Calgary is filled with hundreds of unique independent businesses! This directory is the only resource you need to find the products you want and need through a local retailer.
- Help you locate guaranteed local only business.
- Provides an easy to use and navigate site.
- Icons and colour coding help communicate general location and customer base.
- Non ad supported site, importance placed on the businesses.
- Have your say! We listen to you!
Because the realm of print, radio and TV advertising is dominated by large national and international retailers, you very rarely hear about local alternatives run by your neighbors.
The are certainly a few local retailers you like to visit because of their great customer service and unique products, are you interested in finding more? Our wide array of categories will allow you to find virtually anything you might need or want, from a local source.
This directory is exclusive to Calgary and greater area local independent businesses, no national or international names are allowed in, this means you get the truly local experience that many Calgarians are looking for.
What benefits do we provide over competing online directories?
Clean And Easy to Use Interface
Our website was developed by experienced designers who looked at problems with other directories and made sure not to repeat those issues. We saw sites cluttered with Google ads in every direction, hard to locate information, non-intuitive navigation and a seemingly inconsequential directory listings.
We’ve changed that. Our navigation is location static and easy to find. Our ads are local only and relatively low profile. Our listings are by major location (NW, SW, ect) and then by alphabetical. Ads are tagged with a location icon so you can quickly determine if the business is in your area. Colour coding indicates if they serve general public or other businesses only.
Bright colours used throughout the design draw your eye to important areas, easy to read sans serif text doesn’t strain the eyes. Beautiful images by local photographers are there to provide some visual excitement.
Non Ad Supported
Our site is not cluttered by distracting, surrounding Google ads, because the site is paid for by the member companies.
Our categories are logical and not broken up by ads, nor can an individual company pay to “bump” themselves up to gain an unfair advantage over another. The ads we do carry are from local business, none flash, not in the way and not overwhelming.
Our core information is the list of businesses you are interested, and it’s important to us that you can find that information without have to dodge ads!
You Have Your Say
If you see something you don’t like, speak up! If you have information that proves one our listing is not in fact local, or if you feel a company is not local enough, then email us and make your case.
If you have a business in your community that you feel others should be aware of, let us know, we’ll contact them about in regards to becoming a member.