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Square Hosts Local Event to Support Edmonton Entrepreneurs

Featured Businesses Include Tastemakers Edmonton, Hawkers Market, Jennifer Bergman Weddings Inc. and Barber Ha

EDMONTON, AB–Jun 13, 2014–With small businesses comprising 95 percent of businesses in Alberta, Square, the company helping entrepreneurs start, run, and grow is coming to Edmonton to host Local Business is Beautiful event. Taking place on June 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Startup Edmonton, the event is designed to bring business owners together to collaborate, connect, and strengthen their communities.

Open to companies of all sizes, this free event will bring together entrepreneurs and small business owners to share their challenges, insights and experience. The founders of Edmonton’s own Tastemakers Edmonton, Hawkers Market, Jennifer Bergman Weddings Inc. and Barber Ha will participate in an in-depth discussion about growth and community collaboration.

For Jennifer Bergman, lead planner and designer at Jennifer Bergman Weddings Inc., collaborating and learning from her peers has been key to her success. “When operating a business you are constantly learning and facing new challenges. Having a support network to share information and celebrate successes makes owning a business less daunting,” said Bergman.
During Wednesday’s event, local artists, bakers and craft-makers will showcase their home and handmade products at pop-up shops. From art to fashion to tasty treats, an eclectic group of Edmonton’s own up-and-coming entrepreneurs will be on hand to sell their artisanal goods using Square mobile payment technology.

Edmonton Local Business is Beautiful Event Details

WHO:
Robert Tyndale, founder and creative director of Tastemakers Edmonton
Chris Jerome, founder of Hawkers Market
Jennifer Bergman, lead planner and designer at Jennifer Bergman Weddings Inc.
Linda Ha, founder Barber Ha
Ken Bautista, event moderator and co-founder/CEO of Startup Edmonton and Flightpath Ventures

WHAT:
An evening of in-depth conversations with Edmonton business owners about growing small businesses and strengthening community, hosted by Square.

WHERE:
Startup Edmonton
10359-104 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB
T5J 1B9

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Event start time - 6 PM

RSVP:
Media interested in attending the event or booking an interview with any of the participants are invited to RSVP to stephanie.larocque@energipr.com with their name, news outlet, phone number and request.
Small business owners are invited to RSVP to attend the free Edmonton Local Business is Beautiful event by clicking squ.re/localyeg. Follow the Local Business is Beautiful event series on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and #LoveLocal.

ABOUT SQUARE
Square makes commerce easy for everyone. From accepting credit cards to managing a full point of sale, Square offers simple and affordable tools for businesses starting and growing. Square Reader, the free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, allows businesses to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for one low, transparent rate of 2.75% per swipe. Square’s suite of business tools include Square Register, an analytics dashboard, and Square Stand. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the United States, Canada, and Japan. More information is available at square.ca.