The new Business Hub, located at 203 2nd Avenue West in Hanna, Alta. has formally opened the doors to the community.
The Business Hub will be the new home for two full-time staff; Business Concierge and Office Manager, along with key business service providers – Cactus Corridor Economic Development Corporation, Hanna Chamber of Commerce, Rural Alberta Business Centre and Community Futures Meridian.
The role of the Business Hub is to provide a one-stop source for new and existing business owners to seek support and mentorship, generate new business opportunities, showcase local businesses and provide a professional co-working environment for anyone seeking productive workspace.
Coal Community Transition Funding facilitated the Community Action Team process and it was through this process, which included a number of interviews with entrepreneurs and local business support agencies, the need for a central location for Business Services was identified.
Following identification of this need, funding for the Business Hub was secured from Western Economic Diversification Canada by Hanna Learning Centre.
By consolidating service organizations in one collaborative office space, entrepreneurs will be supported by a network of experienced team members, working together to drive forward business growth and success.
The vision of the Business Hub is to be the first stop for both new business inquiries and new community members in our region, thereby strengthening the business ecosystem in Hanna and the surrounding region.
The Business Concierge and Office Manager are working directly with the service organizations to provide a number of exciting networking and training events. Continue to watch for more information on the Grand Opening planned for late March.