Success Stories

Rural businesses in Alberta relied on support from Community Futures through the COVID-19 pandemic

Rural businesses in Alberta relied on support from Community Futures through the COVID-19 pandemic

From May 2020 to June 2021, Community Futures helped more than 1,700 rural Alberta businesses with $85 million in liquidity assistance through the rural stream of the RRRF. Community Futures processed 2,800 RRRF loans to their business network. These loans helped rural firms that urgently needed financial help to keep their businesses open. Thanks in part to Community Futures support, many local businesses that might have failed during the pandemic are still in business today.

Community Futures in Alberta were able to:

  • disburse over $85 million in loans
  • support over 1,700 businesses
  • help support over 9,500 jobs

Read the article here: https://www.canada.ca/en/prairies-economic-development/campaigns/success-stories/alberta/rural-businesses-support-community-futures-covid-19-pandemic.html

Check out the success video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewv1ir5avyI 

Small Business Spotlight - Kinections Fitness Studio

Small Business Spotlight - Kinections Fitness Studio

Red Deer, AB

Located at 28537B township rd 354 Red Deer County, this little studio works with you to help bring health, happiness, and strength back to you.

Offering Virtual and in-class options.

Spin, Pound, Yoga, and more!

Visit Kinections Fitness Studio at www.spinsweatbreathe.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

To learn more about how Community Futures Central Alberta can help you and your business contact us here: https://central.albertacf.com/contact-us

Small Business Spotlight - RC Eats by Rajapaksa Catering

Small Business Spotlight - RC Eats by Rajapaksa Catering

Samath and Lieke Rajapaksa
Olds, AB

Samath and Lieke Rajapaksa, are a husband and wife catering team located in Olds, Alberta.

Sam, the chef, is Red Seal Certified with 20+ years of culinary experience. He has been involved with many local Farm to Table dining experiences partnering with Season & Supply and has a true passion for thinking outside of the box when it comes to plating and menu planning.

Lieke holds a Bachelor of Management degree and has a career in banking. While Sam is the master in the kitchen, Lieke is the one that masters all the behind the scenes tasks that keep their family and business going.

Small Business Spotlight - Penhold School of Dance

Small Business Spotlight - Penhold School of Dance

Penhold, AB

Penhold School of Dance is a NON-COMPETITIVE school that offers instruction in various disciplines such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acro, and hip hop without the added pressure of competition.

They are located in Penhold but cater to families from Red Deer and area.

Visit Penhold School of Dance at https://penholdschoolofdance.com/ or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

To learn more about how Community Futures Central Alberta can help you and your business contact us here: https://central.albertacf.com/contact-us

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5013 49 Avenue
Red Deer, AB  T4N 3X1
P: 403-342-2055
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Alhambra, Bearberry, Benalto, Bergen, Betula, Bowden, Burnstick Lake, Campaign, Caroline, Carstairs, Cline River, Condor, Cremona, Crump, Dickson, Didsbury, Doan, Eckville, Elkton, Harmattan, Innisfail, James River Bridge, Leslieville, Markerville, Nordegg, Olds, Penhold, Pine Lake, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Shawtz, Spruce View, Stauffer, Sundre, Sylvan Lake, Water Valley, Wessex, and Westward Ho.