Community Futures rewards Stettler, Delburne business owners

Third place winner Carla Turnquist of Summit Psychology Inc. and Shannon Thibault of Dirt Road Pretty Clothing, front, clap as Nora Smith of Maude Edon is called upon to accept her second place win of the Community Futures East Parkland the Marketing Plan Challenge. ECA Review/T.Huxley
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Winners of Community Futures East Parkland’s (CFEP), The Marketing Plan Challenge were notified of making the top 10 on Dec. 11 and invited to the Stettler Board of Trade for cheque presentation on Thurs. Dec. 12.

Winners included first place winner Shannon Thibault of Dirt Road Pretty Clothing in Stettler. She won the top $5,000 prize.

Nora Smith of Delburne came in second receiving $2,000 for her business called Maude Edon.

Third place was given to Carla and Dean Turnquist of Summit Psychology Inc. in Stettler as they took $1,000 home.

Judges included Catapult Entrepreneurs’ Maureen Easton, Robert Opoku of Red Deer College and Shay Bachelet of Business Link.

Community Futures East Parkland offer projects such as

The Marketing Plan Challenge to anyone who does business in the CFEP region.

It is a competition designed to help build capacity for the SME’s in our region that may be struggling with the economic downturn and growing uncertainty of operating costs.

Participants are invited to attend one day of free training at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.

Marketing plans were submitted on Nov. 20 and a panel of independent judges judged the plans.

About Us

Community Futures East Parkland has been assisting business owners for over 30 years.

We believe that when times get tough our services are more important than ever.

We know that rural communities thrive when small businesses do, and vice versa.

Community Futures East Parkland is a non-profit organization funded by the government of Canada through Western Economic Diversification Canada.

 

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