Join the celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary

Edmonton businesses are encouraged to join the celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary!
Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the City of Edmonton, is distributing free posters and decals for businesses to display throughout 2017.

Each business can have up to 10 posters (11”x17”) and two (2) window decals (8”x8”).

** Please note the 8” x 8” decal background prints clear, not pink.

Posters and decals are available at the following distribution locations:

City Hall

Citizen & New Arrival Information Centre

Main Floor, City Hall

1 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Edmonton, AB

Chamber of Commerce

#600 World Trade Centre

9990 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, AB

Downtown Business Association

Main Floor, RBC Tower

10121 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, AB

Kingsway District Association

11810 Kingsway

Edmonton, AB

Inglewood Business Association

Room 215, 12304 118 Avenue

Edmonton, AB

North Edge Business Association

#103, 11041 105 Avenue

Edmonton, AB

Beverly Business Association

4014 118 Avenue

Edmonton, AB

Chinatown Business Association

#301, 9664 106 Avenue

Edmonton, AB

Edmonton Made Increases Exposure of Local Businesses

In support of the 47,000 small and medium sized businesses that call Edmonton home, EEDC and the City of Edmonton launched the Edmonton Made program in September. Initiated through the Emerging Economies Initiative led by Edmonton City Councillor Michael Oshry, and developed by EEDC’s Community Activation team, this new program strives to enhance the exposure of local businesses. The team followed the launch with a month-long social campaign, driving curiosity about the program and engaging 500+ interested entrepreneurs.

Edmonton Made is now moving into its next phase helping Edmonton businesses spread the word about their products and services by sharing stories and interviews of Edmonton businesses, fostering a collaborative brand that gives local entrepreneurs an opportunity to both self-identify and to show their support, connecting entrepreneurs to the resources they need to achieve their ambition, and generating exposure for Edmonton-made consumer products.

Learn more about Edmonton Made here.

Edmonton Wins Global Place Branding Award

In November 2016, Make Something Edmonton (MSE) received the City Nation Place Award for Best Expression of Place Brand Identity. The Awards recognize the best in place branding worldwide and are announced at the annual City Nation Place Forum in London, England.

MSE, a partnership between the City of Edmonton and EEDC, competed against three other finalists from Sweden, Costa Rica, and Russia. Edmonton’s approach stood out for the community-driven research process that led to the creation of the Make Something Edmonton initiative and for our ongoing efforts to engage citizens in creative and ways.

The selection jury members agreed that Edmonton has set the standard for community engagement in Place Branding. This success is a testament to the hundreds of volunteers – board members, project leaders, and other citizens – who helped build Make Something Edmonton from the ground up. The Award has created more opportunities for EEDC and Edmonton to take a position of leadership and influence on the international stage.

Learn more about Make Something Edmonton here.

Vignettes Design Series Creates Collaboration For Designers & Culinary Experts

Since 2014, Mojo Design has been promoting the Edmonton design industry through Vignettes showcases, the first with furniture designed by University of Alberta students, then woodworkers, and 8×8 ft. spaces done by interior designers. Igniting the collaboration within the design communities, the Vignettes had been a success, and the team wanted to take their events to the next level.

In 2016, our Community Activation’s team partnered with Mojo Design Inc. to help execute and scale-up their fourth Vignettes event. We supported the team by securing a vacant space on 104 Street in the heart of downtown, extending the event to be longer than one evening, and adding a culinary component. Working alongside the Vignettes team over 8 months with event planning and logistics, EEDC helped with behind the scenes logistics and permits from AHS, AGLC, and the City of Edmonton. The additional support allowed the event to grow significantly, bringing over 1700 attendees through the space on opening night.

See the story in Avenue Edmonton here.