Special Events

Bountiful Garden- Grow & Preserve. Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Annual Gardener’s Day in Sangudo, AB is ready to go! Members of the Sangudo & District Horticultural Society are hosting an all-day, horticultural glimpse of spring. We bring together excellent speakers, great food, new ideas, and a neighbourhood of fellow gardeners.

If you’ve ever searched the internet for a vegetable garden topic you’ve likely seen Alberta Urban Garden pop up. We are delighted to have Stephen Legaree join us for a conversation about his backyard garden adventures. If you want to “meet” Stephen look for his video Espalier Apple Tree.

The ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen has provided advice and recipes for Albertans for 85 years. Our guest speaker brings the latest information on many ways to preserve food from your garden. For a taste of what you’ll learn at the workshop check out ATCO’s Preserving How-To guide http://www.atcobluelamekitchen.com/How-To/Preserving/ See the registration form and poster for all of the Garden Day details.

2017 Business Courses

Connections Coffee House is proud to host, in conjunction with Sangudo & District Community Development Council and Community Futures Yellowhead East, Winter 2017 Workshop Series. This is a series of workshops geared towards business owners and those dreaming of owning their own business. Each day-long session is only $10 and you will be introduced to different areas of business ownership and how to be successful in each area. Information on the session is included below and in the attached poster. To register contact Connections Coffee House at 780-785-3494 or connectionsch@gmail.com.

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Looking forward to having you join us in 2017!

Starting a Business 101 – January 14th
This is an entry level course suitable for all ages and industries. Through the course of this daylong session you’ll learn what it takes to start and run a successful business. Developed to provide a new or struggling entrepreneur with the tools to build a solid foundation for a viable and rewarding business. Covering the wide range of tools and resources you need to move from dreaming about your business to knowing what your next steps are in transitioning from being an employee mindset to being your own boss.

Basic Bookkeeping 101- January 28th
A good bookkeeping system enables a business to track all financial transactions, and summarize the information in a way that can be useful for making calculated decisions. Basic Bookkeeping 101 will provide you with the basic information you need to maintain your own bookkeeping system.

Marketing 101 - February 11
Thanks to the rise of technology and social media, the world of marketing and advertising has become bigger than ever. Marketing has gone beyond the classic printed ads, billboards or even television commercials. Unfortunately, this can cause any company to become confused or even intimidated about getting their product or service out into the market. But if we can learn the right strategies with the right tools, we can break into the marketing world without fear or hesitation.

Budget & Financials 101 - February 25th
Money matters can be intimidating for even the smartest people. However, having a solid understanding of basic financial terms and methods is crucial to your career. When terms like ROI, EBIT, GAAP, and extrapolation join the conversation, you'll want to know what people are talking about, and you'll want to be able to participate in the discussion.

The Budgets And Financial Reports workshop will give you a solid foundation in finance. We'll cover topics like commonly used terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions, and financial legislation.

Customer Service 101 - March 11th
Each and every one of us serves customers, whether we realize it or not. Maybe you're on the front lines of a company, serving the people who buy your products. Perhaps you're an accountant, serving the employees by producing their pay checks and keeping the company running. Or maybe you're a company owner, serving your staff and your customers.

The Customer Service workshop will look at all types of customers and how we can serve them better and improve ourselves in the process. Participants will be provided a strong skillset including in-person and over the phone techniques, dealing with difficult customers, and generating return business.