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Business Visitation Program

2016 Retail Business Visitation Program- Final Report

What is it? The BVP is a confidential one-on-one meeting between the municipal Economic Development Officer (EDO) and an owner or manager of a business that is licensed to conduct business in the Town of Sylvan Lake.  

What is the purpose?

The BVP serves multiple functions:

  • Provides opportunity for the EDO to get to know businesses and their needs, challenges and issues from a local perspective,
  • A means of gathering data that will support future investment and business attraction,
  • A forum to discuss municipal influenced issues that affect the success of your business,
  • A method to identify human resource or business training requirements and appropriate timing for delivery of workshops and information sessions,
  • An avenue for the EDO to share small and medium-sized business resources that support retention, expansion, business start-ups or aspiring entrepreneurs
  • …and more!

How much time does the business need to schedule? A series of standard questions have been developed in order to gain an overall outlook of the local economy and its drivers.  The visitation usually lasts 1 to 1-1/2 hours as information gathered is recorded electronically in a BVP template during the program.

How do I set up a meeting date and time? Contact the Town of Sylvan Lake Economic Development Officer, Vicki Kurz at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 403.887.1185 ext. 226 at your earliest convenience to establish a meeting date and time.

The goal of this program is to engage the business community and support economic diversification!


Waterfront Commercial District Business Visitation

 


The Waterfront Commercial District Business Visitation Program is an great opportunity to improve prospects for organizational sustainability and cultivate collaborative initiatives that result in a thriving downtown core. The goal is to create an entity, or utilize a subcommittee of the Chamber, focused on the coordination of business and community stakeholders in the downtown and waterfront area as the one point of contact responding to the needs of the business district.

Working in partnership with the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce (link), businesses in the Waterfront Commercial District will be contacted to by the Chamber Executive Director to establish a business visitation date. These one-on-one meetings between business owners and the Chamber Executive Director are confidential. Data is collected through an online survey tool, then compiled and results are presented to the Economic Development Department.

To set up a Waterfront Commercial District Business Visit please contact: Denise Williams, Executive Director Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce at 403-887-3048 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


 

Home-based Business Visitation  

The Home-based Business Visitation Program is an opportunity for you and the Sylvan Lake Economic Development Department to share knowledge of available resources and support services that will enhance your home-based business, and/or provide links to help expand your business.

The Town of Sylvan Lake wants to get to know our local home-based businesses, their needs, challenges, and issues from a local perspective.

This one-on-one meeting between a home-based business owner and the Business Visitation Consultant is confidential. Data is collected through a survey, then compiled, to identify common “red flag” issues that can then be addressed by the Sylvan Lake Economic Development Department in the future.

To set up a Home-based Business Visit please contact:  Business Visitation Consultant, Keri Pratt at  403-597-7137 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Downtown Revitalization

Downtown Facade Improvement Program

The Façade Improvement Program is designed to encourage retail and commercial building owners to invest in facade renovations and storefront upgrades by providing grants to cover a portion of renovation costs.  Grants will be awarded to eligible applicants to cover up to 50% of the façade renovation costs, up to a maximum dollar value.  The 2015 grant program will provide an incentive for 50th Street/Centennial Street buildings to complete façade upgrades that contribute to the Waterfront Area, by creating a more interesting and appealing street environment that attracts people and new businesses.  Please click here to visit our Downtown Facade Improvement Project Page. 

 


 

Retail Gap Analysis- Phase 1, 2015

Goods & Service Gap Analysis- 2013


Please visit our Resource Library- a comprehensive listing of resources, links, and Sylvan Lake Economic Development publications, please. 

For more information contact:  Vicki Kurz, EDO Town of Sylvan Lake at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 403-887-1185 ext 226 

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