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Paul Cashman

Business Roundup Curator


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Taproot surveyed municipal election candidates
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New city council members support downtown vibrancy strategy

Edmonton's new city council members are on record supporting the downtown vibrancy strategy, increasing resources for homegrown economic diversification initiatives, and maintaining current spending levels on pandemic aid for businesses.

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SYC Brewing Co. is a small business success story
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Optimism growing for Edmonton's small business sector

As Edmonton heads into Small Business Week, there is increased hope that recent COVID-19 initiatives are providing a needed boost to both consumer and company confidence levels. "Hospitalization rates are declining, vaccination rates are climbing, and we have the restrictions exemption program in place — there is again optimism," says Jeffrey Sundquist, president and CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

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CarePros
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Nine Edmonton companies recognized for top revenue growth

A lagging local economy compounded by a crushing global pandemic didn't stop nine Edmonton companies from growing revenue by at least 50% over the last three years and qualifying for the 2021 Report on Business list of Canada's Top Growing Companies.

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Logos of Alberta Innovates, Innovate Edmonton, Platform Calgary.
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Accelerators aim to create jobs, draw innovators downtown

Innovate Edmonton is partnering with the provincial and federal governments to fund three new world-class accelerators: Alberta Accelerator by 500, Plug and Play Alberta, and the Community Safety & Wellness (CSW) Accelerator powered by Alchemist.

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Chandos Construction workers
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More Edmonton employers require proof-of-vaccination from workers

A growing number of Edmonton employers are warning workers they must get vaccinated against COVID-19 to remain on the payroll, while other businesses are struggling with how to deal with unvaccinated staff.

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The Edmonton Elks.
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Businesses demand clarity on proof of vaccination mandate

Alberta's declaration of a new public health emergency caused confusion for businesses as they struggled to understand the impact of the optional vaccine passport system on operations starting Sept. 20.

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A picture of drinks at Fleisch Delikatessen.
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Alberta provides no timeline on digital vaccine card, amid calls to implement passport system

The provincial government, facing pressure from businesses to implement a vaccine passport system, promised again that it is working to make it easier for Albertans to provide their vaccination status.

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Two people wearing masks at West Edmonton Mall.
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Edmonton businesses worry about enforcing mask rules

Local businesses prepared for the return of the city-wide mask mandate by reminding patrons that rules will be enforced as of Sept. 3, but they also voiced concerns about customer reactions to the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

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Stantec Tower.
News

Signs of optimism return to downtown office market

A major downtown office space broker is seeing an uptick in interest from prospective tenants as companies plan return-to-office strategies.

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