The Administrative Professionals Luncheon – set to celebrate ‘who we are and what we do’ – runs April 24th at the Stettler Legion Hall.
Kicking off at 11:30 a.m., the special event runs through to 1:30 p.m. and features guest speaker Brenda Robinson who will be focusing on topics including what motivates employees to stay on task and doing more than ‘just the job’.
Guests will also learn key points and strategies in order to celebrate the roles they play.
Tickets are $40 each and available until April 12th by calling 403-742-3181 or visiting www.stettlerboardoftrade.com.
“It’s celebrating any administration professional out there,” explained Donna Morris, project manager with the Stettler Regional Board of Trade.
“The role of administrative professionals have also evolved – basically everyone out there is an administrative professional,” she said, pointing out that the event will prove beneficial to a wide range of people. “We also like to celebrate those who keep our offices running well for us.”
The luncheon falls on Administrative Professionals’ Day, which of course is the signature local event during Administrative Professionals’ Week.
“This year, we are hosting Brenda Robinson who is from The Robcan Group. She’s a phenomenal speaker and she’s going to speak about who we are and what we do,” she said. “She will talk about what motivates us, what keeps us on track, and those things that we could improve on,” she added. “We will also learn some strategies on celebrating ourselves more often.”
Tickets include Robinson’s talk, a catered lunch plus the chance to check out a mini trade show featuring local home-based businesses and small businesses, for example. Vendors who are interested in taking part can give Morris a call at 403-742-3181.
In the meantime, staff are also gearing up for the annual Trade Show slated to run this coming weekend at the Recreation Centre.
This event runs from April 12th to 14th.
There is really something for everyone to check out and enjoy, explained Morris, adding all kinds of entertainment has also been booked to run over the course of the weekend as well.
Performers run the gamut from the Alec Salmon Group to the Laundromat Bluegrass Band to Travis Dolter among many others.
For a full listing of performers, visit www.stettlerboardoftrade.com.
Another exciting highlight this year is the Artisans Market DIY Stage.
“Currently, we are sold out in the main show but we do have a few booths remaining in the Artisans Market,” said Morris.
The Artisans Market will also feature loads of hand-made and hand-crafted items.
There will also be all kinds of sessions on everything from ‘Introducing the Chakras’ and ‘Mindfulness for Daily Life’ to ‘What’s New in the Garden for 2019’ and ‘So You Want to Brew Beer?’
Overall, Morris said the trade show is continually expanding.
“Our motto is that it gets bigger and better every year,” she said. “And there is something for everyone.”
For Morris, her role with the Board of Trade is a fulfilling one.
“I really enjoy it,” she said.
”This is my favourite job ever. I get to plan and organize events that bring the community together.”