Sorenson Station

You may have noticed the crane on 49th Street last week installing the ‘green’, living roof on the new downtown parkade. This week you’ll see the decorative elements and architectural piping on the sides of the structure being installed. Soon will come the features at ground level. All of these enhancements will ensure we have an attractive parkade. The parkade is expected to be in service by late-August/early-September. Transit will relocate shortly afterwards. Read more

New Additions to Event Promotions

You may have noticed new metal fixtures being installed on some of our downtown light standards. These 8 fixtures are the new downtown poster-wraps, installed through a partnership between the City of Red Deer, and the Downtown Business Association. Read more

Bike and Foot Patrol Begins!

The R.C.M.P. Foot and Bicycle Patrols of the Downtown core will once again be active this summer. The foot patrol has been merged with the Community Response team, making for a more efficient presence in the downtown. Patrolling officers include: Read more

CentreFest Vendor Deadline Approaches!

The Vendor application deadline for CentreFest 2010 is upon us! Central Alberta’s largest festival is a great place for local vendors, craftspeople and artists to set up shop for the weekend. Read more

CentreFest Involvement Encouraged

The Downtown Business Association would like to take this moment to remind all of the downtown businesses that we encourage your involvement with CentreFest 2010, July 31st and August 1st. Last year’s CentreFest drew an estimated 20 000 people to the downtown over the two day festival, and we hope that this increase in traffic will have a positive effect on your business. Read more

DBA Introduces New Downtown Market

As the weather warms, farmers’ market enthusiasts will find they can now buy local one more day of the week. The Downtown Business Association is pleased to announce that they will be introducing a new Downtown Market at the former Arlington Inn site on the corner of 51 Avenue and 49 Street beginning in June. Read more

Lunch and Learn: Bridging The Gap Recruitment and Retention in a Multigenerational Workforce

Have you ever wondered what motivates young workers of today? Why are they so different from my workers from other generations? How can I build a strong team with representation from every generation? Well, if you have ever wondered about these topics, the Downtown Business Association’s final seminar in the three part “Lunch and Learn” series will be tackling these questions, plus many more regarding the seemingly strange youth of today. Read more

Market Season is Here!

As is tradition for the past 40 years, the Public Market will be opening this Saturday, May 22, for the first time this year. The Red Deer Public Market has a strong history and is one of the most unique shopping experiences that can be found in Red Deer. Read more

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