Bruderheim has a brand new program to help women in business.
Thanks to council, the new Women Rising program has already attracted the attention of roughly 20 business owners. Their focus is to encourage and continue to bring more business to the area.
"Part of any council's role is to look into the economic development of their jurisdiction and Bruderheim council is very concerned and very supportive of local business people," said program coordinator Roxanne Carr. "They've already developed the business incubator and that's off to a great start."
To compliment the incubator, the town was granted provincial funding to create this complimentary program.
A steering committee is made up of local business women from Bruderheim, Sturgeon County and the surrounding area.
"We've put those women together who own and operate various businesses and they have decided what local women in business and leadership roles need are, opportunities to get together to celebrate, connect and learn with other individuals with a like minded segment," said Carr.
She noted they are very excited for this venture and are planning an event in May.
Women Rising, is based off the Wisdom and Opportunities for Women (WOW) program running in Bonnyville and Cold Lake.
"They have a very similar objective, which is too, encouraging and expanding existing businesses and attracting new business to the area as well."
To get involved contact the Town of Bruderheim.