Success Stories

Small Business Spotlight - Lodge 43 Restaurant

Small Business Spotlight - Lodge 43 Restaurant

Trevor Scott and Heather Jones
Sylvan Lake, AB

With the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 still being top of mind for everyone, we'd like to share how one Sylvan Lake business is changing, persevering and adapting. 

Speaking with Heather Jones, co-owner of Lodge 43, she had this to say about adapting to the changes as a business and as a community, " As COVID shut down many businesses, we adapted by looking closely at our community and the needs of our neighbours.  In a terrifying and unknown time, people needed comfort in both food and home.
 
Business wise, we adapted by changing our hours to dinner time only, offering more comfort food and family sized portions and starting curbside pickup and delivery. Community wise, we started a breakfast program to provide for those students who no longer had their School breakfast program to rely on. We had an enormous amount of support from other local businesses, churches and even B94 radio out of Rocky Mountain House.

Hearing Loops Canada

Hearing Loops Canada

Duane Melchert
Red Deer, AB

Hearing Loops Canada (HLC) was founded in September of 2016 by Duane Melchert and is a Division  of X-cel Communications Inc. HLC is proud to be an authorized/certified supply and install company for Contacta loop systems and products. HLC brings clear communication and enhanced sound quality to the hard of hearing in all walks of life, from shops and offices, to the largest theatres, auditoriums and sports stadiums.
What is a hearing loop?
A hearing loop consists of a microphone, an amplifier and, in the place of a loudspeaker, a coil of wire placed around the room. Sound waves from the speaker’s voice going into the microphone are changed into an electric current, amplified, and then sent through the coil which emits a magnetic field in the room.

Red Deer Tactical

Red Deer Tactical

Jason and Laura Power
Red Deer, AB

Red Deer Tactical, located at Unit 8 - 88 Howarth St., opened their doors in November 2019 and provides tactical clothing and accessories to first responders, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who wants quality casual clothing. Owners Jason and Laura Power, both first responders themselves, have a unique perspective into the world of tactical gear and recognized the need for this in Central Alberta.

Jason, who is also a firefighter and Laura who works with Federal Corrections, are able to provide first hand experience and knowledge to their customers.

Small Business Spotlight - Twenty-One Stitches

Small Business Spotlight - Twenty-One Stitches

Natasha Ghostkeeper
Rocky Mountain House, AB

When Natasha Ghostkeeper When she was 21, she started on the path to sewing, quilting and teaching. She started Twenty-One Stitches to share this love of quilting.  Every aspect of this craft is exciting and engaging to Natasha and she she loves to share everything she learns with others who also enjoy it and with those who are learning. 

EDP Success Story - The Maby Studio

EDP Success Story - The Maby Studio

Ruby Cole
Sylvan Lake, AB

“Don’t be afraid to dream big. Our circumstances just mean we have to take a different route to our goal than what traditionally you would have to, not that we will not get there.” Ruby Cole 

Click HERE to read more about Ruby and her experience with the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program. 

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Alhambra, Bearberry, Bearberry, Benalto, Bergen, Betula, Bowden, Burnstick Lake, Campaign, Caroline, Carstairs, Cline River, Condor, Cremona, Crump, Dickson, Didsbury, Doan, Eckville, Elkton, Harmatton, 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.