Business Beat: New advisory board, 25th anniversary and new pizzeria


New advisory board

The St. Albert Economic and Development department’s advisory board has some new members.

Margaret Mrazek, David Niebach, Julie Quantz-Kovac, Rick Sloan and Mark Stoneleigh will be joining the team.

The board is comprised of 14 people who have backgrounds in: software development, retail, customer service, incubation, community partnership, legal, provincial and municipal government, insurance, finance, real estate, banking and business development.

The board was formed in 2013 and plays an advisory role in helping the city implement the Economic Development Action Plan.

Jeffrey Baker, Gerald Hawranik, Richard Iwaniuk, Reid Johnson, Tony LaGrange, Paul Lanni, Chris McLeod, Mitch Stolarchuk, and Alyssa Tintinaglia will be returning on the board.

Celebrating a milestone 

This year marks Budget Blind’s 25th anniversary. The business was founded in 1992 has almost 1,100 franchise territories across North America.

On November 11, the business will be awarding a veteran with a franchise business, two-weeks’ training and operating capital of up to $100,000.

“Being a local franchise owner celebrating our company’s 25th anniversary is a significant milestone,” said Jill Cooper, Budget Blinds of Edmonton and St. Albert in a news release. “This year represents a time of celebrating our past successes and of thinking big for the future.”

A slice of paradise

St. Albert has a new pizzeria in town, with Saint City Pizzeria offering freshly made pizzas and donairs.

The pizzeria opened its doors at the end of August and is located on Grosvenor Blvd.

Store hours are 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. on weekends.

For more information on the pizzeria call the restaurant at 780-544-8484.


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Dayla Lahring

Dayla Lahring joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2017. She writes about business, health, general news and features. She also contributes photographs.