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Red Deer MP’s say Central Alberta businesses need a trade deal fast

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From Red Deer MPs Earl Dreeshen and Blaine Calkins

Dreeshen and Calkins Consult Local Business on Steel, Aluminum, and Retaliatory Tariffs

Member of Parliament Earl Dreeshen (Red Deer – Mountain View) and Member of Parliament Blaine Calkins (Red Deer – Lacombe) hosted a roundtable discussion with local stakeholders today to discuss steel, aluminum, and retaliatory tariffs.

“We are hearing a great deal of concern from local businesses in Central Alberta and, frankly, right across the country,” said MP Dreeshen. “There is so much uncertainty facing these industries that they can’t make decisions about their businesses – from purchasing, to bidding, to investment. While the Trudeau Liberals have been focused on anything but the economy – the small businesses we are hearing from just need a trade deal done now.”

“The threat of these tariffs has been looming for over a year,” added MP Blaine Calkins. “Instead of putting forward a concrete plan to deal with U.S. protectionism, the Liberals have given us a promise of funding that no one seems to be able to actually access, $300 million taken out of the hands of businesses in Canada, and more uncertainty in trade with our largest partner than ever. Justin Trudeau needs finally take this seriously and get a trade deal done.”

Conservative MPs have been meeting with local businesses across the country on these topics as a part of the Defend Local Jobs Tour.

If any local businesses, tradespeople, or contractors would like to submit further information about how these tariffs and other trade issues are affecting them, they can contact either MP Calkins or MP Dreeshen.

 

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

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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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Red Deer Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations for Business of the Year

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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Business of the Year Awards

The Business of the Year Awards are organized by the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce and held annually in conjunction with Small Business Week.

The Business Awards are presented, in five categories, to exceptional businesses within the Red Deer area. All companies, Chamber members and non-members, are eligible for nomination for an award in their respective category.

“We have organizations doing extraordinary work in our community and far too often their accomplishments and charitable activities go unrecognized. Our entrepreneurs and businesses are incredibly humble so it gives of great pleasure to be able to recognize them” said Rick More, CEO of the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce.

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Business of the Year Awards in the following categories: 1-10 employees, 11-20 employees, 21+ employees, Young Entrepreneur and Non-Profit. Nominations can be submitted from the online nominations form. The deadline for application submission is July 26, 2019 at 4:30pm.

The Business of the Year Awards will be held on October 16, 2019 at the RDC Arts Centre & Foyer.

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.

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