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Business of the Year Finalists Announced!!!

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2019 Business of the Year finalists announced

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce announced the 2019 Business of the Year finalists today for central Alberta’s most prestigious business awards. An independent adjudication committee comprised of local business leaders selected 15 finalists from more than 55 nominees in this annual celebration of business excellence.

In the 1-10 full-time equivalent employees category, the finalists are – KCB Cabinets & Renovations, Red Shed Malting, & Sorento Homes:

For the 11-20 full-time equivalent employees category the finalists are – Berry Architecture & Associates, Dance Magic & Messinger Meats Artisan Butcher & Bistro;

In the 21 or more full-time equivalent employees the finalists are – Budal Construction Group, DataCan Services Corp & Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria:

For the Young Entrepreneur category the finalists are – Salon Wild, Stevens and Company Charted Accountants & Tri Beauty Studio:

and the Non-Profit Award finalists are – Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre, The Lending Cupboard Society of Alberta & The Mustard Seed.

Businesses are nominated by the public, and chamber volunteers interview nominees to develop material for the adjudication committee. The committee then conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine the finalists.  As an outcome of this process, the winners are also determined, however the results are sealed and embargoed until the awards ceremony.

Winners of the 2019 Business of the Year Awards will be announced at an annual ceremony, to be held at the Red Deer College Arts Centre, Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Tickets for this exciting event are available online at www.reddeerchamber.com or at the Chamber office, 3017 Gaetz Avenue.

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is a collaborative leader in building a vibrant community and fosters an environment where businesses can lead, be innovative, sustainable, and grow.Red Der

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Construction underway at Red Deer Regional Airport Terminal

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Construction has begun at the Red Deer Regional Airport to convert the existing terminal into a full-service FBO (Fixed Based Operator), in partnership with Tucana Aviation.

The term FBO is given to an organization granted the right by an airport to provide a variety of ground support services, such as fueling, maintenance, catering, transportation/accommodation logistics, etc. In addition to their operational expertise and experience, they are also service orientated with an unwavering commitment to providing the best customer experience possible for both the passengers and flight crew, as they transient the airport.

Our partner in this endeavour, Tucana Aviation, is a well-established organization with a combined 30 years leadership experience in the aviation/oil and gas business. Their knowledge and experience, along with their unwavering commitment to safety/security as an existing tenant at the Red Deer Regional Airport, makes them an ideal partner. Tucana Aviation will be tasked with increasing the Charter and VIP traffic that utilizes the Red Deer Regional Airport, through various marketing and collaborative efforts with the Airport Authority.

Jim Freake, Operations Manager at Tucana Aviation states: “As the airports newest partner, we see huge potential for both oil and gas companies and private aircraft operators looking for VIP service while at the same time saving thousands in operating costs. We are truly thankful for this opportunity and look forward to helping grow the Red Deer Regional Airport”.

Graham Ingham, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Airport states: “We are very excited to be partnering with Tucana Aviation, and for the opportunity to further grow the airport by leveraging their experience and relationships. Focusing on service and making sure our customers have a positive experience while at the airport is also extremely important to us, as we attempt to capitalize on an already thriving charter market currently running along the Edmonton – Calgary corridor”.

The development of the Red Deer Regional Airports FBO partnership with Tucana Aviation is a vital step towards growth at the airport, and a big part of their future strategic planning. This, in addition to the recent unveiling of their land development strategy, and continued pursuit of scheduled air service, will ensure the airport is capable of achieving its vision of becoming the “Aviation Gateway and Key Economic Driver for Central Alberta”.

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3 new members join board of Downtown Business Association

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Red Deer Downtown Business Association welcomes three new board members

The Red Deer Downtown Business Association (DBA) is proud to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors. The following individuals will join existing members Kerstin Heuer, Dulcie Timmons, Julie Oliver, Kathryn Harris, Vicki Finlay and Clayton Ganson.

  • Donna Hall – Academic Express
  • Madison Marcil – Rob Rae Clothiers
  • Deziree Bertin – Burgundy’s Food and Stage

    “We are proud to welcome 3 new board members from businesses and sectors that have not served before,” said Amanda Gould, Executive Director. “The 2020 Board will reflect entertainment, retail and professional – the perfect mix to ensure all areas of downtown receive the best possible representation at board level.”

    The DBA will also welcome Ken Johnston as The City of Red Deer Council Representative and Corporal Dwayne Hanusich of the Red Deer RCMP as a non-voting member.

    The DBA wishes to thank departing board member Diana Heinzlmeir for her involvement with the Board of Directors for the past three years.

    Board members will meet in January 2020 to select the executive for the year.

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november, 2019

thu14nov5:30 pm7:30 pmH.E.A.R.T.S (Helping Empty Arms Recover through Sharing)5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

sat16nov4:30 pm7:30 pmVisit The Grinch4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Tribe, 4930B Ross Street

tue19nov1:00 pm3:00 pmDiabetes Discussion Drop In1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

thu21novAll Daysun24Festival of Trees(All Day)

thu21nov6:00 pm11:00 pmFestival of Trees - Preview Dinner6:00 pm - 11:00 pm MST Westerner Park, 4847A-19 Street

fri22nov8:00 pm11:00 pmFestival of Wines8:00 pm - 11:00 pm MST Westerner Park, 4847A-19 Street

sat23nov9:00 am12:00 pmFestival Family Bingo - 1st time ever!9:00 am - 12:00 pm MST Westerner Park, 4847A-19 Street

sat23nov6:00 pm11:00 pmMistletoe Magic !6:00 pm - 11:00 pm MST Westerner Park, 4847A-19 Street

sat23nov8:00 pmRed Deer Nov 23 - Calgary's THIRD CHAMBER - EP release show "Harvesting Our Decay"8:00 pm

sun24nov9:00 am12:00 pmBreakfast with Santa9:00 am - 12:00 pm MST Westerner Park, 4847A-19 Street

mon25nov1:30 am2:30 pmPlanning A Calmer Christmas1:30 am - 2:30 pm

mon25nov6:30 pm8:30 pmRustic Succulent Box WorkshopUnique Workshop to create Succulent Box6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

tue26nov1:00 pm3:00 pmDiabetes Discussion Drop InDiabetes Discussion Drop In1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

thu28nov7:30 pm11:00 pmA special Christmas Musical Event at The KrossingBig Hank's Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas7:30 pm - 11:00 pm MST The Krossing, 5114 48 Avenue

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