MARCH MADNESS - Small and home businesses had the opporunity to show of their products on March 19th at the Community Centre.

March Madness sales show off Sylvan home businesses

Local small and home business had the opportunity to come out to the Sylvan Lake Community Centre and sell their products.

On Sunday, March 20th local small and home business had the opportunity to come out to the Sylvan Lake Community Centre and sell their products.

“We have a March Madness Sale,” Organizer Christina Carson said. “We have 40 vendors here and we have the Lakeview Optimist Club running the concession. It is a fantastic place to see unique vendors, different items and a lot of great gift ideas.”

The March sale is just the first opportunity in 2017 for vendors to find markets for their products.

“We will be having ongoing markets in May, August and November so keep an eye out for those,” Carson said. “We try to have as many local vendors as possible, we do have a few that have come in from out of town, but most are from the Sylvan area.”

The sale points out the importance of supporting local business in the Sylvan Lake and area.

“It is very important to shop local and also to support the moms and dads trying to make a living with heir home-based businesses,” she said, adding that business owners, “Are networking with other vendors and getting community advertising.”

This is the first March Market and Carson hopes that community involvement only grows from here.

“There is something for everyone and we look forward to seeing people from the community come out,” she said. “We did one at Christmastime and we had a fantastic turnout with lots of people coming out and supporting local. A lot of the vendors here are repeat vendors from that market.”

Carson is hoping that other vendors realize the opportunity of these markets.

“They can contact me by finding me on facebook or by phone at 403-392-6755,” she said. “I organize the vendors and I also am the president for the Lakeview Optimist Club for helping out kids’ charities throughout Town. I am pretty easy to find.”

Carson invites the residents of Sylvan Lake and area to come out and support local businesses.

“We hope to see a lot more community members coming out and enjoying the markets,” she said.


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