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Friday, March 17, 2017
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, along with Chambers of Commerce across Alberta have reviewed the 2017 provincial budget announced on March 16, 2017. Chambers of Commerce at local and provincial level appreciate that there was no new taxes or new costs to business announced with the budget. However the deficit continues to climb with $10.3 billion budgeted for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
(Medicine Hat) On March 1st the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce announced its call for Nominations for Board Directors. The Chamber is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and progressive Board members who have a desire to sustain and grow a strong business environment in our community. The call for nominations opened March 1 st and closes Friday, March 31 st , 2017 at ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Press Release, Chamber, Community
Friday, February 17, 2017
( Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors passed a new strategic plan on February 15, 2017 outlining updates to their vision, mission, principles, mandate and goals. ‘We’ve been working on a long term plan for our Chamber for the past year and the ideas came to fruition at our strategic planning session on January 28 th where we ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Community, Press Release
Thursday, February 09, 2017
(Medicine Hat) – On Friday, February 10 th , Curves will be hosting a grand opening of their new building. The event begins at 3:00 pm with a ribbon cutting, refreshments and prizes. ‘Kelly and I are so very excited to be Hatters. Women’s health has always been important to me, but now as the owner of Curves, I’m in a position to really help. Curves is back with a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Community, Event Notice, Press Release
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
On Thursday, February 9th BGS Body Shop will be hosting a grand opening of their brand new location. The event begins at 11:00 am with a ribbon cutting followed by refreshments and time for guests to mingle, browse and meet the staff. If anyone wants to do some shopping, you’ll receive 15% off any regular priced item. 'We’re so pleased at the amount of community support we’ve ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Community, Event Notice, Press Release
Thursday, January 26, 2017
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce adopted a new policy titled ‘Striking a Balance between a Healthy Economy and Low Carbon Emissions,’ at its January 25 th Board of Directors Meeting. This policy addresses how the Government needs to strike a balance between achieving its emission reduction goals and preserving the competitiveness of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Policy Update, Chamber Organization, Economic, Press Release
Monday, January 09, 2017
(Medicine Hat) On January 10 th , his Worship Mayor Ted Clugston will provide an update on the City’s progress at his annual State of the City Address. This luncheon event is put on in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Medicine Hat and the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce. Along with highlights from the past year, the Mayor will provide Council’s legislative agenda ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Chamber Organization, Event Notice
Friday, January 06, 2017
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host a business luncheon titled ‘Impacts of Alberta’s Carbon Tax Legislation’ on January 31 st . The event is sponsored by MNP LLP and will feature guest speaker Mitch LaBuick. ‘We’ve identified a number of concerns expressed to us by the business community including how we will ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Community, Event Notice, Press Release
Friday, December 16, 2016
The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that 8 local companies are among the 42 finalists named for the 2017 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction. Medicine Hat continues to be been well represented as several businesses have been selected as finalists and winners in various categories over the last few years. The 2017 Awards will be held on February 24, 2017 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Chamber Organization, Press Release
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
(Medicine Hat)- In 1912, the Medicine Hat Brewing Company began serving old fashioned lager, ale and stout to the city’s early, thirsty residents. It tends to be hot and dry in “The Hat”, and this cold wet beer was a happy welcome to the hard-working hands that would enjoy it after a day of work. Unfortunately, when the temperance movement picked up, the popular brewery was ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber, Chamber Organization, Community
Monday, November 21, 2016
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce hosted their President’s Reception and Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 17th . T o sum up the 2015-2016 year, the Chamber played off the similarities to a race. In a race, the goal is the same, you want to get to the finish line and ideally you want to finish on top. “Training for a race takes focus, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Chamber Organization
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – On Saturday, November 5 th , Little Owl Learning Centre will be hosting a grand opening. The event starts at 3:00pm, with a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place at 3:10 along with refreshments and tours of the facility. The centre is located at 423 4 th Street SE. ‘Opening a child care centre has been my dream for several years,’ stated Justine Mann, Owner of ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Chamber Organization, Event Notice
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
On Friday, October 21 Safety Buzz will be hosting a grand opening of their brand new location. The event begins at 8:00 am with a free pancake breakfast, ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 am and if all goes well, a grand entrance from the HALO Chopper at 9:00 am. ‘Safety Buzz is excited about the opening of our new 7000 sq. ft. training campus in Dunmore,’ stated Amy Zuk, President ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Event Notice, Chamber Organization, Press Release
Saturday, October 15, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. The annual awards were held on Friday, October 14th at the Cypress Centre Auditorium with a crowd of over 500 people in attendance. There were a total of 128 nominations in 14 categories with one business taking home the prized award, the ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Press Release, Chamber, Community
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Chambers of commerce across Canada showed resounding support for the federal government to provide the equitable consultation and regulatory certainty needed to develop the critical trade infrastructure all Canadians will depend on to prosper and compete in the 21st Century. During the 2016 Canadian Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting held September 18-19 in Regina, Saskatchewan, the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, Chamber Organization, Press Release
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce once again represented our business community at the annual Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general (AGM) and convention, held September 17 th -19 th in Regina, SK. The local Chamber of Commerce submitted a resolution regarding ‘Emergency Slaughter- Update to the Transportation of Animals Program. The’ ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Economic, Policy Update, Political, Press Release
