Take stock – April 14

Community Futures Central Alberta will conduct a seminar on basic market research this Wednesday. Scheduled to run from 1 to 4 p.m., the seminar will provide information on types of data to collect, where to find it and how to identify your target market.

Basic market research seminar

Community Futures Central Alberta will conduct a seminar on basic market research this Wednesday. Scheduled to run from 1 to 4 p.m., the seminar will provide information on types of data to collect, where to find it and how to identify your target market. Conducted by Darlene Hamilton and Eric Brant of The Business Link, the presentation will describe the best ways to analyze industry statistics, assess competition, identify prospective clients and determine where to locate. Cost of the seminar is $35. Community Futures Central Alberta’s office is at 5013 49th Ave. For more information, call 403-342-2055 or email reception@rdcbd.com.

Farm fresh meats celebrates grand re-opening

Ravenwood Farm Fresh Meats plans to celebrate the grand re-opening of its retail store in Caroline this Saturday. The store first opened last May, but has expanded to include a butcher shop, deli, bakery and café. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, with activities like live country music, cowboy poetry and rides on a mechanical bull from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Operated by Mark and Tamara Taylor and Dayle and Alice Murray, the family business includes a mixed farm with naturally raised livestock six km east of Caroline. More information about Ravenwood Farm Fresh Meats can be found at www.ravenwoodranch.com.

GM issues recall

General Motors Corp. is recalling 1.5 million vehicles because of potential engine fires. GM says there have been no reports of any fires or injuries. Some of the recalled vehicles are no longer in production. The recall includes the 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue, the 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1997-2003 Buick Regal, and the 1998-2003 Chevrolet Lumina, Monte Carlo and Impala. It involves vehicles with a 3.8-litre V6 engine.