17
Sep
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Consumer, downtown Peterborough, Education, Entertainment, Features, news, Peterborough, Shop local, Student Activities, things to do, Tourism, Trent University

Trent University students can explore Peterborough (and win prizes) by playing bingo – Peterborough

Trent University students are being encouraged to play a round of bingo, but this game has a bit of a twist. Each square on the recently launched “Discover Peterborough” bingo card directs participants to a location on campus or in Peterborough’s downtown. “It’s an opportunity for Trent University students…
28
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Ag-celerator, Airport City Sustainability Campus, Alternate Route Coffee, Alternate Route Coffee Alberta, Canada, Coffee, Consumer, Economy, edmonton airport, edmonton coffee, Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton International Airport businesses, EIA, EIA Ag-celerator, EIA Airport City Sustainability Campus, Leduc coffee company, news, Uproot Food Collective

Alberta coffee company setting up shop at Edmonton International Airport – Edmonton

An Alberta-based coffee roasting company is moving its business to the Edmonton International Airport. Alternate Route Coffee, a coffee importer and roasting company, is setting up its roastery and distribution centre at EIA’s Airport City Sustainability Campus. “Who we’re partners with is really important. We want that to be…
30
May
2021
Posted by: In: Brendan King, Canada, Consumer, digital products, Digital Solutions, ecommerce, Economy, end-to-end ecommerce platform, Saskatchewan News, Saskatchewan tech, Saskatoon News, Tech, Tech Industry, Vendasta

Saskatoon-based e-commerce platform raises historic $119M private investment

A Saskatoon-based end-to-end e-commerce platform announced a historic $119.5 million private investment earlier this week. Read more: Tech sector an economic force in Saskatchewan Founded in 2008, Vendasta provides digital products and services to businesses. The private company employs over 500 people. The company has over 50,000 registered channel partners…
14
May
2021
Posted by: In: Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Consumer, Consumer SOS, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Ontario, COVID, COVID-19, COVID-19 grants, COVID-19 Ontario, COVID-19 Ontario small business support grant, Economy, Ontario government, Ontario Small Business Support Grant

Business owner applies twice for Ontario COVID-19 grant with no response, $40K approved after Global News call

Alex Pilepic says he’s the only person in Canada bearing his surname, but he’s not the only small business operator in Ontario frustrated with the process of applying for COVID-19 small business grants. “This is a bloody emergency and the government is taking its sweet time in providing support…
28
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Alcanna, Chief Dale McFee, Consumer, Crime, edmonton craime, Edmonton liquor store theft, Edmonton liquor thefts, edmonton police service, edmonton thefts, legally sourced, Liquor Robberies, Liquor Thefts, macewan unitersity, MacEwan University's Social Innovation Institute, news, , Store attacks

Edmonton campaign plants actors in liquor stores to help educate against theft – Edmonton

The fight against liquor store thefts continues to ramp up in Alberta. In an effort to make real change several community groups gathered at an Edmonton liquor store for an educational surprise. “We want to give people a real glimpse into what’s going on behind the scenes of liquor…
06
Jan
2021
Posted by: In: Auction, calgary ranchman's, Canada, Consumer, mechanical bull, Ranchman's, Ranchman's auction, Ranchman's bull, Ranchman's bull for sale, Ranchman's Calgary, Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall, Ranchman's For Sale, Ranchman's leave, Sale, Stewart Belland Sales

Ranchman’s relics — including mechanical bull — for sale in online auction – Calgary

Barstools, picnic benches, beer tubs and even the mechanical bull from Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall are up for grabs in an online auction. Edmonton-based auctioneer Stewart Belland Sales launched the liquidation on Monday. Interested buyers can view the items up for grabs online on the website, or in-person on…
21
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Alberta, brz, Business, Chamber Of Commerce, Consumer, Downtown, Economy, Lethbridge, Lethbridge News, Local, news, revitalization, Support Local, Ted Stilson, Tulene Steiestol

Lethbridge Downtown BRZ executive director Ted Stilson retires – Lethbridge

Former executive director of the Lethbridge Downtown Business Revitalization Zone — or BRZ — Ted Stilson is hanging up his hat after more than two decades. “I think the first few years of my employment with the BRZ was most exciting because we were basically starting with a blank…
06
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: ATEYO, Breanne Harrison-Pollock, Business, Canada, Clothing, Consumer, designer, eSports, ESports Wear, Fashion, Gamer Wear, Saskatchewan News, Saskatoon News, Video Game

Saskatoon-native makes Forbes’ ’30 under 30′ list with esports fashion label Ateyo

From a young age, Breanne Harrison-Pollock always knew she was destined for a career in fashion after falling in love with clothing at an early age. “I always loved clothing,” Harrison-Pollock said. “I used to sleep in my closet because I was obsessed with my dresses. I grew up…
04
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Business, Canada, CFIb, Christmas, Consumer, Coronavirus, coronavirus christmas, Economic recovery, Economy, Gotstyle, Holiday, Miracle, news, Retail, retail shopping, Small Businesses

Coronavirus: Ontario retail businesses banking on some holiday magic

Selling Christmas has never been so hard. With restrictions and lockdowns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses that rely on a little holiday magic are struggling if not shutting down entirely. Read more: Lockdowns ahead of Black Friday a blow to small retailers The Miracle pop-up bar…
26
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Chrystia Freeland, Consumer, Coronavirus, coronavirus canada, coronavirus lockdowns, coronavirus rent subsidy, COVID-19, covid-19 lockdowns, covid-19 rent subsidy, Economy, Health, Politics, rent subsidy

The coronavirus rent subsidy caps how much business chains can get. Is that unfair? – National

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling on the government to remove the cap on how much chain restaurants and businesses with multiple locations can receive under the coronavirus rent subsidy. But a business expert says a cap is important and that there are difficult conversations that need to…