July 9, 2023

How to Leverage Events for Your Business

There are many events held throughout the year in Okotoks that attract residents and visitors alike. This means numerous short and long-term benefits to our community and businesses.

Check out this Leveraging Events Toolkit from Australia for some ideas on how to work with events.

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 The 6 Benefits of Coworking Spaces

Working at home, or taking your laptop to a coffee shop, sure sounds like a dream. But it presents its own challenges and frustrations. Have you got the drive to follow a set schedule each day? Can you work well with little or no accountability? This is why coworking spaces have blossomed as a viable option in recent years. To find out the benefits, check out the article by clicking the button below:

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Coworking in Okotoks

Okotoks hosts a range of co-working options for businesses of all sizes. If you have ever thought about branching out into a co-working space please reach out to the Okotoks Economic Development Team at at ecdevokotoks@okotoks.ca or 403-938-8052 – we would be happy to help you out!

New businesses in Town

New Business Listings

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

Okotoks Professional Laser Clinic

Flock Stock & Barrel
French 50 Bakery
RFG Meats and Seafood

The online business directory is a list of all Okotoks businesses that have chosen to be included and is a helpful resource for sourcing companies, products, services and expertise located in Okotoks. 

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Business Spotlight: Flock Stock & Barrel

Congratulations and welcome to Okotoks Flock Stock & Barrel!

Discover the essence of cowboy dining in the heart of Okotoks! Flock Stock & Barrel is an ode to Alberta. Jenn and Sean are the proud owners of this establishment. As born and bred Albertans with a love for this land, Jenn and Sean hope you will have the same connection with your meal here.

At Flock Stock & Barrel, we offer a unique blend of cowboy charm and fine dining sophistication. We take pride in sourcing the finest local meat and produce, ensuring that each dish is a true representation of the region’s flavors. From perfectly seared steaks to hearty stews and fresh, farm-to-table salads, our menu captures the essence of cowboy cuisine with a modern twist.

All of our meat and seafood is sourced right next door, from R.F.G. Meats and Seafood. Voted Okotoks Best Butcher, this is the place to get true AB raised beef, raised humanely on Alberta ranches

We use organic dairy products from Vital Green Farms, eggs from Mans, and produce and herbs from AB family farms and Hutterites, featuring seasonal vegetables from our own garden. We love all of our producers, not just because it’s important to support and highlight our local food economy, but also for the peak quality and freshness we are able to enjoy from smaller scale farms with traditions of excellence.

As you dine in Alberta’s 6th oldest building, the original post office in Okotoks built in 1882, we hope you have a unique experience in time and space as we take these into consideration with every dish.

Find out more about Flock Stock & Barrel by clicking the button below!

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Business Grand Opening: Longview Leather

The Town is happy to welcome Longview Leather to Okotoks & we were thrilled to be included in the grand opening festivities! Learn more about this new business at www.longviewleather.com


Please contact the Ec Dev team at ecdevokotoks@okotoks.ca or 403-938-8052 if you’d like a grand opening for your business – a great way to launch and celebrate your new business!

Business License Reminder

The Town is updating business license records - please check that your business license certificate is current so you don't have to worry about additional penalties. This will help you & the Town operate as smoothly as possible!

Thank you in advance for working with us. If you have any further questions please reach out to Ec Dev at 403-938-8052 or ecdevokotoks@okotoks.ca; we are here to help!


Upcoming Filming

Please be aware that filming is occurring around Okotoks (Elizabeth Street; Village Lane; Westland Street; see maps below) from July 11-13. Watch for signage, crews and equipment and use caution while in these areas.

Alberta Summer Games: Are You Ready?

The Alberta Summer Games are July 20-23; just over TWO WEEKS away! Is your business prepared? The games are expected to draw over 6,000 people to the region so you want to be ready!

Make sure you have all the staff, supplies & inventory needed to accommodate more customers.

Promoting your business is also important; have your promotional materials in place ahead of time too! You want to spread the word that your restaurant, hotel, b&b, pub or specialty shop is ready & happy to welcome guests to Okotoks!

You may also want to consider offering some unique specials as an extra boost during the games!

Do you have questions about how you can prepare? Please contact us at ecdevokotoks@okotoks.ca or 403-938-8052 - we are here to help! 

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Note that there are still a variety of volunteer roles that need to be filled! Volunteers of all ages, abilities & backgrounds are welcome. *Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.* Your help is appreciated! Learn more & sign up today at: 

ASG Volunteer

Business Spotlight Program Wins International Award

We are pleased to announce that on June 22, the Economic Development Business Success Stories program received the Outstanding Single Community with a population between 20,000-50,000 award, a prestigious Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI) Award of Excellence. 

The program is available to local business owners and provides an opportunity for them to share triumphs, challenges, lessons learned and why they choose Okotoks as their place of business.

To have a look at some local business success stories, learn more about the program and how to participate, click the button below.

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Upcoming Events/Notifications

Find out what is happening around the community and region!

Business Events

Community Events 


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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Click to see all events by Community Futures Highwood

Community Futures Highwood
Financing, programming & 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 & companies to achieve their full potential.

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Click to see all events by Business Link

Bow Valley

Innovative, world-class college with more than 600 faculty & staff who speak more than 50 languages. Campuses in Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Cochrane Okotoks & Strathmore.

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