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
In the face of more deficit spending, detailed in Q1 Alberta Fiscal Update released yesterday, Alberta’s business community continues to promote its message of zero increases in provincial operational spending. The big uncontrollable factors contributing to an estimated economic contraction of 2.7% in 2016 are well known, low oil prices and the Fort McMurray fire. These clouds still remain, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Economic, Policy Update, Political
Friday, August 26, 2016
(Medicine Hat) –The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 fiscal year effective September 1, 2016. Aaron Fleming, 2016-2017 President of the Chamber of Commerce commented, ‘Directors assist in providing leadership and advocacy for a continued healthy business environment, as well as contributing to the voice of ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – On August 26 th Integra Air/Bar XH Air will be hosting a grand opening for the launch of their new scheduled air service between Medicine Hat and Edmonton. The event begins at 11am with refreshments, light snacks, photos, a draw and a tour of the aircraft. The event is taking place at the Medicine Hat Regional Airport (1-49 Viscount Ave SW). There was a need within the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Event Notice, Press Release
Thursday, August 18, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – In February 2016, the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce adopted a policy position on the 603 1 st Street development based on concerns regarding the City’s proposed solution for the development, along with restrictions placed on the property. The property at 603-1 st SE has sat vacant since 1978. Since then it has been purchased once with the premise of ...read more
Categories: Policy Update, Chamber Organization
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – On July 25 the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce received accreditation with distinction through the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada. In 2004, representatives from all levels of the chamber network formed the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC) and launched a national accreditation program designed to recognize chambers that satisfy a set of ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2016 Chamber Business Awards. Held in conjunction with National Small Business Week which runs annually during the third week in October, the annual business awards provide an opportunity for Medicine Hat and Southeast Alberta to recognize outstanding business achievements. ...read more
Categories: Event Notice, Chamber Organization
Thursday, June 30, 2016
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce expressed deep concern following today’s announcement by the province to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 by 2018. “We are gravely concerned with the overall impacts and whether our recommendations have been heard by Government to strategically address the overarching issue of Poverty Reduction through ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Policy Update
Friday, June 24, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce has a policy that regulates membership fees and stipulates that the Chamber must create memberships at a set fee schedule which is reviewed and increased by 5% biennially to maintain inflationary control. The fees are set to be approved by the Board of Directors through the budget process. In keeping with the policies of ...read more
Categories: Policy Update, Chamber Organization
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce adopted a new policy titled ‘Emergency Slaughter- Transportation of Animals Program’ at its June 15 th Board of Directors Meeting. This policy addresses the way both compromised and unfit animals are assessed for the possible transport to slaughter facilities. ‘The industry currently has a concern regarding the ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Policy Update
Thursday, June 09, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – On June 11 th the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank will be hosting a grand opening of their community garden. The event begins at 11:00 am with tours, a charity BBQ, live music, raffle and a mixer show and shine. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 12:30. ‘We’re excited to get the opportunity to show the public all the hard work that our ...read more
Categories: Event Notice
Thursday, June 02, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – On June 4th Cypress View Vet Clinic will be hosting a grand re-opening in honor of their newly renovated and expanded facility. The event begins at 1:30 pm with light refreshments, self- guided tours, prizes and raffles from their food and drug reps. Cypress View Vet Clinic is located at 2458 9 Ave SW. ‘Our renovations will now offer a larger reception area, new ...read more
Categories: Event Notice
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Integra air launches new service between medicine hat and edmonton (Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce has actively advocated for the City of Medicine Hat to aggressively pursue options for lower airfares, an additional destination to Edmonton, increased flight frequency and better connection times for travelers in Southeast Alberta and Southwest ...read more
Categories: Policy Update, Chamber Organization
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the election of two new directors, three returning directors and the appointment of two new directors for the 2016- 2018 term. Directors assist in providing leadership and advocacy for a continued healthy business environment, as well as contributing to the voice of business in the Medicine Hat and ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Sunlife financial- Grand re-opening (Medicine Hat) – On May 19 th , Sun Life Financial is hosting a grand re-opening to celebrate the completion of their newly expanded and renovated offices. The event begins at 5:00 pm with tours and refreshments being provided throughout the evening. The Sun Life office is located at 101-111 Kingsway Ave SE. ‘We are very excited to have the ...read more
Categories: Event Notice
Monday, May 16, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – The Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) 78th Annual General Meeting and Policy Conference wrapped up with recognition of the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce receiving the ‘2015 Chamber of the Year Award’. Alberta Chambers of Commerce Chair, Carmen McNary, presented the award to the local Chamber with congratulatory remarks; ‘This chamber ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization
Saturday, May 14, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – This weekend, three representatives from the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce attended the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) Annual General Meeting and Policy Conference in Red Deer, taking with them three policy priorities from Medicine Hat. The Natural Gas Vehicle Training, Tax Provision Threshold Indexing and Enhancing Municipal Finance and Tax Equity ...read more
Categories: Policy Update, Chamber Organization
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The Palliser Economic Development (PEP) and the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a Selling to Government Seminar on May 5. This event will provide businesses the opportunity to learn how to market their goods and services to the municipal, provincial and federal governments, as well as with the Department of National Defence. The day-long session will feature ...read more
Categories: Event Notice, Chamber Organization