The Goodwill Project: Enter to win a two-year lease on a fully furnished Jasper Avenue office space
Because of the pandemic, The CommAlert Group moved out of their downtown Edmonton office in January 2020. After a successful transition to working remotely, the company decided it was not moving back to a conventional office setting.
“We have a large, fully furnished office right on Jasper Avenue that is sitting empty right now. My business didn’t suffer as others did during the pandemic. So, our team decided that since we’re not going back to the office, someone else should be using the space. So, we’re giving it away,” said Tim Carwell, President and CEO of The CommAlert Group.
Carwell, a citizen of Beaver First Nation, partnered with a group of local business leaders to create The Goodwill Project. Edmonton businesses have the chance to enter to win the office space. A panel will review entries and select five companies to make a pitch for the grand prize.
The Goodwill Project panel consists of business leaders from diverse backgrounds who are all passionate about entrepreneurs and the growth of the Edmonton business community.
“We want to hear from diverse businesses who are passionate about what they do and who are making an impact on the world, even if it is just our little world here in Edmonton,” said Carwell. “In the application, businesses will tell us how the diversity of their team will contribute to their success and their values.”
The office is on the 11th floor of the RBC Building on Jasper Avenue, at the core of downtown Edmonton. The winning business will enjoy sweeping views of downtown from the conference room, central common area, and three adjoining office spaces.
The prize includes the office, furniture, office printer, and internet service for two years, with the lease and internet service paid for by The CommAlert Group. The office is available as early as January 2022.
“What we really want to do is spread goodwill and be examples of the importance of mutual aid. It has been a challenging couple of years, and if we can help a deserving business succeed and make an impact, then it is completely worth it,” said Carwell.
Interested businesses can make their entry at www.commalert.com/goodwill before December 10, 2021. Selected entries will deliver their pitch to The Goodwill Project Panel on January 4, 2022.
The CommAlert Group is an Indigenous business that offers 24/7 call centre services and emergency communication services. They specialize in emergency communications, which includes emergency alerts, lone worker monitoring, and crisis communications. The CommAlert Group also provides call answering, dispatch, virtual assistant, and appointment scheduling services. Learn more at www.commalert.com.
Tim Carwell, President & CEO, The CommAlert Group