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Baba Cluck's Grand Opening
It's been awhile since we've seen a Grand Opening so we were thrilled to see  Baba Cluck  celebrate their new business journey last weekend!
Our economic recovery is going to take everyone being willing to participate in our local ecosystem. See the photos
Greg Morrison Interview
This pandemic threw a curveball at the  Medicine Hat Mavericks  but with a bit of thought, relying on experts in their community and accepting help that was available they have stepped up to the plate, adapted to the new rules, and kept swinging .
Local First – Building our Business Ecosystem
Through Recovery
Almost 98% of businesses in Canada and within Alberta are small businesses with approximately 76% of Canadians employed by private sector businesses.
In the southeast Alberta Palliser region, we have 4700 businesses with 96.5% of those being small businesses. When you factor in our agricultural businesses, that adds an additional 3,100+ farms to the business mix as well.
Over the last number of weeks, society as a whole has become keenly aware of what this actually means to our overall economy and how fragile our ecosystem is if our businesses don’t have the supports necessary to carry on. Read more
Your Weekly Tune Up
Alberta Recovery Plan
The provincial government announced a recovery plan that includes corporate tax relief, infrastructure spending and plans for diversifying the economy. Find more information on the plan and read the press release.
Expanded CEBA Taking Applications
The expanded Canada Emergency Business Account loan program is now available; however, only if you bank with one of Canada’s six largest banks. The CEBA expansion will be available from more lenders over the coming weeks. To apply for a CEBA contact your primary financial institution.   More information
Travel Alberta Funding
Three new federal and provincial funding programs for Alberta destination management organizations and tourism businesses are addressing key areas of need: Alberta Destination Management Organization (DMO) COVID-19 Operational Relief Program; Destination Canada Domestic Funding Program; Travel Alberta Cooperative Investment Program. More information
New City E-Permit System
To make the process of applying for permits, inspections and business licenses more convenient and efficient, Planning & Development Services is now using an e-Permit system. The customer portal is open to all applicants. More information
Canada Student Service Grant
The federal government announced the launch of the  Canada Student Service Grant   which will provide these volunteers with a one-time payment of between $1,000 and $5,000 based on the number of hours they serve. To find not-for-profit organizations looking for help during the pandemic, post-secondary students and recent graduates can use the new  I Want to Help   platform, which also launched today.   Read the announcement .
Canada Day in Medicine Hat
There will be no fireworks in Medicine Hat this year to celebrate Canada day. But, Police Point Park is inviting everyone to celebrate Canada Day with a pollinator themed rock painting event! The event will take place at Police Point Park on July 1st from 10 am - 3 pm. Anyone who would like to participate can choose a 50 minute time slot from their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page and give them a call at 403 - 529 - 6225. Walk-up registration is permitted, but a space cannot be guaranteed. More information
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Welcome to the Chamber!
Advocacy in Action
What's Next for Alberta's Economy?
Enriching Your Business
There are so many features of our info hub you can take advantage of to enrich your business. Simply log in to add photos, videos, and more to your business directory, access shop local deals, post jobs, add sales and promotions, access resources, and post events! If you need help setting up or have any questions, don't hesitate to email us .
Driving Business Forward
We are really excited to deliver our Business Awards virtually but that doesn't mean it still can't be a community wide celebration!

Would you like to host a safe viewing party at your restaurant or business? Are you interested in offering a catering deal to those who will be celebrating at home? Or do you have a different idea that will allow you to be a part of the pit crew that helps us celebrate our business community in October?

Let us know if you'd like to become a part of our Driving Business Forward virtual awards by contacting our Events Coordinator, Kristen Walsh, at events@medicinehatchamber.com or (403) 527-5214 ext. 221.
Helpful Webinars
See our Pandemic Training Calendar for more
Sparking Conversation
Do you have summer vacation plans?
Yes, I'm doing a stay-cation
Yes, I'm going somewhere else
Last Week: Is your business using the Commercial Rent Assistance Program?
No: 75% We have a different arrangement for rent: 25%
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