Upcoming Events




Are you ready to start your own business?

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

So, you want to start a business. There are many steps you must take just to prepare yourself to embark on the journey.

If you are dreaming of, exploring the idea. or planning to start a business, this evening will help you take a step beyond dreaming.

Join us for this FREE informational evening 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tuesday February 25 at the Ramada Inn meeting room Camrose AB. 

What will be covered:

• Are you ready for Entrepreneurship
• What does the City of Camrose and/or County require from you
• Financing options
• Planning for success

There is no charge, but we ask that you register so we know how many will be attending (Eventbrite link)

or contact Cindy 780-336-3497 adminatcfeastcentra.ca  Louise 780-608-7875 louiseatcfeastcentral.ca

WISE- Women Inspiring Supporting & Empowering each other

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

WISE (Women Inspiring Supporting & Empowering each-other)
WISE is a Women’s relationship and networking building group where women in all roles can meet to build supportive relationships, share ideas, and through those relationships; promoting and building business and community.

This dynamic group will be meeting monthly offering an opportunity to use the power within the network to help move you and your business in a positive direction.

Our next meetup is Tuesday Mar. 10 at The Loft, Battle River Landscape Supply and Design, 4112-44 Ave. Camrose
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Doors open at 11:15 am. You are welcome to stay and network after the event.

WORKING TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER! There is an undeniable strength in teaming up.
Do you love collaboration but unsure with who, how or where to begin?

Do you have some great collaboration ideas, would like to share and find someone to collaborate with?

The start of a new year is a great time to stretch ourselves and do some creative thinking (with a plan of action) and this is what we’ll be doing with sharing and directed brainstorming.

For those who wish to stay and love collaboration there will be an afternoon session from 1:30 – 3:00 to build on the lunch discussions and using group power!

Join our Facebook group today WISE Camrose Networking Group

Lunch, learning, and networking for only $25.00
“The successful networkers I know, the ones receiving tons of referrals and felling truly happy about themselves, continually put the other person’s needs ahead of their own” – Bob Burg

*Please note that our payment options have changed.
Eventbrite (the service fees will apply) www.eventbrite.ca/e/90378110361

e-Transfer adminatcfeastcentral.ca (in message box please state business name and contact info.)

Cash in person to our committee members Louise Jones, Community Futures or Tania Greenwald, Cute & Classy Cakes, or Cindy Hurum Viking Community Futures office prior to the event
Guests will not be registered until payment has been received.
Tickets are Non-Refundable


Business Plan Bootcamp 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Having a challenging time writing a business plan? Let’s work together on it! These jam-packed training sessions will require your dedication and commitment to 4 evenings introducing you to the essential components of a business plan, giving you the tools and helping you strategically move forward with confidence. You will also have continued access to help on a one on one basis after the sessions as needed.

The session leader and visiting experts will help you, covering important topics such as building a business model, market research, marketing, operations, pointers on how to elevate your business right from the start, and of course the money, helping with cash flow projections and the financing options available to you.

By attending this training, you will have access to a range of templates that will have you walking away with a draft business plan that will improve your chances of success. Once you have your draft plan a panel of experts will gather to offer you constructive feedback helping tweak and refine it. And there will be a chance for one hard working entrepreneur to earn a $1,000.00 from Community Futures for their business!

If you have a specific business idea, you’ve been in business for a few years but have never written a business plan, or your business is currently a side hustle and you want to make it full time, this training is for you!

For an application please contact adminatcfeastcentral.ca 780-336-3497 or louiseatcfeastcentral.ca 780-608-7875.

Cost - $75.00 includes all sessions, templates and on-going access to one on one help
Dates – March 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st
Time – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location – Ramada Inn meeting room Camrose AB.


WISE Women's Retreat

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:00pm to Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 5:00pm

March 13 – 14 at Buffalo Lake Event Centre

Friday 6:00 pm to Saturday 5:00 pm

2.0 Collective Brainstorming – around your individual businesses and concepts.

        •  Friday evening will begin with appies and a look at a tool that will help you, focus, visualize, create, pivot, or revisit your business model. Suitable for all stages of business.
        • Saturday will start with breakfast, energizing movement break, and then the 2.0 brainstorming sessions. Lunch included.

What’s needed? An open mind and willingness to participate. You'll be supplied with the tools you'll need.

Bring your pajama pants, sweats or whatever you find most comfy. This is a dress down, get real, work on YOUR business retreat.

$132.00 includes accommodations, meals and all tools needed. Register on Eventbrite (fees will apply) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/92980181225
or etransfer adminatcfeastcentral.ca (leave business name and contact info in message box)

Contact: Louise 780-608-7875 or louiseatcfeastcentral.ca

WISE Gala 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 5:30pm to 11:00pm

WISE- Women Inspiring Supporting & Empowering each other

The Joy of Letting Go

Creating freedom by growing your dream team!

We start our businesses from the ground up and then we white knuckle it so close to our hearts that often we miss the early signs that it's time to ask for help.
Just because you CAN do it all yourself, definitely doesn't mean you SHOULD do it all yourself.

We are thrilled to welcome – Janine Deanna, entrepreneur, international professional wedding photographer, educator, speaker & blogger as our Keynote speaker.

“A huger, simplicity seeker and passionate creative who loves buying books faster then I can read them. I value learning daily about self-growth and ways to eliminate excess noise in favor of living my life in alignment and with focused intention.”

This is a chance for Women in Business and Leadership roles to not only network, but to dress up, relax and enjoy an evening filled with food, laughter and learning.

Bring a friend, co-worker or treat your staff and enjoy this girl’s night out.
    • Swag bar
    • Gala décor
    • Door prizes
    • Dessert & Candy bar
    • Cash beverage bar
    • Champagne reception

Location - Camrose Resort Casino
Registration, champagne reception & networking – 5:30 
Dinner – 6:15

REGISTER before March 15 and your name will be entered in a draw for an outsourcing pkg. - branding session with Carla Lehman Photography, 2 months free google Ads Management with [at] marketing, (not including the cost of advertising) and growing!

Cost - $55.00
Eventbrite (the service fees will apply) - https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/community-futures-east-central-alberta-28039...
e-Transfer - adminatcfeastcentral.ca In message box please state business name and contact info.

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