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Most Canadian income tax and benefit returns for 2017 are due on April 30, 2018. If you have a balance owing, the total amount is also due by that date. If you or your spouse or common-law partner are self-employed, you have until June 15, 2018 to file your return. Read more
 
Utility installation and road reconstruction started on April 25, 2018 and will restrict traffic to one-way (westbound) in Stage 4 of the South Railway Street rehabilitation project from Allowance Avenue overpass to the 8th Avenue SE intersection. Eastbound traffic will be detoured via 8th Avenue SE and 9th Street SE back onto South Railway Street. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to obey all traffic signs/signals and drive safely around work crews.  Read More
 
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) released a statement on the rising trade tensions caused by proposed tit-for-tat tariffs. ICC Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said "Open markets underpinned by the rules-based multilateral trading system have been a vital driver of prosperity across the world over the past 50 years. Any erosion of that system will come at quite a cost to us all. Tariff hikes will inevitably impact small businesses that often rely heavily on imported goods and services." Read more
 
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) released a statement regarding the proposed amendments to Alberta's Lobbyists Act and how it could negatively impact constituency engagement. Reduction of the lobbying time threshold from 100 to 50 hours dramatically changes the reporting requirements for many community-serving organizations. This leads to increased administrative burdens on organization that have limited staff resources, including chambers.  Read More
 
 
At Stick to Your Core Consulting, I work one on one with clients, speak at events and provide workshops for individuals and businesses. I tailor my services to each client's specific needs. I am driven and passionate about my clients achieving the long-term success they deserve. Do you have a goal you're trying to achieve? Let's work together to get you the results you want. Book your free consultation with me today to find out more. 
 
The Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp and Community Futures are partnering with Rotary District 5360 to become Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (AYEC). AYEC is a week-long camp for youth ages 13 - 15 who are interested in learning about business and entrepreneurship. The main focus of this camp is to educate youth about marketing, advertising, preparing a cash-flow statement and writing a business plan. The 2018 Rotary Youth Entrepreneurship Camp is now open for applications until May 31, 2018.  Read More
 
The deadline to purchase annual crop insurance is April 30. Zsuzsanna Sangster, product coordinator with Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, says there are some key changes and updates for this year including the Spring Endorsement Option and new wheat classes. For more information click here.
 
This month, the business federations of the G7 nations met for the 2018 B7 Business Summit, which was hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) in Quebec City. The Summit is the premier event for business representatives from G7 member countries to gather and discuss key issues facing the global economy, including growth, trade, innovation and productivity. The declaration from the B7 outlines specific strategies to mold the global economy towards a more inclusive and prosperous future, despite the many challenges the countries of the G7 are currently facing. Read More
 
 
You may have heard that southeast Alberta is transitioning to renewables. Several construction projects are already underway in our region, and this presents a significant opportunity for local businesses to grow their revenue through the provision of goods, services and resources to these projects.  Read More
 
My name is Aleesha Smith owner of  Sweet Obsession Custom Cakes and I've been creating fabulous cakes/cupcakes in Medicine Hat for over 8 years now. I am a home based business working out of a kitchen that was built in my basement specifically for baking. It's licensed by the city and inspected by the health department regularly as food safety is a priority. I have a strong passion for baking and designing cakes and It shows in my work.
 
The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade launched the Confidence in Canada Campaign to collectively sound the alarm about the signal our governments are sending about Canada's openness to investment and the looming potential Constitutional crisis around the ability to get federally, and provincially, approved projects built. 76 organizations across the country have signed a letter urging the government to create certainty and to uphold the rule of law and Canada's reputation as a place in which to invest, build and operate businesses.  Read More
 
Members can utilize the Chamber's website by adding information to their business directory listing. This can include your logo, pictures, videos, business description and more. This is a great tool for members that do not have a website as it acts as a "micro-website" and it can also direct traffic to the business website- if you do have one.  Members can also post job postings, events, RFP's and Hot Deals for FREE.
 
The Great Commission Foundation (GCF) is a team of skilled administrative and accounting personnel dedicated to using their talents and expertise to enable people to follow God's calling to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. GCF is a registered Canadian charity with Canada Revenue Agency (#85992 8483 RR0001). GCF works exclusively with Christian ministries and projects in a dynamic cooperative relationship. Ministries and projects engage in outreach activities and provide on-site personnel while GCF provides essential administrative and accounting expertise to enable them to do their ministry. It is a team effort working towards a common goal: the advancement of the Christian faith, education, and the relief of poverty.
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