Shotz Lounge

The team has never been more excited as they flooded into the restaurant. Happy to be celebrating their first place victory at this weekend’s tournament, they find seats around the table while giving each other high-fives and excitedly re-capping the winning plays. There couldn’t be a better way to celebrate than a pizza party at Shotz Lounge,  located at the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove. Shotz Lounge and Mountain Top Market Catering are under new ownership. The fully licensed lounge is family-friendly and a great place for groups of all ages to spend quality time together.…

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Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities

By Amy Hancock With recent cuts to the provincial budget many people feared the worst for some of Alberta’s important social programs, including the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD).  The Alberta Human Services has stated that the PDD isn’t being cut.  “It is being transformed to ensure it achieves the best results for the people supported by the program and to ensure that people get the services they need.” Coffee News has an invested interest in supporting persons with developmental disabilities.  We work with agencies in smaller communities and help provide delivery jobs for some of their clients with disabilities. …

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Simple Summer Marketing Ideas

By Amy Hancock Staff are on holidays and your customers and spending more time out at the cottage than in your place of business.  Sometimes business can slow down in the dog days of summer.   You already have your summer marketing plan in place.  Here are some ideas to spruce it up a bit, expand your network, and maybe get a few new customers through your doors. Run a summer contest. Give away free stuff!  Post a buy-one-get-one-free coupon on your Facebook, Twitter and website.  Customers can print it off and redeem it at your store. Volunteer in the community. …

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Nearly $50, 000 Dollars Raised!

On April 25th, hundreds of Edmontonians gathered in the ACT Centre at Rundle Park to register for the 6th Annual Give the Gift of Life Run and Walk for the Kidney Foundation of Canada.Coffee News is proud to sponsor this event.  Walkers and runners rallied pledges and donations bringing $47, 844 dollars for the foundation.  That’s 96% of their goal of $50, 000. It is not too late to support the Give the Gift of Life Run and Walk.  Donations can be made up to May 26, 2010.  Help them reach their goal!  To make your donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada click on the…

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Coffee News Proud to sponsor the Kidney Foundation

Kidney disease affects over 30, 000 Canadians.  Statistics show that nearly 4, 000 Canadians are on a waiting list for a kidney transplant…and sadly, not all of them are going to make the top of the list in time.  Did you know that one person who chooses to become an organ and tissue donor can save the lives of up to 80 other people? Coffee News is proud to sponsor the Kidney Foundation of Canada’s: Give the Gift of Life – Fun Run or Walk at Lions Park in St. Albert on September 26th.  Join with us and support the…

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Out with the Old In with the New

As our cities expand more and more homeowners are interested in living centrally in well-established neighbourhoods instead of in the far reaches of suburbia.  As a result, infill housing has become more popular.  Municipal governments support infill housing and see the benefits of reducing suburban sprawl and using existing city infrastructure.  For those planning on demolishing an older house to rebuild on a city lot, there are a few things to consider. “You want to find a demolition contractor that is covered by WCB, has insurance, a proper license, safety recognition awards and good reputation,” said Steven Knight of B&B…

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Benefits of Storage for Small Business

So many workplaces have become the cluttered with old files, unused office equipment, supplies, and even merchandise.  What should be an efficient and productive area for doing business is shrinking beneath boxes, unused office furniture, and who knows what else. It’s time to consider using a storage facility for your business.  There are many benefits, including creating a more productive work environment. “Business storage is great for freeing up valuable office space and perfect for merchandisers who need more room to get organized,” said Jeffrey Corbett of U-Store-It in Edmonton.  “Office supplies and materials, files, merchandise, promotional and campaign materials…

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Press’d The Sandwich Company

Press’d The Sandwich Company Nothing hits the spot at lunchtime more than sinking your teeth into a sandwich made with freshly baked bread loaded with the right combination of ingredients! Meat lovers or vegetarian, gluten-friendly or gluten-free when it comes to sandwiches no one does it better than Edmonton’s local sandwich shop: Press’d The Sandwich Company. “The biggest draw for us is that we bake our own bread in-house every single morning,” said Grant Fedorak from Press’d The Sandwich Company. “Everything is made to order and everything is fresh.” Press’d currently has two locations in Edmonton, 11214 Jasper Avenue and…

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When Winter Won’t end

March might be the most difficult month to ‘get through’ for many Canadians.  Winter has been raging on for months and with wind chills continuing to blast temperatures below the -20 level it feels like there is no end in sight.Small business owners can make the most of this dreary season by bringing a little early-spring cheer to the workplace and sharing it with their customers.  Here are some tips to defeat the never-ending-winter blues that might be good for business too: Send flowers to your customers.  Flowers remind us of spring.  They spruce up any space and when given…

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New Years Goals for Small Business

What’s the number on New Year’s Resolution for small business?  Attracting new customers!  That’s pretty obvious, but you don’t have to ‘sell the farm’ on marketing endeavors to achieve your goals for 2014.  Here are some simple things you can do to attract new customers in the New Year. Go mobile.  Consumers are searching for products and services from their mobile devices, now more than ever, and we can be sure that the percentage of mobile searches will only increase in 2014.  Do you have a mobile site?  Could you sell more products and services online? Add one new social…

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