From Giving Local to Shopping Local

You may not be surprised, but as realtors, the team at Carrie Peddie is heavily invested in our community. We are proud to be a local business, and we love to support our peers who are small business owners, which is why we were thrilled to hear about the new Made in Calgary campaign currently making its way through the city.

Slowly, but surely, the red dot stickers are popping up on local businesses all over town. The simple red circles have an even simpler message, “Made in Calgary.” These free badges are a way for local vendors to publicly proclaim that they’re a local business owner selling locally-made products. With an estimated 7 out of 10 local business owners claiming that their businesses are either declining or simply not growing* it is more important than ever to support our local leaders and spread news about some of the amazing home-grown stores right here in our own backyard.

In order to celebrate our local businesses, Carrie Peddie Realtors will be doing a video blog of 15 inner-city businesses, starting on April 15th. These videos will give you a look at some of our best and brightest local businesses. Follow us on Facebook, Youtube or Google+ to check out our videos and help spread the word.

We would also like to thank everyone who came out to our St. Paddy’s Day event at Nicastro’s Pub – we raised $1,320 for Children’s Miracle Network. This incredible organization has raised funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals and has played a part in providing treatment for over 6 million children each year.