DBA Summer Student Honored!

Born and raised in Red Deer, Stephanie Fung was an honour student throughout elementary and high school as well as a sports and music enthusiast. Last summer, Stephanie worked for the Downtown Business Association (DBA) as a Promotions Assistant. She is currently a student at UBC studying Marketing and International Business. Read more

Downtown Appoints New Executive Director

The Red Deer Downtown Business Association is pleased to announce that Evelyn Storm has joined the DBA as the new Executive Director. Evelyn has a broad range of experience in leadership and strategic planning. Before joining the DBA, Evelyn spent four years as the Executive Director of Central Alberta Career Prep, a career development organization for young people. Her work in Red Deer has also included training and consulting in the public and private sectors and instructing in the Business and Commerce Program at Red Deer College. Read more

City Announces Canada Post Strike Contingency Plan

Following the announcement that Canada Post has locked out the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) as of June 15, 2011, The City of Red Deer has developed a plan to help direct businesses and residents on how to make payments for utility bills and property taxes. During the duration of the lockout. The City of Red Deer encourages residents to use any of these alternate payment options. Read more

Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Nominations Open

The Red Deer Chamber of Commerce "Business of the Year" award nominations are once again open! With all of the strong local businesses located in the downtown, why not take a few minutes to nominate your favorite downtown business. Nominations can be made by clicking here. Read more

Help Name This District

The downtown district currently known as the Railyards is searching for a new name, and you could help name it by participating in the “Name this District” contest. “We are working on an Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) for the Railyards, which envisions the district as a vibrant mixed-use area with an emphasis on high-density urban living, and we need a name,” said Angus Schaffenburg, Planning Manager. Read more

“Lunch and Learn” for Environment Week

It is Environment Week in the City of Red Deer, and a variety of events are planned for the upcoming week. The City of Red Deer is hosting a series of "Lunch and Learn" seminars for Environment Week. There are a total of 7 seminars, all beginning at 12:10 and running until 12:50. Read more

Alberta Downtowns Conference Summary

The Alberta Downtowns – placemaking & promotion conference hosted in Red Deer last week was a smashing success, with valuable insights from guest speakers Lorna Wallace, Cindy Davies, Stephen Carter, Shirley Lowe, Ken Zahara, Bob Miller, Craig Curtis, Ron Cust and keynote speaker Roger Brooks. The speakers made presentations to over 100 delegates representing communities from all corners of Alberta, including a number of local business owners, City of Red Deer staff members and City Councillors. Read more

Cool Beans…Red Deer’s Newest Coffee Shop

Coffee…on a bus? Cool Beans! Sitting at 4619 49th Avenue is Red Deer’s newest coffee shop. But its not a Starbucks or Tim Horton’s, its Cool Beans, Kevin Traptow’s 1964 double decker bus, refurbished and set up to sell coffee, Italian soda, panini sandwiches, smoothies and fresh baked goods. Read more

Vote for Alberta Arts Days!

The Red Deer Arts Council needs your help! They are competing for a $25 000 grant to go towards Alberta Arts Days. The Keg is hosting a contest, in which the winner will receive $25 000 to go to their project. The Red Deer Arts Council is a finalist for the award, and are now searching for support to vote online for the “3 Days of Alberta Arts Days” project. Everyone can vote daily, on The Keg Thanks A Million website. Read more

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