May 8, 2023

We Need Your Input - Online Business Survey May 10-31

The Town of Okotoks Economic Development department, with assistance from Deloitte Canada, an economic development consulting firm, is conducting the 2023 Business Survey to better understand the needs of the local business community. The online survey will take approximately ten minutes to complete and be available from May 10-31. Make sure to check your email for the survey link being emailed by Deloitte on May 10. The information gathered will help us develop programs and services that support the priorities of local businesses.

Business that complete the online survey can enter to win a FREE 2024 Town of Okotoks business license renewal! 

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Celebrate Economic Development Week May 8-12

Okotoks Town Council proclaimed May 8-12, 2023 as Economic Development Week in Okotoks to acknowledge and promote the importance of economic development and the vital role it, and economic developers, have in maintaining economic well-being in our community! 

The Town’s Economic Development team is here to assist and support businesses as they navigate the process of getting a new business established, or expanding a current operation. Be sure to meet the team and learn more about Economic Development by checking out the following this week! 

Ec Dev Facebook

Who We Are webpage


New businesses in Town

New Business Listings

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

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy

Nu-You Hair Salon
Nupsa Skin and Wellness
In n Out Clearning Services

Busy Bee
Lashses by Randi
Outlier Mecantile

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. 

Check out the business directory

Business Spotlight: Julie Hodge Fitness

I'm Julie Hodge and I've been running my homebased personal training business Julie Hodge Fitness in Okotoks for a few years, providing private and partner training exclusively to women. I fell in love with movement as a teenager being influenced by the works of Joseph Pilates and Callan Pinkney and have been helping women move and live better - from the inside out – ever since!

I've been a certified personal trainer for almost 33 years and have always had a determined entrepreneurial spirit... so when we moved to Okotoks and had our baby daughter (at the young age of 43!), I knew that I wanted to do something that would give me more flexibility to support my family and my daughter while being true to my skills and abilities and continue to support other women.

Learn more about Julie Hodge Fitness

**Share your Business Success Story by contacting Economic Development

Alberta Summer Games: Sponsors Needed

The 2023 Alberta Summer Games need sponsors like you! If you're interested in being a part of the Games as a sponsor, the games staff can tailor an opportunity that works best for you & fits your business's budget.

Get in touch with the ASG team by calling 1-877-937-2023 or emailing today!

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Upcoming Events/Notifications

Find out what is happening around the community and region!

Business Events

Community Events 


Business Support Programs

There are numerous resources for small businesses to stimulate growth. Supports include loans, bursaries, financing, marketing, succession and other aids for small businesses. Check out these business support links:

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If you have questions about the following programs, contact

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 Business Link webinars!

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Check out the following 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.

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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Small Business Energy Saving Tip

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

Start running fans. You can reduce your energy usage in the workplace simply and easily by running fans in offices, warehouses, showrooms and kitchens. Fans keep air flowing so your HVAC unit can run more efficiently.

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