Pause for a moment and consider the women who have guided and influenced you. March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while accelerating women’s equality.
This month, visit some of the incredible female small business owners in Cochrane who have made impactful contributions to our community.
1. Mona McArther at Community Food Co.
Community Food Co. and owner Mona McArthur believe in connecting with and nurturing the Cochrane community. The shop’s vision of a thriving local network comes to fruition through partnerships with farmers, growers, producers, brewers and distillers to serve up the highest quality products. Community Food Co. even connects with local musicians, artists and vendors to offer unique items both in-store and online.
International Women’s Day is a great time to stop by for a filling lunch combo on the fly, or wow your date with a delicious appetizer like brie with roasted garlic and a wood fired flatbread or pasta dish. Taste the difference that local, fresh ingredients can make.
2. Jacquie Matechuk at Cochrane Floors & More
Cochrane Floors & More Team and owner Jacquie Matechuk go far beyond flooring. The company’s in-house designers and installers are eager to help you design the space of your dreams, regardless of size or budget.
Don’t miss out on Cochrane Floors’ massive selection of cozy home decor, unique furnishings, area rugs and cleaning supplies to help you craft or update your ideal room. If renovations are in your future, the showroom features the best flooring and renovation products—and the team can’t wait to help you bring your vision to life.
3. Jocelyn Kimmett and Chelsea Evans at Four Cubs Children’s Boutique
Find the perfect outfit for your growing littles at Four Cubs Children’s Boutique! Small business owners and moms Jocelyn Kimmett and Chelsea Evans translated their love of exploring with their kids into a fashion hub full of brand name finds.
The store stocks some great Alberta-made products including kids clothing, outerwear, swimwear, footwear, toys, gifts and more. You’ll also find sought-after brands like The North Face, BOGS, Silkberry, Miles and Stride Rite, so you can equip your kids for all your adventures, in any weather!
4. Kelsey Baldwin from Kelsey’s Caravan Adventure Hostel
Get out into the great unknown with owner and guide Kelsey Baldwin from Kelsey’s Caravan Adventure Hostel. Discover how it feels to explore local wonders with this expertly trained guide and adventure enthusiast.
Kelsey offers incredible outdoor experiences like beginner-friendly snowy hikes with panoramic views. In the summer, hop on a stand up paddle boarding (SUP) adventure, splash your way through a heart-pounding river rafting excursion, or float leisurely by Cochrane on a Bow River SUP outing. Kelsey will show you the outdoor gems you’re missing on International Women’s Day and beyond.
Support local women-owned businesses
Small business owners ensure our town thrives by contributing to our local economy and ensuring there are ample meaningful career opportunities. Celebrate International Women’s Day with us and support local businesses who love our community.