January 11, 2023

From the Okotoks Economic Development Team!

Renew Business License by January 31

The Town would like to remind you that the deadline to renew business licenses is January 31, 2023. 2023 business license certificates will be emailed to you shortly after payment is received.

If you are no longer operating in Okotoks or have business license info changes, send written verification to ecdevokotoks@okotoks.ca.

For information about business licenses, options for payment and more, visit www.okotoks.ca/business-licensing or call 403-938-8052. Thank you for doing business in Okotoks!

Business Spotlight - La Papillon Healing Centre

“Creating New Possibilities for Greater Health, Happiness & Peace in 2023 is Easy with the Right Tools to Change Things!" ~Jacqueline Lagrandeur, Owner

Le Papillon offers a one-of-a-kind experience with the potential for extraordinary health transformations and the creation of unlimited possibilities in all aspects of your life.

“Access Bars® is making its way into schools, corporate offices and healing centers across the globe to help revolutionize mental health!” Jacqueline Lagrandeur

This practice is aided physically by a soothing touch-point energy technique, called Access Bars®. This technique is a gentle, calming, healing modality that uses 32 points on the head to release physical and mental blocks stored in the body, including thoughts, feelings, emotions and points of view that are no longer serving you. It's like decluttering your mind or hitting the delete button on your overcrowded hard drive, and as a result, creates the time and space for peace, calm and healing in all areas of your life!

Contact Jacqueline Lagrandeur at Le Papillon Healing Centre to learn more!

Le Papillon Healing Centre is located in The Real Yogi, 102 Elma Street W.
Phone: 403-463-0505
Email: lepapillonhealing@gmail.com


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Jacqueline Lagrandeur is an Intuitive Empath, Energy Healer, Certified Hypnotherapist, Stress Management & Life Coach who has been studying, training, and practicing alternative and holistic healing methods for over 18 years.

Water Smart Business Grant - Apply Now!

Businesses eligible to receive thousands through Water Smart Business Grant.

This is your chance to apply for up to $10,000 to upgrade indoor and outdoor systems that conserve water. Not only can a business get the majority of initial costs covered, but these changes will also save money on every utility bill for years to come.

With a project like waterwise landscaping, the grant covers many of the costs including labour, materials, equipment and even landscape plans. Converting areas of non-functional grass is a great place for businesses to make major savings. They can still be visually pleasing but use a fraction of the water to maintain.

Items in the indoor water category include low-flow toilets, faucets and showerheads as well as energy-efficient items like an ENERGY STAR ice machine. For example, a restaurant could save not only on the cost to purchase the ice machine, but also save upwards of an estimated $4,000 a year on their water bill, not to mention the energy savings!

The grant has a total of $40,000 to allocate, and the deadline to apply is March 31! Click the button below for more info and to apply!

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New businesses in Town

New Business Listings

The Town of Okotoks is thrilled to welcome the following businesses to Town:

The Corner Coworking
Dynalife Medical Labs

Boost Beauty Lab
Mom Wears Hiking Boots Adventure Company

The online business directory is a list of all Okotoks businesses that have chosen to be included. The Business Directory is another helpful resource for sourcing companies, products, services and expertise located in the Town of Okotoks. Check it out!

Online business directory

Did You Know?

Okotoks and Black Diamond are hosting this year's Summer Games! Did you know that sponsorshop opportunities exisit for local businesses? 

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Procurement Opportunities

Please visit the Town’s website to see what opportunites are currently available for bidding.

Bids & Tenders

Questions? Email Economic Development to find out more information.

Upcoming Business Webinars & Podcasts

Check out the following January webinars!

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Check out the following upcoming podcasts!

If you have any podcasts you’re listening to on business or entrepreneurism please let us know so we can share with the rest of the Okotoks businesses.

Help Us Help You!

Business Visitation Program

Your Business Matters!! We would love to hear your unique story. Why did you choose Okotoks? How can we help you grow?

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Business Success Stories

Connect with Economic Development to participate in the Success Stories program. Let's collaborate to promote your business!

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Small Business Resources

Click to see all events by the Okotoks & District Chamber of Commerce

Okotoks & District Chamber of Commerce
 A not-for-profit organization, directed by a team of volunteers, dedicated to helping local businesses thrive in our community. 
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Inclusion Foothills
Available for employers to train new or existing employees.

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Click to see all events by Community Futures Highwood

Community Futures Highwood
Financing, programming and free support for entrepreneurs.

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Click to see all events by MCG Careers


Innovative Career Development, Training, and Human Resource services which enable individuals and companies to achieve their full potential.

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Click to see all events by Business Link

Bow Valley

Bow Valley College is an innovative, world-class college with more than 600 faculty and staff who speak more than 50 languages. Campuses in Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Cochrane Okotoks & Strathmore.

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More resource information is available by clicking the button below.

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Small Business Energy Saving Tip

There a many ways to help small businesses save energy; here is the fourth tip in a series of 12!

Program your thermostats. This is one of those office energy saving tips that is especially relevant for a 9-5 workplace. You don’t need to heat or cool a workplace after everyone has gone home for the night. Even if your team’s hours vary, using programmable or smart thermostats to manage the temperature during “off” hours can make a big difference. Pro tip: Want to know the best energy-saving temperature to set your thermostat to? Check out our Thermostat Guide to find the best temperatures for all occasions and seasons.

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