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February 26, 2018
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A strong and prosperous Canada depends on business growth, but  businesses are 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 priorities and objectives that, if addressed, will give Canada a competitive edge, improve productivity and grow our economy. Read More
 
In the last five years the Chamber has been active in advocating for the City to put certain measures, processes and procedures in place to mitigate the effects and impacts of the yearly assessment valuation. We have continued our dialogue on our 11 recommendations and have seen a change-over in City assessors along with changes in processes, classifications and a focus on increased customer service and consultation. We are pleased that we have been able to regularly discuss our recommendations with the City and move towards completion of our recommendations. Read More
 
Front Porch Classics Cafe & Catering  is dedicated to providing their guests with fresh and homemade menu items. Come and try their Farmhouse BLT, The Oink Pizza, or the all-day breakfast! Located inside the airport; dine in, take out or have it delivered.
 
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has a new mobile web app for small businesses. With CRA BizApp business owners can access corporation income tax, payroll, excise duty and goods and services/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST). CRA BizApp is available 21 hours a day, seven days a week. Click  here to see their hours of operation. To find out how to access CRABiz App and to find out more information click here .
 
Canadian GunHub Inc  is a firearms retailer, the only public access indoor shooting range that anyone use with or without a firearms license. They provide training courses needed to acquire a firearms license.
 
 
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. The Partnership features:
  • simplified and streamlined programs and services that are easier to access
  • key enhancements to programs that help farmers manage risks that threaten the viability of their farm and are beyond their capacity to manage
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada delivers federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership aimed at generating economic growth in the agricultural sector. Read More
 
The Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness has published a  letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, on February 13, 2018, giving feedback on revised tax proposals that came into effect on January 1, 2018. The business coalition whose organizations represent a broad cross section across various sectors and regions of the country raised concerns regarding recently announced changes to income splitting rules for families and upcoming changes to passive investment rules.  Read More
 
Whether you are exploring the Canadian Badlands, in Medicine Hat for business, enjoying a romantic getaway or looking for a unique staycation,  Guesthouse 71  can be your home away from home! This 600 sq foot Guesthouse is completely separate and private from host's home. Completely renovated and decorated in farmhouse style, with crisp clean and classic decor. It's all in the details from the reclaimed wooden shelves from the property to the embroidered bath robes, GH 71 has taken care of all the details for you to enjoy your stay. A self catered breakfast with all the items you will need are provided for you. Whether you have to hit the road early or you get to sleep in, you can have your breakfast on your schedule. Book your stay today and enjoy the peacefulness of the country at Guesthouse 71.
 
Have You Been Thinking About Joining the Chamber? 
Now is the time! For ALL new members that join between now & February 28th you will get 2 FREE passes for the  Medicine Hat Chamber Trade Shows (March 2-4) PLUS $25 Trade Show Bucks to spend at the show! (Total $35 value for FREE).  For more information on Membership & The Chamber contact Chantel @ 403-527-5214 ext 223 or e-mail . You can also find an online application form here.
 
The Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) is accepting submissions for funding to support natural gas cleantech research, demonstration and deployment innovation projects in Canada. NGIF, created by the Canadian Gas Association (CGA), supports the funding of cleantech innovation in the natural gas value chain. It seeks to fill a technology development gap in the sector and invest in innovation enabling natural gas solutions for current and emerging challenges facing Canada's energy system.  Read More
 
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