[Workshop] How to Run a Business in YYC

This event is Presented by The City of Calgary
October 22, 2019
11:30 am -  
1:30 pm
Calgary Chamber
600-237 8th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

*Registration works best when using Google Chrome.

Like any City, the City of Calgary requires businesses to have permits, gets certain approvals, and follow various bylaws. The City has taken steps to make this information more readily available to businesses improve the process around running a business in Calgary. 

Join the City of Calgary for a lunch and learn workshop on what you need to be aware of as a business owner in Calgary and become familiar with the online business hub. 

This event is part of Small Business Week Calgary. Learn more about Small Business Week Calgary


  • $25.00


Sonya Sharp

Sonya Sharp, is the Program Lead for Business and Local Economy. She has worked within the City of Calgary for 18 years. Sonya grew up in a self-employed family where she worked and learned the family business and ultimately graduated as a Building Development Technologist from SAIT. Sonya has worked as a Planning Technician for 11 years; this experience resulted in a comprehensive understanding of the City’s planning process. Sonya’s proactive approach to Planning and Development is not only reflected in her professional career but also in her personal life where, over the past two decade she has also personally owned and managed multiple small businesses. This combination of Planning knowledge and hands-on small business experience gave her the ability to bring a true business/customer perspective to her previous role as the Customer Coordinator, Small Business and in her new role.

Nadine Sauder

Nadine Sauder, is a Public Program Coordinator at the City of Calgary in Waste and Recycling Services. She coordinates the planning and implementation of education-related projects to increase waste diversion and encourage waste reduction for local businesses and organizations. Her work focuses on helping businesses and organizations implement waste management systems, make these systems effective and empower and teach others how to use them.

Ellen Campbell

Ellen Campbell, is a Business Continuity & Recover Planner with the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA). Ellen has her BComm from the University of Toronto and her MBA from the University of Calgary. Prior to joining CEMA, Ellen had experience working as a Commercial Underwriter, assessing hazards and risks for large companies across Canada. Ellen’s first day with CEMA was during the Fort McMurray wildfire evacuations, and she has been involved in various emergency activation’s throughout her time with CEMA.  

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