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Fuelling Our Business Community
We have ignited the 2020 policy season and set the direction for our advocacy at the provincial level. The Chamber board of directors approved six new policies and four renewing policies at their board meeting on February 19, 2020, that were just submitted to the Alberta Chambers of Commerce .
All policies that are carried locally, provincially and federally are a result of our members priorities and concerns. The recommendations in these policies will provide our roadmap in our conversations with the provincial government and ensure that Medicine Hat & District is kept top of mind so that we can capitalize on economic opportunities as they present themselves.
The policies approved include:

In order to create an environment that supports prosperity, it is essential for government and business to work collaboratively. Our chamber is committed to championing growth in our local economy by influencing policy makers and always keeping the best interests of our members in mind when we meet with government. Read the full press release here .
Important News
On Thursday, February 27th the Alberta 2020 budget was released. It was coined the 'Blueprint for Jobs' and maintains the Alberta Government's plan of balancing the budget by 2022. Here's how it could impact your business: Read more
Over the next 18 months, Canadian businesses can expect to see changes in Canada’s privacy laws.The government sees compliance enforcement as incentive to business to build trust in the digital economy, but there are more compelling business reasons to consider a robust approach to privacy. Read more
There are numerous resources available to help with hiring and training: Workplace Training Program , Internship Funding, Canada-Alberta Job Grant, Work Sharing Program and more. Many have deadlines approaching soon. Click the links for more information.
Medicine Hat Property Assessment Notices will begin arriving in resident’s mailboxes beginning February 28, 2020 for Single Family Residential and Farmland properties. Property owners of Non-Residential and Multi-Family properties will receive their notices a month later beginning April 9, 2020. Read more
Economies are complex and the responsibility for economic growth is often largely placed on governments. But the truth is there are many players who impact whether an economy will grow. For example our educational institutions must produce the skills and talent necessary to fill jobs needed for industry to produce goods and services. Research facilities must engage STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) talent to innovate new products and tools to ensure the economy offers a competitive edge. Read more
Welcome to the Chamber!
What is  Active Healing Massage ? It is a natural mending of the body through the physical force of massage. At Active Healing Massage you will be greeted by professional and educated registered massage therapists in a relaxing and inviting environment. Read more
Creative Minds Consulting  is a private practice mainly focusing on children, adolescents and their families. Carolina Hall, Registered Psychologist, specializes in play therapy in conjunction with other modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Emotion-Focused Therapy. Read more
Brandi Droeske  was born and raised in Southern Alberta, from an early age she had always been intrigued by the real estate market. Moving to Calgary 14 years ago, Brandi was able to explore all aspects of the industry and quickly realized the financing end was her true passion. Read more
PowerUp Brooks is happening March 12th from 3pm-8pm at the Heritage Inn in Brooks. This is the third time this event has been held and each time it gets better and better. PowerUp gives local business people, managers, employees, owners, and blossoming entrepreneurs the opportunity to come together and focus on making their business, and themselves, better. Participants learn valuable, on-the-job skills for business, about new opportunities and how to get a piece of the pie, what others in the Region are working on, and what services are available to help businesses. Best part? Tickets are only $50. When training like this is offered this close to home, it’s pretty hard to pass up. If you haven’t registered for Power Up yet, make it happen! Registration closes March 6th; more details and a link to register can be found at www.powerupbrooks.com.
Upcoming Events
Date : Friday, March 6: Noon - 9 PM
Saturday, March 7: 10 AM- 6 PM
Sunday, March 8: 11 AM- 4 PM

Location : Cypress Centre, Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede
2055 21 Ave SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta
Date : Wednesday Mar 18, 2020
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location : Brightan Financial Strategies Inc - #3, 1335 Trans Canada Way SE
D ate : Thursday Mar 19, 2020
Time : 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location : Royal Lepage
1202 Southview Dr SE
Date : Thursday Mar 12, 2020
Time : 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location : Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
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