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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 automation revolution. Read More
 
Medicine Hat College is excited to announce Warren Vancuren as Business Person of the Year. He will be honored at Building Future Leaders (formerly known as Connecting Students to Business) on March 28, 2018; an annual event that focuses on helping students succeed in the workplace by connecting them with business people in the community.  Read More
 
Showroom 674 Auto Detailing is a local detailing business that chooses quality over quantity every time. They take pride in every vehicle clean they do and strive for a lasting relationship with all their customers. That is why they will care for your vehicle as if it was their own!
 
On March 13th, Sizzlin Bombs celebrated their grand opening of their new store! Click here to view more photos

 
The provincial government announced the expansion of the Petrochemicals Diversification Program which will include a combination of loan guarantees, grants and royalty credits, and a program that will ensure needed infrastructure for petrochemical feedstock. A Partial Upgrading Program was previously announced. Combined these efforts form the three pillars of  The Energy Diversification Act, tabled in the legislature on March 8.  Read More
 
 
Titanium Sign & Design is qualified and experienced in all marketing disciplines. We cover the entire spectrum from brand design, graphic design, web design, social media management, search engine optimization (SEO) and online marketing. Our home base is in Medicine Hat, but we have clients across the country. Our services are all under one roof to ensure your needs are met and fulfilled seamlessly in their execution, messaging, and development. Titanium Sign & Design is a one-stop communication shop. We continuously strive to be creative and fresh. We believe great marketing is inspired by trying to get a full understanding of the end result before the journey begins. We love working with any and all businesses and are always ready to adapt and conform to the situation at hand. Creativity is not something you can manufacture; you've either got it or you haven't. Simply stated, we think we've got it!
 
Congratulations to Shanna Mawer of  Scene-Fab Inc. for being nominated for the Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Award! "This nomination is personally, a pleasant surprise. Thank you! As for the amazing support network and generous mentors who make up this lovely community; it is no surprise that people are actively finding ways to bolster others through nominations like this. Scene-Fab will continue to find opportunity to showcase Medicine Hat and apply ourselves to excellence." -Shanna Mawer. AWE is honouring female entrepreneurs from across the province. Read More
 
Esso offers all members and their employees a $0.035/litre discount on fuel purchased on your Esso Fleet Credit Card. Fleet meaning one or more vehicles. No minimums apply.
 
 
Backlash Industries Ltd.  services various industries including oil and gas, industrial, and commercial fields. We offer installment, maintenance, and repair of compressors, pumps, and other industrial equipment. As well as diagnostics, inspections, and implementing preventative maintenance procedures. Being a valuable partner to our clients means having the services and resources to handle a variety of challenging projects. Backlash Industries is available 24 hours 7 days a week. We have a fully stocked service truck to answer all your needs. Backlash Industries offers a full line of services, including overhaul and repair, in house or in the field, new equipment and complete packages.
 
The new employment standards came into effect January 1, 2018 with my last article update regarding the changes in December. Questions are still surfacing regarding the regulations, particularly relating to averaging agreements, leaves and youth employment standards, to name a few. Through our continued work with Alberta Labour, we've been able to obtain additional information and updates for greater clarity for employers and have included a summary on just a few of the updates we have received.  Read More
 
Construction to complete the remaining work on the South Railway Street - South Flats project is anticipated to resume during the week of April 2, 2018. (weather dependent) In 2017, deep utilities and surface improvements were completed from the bottom of Scholten Hill to the Allowance Avenue overpass. The remaining deep utilities and surface work from the overpass to Kingsway Avenue SE is anticipated to be completed over the spring/summer 2018. Read More
 
You are invited to access the Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) 2018 Study of Participation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in Federal Procurement. Your participation and input are very important to help develop better strategies and programs to fulfill the government's commitment to support small and medium enterprises. Read More
 
Wildlands fuels including trees and grass could ignite during a wildfire and are a potential fire hazard. Wildfire Hazard Identification Tool (WHIT) is a new web-based tool developed by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry that helps employers identify the presence of fuel hazards that could support a wildfire and threaten a work site. If a wildfire hazard is identified, WHIT provides additional tools to further assess and mitigate the hazard. Click  here to learn more.
 
 
Budget 2018 contained a number of measures that reflect Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) policy recommendations and advocacy work, working in partnership with the chamber network. What follows are some of the Chamber-supported initiatives that made it into this year's budget.  Read More
 
The City of Medicine Hat and Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Hut 8) have entered into a 10 year agreement that will see the City of Medicine Hat sell 42 MW of electricity and lease 11 acres of land in the City's north end to Hut 8. Hut 8 is a cryptocurrency mining and blockchain infrastructure company established through an exclusive partnership with the Bitfury Group, the world's leading full-service blockchain technology company.  Read More
 
 
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