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Fuelling Our Business Community
This past week we were able to use our big scissors at the grand opening of Great Canadian Oil Change. Congratulations on your new location and thank you for becoming Community Builders with the Chamber!
After six months of working remotely the Chamber staff has returned to the office. In order to keep our staff and visitors safe protocols have been put into place. Find more information on our website.
Your Weekly Tune Up
The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund is now accepting applications. SMEs across Canada can apply to receive a relief grant of up to $5,000 to help with their COVID-19 recovery effortsMore information

The application deadline for CEBA has been extended to October 31, 2020. Eligibility criteria will soon be expanded to include businesses that operate through a personal bank account. In addition, Export Development Canada has opened a call centre to help answer business owners’ questions about their application or eligibility for the program. More information

The BCAP program has been extended to June 2021 and provides access to capital for businesses through loans that are administered by Export Development Canada and the Business Development Bank of Canada. These loans are repayable in full after five years.

Alberta’s government will be distributing $262 million in federal funding to school authorities for COVID-19 related expenses.The federal government will be transferring the funding to the province in two phases – once in September and once later in the school year. More information

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Quick Check Up
Advocacy in Action
The Multiplier Effect
What if I gave you a $50 gift card to your favorite restaurant? You could go for lunch by yourself and try to stuff two meals into your belly, but it’s more likely that you’d invite a couple friends for dinner and wine and run up a bill of $150. That $150 in revenue generated from a $50 gift card, and the money the restaurant ownership and staff spend as a result, is called the multiplier effect. Read more
Maintaining Mental Health
The last few months have been a stressful time for many in our community. It may feel hard to reach out but there is help that can be accessed online at anytime and in the privacy of your home or office.

Enriching Your Business
Do you have a sale or promotion you would like to feature? Email Chantel at membership@medicinehatchamber.com
Community Builder Spotlight:
Methanex has been a dedicated member of our Chamber since 2010. Their presence in our community has contributed in significant ways economically, socially and culturally to Medicine Hat. We are grateful for their commitment to our community and know our region is a better place to live because they are Community Builders!
Welcome to the Chamber!
Helpful Webinars
Digital Marketing and Transformation of Business

Fall 2020
Canadian Chamber: Future of Transportation

Sept - Oct
Maintaining Mental Fitness

On demand
Next Level Events
Neubauer Farms and the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank would like to invite you to Come To The Table!

This fundraiser is a Foodie's delight! Learn where your food comes from, enjoy fresh local ingredients, and come to the table in support of local businesses and the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank. Find out more and register now!
2020 Business Awards: Driving Business Forward

This year the Chamber will be replacing their usual gala with a hybrid celebration featuring a virtual live component as well as host locations throughout the city. Attendees will also have the ability to attend from the comfort of their own homes if they choose.  Find out more and register now!
See our events calendar for more opportunities to connect.
Sparking Conversation
With restaurants open, are you more likely to:
Dine in
Pick up
Order Delivery
Last week: Are you going to download the COVID-19 Alert Mobile App? (Cross Canada App)
Yes: 45.5% No: 54.5%
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