Featured Vendor: Sawback Brewing Co.

This week’s featured vendor is Sawback Brewing Co.

We caught up with them at last week’s market to learn a bit more about their business!

Sawback Brewing Co.

What kind of products do you sell? 

World Class Beer

What is your “best selling” product?

Ross Street Patio Beer

Tell us an interesting, fun fact about your business? 

Sawback is named after the Sawback Mountain Range where the Canadian Rockies meet the Red Deer River

Where are you located and/or can you find your products at other locations? 

We have a store front: 7023 Johnstone Drive, Red Deer, Alberta, T4P-0L9

As well you can buy our Ross Street Patio Beer sold at Ross Street Patio Resturants!

What is your favourite thing about the Downtown Red Deer Market? 

Talking to the Red Deer community about our Beer!

Be sure to check them out at this week’s market and stay tuned for next week’s featured vendor!
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Business Spotlight: Massage Above All

This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Massage Above All an excellent place to heal and relax with truly professional staff. 

1. What is your business?

We are a Professional Therapeutic and Holistic Massage clinic serving Central Alberta in Downtown Red Deer since 1995.

2. When did your business open?

Originally opened in a small rental space in 1995, as we grew, it became apparent that we would need to expand. We purchased and completely renovated our current 2525 sq ft property with our clients in mind. Each treatment is spacious, clean and meets all health standards as per AHS.

3. What makes your business unique?

We are a local Massage Clinic that owns our property and has thrived in the Downtown for some 27 years: 6 treatment rooms spacious lobby. Our therapists are registered with professional associations, and as such, we can direct bill to most insurance companies. *Some conditions apply*

4. What are some products/services that you offer?

We offer Professional Massage Therapy services, including Therapeutic, Relaxation, Lymphatic, Hot Stone, Couples Massage, Reflexology, Cupping, and Craniosacral therapy.

We also offer fair trade merchandise from around the world. Stop in and see

5. Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?

Personally, I chose the Downtown because our family has owned and operated businesses since 1974 when we moved to Red Deer from Calgary when my parents took over Red Deer Auction Co Ltd.

6. What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?

The unique and friendly businesses and business owners and staff.

7. Finish this sentence: I love Downtown Red Deer because…

It is the core of the city, close to home. A vibrant community with eclectic and unique shopping experiences.

For more information

Massage Above All Incorp.

Facebook – Massage Above All | Facebook

Twitter –@MassageAboveAll

Check back next week for another business spotlight! If you want to see your Downtown business spotlighted, please get in touch with us at 403-340-8696 or info@downtownreddeer.com.

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Featured Vendor: West Country Kettle Corn

This week’s featured vendor is West Country Kettle Corn

We caught up with them at last week’s market to learn a bit more about their business!

West Country Kettle Corn.

What kind of products do you sell? 

Popcorn! Flavored & Unflavored

What is your “best selling” product?

Dill Pickle Ranch

Tell us an interesting, fun fact about your business? 

We are a couple owned business, that has served at this market for 12 years! We introduced flavored popcorn 4 years ago.

Where are you located and/or can you find your products at other locations? 

You can find us at 6 different markets around Central Alberta, and in 3 stores around Gull Lake.

How long have you been a part of the Downtown Red Deer Market? 

12 Years!

What is your favourite thing about the Downtown Red Deer Market? 

All of our great customers & getting to know some of the street people!

Be sure to check them out at this week’s market and stay tuned for next week’s featured vendor!
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GIVE AWAY!

Instagram Contest Rules

Eligibility
THIS RANDOM DRAW IS FREE TO ENTER
The Downtown Red Deer Instagram Contest is open to all residents of Canada. Any comment that infringes upon Instagram’s Terms of Service will not be eligible to participate in the contest and will be reported. All participants must be over the age of 18 and willing to produce ID on pick-up.

Requirements

  • Must follow @DowntownRedDeer on Instagram
  • Must like the original Instagram contest post
  • Must meet criteria as outlined in Eligibility

Logistics and Prizes

The contest will be closed on July 18th at 12:59 pm. This contest will run from July 1st 2022 to July 18th 2022

On July 19th, 2022, staff at the Downtown Business Association will choose the winner of the contest at random using a random picker online system. The winner will be direct messaged Via Instagram. Prizes will not be shipped and must be collected in person. When prizes are collected, bring photo identification and proof that the Instagram account belongs to you (please have your account handy on your mobile device or laptop computer). Prizes will be collected on June 20th or 21st in coordination with a DBA staff during normal business hours. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash.

Property of Submissions

By commenting on the contest post, the contestant is implying consent to being contacted and tagged on Instagram. Instagram is in no way involved in this contest and the DBA recognizes the complete release of Instagram.

Use of entries

The Red Deer Downtown Business Association acknowledges that Instagram has in no way sponsored this contest and is in no way involved. The Red Deer Downtown Business Association agrees not to use any information gathered for unintended purposes. The Red Deer Downtown Business Association recognizes that the only intended purpose is for contact and notification of the prize winner of the Westerner Day’s All Day Ride Passes Contest.

Please email ashley.cheverie@downtownreddeer.com with any questions concerning the contest or the rules of the contest.

