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Friday, March 01, 2019
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2019 Business Awards are officially open, marking the 19th year that the chamber has hosted these prestigious local awards. Over the years the scope of these awards has grown from recognizing the Small Business and Large Business of the Year, to the 15 awards being presented on October ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Chamber Organization, Event Notice
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
(Medicine Hat) February 20, 2019 – According to the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, the very fabric of our country is being threatened by the devastating impact of low oil prices, our inability to get energy resources to global markets and the increasing tensions between Canadians who live in resource-producing regions and other parts of Canada. The oil and gas industry has been a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Political, Press Release
Thursday, December 20, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Board of Directors held their last board meeting of 2018 on December 19th and finished the year with two new policies adopted and one completed.  The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is committed to ensuring that businesses are treated equally and receive fair tax treatment. With the recent legalization of cannabis on October 17, 2018, both ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Policy Update, Political, Press Release
Thursday, December 20, 2018
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce wrapped up 2018 with a number of policy successes with two recent achievements on a local level and one on a provincial level in December alone  The Chamber was pleased with the decision by council to continue the Off-Site Levy Municipal Development Subsidy at the City Council meeting held on December 3, 2018. This is an issue that ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Policy Update, Political, Press Release
Monday, December 17, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that ten local companies are among the 44 finalists named for the 2019 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction, which is the highest number of total nominees from a single region within the province represented at these awards. The 2019 Awards will be held on March 1, 2019 and will feature 12 categories designed ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Community, Event Notice, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, along with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC), provided their initial comments on the 2018 Fall Economic Statement entitled “Investing in Middle Class Jobs” announced on November 21, 2018.  The federal government’s Fall Economic Update contains a number of important measures to address Canada’s competitiveness gap with other ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Political, Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Board of Directors adopted the policy Predictable and Fair Market Value Assessments and co-sponsored a policy on Interprovincial Trade Barriers. Both policies align with our mandate to create a competitive business climate through efficient and transparent processes that allow businesses to grow by providing stability and reducing regulatory ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Policy Update, Political, Press Release
Monday, November 05, 2018
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, along with the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the launch of Vote Prosperity, a platform and campaign outlining the Alberta business community’s priorities for the upcoming 2019 provincial election. Vote Prosperity provides a series of proactive recommendations that all of Alberta’s political parties should ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Political, Chamber, Policy Update, Press Release
Saturday, October 13, 2018
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. The annual awards were held on Friday, October 12th at the Cypress Centre Auditorium with a crowd of over 400 people in attendance. There were a total of 76 nominations in 14 categories with one business taking home the prized award, the Chamber of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Chamber, Chamber Organization
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have local representatives now serving on the provincial and federal Board of Directors within the Chamber of Commerce network.  On May 26, 2018, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) announced its Executive Committee for the 2018-2019 year during the ACC's 80th Provincial Conference and Policy Session, held in Grande ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Press Release, Chamber, Political
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce once again represented our business community at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general (AGM) and convention, held September 22nd – 24th  in Thunder Bay, On.  The annual conference presented the opportunity for the local Chamber to hear about trends affecting chambers & member-based associations, challenges within the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Policy Update, Chamber Organization, Political
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Québec City, QC – JoAnne Letkeman was recognized as a leading representative of the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan® at the program’s national conference in Québec, QC, September 13th-16th. The top 100 Chambers Plan representatives from across the country were honoured at the event for experts who met stringent qualifying criteria. JoAnne Letkeman of Brightan Financial Strategies Inc. is ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Press Release
Thursday, August 30, 2018
(Medicine Hat) –The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 fiscal year effective September 1, 2018 with official swearing in of the Executive members held on August 29, 2018.  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, Chamber Organization, Press Release
Friday, August 03, 2018
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2018 Chamber Business Awards. Held as a kick-off event prior to National Small Business Week, which runs this year October 14 – 20, the annual awards provide an opportunity for Medicine Hat and Southeast Alberta to recognize the outstanding achievements of our business community. After a ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Event Notice
Monday, June 04, 2018
(Medicine Hat) Canada’s regulatory system is smothering business in Canada, thanks to a growing mix of complex, costly and overlapping rules from all levels of government. A new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and supported by the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, Death by 130,000 Cuts: Improving Canada’s Regulatory Competitiveness, calls on governments to modernize their ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Policy Update, Press Release
Saturday, May 26, 2018
 (Medicine Hat) –This weekend six representatives from the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce attended the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) Annual General Meeting and Policy Conference in Grande Prairie, taking with them four policy priorities. Higher Standards for Animal Welfare, Managing Impacts of Layered Legislation, Clarity Needed in Employment Standards Averaging Agreements and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Policy Update, Chamber Organization, Press Release
Friday, May 18, 2018
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the election of three new directors, one re-elected director and eight returning directors for the 2018- 2020 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, Chamber
Monday, April 09, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Chamber of Commerce is encouraged with the latest City of Medicine Hat initiative on public engagement with the launch of their public participation survey.  Input from the survey will be used in the development of a public participation policy, which will guide the City when seeking the community’s participation or engagement in municipal governance and operational matters. The ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 06, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2018 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 18 years ago.  The awards were first initiated with two categories, Small Business of the Year and Large Business of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Event Notice, Chamber, Community, Press Release
Monday, March 26, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Chamber of Commerce approved three new policies and marked two as complete at the March 21st Board of Directors meeting. Two policies around the recent labour legislation were adopted including the ‘Clarity Needed in Employment Standards Averaging Agreements and Treatment of Statutory Holidays’ as well as ‘Managing Impacts of Layered Legislation’. Perry Deering, Chamber of ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber Organization, Policy Update, Chamber