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Shop Local – with Yuval Greenfeld at Avenida Food Hall & Fresh Market

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I caught up with Yuval Greenfeld the other day to talk about his business, Avenida Food Hall & Fresh Market, and how he’s managed it through the pandemic.

Avenida Food Hall & Fresh Market isn’t a typical food court, nor is it a standard farmers’ market. In fact, we’ve brought to Calgary something the city has never seen before: an upscale urban food hall incorporating the elements of farmers’ markets that Calgarians know and love.

Unlike food courts, which are designed and operated to serve as many people as quickly as possible, food halls are intended to serve as culinary gathering places, facilitating memorable social experiences for the people who visit them. Originating more than one-hundred years ago within European department stores, the food hall concept has spread to major cities all over the world in recent years.

Avenida Food Hall & Fresh Market lets your taste buds travel while you enjoy an open, inviting, and social market atmosphere. It is a first of its kind in Calgary.

You can check it out online at:

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Visit them at:

12445 Lake Fraser Drive SE

Let’s SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS in CALGARY!

Thank you, Yuval, for taking the time to jump on this call.

#SupportLocalYYC #YYC #CalgaryBusiness

Shop Local – with Isabella Scrigner at Local Goodie Box

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I caught up with Isabella Scrigner today to talk about her new business, YYCGoodieBox, and how she and her partners got going with it amid the chaos of Covid-19.

Goodie Box is a box showcasing products from different local businesses. We hand select the unique items to create curated experiences, package, and ship or deliver to your doorstep. With Goodie Box, it’s never been easier to support your favorite brick and mortar shops from the comfort and safety of your own home. Brought to you by Vagabond Calgary.

You can check it out online at:

🖥 https://www.localgoodiebox.com

Call them at

☎️ 403-454-6670

Or email at

✉️ isabella@localgoodiebox.com

Let’s SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS in CALGARY!

Thank you, Isabella, for taking the time to jump on this call.

#SupportLocalYYC #YYC #CalgaryBusiness

Shop Local Calgary with Frisbee Rob

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I recently had the pleasure of catching up with a friend of mine, Robert J McLeod about his ventures with sport, education, and all things flying discs.

Check out the interview to learn all about “Frisbee Rob” McLeod. He is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has 6 Guinness World Records, 13 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record. He is the co-author of The Davy Rule and the creator of the Unplugg’d Challenge.

You can learn more at his site:

🖥 https://www.frisbeerob.com/

Thank you, Rob, for taking the time to jump on this call.

Let’s SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS in CALGARY!

#ShopLocalYYC #SupportLocalYYC #YYC #CalgaryBusiness

Challenges of Reopening a Restaurant in the COVID-19 Era

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In this candid article detailing the costs of running their restaurant alongside their brewery, Gerard Coles explains how difficult and delicate a decision it is to re-open the dining room portion of their business. He gives a rare glimpse at the numbers side of small business and what it’s like to run one. It’s well worth the read!

 

Check out the article here…

Shop Local – with Jeff Matthews at Expat Asia

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I had a great talk yesterday with Jeff Matthews about his restaurant, Expat Asia and business has been with the virus and all that brings with it.

☕️Grab a coffee and take a listen.

After 30 years of living abroad, this dynamic father and son duo have moved back to their roots. They have brought home with them the secrets of Asian cuisine and preparation and they are ready to stimulate all of your senses with their extensive culinary experiences from all over S.E. Asia.

You can check it out online at:

🖥 http://expatasia.ca/home/

Call them at

☎️ 403.899.2742

Or email at

✉️ info@expatasia.ca

Let’s SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS in CALGARY!

Thank you, Jeff, for taking the time to jump on this call.

#SupportLocalYYC #YYC #CalgaryBusiness

Shop Local – with Lori Loree of Shotgun Wedding in Calgary, AB.

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I caught up with Lori Loree today to talk about her photography business and how she’s pivoted to deal with the virus and all that brings with it.

☕️Grab a coffee and take a listen.

For the couple who loves the idea of a simple, affordable ceremony, fabulous photos, and the memories of eloping to begin your married lives together.

Whether your big wedding plans have changed because of Covid-19, or if you’ve always wanted a private event, a Shotgun Wedding is for you.

You can check it out online at:

🖥 https://shotgunwedding.ca/

Call them at

☎️ 403.597.0632

Or email at

✉️ loreephotography@gmail.com

Let’s SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS in CALGARY!

Thank you, Lori, for taking the time to jump on this call.

#SupportLocalYYC #YYC #CalgaryBusiness

Elopement ceremonies increasing in popularity for Calgary couples

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Here’s a great story of local Loree Photography jumping into action once COVID-19 hit and creating a great business to serve couples juggling their changing summer wedding plans. Check out Shotgun Wedding and their options to help couples have an amazing wedding day despite the challenging times.

[Source: calgaryherald.com]
As thousands of Calgary couples make alternative arrangements for their summer nuptials due to COVID-19, several businesses and individuals in the wedding industry are getting creative to help plans go ahead.

Elopement packages have become more popular in recent weeks as some couples opt to stick to their original wedding date with far fewer guests, due to restrictions on gatherings.
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Confusion reigns over possible return to school for K-12 students

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How and When will schools re-open is still a bit up in the air.

[Source: calgaryherald.com]

As K-12 students look toward their eighth week of online learning, confusion and concern are growing over when and how students will return to the classroom in Calgary and other parts of Alberta.

Premier Jason Kenney announced his “relaunch” strategy Thursday, starting to reopen Alberta over the next few weeks pending controlled numbers of new COVID-19 cases.
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Shop Local – with Kiki Lally of Pinnovate in Calgary, AB.

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In this video, Royce Welch of Maxim Marketer in Calgary interviews Kiki Lally from Pinnovate.

With the recent “shelter in place” policy due to COVID-19, business owners across the country are affected in ways they have never prepared for. We are interviewing local Calgary area business owners/entrepreneurs and organizations, giving them the opportunity to share how they are adapting their business model(s) and strategies to meet the current constraints that their businesses must operate within.

During this interview, Kiki discusses how over the last 6 weeks, because of the COVID-19 situation, her experienced-based, hands-on studio has transitioned into the online world providing DIY kits that can be shipped across Canada!

☕️ Grab a coffee and take a listen.

Pinnovate is Canada’s first DIY Studio! They traditionally offer a full in house food and beverage menu which gives our guests an experience they can’t find anywhere else! Whether you’re 5 or 85, Pinnovate has something for everyone!

Currently, their business is CLOSED, however, you can now get their creative DIY kits delivered right to your home all across Canada!

✅ You can check them out online at:
https://pinnovate.ca/

✅ Call them at 403-278-9065

✅ Or email at info@pinnovate.ca

Let’s SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS in CALGARY!

Thank you, Kiki, for taking the time to jump on this call.

 

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Maxim Marketer is a Calgary based End-To-End Marketing Strategy Company that focuses on working with business owners in growing their businesses via online channels. If you would like your business interviewed, please contact Royce at royce@maximmarketer.com or by phone at 403-804-4959. https://www.maximmarketer.com

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