Success Stories

Brooks businesses creates comfortable office with Beautification Loan

Brooks businesses creates comfortable office with Beautification Loan

Katherine Bruens, owner of Outcome Facilitation and Project Development Ltd (Outcome) and Broadview Inc., wanted her office to be a safe and comfortable experience for her clients. She incorporated her trauma-informed knowledge and years of work experience to create this type of environment after she was approved for the Beautification Loan offered through Community Futures Chinook.

Wes’ Country Meats and Sausage takes business online with help from our Digital Service Squad

Wes’ Country Meats and Sausage takes business online with help from our Digital Service Squad

Wes Horvath opened Wes’ Country Meats and Sausage over 15 years ago in Fernie, British Columbia. When he moved his business to Taber, Alberta, he invited Thoralee Ford to manage the butchery in 2019.

Digital Service Squad designs logo and branding for Canadian Certified Counsellor, Evanson Therapy

Digital Service Squad designs logo and branding for Canadian Certified Counsellor, Evanson Therapy

Jessica Evanson recently opened her own counseling office in Taber and Lethbridge, but her services extend online Canada-wide. Building a brand was the next step for Evanson, so she connected with the Digital Service Squad offered by Community Futures Chinook.

Business Owner Brings New Life to Building’s Interior Using Beautification Loan

Business Owner Brings New Life to Building’s Interior Using Beautification Loan

Kourtney Hiebert saw a gap in the market in Brooks, Alberta when she was pregnant with her first child. She saw an opportunity to open a maternity store and with encouragement from other local business owners, along with the Business Beautification Loan from Community Futures Chinook, Hiebert opened Mom Life Maternity on Oct. 1, 2021.

Digital Service Squad creates new website for Kleen Slate Landscaping

Digital Service Squad creates new website for Kleen Slate Landscaping

Dave Klassen has always been interested in landscaping and irrigation, and over five years ago he opened his own business, Kleen Slate Landscaping.

I wanted to be my own boss, so I could spend more time with my family, and I wanted to show my boys that you can work for yourself, get ahead in life, and do what you love,” says Klassen.

The Salty Mare Mercantile undergoes full reno with help from Community Futures Chinook

The Salty Mare Mercantile undergoes full reno with help from Community Futures Chinook

In 2021, Eusebia Kiedrowski wrote a business plan that would encompass everything the Salty Mare Mercantile is today, a cafe with an outdoor patio, consignment store, and hygiene and cleaning supplies refillery. She applied for the Beautification Loan from Community Futures Chinook, where she was mainly connected with Alvaro Mendes.

Flatland Hops takes business online with help from our Digital Service Squad

Flatland Hops takes business online with help from our Digital Service Squad

Community Futures Chinook recently launched Digital Service Squad, a free resource with local team members that assist business owners in building and creating an online presence, with advice, knowledge and technical services.

Owner of Flatland Hops Ed Hofsink had no online presence before getting connected with Grace Evans, digital service squad team member. They planned the website during four half hour meetings and, as they planned, she built it.

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