Some ways to support our local businesses and services... safely
Local businesses have always been there for our community. They’re supporters of our sports teams, community and cultural events.
Now, it’s our turn to support them. Here is our top 10 list of how you can support local. Look for our support local posts on Facebook and Instagram #supportlocal #shpk #strathco, and share your favourite ways too!
- Find alternatives to in-person shopping – try curbside pickup and shop local online.
- Be kind: Local gifts of kindness for your friends and neighbours can be delivered to their door - a gift card or something special.
- If you are postponing a personal service, support the business now by buying a gift card to use later.
- Say thank you to your favourite local business. They’re your neighbours too! Leave a positive review or share their posts on social media so others see it.
- Use social media to see if you can buy something made locally.
- Artwork from local artisans make unique gifts. Reach out to local art societies to find one-of-a-kind gifts.
- Charities are businesses too – continue to support them through donations or volunteering value-in-kind #choosekind.
- Reschedule upcoming celebrations– don't cancel! See about postponing upcoming events instead of asking for a refund.
- See about buying goods if services are unavailable. Support those businesses who are unable to function regularly by providing help in other ways.
- When we keep our community safe, we can keep the economy running. Please follow all public health measures, including wearing a mask in public, and staying home if you are feeling sick.
The Strathcona County Business Directory, is another helpful resource for sourcing companies, products, services and expertise located in Sherwood Park and the rural areas of the County. With the added COVID-19 layer of information, you can see which businesses are open and how they can be accessed while adhering to Alberta Health standards.
Sherwood Park restaurant map
The restaurant map provides a listing of all local restaurants. Give your local restaurant a call and deal with them directly for ordering some curbside pickup. You might even find out they have delivery services available!
COVID-19 business and community supports
View the latest in local, provincial and federal supports for your business. Mental health supports available. Additional general COVID-19 information to the community.
Where entrepreneurs come to succeed
We are proud of those who have chosen our municipality as the base for their business. With the numerous opportunities found in the municipality, from lower taxes to a location that can’t be topped, there are endless possibilities for industries to grow and find success. Our local business community is celebrated and supported by our residents with an emphasis on shopping local and reinforcing those within our community. Learn about our local entrepreneurs who continue to find success in Strathcona County and find your place among them.