While the federal government has finally acknowledged that Canada is not immune to the effects of the global economic crisis, and Boomtown Alberta has just unveiled its first deficit budget in 16 years, how are we faring in Lethbridge?

What is happening to major infrastructure projects that affect the development of Lethbridge and its hinterland?

And what about unemployment? While not as high as in Ontario and B.C., last month’s figures show that unemployment in Alberta is running at a 7-year high.

Cheryl Dick, the CEO of Economic Development Lethbridge will speak to these issues and to the unusual stability of this region’s economy during these troubled times. She will also touch on the strategic priorities of Economic Development Lethbridge over the next 3 years.

Speaker: Cheryl Dick, APR, MBA

Cheryl Dick has been the CEO of Economic Development Lethbridge since June 2005. Her 10 years of corporate experience ranged from employee communications with Canadian Airlines International to investor and media relations with international oil and gas firm Norcen Energy Resources.

Cheryl is an alumna of Lethbridge College as well as a former employee. She has a double major in Print Journalism and Public Relations/Advertising from the college and she completed her MBA from Royal Roads University in 2003. Prior to working in public relations, Cheryl was a news anchor/reporter for CFCN Television in Lethbridge.

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