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Focus on Business Newsletter

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.

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Recent Issues:

  • March 2019 - The Importance of Long Term Infrastructure Planning
    The Importance of Infrastructure - Ray Gibbon Drive Announcement, 2019 Business Breakfast Highlights, New Direction for Northern Alberta Business Incubator (NABI), St. Albert Job Fair - Looking for qualified employees in St. Albert?, New Direction for Northern Alberta Business Incubator (NABI); Business Spotlight On...The Paddle Room

  • February 2019 - 2018 Year in Review
    A Year in Review - Building Permits and Housing Resales, 2018 Development Highlights, 2018 Economic Development Events, ICSC 2019 Conference, Business Roundtable Discussion, Business Spotlight On...Jack's Sandwich Shack

  • January 2019 - 2018 Municipal Census Highlights
    Municipal Census Highlights, 2019 Municipal Budget, Ville Giroux - Update, Business Spotlight On...Float Remedy

  • November 2018 - Bellevue Village Development and Cannabis Updates
    Bellevue Village Development Update, Cannabis in St. Albert - Update, MyCity - Online Business Licensing Access, Get Involved! Help Shape St. Albert's Future!, Business Spotlight On...Spiritleaf

  • October 2018 - Small Business Awards and City Updates 
    Business Awards of Distinction, Business Input Required for Municipal Development Plan, Free Tech Tools for Small Business, Event Recap: St. Albert Commercial Tour, Minimum Wage Increase, Labour Market Partnerships (LMP) Grant Program, Business Spotlight On...Effing Seafoods
  • September 2018 - State of the City Mayor Cathy Heron's State of the City Presentation, Event Recap: St. Albert Commercial Tour, Minimum Wage Increase, EDAB Recruitment, Business Spotlight On...Great West Digital Agency

  • August 2018 - Sign Regulations and Cannabis Retail
    State of the Economy 2017, Cannabis Retail Stores in St. Albert, Small Business Week - Awards of Distinction Nominations, Canada's Top Accelerator Program, Business Spotlight On...Confections Cake Company

  • July 2018 - State of the Economy and Cannabis Retail Stores
    State of the Economy 2017, Cannabis Retail Stores in St. Albert, Small Business Week - Awards of Distinction Nominations, Canada's Top Accelerator Program, Business Spotlight On...Confections Cake Company

  • June 2018 - Public Consultation Updates, Economic Development Services and CARES Grant
    Millennium Park - Final Concept Revealed, Complete Streets - What You Need to Know, We're Here to Help - Economic Development Department List of Services, CARES Grant Program, 2018 Cultivating Front Yards, 2018 Cultivating Front Yards, Business Spotlight On...Endeavour Brewing Company

  • May 2018 - Networking
    Why Network?, Local Networking Opportunities, Development Update: Jenson Lakes Crossing & Ville Giroux, Addressing Bylaw Grace Period Ends June 30, Water Conservation, NABI Lunch and Learns, 2018 Cultivating Front Yards, Business Spotlight on...ITR Polygraph 

  • April 2018 - Preparing for Cannabis Legalization
    Cannabis Legalization - How it Will Work, Preparing Your Business for Cannabis Legalization, 2018 Business Beautification Program,, Business Spotlight On...Black Diamond Distillery

  • March 2018 - 2018 Budgets and Cannabis
    2018 Federal Budget, Cannabis in St. Albert - Survey, Campbell Road Park and Ride Transit Funding, Business Spotlight On...Wheelbarrow Gardener

  • February 2018 - Strong Start to 2018 Newsletter
    Strong Start to 2018, Innovation Solutions Canada Program, Perron District Morning Social, NABI Lunch and Learns, Business Spotlight On...Macarons & Goodies

  • January 2018 - Year in Review (2017) Newsletter
    2017 Year in Review, 2018 Businses Breakfast, STEP, Alberta Business Confidence Highest It's Been in Three Years, Business Spotlight on...Angel's Sari Sari Store

  • December 2017 - Happy New Year
    Show Us What You Got; Three Charts to Watch for 2018; Change for Climate Solutions Showcase; Business Spotlight on... Gaudet's Fresh and Frozen Seafood

  • November 2017 - Leadership
    Leading Your Business to Success; Smart Cities Challenge; Employment Standards Changes; Business Licensing Updates; Indoor Christmas Market; Business Spotlight on... Konz Pizza... In a Cone

  • Oct 2017 - Excelling Entrepreneurship
    Local Resources and Support for New Entrepreneurs; Complete Streets Open House; Business Awards of Distinction Celebrate St. Albert's Small Business Success; Downtown - Love it? Hate it?; Business Spotlight: St. Albert Hockey World

  • Sept 2017 - Labour
    Building a Successful Workforce; Minimum Wage in Alberta to Increase Oct 1; Canada-Alberta Job Grant Gives Small Business Owners the Power to Train; R&D Partnership Program for SMEs; Regional Labour Studies

  • Aug 2017 - Development
    Campbell Park Developments; Development Updates: South Riel, Ville Giroux; 2017 Commercial Development Tour Sponsored by NAIOP; Addressing Bylaw Now in Effect; Event Recap: 2017 Capital Region Golf Tournament; Business Spotlight: Emelia Child Development Centre

  • July 2017 - Innovation Tech in St. Albert
    Going Solar in Alberta; Event Recap: St. Albert Innovation Summit; Easy Ways to use 360 Degree Footage for Your Business; Business Spotlight: GameOVR

  • June 2017 - Summer in St. Albert
    Business Incubation in St. Albert; Jensen Lakes Crossing; London Drugs Opening; Alberta Innovates Voucher Program for new Businesses; NABI Commons - An Exciting New Entrepreneurial Space; Business Spotlight: Splash Juicery

  • May 2017 - Real Estate
    It Takes a Community to Build an Urban Village; St. Albert Real Estate Market in Context; 2017 Commercial Cost Share / Beautification Program; 2017; Business Spotlight: LovePizza

  • 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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