Calgary News, Events & Local Insights about Calgary - Blog Archive: July, 2019

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Business Spotlight: Escape 60

More than 430 reviewers on Google have given Escape60 a nearly perfect five-star rating! What makes their escape rooms different from most?

Sandeep and his brother decided to open Escape60 so they could work together while providing customers with an elevated experience. Of course, it helped that both loved the joy and excitement of the experience/adventure-based industry.

"Our work ethic and growth mindset also contribute to Escape60's success," smiles Sandeep, "along with our openness to change and willingness to adapt to our customer's needs and wants."

The brothers know that change is important, but so is sticking to the aspects of the business that work. For example, they knew that their customers wanted challenging and fun escape…

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The Best Flea Markets in CalgaryFinding the right price on an item you want doesn't always mean paying full price. Sometimes a used item is just as good as new or even better. If you're searching for something old or you just want to save a little cash, here are a few of the best places for bargain hunting in Calgary.

Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre

When spring rolls around, the market at this community center opens up in the parking lot. This flea market provides all types of items and you can walk away with a bag full of goodies for under $10. Prices are almost always negotiable and the things you will find here may take you on a journey back to your youth.

Heritage Flea Market

Another great place for bargains is the Heritage Flea Market. This is an interesting…

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Business Spotlight: Cluck n Cleaver

Director of Poultry, Francine Gomes, and Chief Chicken Officer, Nicole Gomes, cry fowl on anyone that thinks they find a tastier chicken in Calgary. The duo launched Cluck N Cleaver for one simple reason: they love chicken. It's their favourite food.

In addition to the outstanding menu items (southern fried chicken, classic rotisserie, and the Mother Clucker sandwich are just some of the delights), Cluck N Cleaver has found success by staying true to their core values for both product and service.

"And, more importantly," Francine adds, "staying true to the values of our employment culture."

She admits that opening and running Cluck N Cleaver is an ongoing learning experience, but the pair welcome the challenges by always cracking onto…

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4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s MarketingWhen selling a home, marketing can easily make or break a sale. Good marketing can impress buyers right from the very beginning and draw them to the home. While real estate agents will typically handle most of the home’s marketing themselves, homeowners can also do their part to add to and improve the marketing. Here are some of those ways.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. Make Sure the For Sale Sign is Visible

While having a for sale sign may seem obvious to some people, it isn’t to others. Some homeowners think a big sign in the front yard is an eyesore, or they may think openly announcing that the home is for sale could bring…

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Myths about Millennials and Home BuyingMillennials are different from other consumers. Their behaviors and priorities are different from Gen Xers, Boomers, and all who came before them. If you're a Millennial, you might be curious to know that there are many myths and rumors around the Millennial home buying process and habits. Knowing the reality of Millennial home buyers can help you decide whether you're ready to enter the real estate market.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Myth 1: Millennials Only Want to Live in the City

Many Millennials start off their professional life living in the city. They're attracted to the city by the job prospects, the convenience, and the…

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What Is There To Do In Calgary This July?

Yee-haw, ya-hoo, or howdy! Whatever your cowboy/cowgirl exclamation is, the month of July is the perfect time to use it! Why? The arrival of the Calgary Stampede of course!

For ten days out of the month of July, locals as well as tourists from all across the world will attend the world's greatest outdoor show! Rodeo shows on the grounds, snacking on Midway treats, filling up with pancake breakfasts, and checking out the top artists visiting the city — there is a never-ending list of things to do!

Of course, aside from the Calgary Stampede, there are an abundance of other events (both Stampede-themed and otherwise) going on. These include everything from music festivals to the Day of the Dog! You will find a multitude of these events occurring…

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