yes, she runs quite easily in heels and recently completed her second half marathon (in runners) with more races to come.

Sheila has received numerous awards including the 2017 Alberta Venture ranking of Alberta’s fastest growing companies – TAG has appeared 6 times on the list. Profit and Chatelaine rank Canada’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs – she’s appeared on the list 4 times. Sheila was recognized by Red Deer College as their 2015 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. She has been nominated as a 2019 “Woman of Inspiration” by the Canadian Business Chicks.

Her first book, “Hired! How to Get The Zippy Gig. Insider Secrets from A Top Recruiter.” hit the Amazon Best-Seller lists in both Canada & USA within the first 24 hours of being released. Three years later, “Hired!” is still ranked in the top 20 resume books in Canada!

Her second book, “Unexpected Mentors. Weird & Creative Ideas To Boost Your Career.”, was published in April.

The cost for the event is $50+GST. Please register by clicking the button above or by contacting the Chamber office by phone at 780-532-5340 or email

Thank you to the following for their support of Small Business Week in Grande Prairie:
National Sponsor - BDC
2018 Small Business Week theme - Digitize Now: Transform Your Business

Award/Event Sponsors - City of Grande Prairie; County of Grande Prairie; Swan City Rotary Club
Event Sponsor - MNP
Award Sponsors - 
Community Futures Grande Prairie and Region; Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association; Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network; MD of Greenview
Award and Reception Sponsor - ATB Financial
Women's Lunch Prize Sponsor - Scotiabank

Event Media:

Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie
6702 - 106 Street
Grande Prairie, AB


Date/Time Information:
Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00 PM Appetizers and Networking
7:00 PM Awards Program
9:00 PM Dessert and Coffee
Contact Information:
Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce 780-532-5340 Grande Prairie, AB Phone 780.532.5340 Fax 780.532.2926

$50.00 + GST

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