Local Business Profiles
Solid Ground Cafe
Tuesday, August 28th 2012
Downtown patrons and visitors will have another option to whet their coffee appetite, any time of day. A former renovated bar, Solid Ground Café was introduced to downtown Red Deer in May 2012, nestled just below downtown’s newest residency, the River Valley. Driven by a philanthropic mission, Solid Ground Café aims to “build community and provide a place of welcome”, says manager, Colleen. The base of this initiative is rooted in Solid Ground Ministry, a derivative of Potter’s Hands Ministry. This foundation provides a unique atmosphere to the café.
Colleen cites the hustle, bustle, and pulsating rhythm of downtown was key in deciding to locate in Red Deer’s core. “Our business is unique, funky, homey, and trendy.” With entrepreneurial motivation, Solid Ground Café’s staff list is built on solid customer service and the desire to build community relationships. Each staff member possesses a sense of commitment, self-sacrifice, service, and friendliness. It is this dedicated, hard-working team that ensures the success of this café. In addition to providing mouth-watering panini’s, indulgent lattes, and decadent desserts, Friday nights will please the musical ears of visitors to the downtown. A line-up of acoustic acts will showcase Red Deer’s great local talent. Solid Ground Café has much to offer and the coffee is always on (during business hours, of course).
Leigha Graf Photography
Friday, August 10th 2012
A local photographer passionate about family and story telling is making her new business home in the heart of the city. Downtown Red Deer is growing and Leigh Graf is thrilled to be a part of helping enhance an already supportive and collaborative trading community. Leigha’s enthusiasm for connections and community inspired her to move into the historic Scott Block building where she can be a part of the vibrant city core. “There is a strong relationship among the business in Red Deer, especially downtown. I feel so thankful to be part of such a welcoming network,” notes Leigha. “I am looking forward to taking a more active role in helping to shape our community.”