What are “red carpet” initiatives?
The Town of Okotoks “red carpet” initiatives are designed to improve the ease of doing business in the Town of Okotoks by progressive policies, demonstrating a can-do attitude with alternative solutions and streamlined processes.
In Okotoks, we are continuing to develop programs that support businesses and improve the local business climate. The Food Truck and Patio Program are examples of how we are helping local businesses. We recently revised our Business License Bylaw and Fees to remove unnecessary barriers for businesses and to enhance service efficiencies.
Processes are being streamlined and simplified to help businesses open faster. The new Land-Use Bylaw simplifies business start-up approvals and provides more flexibility around definitions, regulations and signage.
Business licensing services are now provided online, and online permitting services are under development.
In addition, Community Growth and Investment acts as the businesses’ “One-Stop Shop” to walk business owners through the business licensing and permitting process. Finally, once a business is established, regular check-ins are conducted and businesses are assisted with any challenges they may face by putting them in touch with resources that meet their specific needs.
Red carpet initiatives
What are the “Success Stories” about?
Each will highlight a local businesses that operate in the Town of Okotoks. This is an opportunity for the community to get to know local business owners. It is also an opportunity for business owners to share with the community what they do and share their reasons for choosing the Town of Okotoks as their place to do business.
How can I get my business featured on the new “Success Stories” webpage?
Are you interested in sharing your success story with others?
Tell us your story! Stories are featured online and supported on the town social media channels and featured in the Town of Okotoks Business Beat newsletter. We love to hear why you love doing business in the Town of Okotoks. All it takes is a quick and we'll do the rest. Of course, you have final say before we publish on our website! Start by completing the form in this page!
How can I stay connected about what is happening in the Town of Okotoks business community?
Stay up-to-date on what is happening in the Town of Okotoks business community. Sign up for the Business Beat e-newsletter and follow the business social media accounts: Link to page
You can also contact us online or use the information below to connect directly with the Community Growth and Investment team
Visit Us: 5 Elizabeth Street, Okotoks
How often will I see new content on the webpage?
Check back regularly, this section will be an ever-expanding selection of success stories from the local business community. We hope it will be a place where we can share your triumphs and lessons learned in the course of doing business. Above all we want to it be an open resource that will prompt a genuine exchange of ideas to help grow ambitions and widen benefits.
Who can I contact if I have a success story or idea I would like to share?
If you have a success story to share or ideas for one you’d like to learn about, get in touch by leaving your details in the form above or simply call us at: (403) 938-8052.
How can I leave my comments?
Please leave us a comment in this page. We want to hear from you about what you think of the new “success stories” webpage.