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The  Medicine Hat JazzFest  is about family fun, dance parties, world-class artists, late night grooving, sunny patios and corner pubs. It's about dancing on a parking garage and in an airport hangar! It's about connecting with friends and family and meeting new people. It's the 22nd anniversary and JazzFest is celebrating! As winner of the 2010 and 2015 Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce Tourism Award of Distinction and the 2016 Alberta Business Award in Arts and Culture, JazzFest's reputation just keeps spreading! From June 17-24 JazzFest will be presenting many of the same artists that are appearing at Jazz Festivals from Vancouver to Montreal.
With acts like the Chelsea McBride Socialist Night School Big Band, Dutch saxophonist Yuri Honing, and African Dance Band Lynn Olagundoye, JazzFest combines a big city bang with small town charm. And the result is drawing return fans from across Alberta and Saskatchewan and the rest of Canada. Passes offer over $375 worth of tickets for $149.  Follow us on Twitter and IG @medhatjazz. We're at Medicine Hat JazzFest on Facebook. 

Full details are at  and tickets and passes are available at all Esplanade ticket outlets and following the media launch May 10, 2018.  So this June, why not see what all the buzz is about! Give it a try. We think you'll dig it!
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement on the recent decision of the Supreme Court decision R v Comeau: "While the Supreme Court has recognized that s.121 of the Constitution Act, 1867 prohibits laws whose primary purpose is to impede interprovincial trade, we are disappointed that they missed an important opportunity to take a historic step toward freer interprovincial trade, we are disappointed that they missed an important opportunity to take a historic step toward freer interprovincial trade with a broader interpretation of s. 121." Read more
As part of the updated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act the definition of harassment and violence, including sexual and domestic has been updated. In addition, joint work site OHS committees or representatives will be mandatory under the updated OHS Act. After June 1, OHS officers will work with employers to ensure the changes needed have been successfully implemented at their work sites. Read more
Aurora Cannabis is a community minded, Canadian owned and operated company. We are building a purpose-designed facility in Medicine Hat that will open as the world's largest by production volume.

What image does the word "entrepreneur" generate in your mind? If I close my eyes and let my thoughts roam I see an individual striving to launch a business. They're busy. Driven. Resourceful. Perhaps with an independent streak and an ability to accept and manage financial risk as they pursue an opportunity. I'd guess there's a reasonable chance that most people get that kind of image when they think "entrepreneur." In my thinking, the image is flattering and the results these people achieve are rewarding. What that stereotype omits, however, is an entire range of innovative thinkers and doers that are critical to almost any organization. Read more
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) is looking for responses to their Indigenous Engagement Survey. Are you a business that engages with indigenous Canadians? If you are how do you engage with the indigenous community? Take the survey here. The survey is open to responses until the close of business on May 11, 2018. 
Davis Custom Graphics is a full service sign and print shop ready to serve Medicine Hat and area. We provide commercial promotional displays, window graphics, signs, vehicle wraps, wall graphics, bedroom wall skins, decorative wall writing and virtually any graphics projects managed! Exterior or interior, commercial or personal, we will provide professional consultation, efficient service and quality production. Our staff is experienced and utilizes the best in modern software equipment to produce striking images, precision products and efficient service. If you have high expectations of quality or a demanding deadline, you can rely on us to be responsive to your needs with efficiency and a high level of personalized quality control. 
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) welcomes the announcement of a comprehensive intellectual property strategy from the government of Canada today. There is a strong link between the economic benefits of knowledge capital and the protection of intellectual property. IP protections provide the legal certainty needed for innovators and creators to make high-risk, high-capital investment into the newest creative content, cutting-edge technologies, and next generation medicines. Read more
Applications are now open for communities and organizations interested in hosting for Alberta Culture Days this fall. Alberta Culture Days is being held from September 28 to 30 and is an annual celebration that promotes diversity and encourages participation in cultural experiences across the province. Read more
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