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I think most, if not all, businesses would love to have thousands of consumers see their business and have customers walk through their doors over the course of just a few days. However, businesses may not associate that desire for exposure and the opportunity to expand their customer base with the potential that trade shows offer. Businesses are able to connect with thousands of people over a few short days and gain tremendous exposure, in addition to attracting potential clientele through trade shows. Trade shows provide business with a powerful platform for meeting new customers, connecting with existing clientele, building brand and being able to demonstrate both inter-personal skills as well as product value over just three days.

We had quite the excitement at the 2020 Sunshine Home & Garden Show this weekend. It was certainly the first time we’ve ever had to use our Emergency Response Plan, but we are so thankful we had one. Here is the press release for more information. As a way of expressing our thanks to all those involved and especially to our exhibitors, we partnered with the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede to provide FREE admission to our trade show on Sunday, March 8. Overall, the event was a success with over 9,000 people visiting the show. If you want to get involved in the Great West Home & Leisure Show October 23-25, 2020, don't hesitate to contact us.
Photos from the 2020 Sunshine Home & Garden Show
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We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2020 Business Awards are officially open, marking the 20th year that the Chamber has hosted these prestigious local awards.Over the years the scope of these awards has grown from recognizing the Small Business and Large Business of the Year, to the 15 awards being presented on October 16, 2020, to kick off National Small Business Week which runs from October 17-23, 2020. In addition to each of the 14 award categories, nominees all have the chance to be recognized through the pinnacle award of the evening, the ‘Award of Excellence’. Read the full press release .
Catalyst for Change
Do you want to help solve business problems or have an area of expertise? Join a task force! Current opportunities:
  1. Sustainable Halo Funding
  2. Renovation Requirements and Restrictions
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Next Level News
There are currently 62 confirmed cases of the Novel Corona Virus in Canada. While Canada has not experienced the impacts that other countries are experiencing right now, we must be prepared for all scenarios and closely follow best practices around the world. Read more
As the first step in the Alberta Budget 2020 , the province is extending its loan to the Orphan Well Association by up to $100 million. This loan will bolster the association’s immediate reclamation efforts and generate up to 500 direct and indirect jobs in the oil services sector. Read more
Farm Credit Canada  is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. It will award $1.5 million in funding this year. The application deadline is March 31, 2020 and FCC will announce the selected projects in August. Read more
The government intends to propose a new incentive that would make it more affordable for Canadian businesses to invest in zero-emission vehicles and automotive equipment. This incentive would provide a 100 per cent write-off of the purchase cost of eligible zero-emission vehicles and automotive equipment in the year they are put in use.   Read more
The  Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS)  will help tens of thousands of young people across Canada who are facing barriers to employment. Read more
Weekly Business Tune Up
Welcome to the Chamber!
As the Mom of a two time Olympic Swimmer, a Grandma of many, a global traveler, and happily married sports enthusiast, I am loving every minute redefining “retirement”. Wealth allows us to create choices and health allows us to execute them. My passion is to educate individuals on how to support theirs. Read more
F45 Training  workouts are designed to unify the muscle groups of the body and to help make you feel and perform better in all aspects of your life. Push your cardiovascular skills to the limit in a session that will flash before your eyes. Even afterwards, your metabolism will still be in overdrive. Read more
iFIX Technology holds a long-lasting reputation with Medicine Hat as a one-stop-shop for all your tech needs. Our team eats, sleeps, and breathes technology; so for anything techy, we are here to help. Whether you need something fixed, replaced, or simply just have some questions or need technical support, we have it all.  Read more
Enriching Your Business
Member Value Added Benefit by 105.3 ROCK​ & 102.1 CJCY
Your business will get 21 x 30 second commercial messages during the Week in the Reach Plan rotation. Total retail value of this airtime is $861; Chamber members receive this airtime for only $299 per station. Find out more
There are many group benefit insurance carriers to choose from. The number of options can be overwhelming if you don’t have an expert on your side to guide you through the process. An experienced advisor has access to quote all of the insurance carriers, including the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan. They can compare your needs with all of the available insurance carriers and be able to make the best possible match for your company. Finding the right carrier can be a daunting task without the right help. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing a group benefit plan for your business: R ead more
Upcoming Events
Date : Thursday Mar 12, 2020
Time : 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location : Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
Date : Wednesday Mar 18, 2020
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location : Brightan Financial Strategies Inc - #3, 1335 Trans Canada Way SE
D ate : Thursday Mar 19, 2020
Time : 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location : Royal LePage
1202 Southview Dr SE
Date: Thursday Apr 2, 2020
Time:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location : Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
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