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

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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

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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

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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

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Business Spotlight: Urban Farmhouse Fabric

This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Downtown’s Urban Farmhouse Fabric, located at #140 4828 – 53 Street. This local business offers quality quilt fabric, drop-in sewing classes and retreats as well as all the tools you need for your latest project! Read on to learn more.

What is your business?

Urban Farmhouse Fabric is a modern and traditional quilt fabric store with 100% cotton fabrics, flannels, batiks, backings, notions precuts and patterns – everything you need in one store! 

When did you open? 

We opened our doors in 2016, across the street and have grown so much since that we moved across the way to a larger space! We now offer a fully accessible space for all your sewing needs and look forward to showing you around. 

What are some products/services that you offer?  

Urban Farmhouse Fabric strives to offer the best selection of fabrics, sewing notions, quilting supplies (and more!) that the industry has to offer…not to mention the friendliest service around! We also offer a variety of classes in our classroom space next door, from beginner to expert we have a class for every skill level. At each class you will benefit from the knowledge of our expert instructors and leave with a refreshed sense of confidence in your abilities

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

We wanted to stay central to not only all of the Red Deer but also the surrounding communities. We know that many travel to visit us, so having such a large variety of businesses around us is a benefit to our travelling customers – it’s a one-stop-shop type of a deal!  

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant? 

The many community events and the proud members of the Downtown Business Association. There is so much to take in Downtown year-round, it would be a shame to miss it. 

I love Downtown Red Deer because… 

It is the heart of our beautiful city. Downtown has the perfect number of shops and services, you would be hard-pressed to not find what you are looking for! We especially love Ross Street for the many music and arts festivals that take place down there! 

 

 

Check out Urban Farmhouse Fabric on Facebook for the latest deals!

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

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Business Spotlight: Central Appliances

This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Downtown’s Central Appliances, offering gently used appliances, sales, repairs, parts and more! Read the interview to learn more about this local business.

What is your business?

Central Appliances Sales & Service Inc.

When did you open? 

Spring 2016.

What would you say makes your business unique? 

Give the best deals on used appliances in our area, while supplying great customer service.

What are some products/services that you offer?  

We give new life to appliances at more affordable costs for customers. We also offer in home & in shop repairs.

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

The prime location, ease of access and close to transit amenities-all a good way for our customers to get to us.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant? 

The work that goes into the curb appeal and beautification during the year gives a community feel and creates a sense of pride.

I love Downtown Red Deer because… 

We feel like a tight knit community, businesses are looking out for one another, providing support and working together to stay in business.

Visit Central Appliance for all your sales and repair needs! Check out their website and social media for their latest deals!

Website: https://centralappliances.ca/

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

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Business Spotlight: Riverlands Artist Studio and Gallery

This week’s Business Spotlight shines on one of Downtown’s amazing art galleries,  Riverlands Artist Studio and Gallery! We spoke with owner and artist Carol Lynn Gilchrist to learn more!

What is your business?

Riverlands Artist Studio and Gallery at 5123 48 Street (Alexander Way).

When did you open? 

September 1, 2022 and Grand Opening held on September 10-12, 2022. 

What would you say makes your business unique? 

Riverlands is my working studio and the front gallery space showcases my landscape artwork, which changes as new work is created, and I have a monthly spotlight on invited guest artists, both local and from across Alberta. Riverlands participates in the First Friday Gallery tour held every month which encourages the public to engage with artists and art in a celebratory way. 

What are some products/services that you offer?  

Riverlands offers a variety of fine art for purchase in watercolour, acrylic, and oil. I also work by commission, if a client has a specific idea for a custom painting for their home or business. Next month I’ll start offering one-day and weekend workshops that will be held in the studio. I’m looking forward to opening up the studio for in-person art instruction to small groups. The instructors will be my guest exhibiting artists, so workshop participants will be exposed to and inspired by the instructors’ work hanging in the gallery, which will provide a wonderful, and immersive visual experience.  

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

After a decade of working from my small home studio, I jumped at the chance to have a large commercial studio and gallery in the downtown, to have a greater presence in the community, to showcase other artists, and a storefront to sell my art.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant? 

Downtown Red Deer has a wonderful collection of entrepreneurs; small service businesses, unique shops and restaurants, which contributes to the distinct feeling or energy. This attractive physical environment is enhanced with a variety of planned activities and events throughout the year, which helps citizens discover these hidden gems

I love Downtown Red Deer because… 

I love Downtown Red Deer because there is a sense of community, and growing vitality along Alexander Way, Little Gaetz and Ross Street that will have an impact of the entire downtown area. 

 

Visit Riverlands Gallery to enjoy works from the talented Carol Lynn Gilchrist and other local artists! Check out their website and social media for their latest deals!

Website:https://www.clgilchrist.com/

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/RiverlandsStudioandGallery

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