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Pincher Creek Women in Business group snowshoeing

Empowering entrepreneurs

The women of Pincher Creek are poised to drive the region’s evolving business and leadership scene, and Pincher Creek Women in Business is at the forefront of this transformation.

Established in 2018 under the Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce, this group is dedicated to supporting women in their professional development, empowering them to steer their ventures toward success.

“We realized that most new businesses in our area are being opened by women. So, we developed the Pincher Creek Women in Business group to help support women in business, to help educate them and help them with networking,” says committee chairwoman Jill Bruder.

The initiative stemmed from recognizing women’s growing participation in the region’s business landscape, as highlighted by the chamber of commerce board of directors. Leaders like Marie Everts and Cassie Ducharme laid the groundwork for this transformative endeavour, igniting a movement that continues to empower and connect local women.

With over 400 women participating, the group has become a beacon of inclusivity and empowerment. Unlike traditional organizations, Pincher Creek Women in Business has no formal memberships or registration processes; the ethos here is simple — anyone, regardless of her stage in business or industry, is welcome.


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“We started very, very small with zero budget, just trying to see what was needed in our community,” Jill explains.

“Our committee is completely volunteer-driven, and we use people’s contacts to find presenters. We do not have a formal registration process. We just open this up to any woman who wants to come.”

The group hosts events throughout the year, ranging from seminars on navigating difficult conversations in the workplace to workshops on leveraging social media for business growth.

They have even delved into more light-hearted activities like snowshoeing and outdoor yoga, ensuring that gatherings are informative and enjoyable for all participants.

Beyond the networking and educational opportunities, the group aims to foster mentorship and support for women at all stages of their careers. Recent events have facilitated open discussions on the challenges of entrepreneurship, allowing women from various backgrounds to share insights and experiences.


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“We have everyone from house painters to nail technicians to bankers to hotel managers, and everything in between,” Jill notes. “Our goal is to provide a welcoming place to support women, educate them and provide networking experiences for people in all levels of business.”

Looking ahead, Pincher Creek Women in Business is poised to further engage with the next generation of women entrepreneurs, recognizing the importance of nurturing young talent and providing opportunities for exploration and growth.

As it gears up for its upcoming event — Perogies, Planning and Partnership —the group reaffirms its commitment to supporting women in business and creating a thriving ecosystem of empowerment and connectivity.

The event, scheduled for April 11, promises not only to build perogies but also to forge new local partnerships, symbolizing the essence of what this group represents: collaboration, camaraderie and community spirit.

Angela Parnal will be leading the charge, showcasing the spirit of collaboration and partnership that defines Pincher Creek Women in Business.



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Celebrating Women in Business

Celebrating Women in Business

International Women’s Day shines a light on the social, economic cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

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Advertising is an investment in growing your livelihood. Promote yourself and the business you love in this special feature in print, online and on social.

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Women in Business

Features for advertisers:

Print ad and commentary

Ad and commentary run in the March 10 issue of Shootin’ the Breeze, which reaches 1060+ readers in southwestern Alberta.

Website ad

Your ad is posted to Women in Business landing page – Valentine’s Day sample  – and linked to a website or social media page of your choice.

Ad rotates in the daily Covid-19 posts and other website posts until March 17. For examples of how this looks and works, visit  Feb. 17 Covid-19 update.

Visibility is great — website averages 1,534 pageviews per day — and users are primarily in southern Alberta.

Facebook ad

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Instagram ad

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Twitter ad

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Shares your story with our readers and followers. Write it yourself or have a best friend tell the world how awesome you are as a woman in business!

Please limit to a maximum of 300 words.

Commentary accentuates your ads in print and on the Women In Business landing page.

If you need help, one of our writers can put something together for you for a mere $25

Section promotion

We promote the Women in Business feature section as a whole on the landing page and all three social media sites.

Cross promotion

Participants support one another by sharing posts and positive comments, and extending the reach of social media posts.


We use International Women’s Day tags on social posts #ChooseToChallenge and #IWD2021 along with #PCWomenInBusiness or #CNPWomenInBusiness, and #AlbertaWomenInBusiness.

The sooner you book, the sooner we will put the power of our online and social media presence to work for you!

Ads appear on the landing page and in daily posts within 24 hours of receipt of copy and proof approval.


Includes print ad and digital complements.

All ads are colour and GST is applicable.

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5″ wide by 2″ high

1/12 page – $90

5″ wide by 2.5″ high or 2.5″ wide by 5.25″ high

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5″ wide by 8″ high

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