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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
Friday, April 13, 2018
(Medicine Hat) – Redcliff Kinesiology will be hosting a grand opening on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 2 – 4 p.m. Along with a ribbon cutting ceremony there will be healthy refreshments provided, door prize draws and a free 20 minute self defense workshop.   ‘My vision for Redcliff Kinesiology is to empower my clients to build inner awareness and become empowered to take accountability of their ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Event Notice, Press Release
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, Chamber Organization, Community, Event Notice, 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, Policy Update, Chamber Organization
Friday, March 23, 2018
Ottawa, March 23, 2018—Automation, artificial intelligence and advanced robotics have the potential to either take over jobs or be the key to increased productivity and competitiveness, according to a new report from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Skills for an Automated Future. Only by bracing for the changes to come in the next decade can Canadian business take full advantage of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber Organization, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
Thursday, March 01, 2018
(Medicine Hat) Today, the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce announced its call for nominations for its Board of Directors, with nominations being accepted from Thursday, March 1st to Friday, March 30, 2018.    Each spring the Chamber of Commerce holds an election to fill expiring or vacant positions on the Board of Directors, which is comprised of 12 member representatives. Directors ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Press Release
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, along with the Alberta Chambers of Commerce and Canadian Chamber of Commerce, have all provided their initial comments on the 2018 Federal budget announced on February 27, 2018.   Chambers of Commerce at local, provincial and federal levels all agree that the budget tabled yesterday in the House of Commons, called “Equality + ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
(Medicine Hat) - A strong and prosperous Canada depends on business growth, but businessesare grappling with daunting challenges at home and abroad. To help them compete and grow, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce released 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins.10 Ways provides businesses, decision-makers and government with a series of clear ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Community, Economic, Press Release
Sunday, February 11, 2018
(Medicine Hat)- On Monday, February 12th Healing Hands Oasis will be hosting a grand opening for their new location. The event begins at 2:30 pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3pm. Refreshments and snacks such as cupcakes, water and juice will be served as well as facility tours, specials and a draw. In addition the Stellar Jazz Duo of Natasha Shannon and Rick Lett will be performing.  ‘I ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Community, Event Notice, Press Release
Friday, January 26, 2018
(Medicine Hat)On January 30th, his Worship Mayor Ted Clugston will provide an update on the City 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.  ‘This event is always well attended and we are pleased to continue to co-host this event in partnership with the Medicine ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Chamber Organization, Event Notice
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Chamber of Commerce approved three new policies at their January 17th Board of Directors meeting.  1.  ‘Tax Equity: Narrowing the Gap between Residential and Non-Residential Property Taxes’With property taxes varying widely across many municipalities across the province, the Chamber wants to ensure efforts are being made to help promote a more equitable tax ratio between ...read more
Categories: Policy Update, Chamber, Press Release
Monday, December 18, 2017
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that six local companies are among the 46 finalists named for the 2018 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction. Medicine Hat continues to be well represented as several businesses have been selected as finalists and winners in various categories over the last few years. The 2018 Awards will be held on March 2, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Chamber Organization, Community, Press Release, Event Notice
Thursday, October 19, 2017
(Ottawa) October 18, 2017 — The Canadian Chamber of Commerce welcomes the government’s changes to its proposals for taxing passive investment, but continues to wait for details yet to be revealed. The new proposal announced today by Finance Minister Bill Morneau  is a response to concerns expressed by the Canadian Chamber network and its members.  “On the surface, these changes respond to many ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Policy Update, Chamber Organization, Political
Monday, October 16, 2017
(Medicine Hat) October 16, 2017 — The Medicine Hat and District Chamber of Commerce along with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce welcome the government’s plans to revise its proposed tax reforms and to reduce the small business tax rate as a result of the comments and concerns expressed through the national #ProtectGrowth campaign and consultations.  “This issue has been of significant national ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Chamber Organization, Policy Update, Press Release
Monday, October 16, 2017
(Ottawa) October 5, 2017 - TransCanada’s decision to abandon its Energy East pipeline will deal a serious blow to Canada’s economy, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “Energy East would have created thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of revenue in the Canadian economy. This is a grave disappointment and one more setback in building the critical infrastructure we need to get Canada’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Chamber Organization, Policy Update, Press Release
Friday, September 29, 2017
(Fredericton, NB) - Alberta's chambers of commerce delegates made big impacts at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce policy plenary session during the national chamber convention. Carrying more than a third of delegate votes, Alberta business' vocal leadership helped shape the national agenda of business advocacy on a range of critical issues including trade policy, environmental regulation and the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber Organization, Policy Update
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, Press Release, Chamber Organization
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