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Bi-Weekly Update – November 10, 2020

Lindork’s #AdoptAShopYEG: Neighbourhood Hop

Linda Hoang, or @Lindork on social media, is putting on her second #AdopAShopYEG event. From November 9-12, 2020, nominate a small business that could use the support during this time. 

Nominate a business here

From November 13 – 22, 2020, sign up to one (or more) itineraries and commit to spending at least $60 in each neighbourhood. Shop, support and win! (ATB Financial will be randomly gifting participants $100 visa gift cards.

Learn more info about this initiative here

Support local and nominate your favourite SPR small business! 


Light-Up Your SPR Storefront Contest! 

Have you heard about our SPR Festive Light-Up Contest? 

We’re encouraging our Stony Plain Road businesses to help light-up the area this winter! 

Here’s how the contest works: 

  • Contact us at the SPR Business Association and let us know what you are interested in participating and if you have social media, so we can promote your business. 
  • Take a picture with your storefront lit up, send it to us and we will send you $50 to help with the cost and time of making our area brighter! We do not need copies of your receipts, just a picture when your decorating is done. 
  • We will share these pictures on social media to create some buzz and award some prizes! 

Prizing: People’s Choice Prize ($300) – Voted on through social media, Most Creative Prize ($500), and You Light Up My Life Prize ($200) (2nd Place) 

The Storefront Light-Up Contest will run from November 27, 2020 to January 2, 2021. If you wish to leave your lights up earlier or later than these dates, that’s fine! 

If you would like to participate in the contest, or if you have any questions, please reach out to communications.spr@gmail.com. You can also reach out to this email if your business is not receiving the Stony Plain Road BA E-Newsletter! Stay informed with monthly news and updates!


Making Edmonton Digital – Free to SPR Businesses

We are excited to announce that we are teaming up with the University of Alberta, School of Retailing to include as many businesses from the area in a city-wide project to make Edmonton digital! 

Making Edmonton Digital is a program that aims to empower businesses to adopt digital technology in their business through one-on-one assistance and accessible online tools, in collaboration with Digital Main Street. Digital Main Street is an online platform that offers a variety of tools of digital assessment, transformation courses and workshops. The program is funded through the City of Edmonton. 

In addition to Digital Main Street services, the program will give you access to the Digital Service Team, who will offer 10 hours of digital consulting; creating transformation plans to small businesses through working with an interdisciplinary team of marketing professionals, web designers and creators. This team will offer tailor made plans for deep digital transformation and give each business owner the tools to maintain their upgraded online presence. These transformation plans will help to create new businesses models, develop and implement digital marketing strategies; maximize digital tools and more. The Digital Service Teams program will provide free and direct support to businesses, while providing on the job training to the teams of students and recent graduates.

Please reach out to us at communications.spr@gmail.com to be connected with our Making Edmonton Digital Representative or to learn more about the program! Or you can visit www.makingedmontondigital.com.