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City Council may require all businesses to obtain Business License


From The City of Red Deer

Council considers a new Business License Bylaw

All businesses operating in The City of Red Deer will require a business license if City Council approves a new Business License Bylaw (3609/2018), which heard first reading at today’s City Council meeting.

“The current License Bylaw is outdated and doesn’t accommodate the needs of Red Deer business owners,” said Erin Stuart, Inspections & Licensing Manager. “We are proposing a new bylaw that not only ensures fair and equitable treatment for all businesses, but also considers the need for better data as we evaluate economic development opportunities in our city.”

The existing License Bylaw (3159/96) was adopted over 20 years ago, and has had few amendments. The existing bylaw only allows licensing of specific types of businesses, and is not inclusive of all. Other businesses may have been previously operating with an occupancy permit. The new Business License Bylaw allows for either annual renewable licenses or short-term licenses, depending on the business’ needs.

Additional changes to the proposed bylaw include simplifying definitions and business categories, creating an equitable, simple fee structure, reducing unnecessary provisions specific to regulated business, and consolidating the Drinking Establishment Licensing Bylaw and the Late Night Clubs Bylaw within the bylaw. 

“The proposed bylaw will be simple and easy to understand. It will also be flexible to changes in technology, business models and other trends in business that we might see in the coming years,” said Stuart. 

Second and third readings will be considered at the City Council meeting on September 4, 2018. Following that, The City will inform business owners of the requirements and encourage them to apply and obtain their licenses. 

“We will work hard to make sure everyone knows about the changes, and make it easy for them to apply,” said Stuart. “Giving businesses time to apply by not charging fees for the remainder of 2018 is something we would like to do, as well as launching an online application process through MyCity this fall to make applying even easier.”

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Deadline approaching for nominations for the 2019 Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards!



You’ve been working so hard fighting a tough economy and you’ve been meeting with success!   Well it’s time to really take it up a notch and put just a bit of time into nominating your business or a business you love for the 2019 Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards.

We understand you’re a procrastinator… but somehow you’ve always made that work.  Well here’s another chance.  There’s still a few days left to prepare a nomination for the Business of the Year Awards.  Trust us, it’s worth it!   The experience is fantastic and there’s a ton of upside.  Each category has 3 finalists!  Each of those finalists gets a ton of recognition.  Then there’s actually winning… how does that feel?  Check this out.

Nominations for the 2019 awards will remain open until July 26th at 4:30pm.

Please use this form to nominate a deserving business in one of five categories:

1-10 full-time employees

11-20 full-time employees

21+ full-time employees

Young Entrepreneur Award

Non Profit Organization Award

Selection Criteria/Regulations

Previous Winners

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food and dining

One Eleven Grill shows off new renovations and some new menu creations



One of Red Deer’s favourite restaurants has put some major effort into updating their space and creating some new menu items. One Eleven Grill opened its doors in 2011 with as a fresh and innovative entry into the local dining scene.

They’ve recently completed renovations and spent considerable time and effort developing some tasty new menu items. Watch the video above to get an idea of what you’re in store for next time you head down to one of the city’s finest restaurants.

About One Eleven Grill: An inviting and stylish restaurant tucked into the heart of Red Deer just waiting for you to discover or rediscover.

Opened on the first day of November in 2011, One Eleven has been thoughtfully and skillfully preparing delicious food and drinks for Central Alberta for years.

Our passion is STEAK! We are committed to quality, serving only the very best locally-owned, grass fed Alberta Triple AAA Beef in both classic and unique cuts.

Our warm, inviting ambiance is the perfect backdrop for everything from a romantic evening, a gathering with friends and family and even a quiet business lunch during the week. We even feature live jazz every Friday and Saturday. Add in one of the best selections of wine in the region, and One Eleven will set the perfect tone for your weekend.

At One Eleven we’re committed to your total satisfaction and we celebrate the people and food of Red Deer and Central Alberta every day.

For amazing food, great music and good times with family and friends, keep One Eleven in mind.

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