The Sylvan Lake Chamber is bringing "The Oscars" to Sylvan Lake for our upcoming 2021 Business Awards Event to be held on November 19th at our local theatre. Expect to be entertained!
We have some excellent sponsorship opportunities available that are outlined below.
If interested, contact the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Waterfront Commercial District Revitalization Committee, a Chamber Committee in partnership with the Town of Sylvan Lake and several downtown business owners and managers is pleased to announce a shop local iniative to encourage locals and visitors to spend their dollars in beautiful downtown Sylvan Lake.
This event will run from November 1st through December 5th - and any downtown business can participate.
All of the prize money has come from the WCD Committee - with weekly draws being made every Monday with escallating cash prizes! Hit the image below for all the details, and to ENTER TO WIN!
Rapid testing screening programs can identify pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic cases – people who don’t know they’re infected with COVID-19 – so they can be isolated early to stop the spread.
We expect to receive our order soon but will have a limited number of test kits as we determine the interest and demand in our community, as well as our capacity to effectively administrate the program.
If you are interested in receiving test kits for your business, please use the link below and we will do our best to accommodate those that meet the criteria.
RAPID TESTING REQUEST FORM
On October 4th from 6 pm - 8 pm the Sylvan Lake Chamber a live-streamed Municipal Election Forum.
We would like to thank the candidates who came out to share their views, the Town of Sylvan Lake for arranging for the live-stream, and Harry Sawchuck from Rowanoak Law Office who moderated the event.
While the public was not able to attend in person, we did invite them to submit their questions in advance.
If you missed the forum, you can WATCH IT HERE.
You can also read about the Candidates and learn about their top priorities HERE.
See you at the polls on election day!
The Sylvan Lake Chamber is proud to release our video: OUR TOWN, a shop local initiative funded by the Federal Government of Canada.
Local video agency, IQ Productions wrote and produced the video and helped us share the long history of entrepreneurism and fortitude of Sylvan Lake through trying times - and to illustrate the domino effect buying local has.
Businesses sponsor kids sports, donate to the many non-profit businesses, create local jobs, mentorship opportunities for youth, they sponsor a great many local initiatives such as the Sylvan Lake Winter Village and many other things that enhance our quality of life.
Our hope with this project is to remind Lakers of the power they have when they choose to "shop local" to impact our overall quality of life in Sylvan Lake.
Please watch. Please share. Please continue to support our local businesses.
We're excited to help bring the Sylvan Lake Winter Village to life for the 2021/2022 season! It has been a labour of love from the get-go. Indeed, it takes a village to #lightthelake!
Did you know it costs over $30,000 each year to make this seasonal happy-place happen? Not to mention the many volunteer hours, planning and fundraising - nevermind the labour involved with everything from checking a gazillion light strands before wrapping dozens of tree's, bushes and planters! But it's all worth it, we think you would agree.
Our sponsorship drive is officially in full-swing, and we hope that you will choose to help us wow our residents and visitors for yet another magical season.
Below we have outlined the various sponsorship opportunities, and if you would like to get along, here is a link to book your sponsorship.
In the meantime, be sure to follow the Sylvan Lake Winter Village on facebook and instagram!
After a record number of nominations and submissions, the Sylvan Lake Chamber is pleased to announce the 2021 award finalists. Winners will be announced on Friday, November 19th at an event to be held at Landmark Cinemas in Sylvan Lake.
Large Business of the Year
Sponsored by: RBC Royal Bank
Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by: Servus Credit Union
Home Based Business of the Year
Sponsored by: Al's Bobcat + Trucking
New Business of the Year
Sponsored by: Canadian Tire
Business Resiliency Award
Sponsored by: Town of Sylvan Lake
Sponsored by: Lakestone Insurance
Marketing Excellence Award
Sponsored by: Sylvan Lake News
Customer Service Excellence
Sponsored by: Sobeys
Visitor Friendly Award
Sponsored by: A to Z Blinds
Business Woman of the Year
Sponsored by: Strategis LLP
Young Entrepreneur Award
Sponsored by: Tech Heating + Air Conditioning
Employee of the Year
Sponsored by: Clearview Glass Services
Congratulations to all of the finalists!
The funding will support the production of a Why Shop Local video, a Sylvan Lake Dining Guide, the expansion and marketing of the Sylvan Lake Town App so more businesses can promote special deals and offers, and the launch of ChamberMarket, a shopping platform that allows businesses to sell products and services online.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, community chambers have truly been a lifeline for businesses,” says Ken Kobly, Alberta Chambers of Commerce President and CEO. “As we transition to reopening and recovery, we still have a long road ahead to rebuild our economy. This federal funding will help chambers do what we do best: support local job creators.”
A third round of funding applications is currently being processed.
The Sylvan Lake Chamber congratulates all of the Finalists of the 2020 Business Awards!
Large Business of the Year - Sponsored by RBC
Small Business of the Year - Sponsored by Servus Credit Union
New Business of the Year - Sponsored by Canadian Tire
Marketing Excellence - Sponsored by Sylvan Lake News
Customer Service Excellence - Sponsored by Sobeys
Environmental Stewardship Award - Sponsored by Rowanoak Law Office
Visitor Friendly Award - Sponsored by Falcon Homes
-NEW- The Philanthropy Award - Sponsored by Lakestone Insurance
-NEW- Business Resilence Award - Sponsored by Town of Sylvan Lake
Business Woman of the Year - Sponsored by Strategis LLP
Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Tech Heating + Air Conditioning
Employee of the Year - Sponsored by Clearview Glass Service
HOW ARE FINALISTS SELECTED?
WINNERS WILL BE REVEALED ON OCTOBER 17TH
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Mermaid Ball + Business Awards, a 300+ person event will NOT be held this year, however the show does go on...just not as it has before.
This year, award winners will be revealed on Saturday October 17th when the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce debut's a Business Awards video, now in production, at small watch parties at several businesses around town. Details for this event will be released soon!
Sylvan Lake Business Survey Results
The Chamber and Town of Sylvan Lake, conducted a Business Resiliency Survey during the month of April to better understand how COVID-19 is impacting our community's businesses.
Over 130 businesses responded to the survey.
The survey responses can be viewed HERE.
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