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Friday, September 22, 2017
(Medicine Hat) –The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a business-focused public forum for the Medicine Hat Municipal Election candidates on Tuesday, October 3rd, Wednesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 5th at the Medicine Hat College Theatre starting at 7pm.   October 3rd-4th: Council CandidatesOctober 5th: Mayoral Candidates  Candidates will have the opportunity ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, Event Notice, Press Release
Thursday, September 14, 2017
(Medicine Hat) – On June 26, 2017 the Chamber of Commerce, along with other stakeholders in the development business, met with the City of Medicine Hat Land & Business Support Department to review their annual report, as well as to review the Chamber’s policy, letter and subsequent recommendations from the Chamber’s policy ‘Accountability in the City of Medicine Hat Land Development Business’. At ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Economic, Press Release, Human Interest, Policy Update
Thursday, August 31, 2017
(Medicine Hat) –The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 fiscal year effective September 1, 2017 with official swearing in of the Executive members held on August 22, 2017.  Chamber of Commerce directors are elected to provide effective leadership, direction and governance in order to assist in achieving the Chamber’s vision ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Chamber, Press Release
Monday, August 28, 2017
(Medicine Hat) On July 18, Finance Canada launched a consultation on how “tax-planning strategies involving corporations are being used to gain unfair tax advantages.” The document contains proposed policies to close these “loopholes.” However there have been significant concerns arising amongst businesses across Canada. As a result of these considerations, the Medicine Hat & District of Commerce ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Political, Chamber, Policy Update, Press Release
Thursday, July 13, 2017
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2017 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. Nominations ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Chamber Organization, Event Notice
Thursday, July 06, 2017
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce received a letter of support from the Alberta Conservative MP Caucus  regarding the “Emergency Slaughter – Updateto the Transportation of Animals Program” policy that was passed in June of 2016.  The letter states that colleagues within the Caucus support the recommended policy resolutions that were proposed by the Medicine Hat & ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Policy Update, Political, Press Release
Thursday, June 22, 2017
On Saturday, June 24th Orange Jigsaw Real Estate will be hosting a grand opening for their new downtown office. The event starts at 1:00 pm with a ribbon cutting followed by a BBQ where all funds collected will be donated to the Sea, Army and Air Cadets of Medicine Hat.  ‘Orange Jigsaw has been in business for 3 years, serving the Calgary Real Estate Board,’ stated Barry Duffield, Owner of Orange ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Press Release, Chamber, Event Notice
Saturday, May 27, 2017
(Medicine Hat) –This weekend, five representatives from the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce attended the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) Annual General Meeting and Policy Conference in Leduc, taking with them four policy priorities from Medicine Hat. Extension of Hours at the Port of Wild Horse, Striking a Balance between a Healthy Economy and Low Carbon Emissions, Modernization of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Policy Update, Political
Thursday, May 18, 2017
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the election of three new directors, eight returning directors and the appointment of one new director for the 2017- 2019 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 surrounding ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Press Release, Chamber, Community
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
(Medicine Hat)- On Saturday May 13th Pet Valu will be hosting a grand opening for their second location in Crescent Heights. The event starts at 12:00 pm with a ribbon cutting followed by a fundraiser for the SPCA Super Hero Fun Run/Walk, puppies in a pen (by donation), inflatable obstacle courses, Redi Bottle Depot bottle and so much more.  ‘When my husband read the sign in the Pet Valu Carry ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Chamber Organization, Event Notice
Thursday, April 06, 2017
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2017 Business Awards are officially open. The Chamber holds the annual awards in support of National Small Business Week, with the very first awards being presented 17 years ago.  The awards were first initiated with two categories, Small Business of the Year and Large Business of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Chamber Organization, Event Notice
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 the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Political, Press Release
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 28th where we updated our vision, mission ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Community, Press Release
Thursday, February 09, 2017
(Medicine Hat) – On Friday, February 10th, 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 vengeance,’ stated Heather ...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 received over the ...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 25th 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 economy using pragmatic, ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Community, Policy Update
Monday, January 09, 2017
(Medicine Hat) On January 10th, 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 and policy ...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 31st. 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 maintain competitiveness with neighboring ...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 and ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Press Release, Chamber, Community
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 forced to close. But ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Community, Chamber, Press Release
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. To 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, dedication, hard ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Chamber Organization
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
(Medicine Hat) – On Saturday, November 5th, 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 4th Street SE.  ‘Opening a child care centre has been my dream for several years,’ stated Justine Mann, Owner of Little Owl Learning ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Event Notice, Chamber, Community, Press Release
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 & CEO, Safety ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Press Release, Chamber, Event Notice
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 Chamber of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Chamber Organization, Press Release
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 Organization, Press Release, Chamber, Political
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 17th-19th in Regina, SK. The local Chamber of Commerce submitted a resolution regarding ‘Emergency Slaughter- Update to the Transportation of Animals Program.  The’ Emergency Slaughter- ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Economic, Policy Update, Political, 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 1st Street development based on concerns regarding the City’s proposed solution for the development, along with restrictions placed on the property.                                                                                                      The property at 603-1st SE ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Policy Update
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 high ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization