Focus on Business
Focus on Business in St. Albert is a monthly electronic newsletter published and created by Economic Development.
Each month includes regular features like St. Albert housing stats, a list of new businesses that have opened that month, and a profile on a local business. Additional articles and updates are also included to keep you up-to-date on what's happening in the St. Albert business community.
Issues are typically released at the end of their respective months.
Latest Issue: Real Estate
Apr 2017 - Business & Infrastructure
2017 Alberta Budget Details; St. Albert UAV Program Wins Provincial Award; Energy Efficiency Alberta Rebates and Savings for Business; #IGOTITHERE Shop St. Albert Campaign; Business Spotlight: Big J Arcade
Mar 2017 - St. Albert: Smart and Steady
State of the Economy 2016 Highlights; St. Albert Centre Renovations; 2017 Provincial Budget Highlights; 2017 Business Breakfast Recap; #IGOTITHERE Shop St. Albert Social Media Campaign
Feb 2017 - Emerging / Disrupting
Innovations vs. Regulations; The New (Virtual) Reality of Retail; Alberta Tech Poised for Success; Canadian UAV Industry: Growth Outpacing Regulation; Business Spotlight: Critical Mass Brewing
Jan 2017 - Year in Review (2016)
2016 Year in Review; Business Spotlight: Riverside Honda & Ski-Doo
Dec 2016 - Wrapping Up 2016
3 Important Charts to Monitor in 2017; Upcoming Business Trends to Watch Out For; Proposed 2017 Farmers' Market Layout; Beat the Post-Holiday Slump; Business Spotlight: Karrie's Costume and Dance Supplies
Nov 2016 - Planning for Growth
Municipal Growth Model Forecasting Results; What Does the Carbon Tax Levy Mean for You?; Development Update - Millennium Park; Business Spotlight: Saviour's Cafe & Bistro
Oct 2016 - The New St. Albert
2016 Municipal Census Highlights; Edmonton Metro Region Growth Plan Promises Enhanced Regional Coordination; Landrex Announces New Urban Village Concept; Development Updates; Business Spotlight: Lahari Yoga
Sept 2016 - Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Small Business Week in the Capital Region; 2016 St. Albert Business Awards of Distinction; Alberta CARES Program; Business Spotlight: Charmed Floral Design
Aug 2016 - Developing St. Albert
DARP: Why Developing Downtown is Important; Development Updates; Commercial/Industrial Development Tour; Project 9; Municipal Growth Forecasting Model; Business Spotlight: Botanica/Boudreau Developments
July 2016 - Innovation
Dreams Take Flight for SmartDrones; Innovation Trends for Small Business 2016; Pokemon Go for your Business; Business Spotlight: ToolHound
June 2016 - Summer in St. Albert
Business Diversity Study: Takeaway Points; St. Albert Still the "Best"; Canada Day 2016 Presented by Christenson Developments; Lois Hole Centennial Park is Open; Millenium Park Placemaking Design Concept; Business Spotlight: 3 Girls Swim and Wear
May 2016 - When Disaster Strikes
Economic Fallout of Alberta Wildfires; Reducing Risks To Your Business; Business Spotlight: Cypress Construction & Restoration Ltd.
Apr 2016 - Economic Diversification
Importance of Diversity for SMEs; St. Albert Labour Force Diversity; 300 @ The Collective; Ec Dev Wins 2 Awards; Business Spotlight: Standard General Inc.
Mar 2016 - Customer Service
Feature Guest Article: Don't Fear Your Own Customers; Getting Focused on Feedback; Customer Service: Gaining the Competitive Edge; Earth Hour 2016; Business Spotlight: Juntos Bistro
Feb 2016 - Networking
Why Your Small Business Needs to Network; Local Networking Opportunities; Earth Hour
Jan 2016 - 2015 Year in Review
2015 Year in Review; AGLC Awards Construction Contract; Gov't of AB Boosting Tech Funding; Business Spotlight: Central Social Hall
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