Success stories

Success Stories

Community Futures is pleased to showcase some of the many good news stories in rural Alberta. Everyday we help people like you start and grow successful small businesses.

Grizzly's Cafe & General Store


Jasper, Alberta


With the help of Community Futures West Yellowhead, we decided to purchase the Grizzly's Cafe & General Store in January 2010 as an already well-established business with a consistent customer base and a strong revenue growth every year.

The business is and always has been a comfortable and relaxing escape for the employees of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and local visitors from the Jasper town site. Our success stems from offering a full kitchen menu (eat-in or delivery) of homemade and pre-prepared items, a grocery section and most importantly a warm inviting atmosphere.

Our first year in business exceeded the previous year-end figures by about 6% and we accomplished this by having a focused business plan and a vision to work hard. The success came from us tailoring our menu offerings to meet our customer's needs. Increasing the hours of operation from 12 pm to 1 am (FREE delivery to all resort colleagues from 4 pm to 1 am) and being open all year round instead of seasonal. Thank you to the staff at Community Futures for being patient and providing us with valuable and professional advice.

 

 

 

Safety Supplies Canada

Darryl Koppang
Box 3612 469C South Ave. Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A8


Online Safety Equipment Store

It all started out in 2004 in a 300 sq ft office room with very few supplies and me stating "I would have it for you tomorrow".

Community Futures helped me set up my business to achieve my goals that would allow me to be of service to my beautiful clients. My business has grown into a 7000 sq ft attractive show room and i own one of the largest online safety stores in the world while producing my own clothing line called Protecting U.

Understanding that your are to be of service to all will allow you to grow and succeed in great leaps and bounds. So always have happy thoughts and provide service that makes you feel proud.

www.safetysuppliescanada.com

Liquor Lodge Inc.

Marc LeBlanc
Jasper, AB


Our doors opened at around 1:30pm on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. Marc LeBlanc, the founder of Liquor Lodge Inc. began developing the plan for the store in 2006 while still working in the sales department for Coca Cola.

With a vision for clean visual merchandising, the store was developed from scratch in a brand new building. Using modern shelving combined with rustic log woodwork, the store took on a unique look and quickly became a favourite with the locals and tourists alike.

Now after a few years Liquor Lodge has evolved into a full service store with free delivery, great hours and some of thebest staff you’ll find in the business. We work on the premise that to build loyalty you must continuously work on your selection and your service. We intend to be serving our great customers for many years to come

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Bickerdike, 
Big Eddy, 
Brule, 
Bryan Spur, 
Cadomin, 
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Coal Valley, 
Dalehurst, 
Diss, 
Edson, 
Eirth, 
Embaras, 
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Hargwen, 
Hinton, 
Holloway East, 
Holloway West, 
Hornbeck, 
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Marlboro, 
Medicine Lodge, 
Mercoal, 
Mountain Park, 
Niton Junction, 
Nojack, 
Pedley, 
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Pochantas, 
Robb, 
Shaw Fidler, 
Solomon, 
Steeper, 
Sterco, 
Swan Landing, 
Thordarson, 
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Wildwood, 
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