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Joe's Story

Joe Mendes is a born and raised Calgarian who realized the importance of business intelligence while growing up above his family's historic Victoria Park corner grocery store – located in an old, red building down the street from the Stampede Grounds. The building is one of just a few remaining in old Victoria Park, now known as the Stampede Entertainment District. Between growing up in his family’s small business and in the heart of the city, Joe understood the impact the energy of a city can make.

He started contributing to that energy when he started his career in the hospitality and entertainment industry. He went from working to managing and later owning and building several of his own hospitality and entertainment brands.

Joe has been nominated for the Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Magazine, and has received numerous awards and recognition from charities and numerous other social and corporate influencers and brands over his career.
After working in the hospitality and entertainment industry, he started his own marketing agency specializing in marketing and business consulting for his former industry.

Influencer, promoter and contributor to Calgary’s growing community, Joe has become a popular storyteller who helps shape and share the Calgary story.


Why Calgary?

He grew up above his family's corner grocery which remains one of a few remaining buildings in Old Victoria Park, which is now the Stampede Entertainment District.... Between the Lessons learned growing up and in his families small business, and Growing up in the Heart of the City from such a young age, Joe understood the importance of the energy of the City can make on the bottom line Contributions to the City....

Calgary's Unofficial and Self Proclaimed Ambassador of Everything CALGARY ;)
Helping share why we are the most livable city in North America, and why Calgary is the best place to make a living and a life.

Please feel free to ask me any question you may have about the famous Calgary LifeStyle...


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