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Business Spotlight: MCG Careers

This week’s Business Spotlight shines on MCG careers; This amazing company is helping Albertans get back to work! They offer many programs geared at getting their clients into good employment. all of their services are at no cost.

When did your business open? 

MCG has been around since 1989. This office opened for business June 1st, 2022, in a new location with new programming.  

    

 

What makes your business unique? 

Our mission is innovative career development training and human resource services which enable individuals and companies to achieve their full potential.  

 

 

What are some products/services that you offer?   

Resume/cover letter – resources, professional development recognition programs, communication skills, job search techniques, everything we can do to help people with employment.  

 

 

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?  

Easy access to non-profit and clients 

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?  

The amazing businesses, the people, the history and the no-cost activities 

 

 

Finish this sentence; I love downtown red deer because… 

Of its history and quaintness. The flowers baskets, street markets and entertainment 

 

For more information call click or come in

MCG Careers | See Good Things

# 105 – 4807 – 50th Ave.

Red Deer,  AB  T4N 4A5

Direct : 403-304-9252

www.mcgcareers.com

 

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Business Spotlight: Marlin Travel

This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Marlin Travel, a travel agency with a fantastic team that will help you achieve the travel you need. 

What is your business?

Marlin Travel

When did your business open?

Proudly serving Red Deer for 50+ years! 

What makes your business unique?

Many specializations such as group travel, Leisure, Corporate, Emergency and awards won throughout the industry.  

What are some products/services that you offer?  

All aspects of travel, Car rentals, HTL, Packages, Adventure, Exotic, Group, Corporate and more

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?

Central location to accommodate clients coming to visit us from all directions. 

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?

Beautiful parks and trail systems, coffee shops and friendly neighbours. 

Visit their website to learn more – Marlin Travel | Agency in Red Deer | 48th & 52nd

or reach out to them on Facebook – Marlin Travel Red Deer | Facebook

Check back next week for another business spotlight! If you would like to see your Downtown business spotlighted, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at 403-340-8696 or info@downtownreddeer.com.

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Business Spotlight: La Boheme Beauty & Skin

This week’s Business Spotlight shines on La Boheme Beauty & Skin. This Amazing place offers a truly remarkable atmosphere, Leaving you feeling pampered and special. Don’t just take our word for it. Check out their Facebook page to see all the fuss about La Boheme Beauty & Skin | Facebook.

 What is your business?

Beauty, Medical esthetics, and Retail businesses. The services are luxury + Modern, and the retail is local and curated.

What makes your business unique?

My business is unique because it is a full-service beauty studio with a bridal or event glam area for large groups. The retail is also uniquely curated and local.

What are some products/services that you offer? 

Medical Skincare likes Glymed pluss & Medi Kate, NUDA sunless products, Wide-brimmed hats, Clothing, Make-up, Brows, Spray Tanning, Facials and more.

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?

I like the Traffic, Various businesses and cozy feeling.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?

The people, The businesses and the mature Landscape

I love Downtown Red Deer because…

Of the vibrancy & diversity

Find La Boheme on social Media!!

 La Boheme Beauty & Skin | Facebook

PRO MAKE UP + BROWS + SKIN (@labohemebeautyandskin) • Instagram photos and videos

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Business Spotlight: Summit Strategies

This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Summit Strategies, a multi-disciplinary firm located at 4817 48 Street in Downtown Red Deer. This local business offers tax strategies, accounting and business advisory. Read on to learn more.

What is your business?

Summit Strategies Chartered Professional Accountants.

When did your business open?

1996.

What makes your business unique?

Our approach to integration of wealth management strategies with tax and accounting and business advisory services.

What are some products/services that you offer?  

Accounting with a specialized emphasis on taxation in the agriculture sector as well as coaching business start-ups.

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business? 

Our business services span throughout Central Alberta and beyond but Red Deer is the epi-center and our physical location being Downtown fits. The Downtown environment provides a centralization of other services such as banking and legal services therefor providing convenience for our clients.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant? 

A variety of services, culture and dining options.

I love Downtown Red Deer because… 

Because of the revitalization and re-energizing that is occurring.

Check out Summit Strategies on Facebook!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/summitstrategies

Check back next week for another business spotlight! If you would like to see your Downtown business spotlighted, please contact us at 403-340-8696 or info@downtownreddeer.com.

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Business Spotlight: Abyssinia

This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Abyssinia Village Market, a specialty grocery store located at #120 5017 – 49 Street. This local business offers quality ethnic foods, including meats, cheese, spices and specialty coffee. Read on to learn more.

What is your business?

My business is Abyssinia Village Market. Our business hours are every Monday to Friday, 10am to 8pm.

What makes your business unique?

Our business is the only store in the downtown which provides both African and Arabian product.

What are some products/services that you offer?  

The best Ethiopian coffee, Injera (Ethiopian Bread) and Arabian food products.

 

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business? 

Many people from different cultures now live in and around downtown but did not have an African and Arabian shopping place.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant? 

The people living around downtown. 

I love Downtown Red Deer because… 

Because I can access everything simply. It is the center of the town.

Check out Abyssinia Village Market on Facebook!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Abyssinian-Village-Market-103244047720658

Check back next week for another business spotlight! If you would like to see your Downtown business spotlighted, please contact us at 403-340-8696 or info@downtownreddeer.com.

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