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Surviving and Thriving in The Downturn – ATB Entrepreneur Centre Pop-Up (Red Deer)

Tuesday, June 18 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Pop-up Red Deer

They say that being an entrepreneur is a roller-coaster ride, but you probably hear more about the highs than the lows. We’re taking a deep dive into this relevant topic to learn first hand how these entrepreneurs are demonstrating resiliency amidst the challenging economic condition.  Join us as we invite 3 local panelists to share their insights on building and growing a local business through the recession!

*Lunch will be provided.



11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Networking and Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Panel Discussion

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Networking

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Strategy Sessions with Entrepreneur Strategist, Alex Welsh


Meet with Entrepreneur Strategist, Alex Welsh to discuss your business. As an Entrepreneur Strategist, she is an ally to start-up and growth phase companies. Through connection to the community, guidance on strategy development and by providing the right tools and resources, she helps founders to “level-up” their businesses. Sign-up for a free strategy session here.



Kerstin Heuer – Gestault Haus & HeuerDesign

Kerstin Heuer, along with her husband, Dirk Heuer co-own both Gestault Haus and HeuerDesign. Kerstin is a Marketing Professional and Digital Marketer with over 20 years of industry experience. Throughout her career, she has developed strategic marketing concepts and advertising campaigns for local and global brands. HeuerDesign is a creative agency that is based in Red Deer. Their focus is to help nonprofit organizations achieve better results, attract funding and create an impact through digital marketing strategies, brand development and design.


Carina Moran – Sweet Capones Italian Bakery and Cannoli Shop

Carina and Joel Moran are the owners of Sweet Capone’s Italian Bakery and Cannoli Shop in Central Alberta. Carina and Joel were career paramedics who embarked on a journey to create something different for their family. After a few particularly difficult EMS calls, they found themselves on the path of turning their family passion for cannoli baking into a full-fledged bakery located in Lacombe. Their determination and community focus has contributed greatly to their success and as a result, they have recently expanded into their second location, situated in Red Deer.


David Sushynski – Redline Engine Performance

David Sushynski founded Redline Engine Performance in 2003 during his professional motorcycle road racing career. Redline Engine performance is a company that modifies and builds performance turbo systems, fuel control boards, suspension and accessories for the powersports industry. They provide maintenance services on off-road powersports vehicles and specialize in engine building and fabrication / engineering for specialty parts. They are located in Red Deer County, but ship their products world-wide.


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