The DBA has started a new project where we want to focus on showcasing the amazing businesses found in the heart of Red Deer. As part of this new project, we will be releasing a “Business Spotlight” interview every Monday! For the first business spotlight, we decided to take the opportunity to show what the DBA is all about!


What is your business/organization?

The Red Deer Downton Business Association.

When did your business/organization start?


What makes your business/organization unique?

The DBA is funded entirely by the businesses that we represent. We exist solely to support the business community and increase the vibrancy of Downtown Red Deer.

What are some products and services that you offer?

The DBA offers several programs to assist Downtown businesses in being successful. All programs have been created as a result of business needs and are available to all DBA members.

Some of the programs that we offer are:

  • Subsidized Radio Advertising
  • Adopt-a-Planter
  • Kiosk Advertising
  • Perpendicular signage
  • Façade & Shopfront Improvement
  • CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Host It! Event Support
  • Red Deer Advocate Online Advertising
  • Red Deer Scene Advertising

All of our programs can be accessed through our website or you can stop by our office and fill out an application form.

We also have a Clean Team that works all year round that keeps the Downtown clean by emptying garbage cans, cleaning sidewalks and litter picking.

What makes Downtown vibrant?

Downtown is the hub of the city, approximately 500 businesses are operating in the Business Improvement Area (BIA) alone. Downtown is bustling with the people from these businesses, people visiting these businesses and those coming to experience what Downtown Red Deer has to offer.

I Love Downtown Red Deer because… there is always something to see and do – especially in the summer months when the Ross Street Patio is thriving, the Downtown Red Deer farmers Market is running and the businesses have their patios out, it is a vibrant community!

Be sure to 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