News for Chamber

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Pipeline deficit costing taxpayers and the business community (Medicine Hat, AB) - The Canadian Taxpayers Federations is making a stop in Medicine Hat, as part of its cross-country pipeline tour, to show how much money taxpayers are losing because Canadian oil is sold for less than its full value due to a lack of pipeline capacity.  To illustrate losses to the taxpayer, in real time, a large ...read more
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Monday, June 03, 2019
The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce was pleased to see a number of policy recommendations reflected in the legislative agenda set forth by the newly elected provincial government last week. All four bills brought forward in the legislature last week addressed numerous issues that the local Chamber has advocated for on behalf of their members.  With tabling of Bill 1, An Act to Repeal ...read more
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Monday, May 27, 2019
(Medicine Hat) – The Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) 81st Annual General Meeting and Policy Session wrapped up with recognition of the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce receiving the ‘2018 Chamber of the Year Award’.  The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce competed against other chambers in the province of the same membership size, participating in similar activities and ...read more
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Saturday, May 25, 2019
(Medicine Hat) –This weekend four representatives from the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce attended the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) Annual General Meeting and Policy Conference in Camrose, presenting the policy: Removing Provincial Tax on Medicinal Cannabis which was successfully adopted by the ACC.   ‘The policy that we carried forward to the ACC Policy Session is an ...read more
Categories: Political, Chamber Organization, Chamber, Policy Update, Press Release
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the results of its recent board nominations, with four new Directors slated to join the board in 2019 and one returning director. The following nominees are slated to commence their 2019-2021 term following the annual general meeting in November:   Trevor Anhel – RBC Mortgage SpecialistSarah Franchetto – RBC ...read more
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Monday, May 13, 2019
Today, the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, launched the Vote Prosperity platform to urge federal party leaders to put the needs of Canadian business front and centre in the upcoming federal election.  “Core issues, such as a burdensome and time consuming regulatory environment, are suffocating Canadian competiveness. If our ...read more
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Friday, May 10, 2019
A new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Cultivating Competitiveness: Turning Agri-food Regulatory Reform Promises into Actionhighlights the need for government to act urgently to reduce regulatory burdens on Canada’s agri-food businesses.  “There are dozens of studies and reports spanning more than a decade that all arrive at similar conclusions – complex and inconsistent regulations ...read more
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Monday, April 01, 2019
(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 Monday, April 1st to Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.    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
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Monday, March 25, 2019
The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce calls for a comprehensive review of the Canadian tax systemAccording to the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce local businesses and tax practitioners are frustrated by the need to commit significant time, often at considerable expense, to deal with taxation and filing issues. Canadian businesses spend 131 hours on average to prepare and pay ...read more
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
(Medicine Hat) March 20, 2019 – Yesterday’s federal budget fails to address the fundamental issues undermining the ability of Canada’s business owners to provide economic prosperity for all Canadians, according to an analysis by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce.  “While the Budget delivers on some of our advocacy priorities, particularly in the ...read more
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
(Medicine Hat) –The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a business-focused public debate forum for provincial election candidates on Tuesday, April 2nd and Wednesday, April 3rd at the Medicine Hat College Theatre starting at 6:30 pm.  April 2nd : Cypress-Medicine Hat CandidatesApril 3rd: Brooks-Medicine Hat Candidates Candidates will be given the opportunity to address ...read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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