Meet Our Newest IWE!

Jessie Carrier/Owner SoulFULL Heart Inc.

Inaugural Fort Smith IWE Market!

On March 9, 2024, at the SRFN Business and Convention Centre in Fort Smith, Thebacha Business Development Services will host the Inaugural Fort Smith Indigenous Women Entrepreneur Market. This unique market is a showcase for the incredibly talented Indigenous women entrepreneurs in the community. Come celebrate their rich cultural heritage through their artwork and products for sale and connect with the community.

Empowering Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs:

The IWE Program of Thebacha Business Development Services aims to empower Indigenous women entrepreneurs in Fort Smith and the surrounding South Slave Region by providing them with dedicated resources and micro-loans to help them achieve their businesses goals. This initiative is a significant step towards fostering economic development, supporting local talent, and encouraging entrepreneurship within the Indigenous community.

Community Building and Networking:

In addition to providing a marketplace for Indigenous women entrepreneurs, the event will facilitate community building and networking in the Salt River Business and Convention Centre. Local residents, businesses, and visitors will have the chance to engage with these entrepreneurs, fostering a sense of connection and understanding.

Join us for a FREE 2-Day IWE Workshop!

The Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneur Program is please to invite all Indigenous Women who are curious about being in business, wanting to know more about how to start a business, or those who are already in business to join us for this FREE 2-day workshop! Please contact Denise Yuhas the IWE Business Support Officer/IWE Coordinator.

Thebacha Trade Show 2024!

Thebacha Trade Show will be happening again this year on April 27, 2024! The trade show will be held at the Fort Smith Arena, 9 am to 4 pm.

We have 60 booths filled with amazing South Slave vendors and organizations that are here to help support you, ranging from retailers to government departments with information to share and inform.

Our Sponsors for 2024…

Platinum Sponsor

Thebacha Trade Show is back for April 2023!!

Yes! The pandemic is over (mostly) and we’re back! It’s been a long three years since our 2019 Thebacha Trade Show and we’re excited to start the planning.

A new fillable registration form is available by clicking HERE or contact Linda at 867-621-2795 and she will email one out to you asap! Booths are limited and will fill up quickly, don’t hesitate.

We can’t wait to see you at the Show!


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