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Fuelling Our Business Community
Thank you to My Tech Genie for hosting a workshop and passing on some great tips on how to get more out of PowerPoint.

If you are a Connector, Promoter or Community Builder member and would like to partner with us to host a workshop, contact Kristen at events@medicinehatchamber.com.
We've been busy over the last few weeks meeting with the Minister of Municipal Affairs, the Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity, as well as Canada’s Ambassador to the OECD. See highlights from our conversation with Ministers Allard and McNally.

If you are interested in our conversations feel free to reach out to us at policy@medicinehatchamber.com.
Minister of Municipal Affairs - Tracy Allard
Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity - Dale Nally
Ambassador to OECD - Madeleine Chenette
Small Business Week was last week and we certainly celebrated, with the help of Community Futures Entre-Corp, all the amazing contributions that our small business community brings to our region. As your Chamber we know how important it is for our city and region to have small businesses reach their full potential. So we will carry on advocating for you to make sure that you have the support you need in order to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow!
Quick Check Up
The Power of Community
Community Builder Spotlight:
CIBC
CIBC has been a member of our Chamber family for over 17 years and we couldn't be more pleased that they have signed up to be a Community Builder! Supporting businesses is a mission that drives both of our organizations and with the values of trust, teamwork and accountability being equally important. We look forward to the many ways we can join forces with them to help our community prosper and build towards a hopeful today and tomorrow.

Watch our interview with Nicole Murphy, CIBC Community General Manager in Medicine Hat above.
Your Weekly Tune Up
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance is set to end soon. Property owners that have already been approved for rental assistance have until October 30th 2020 to opt-in for the extensions. The application portal will close at 11:59 PM EST on October 30th. Visit the program website for details.

The City of Medicine Hat invites you to apply for decision making and advisory opportunities on our variety of Boards, Commissions and Committees. There are positions to suit every interest or professional discipline that will appeal to those who are seeking to add to their skills and network in our community. To review the opportunities listed below, or to download an application handbook, visit the City website.

Flu shots are now available free of charge at pharmacies and doctors’ offices across the province. Alberta Health Services (AHS) is also offering immunizations by appointment for those under five years old and those in their household. More information.

A joint pilot program from the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada – the first of its kind in the country – will safely test an alternative to the current 14-day quarantine requirement for international travellers while continuing to protect Canadians from COVID-19. More information.

Want to know what else happened that you need to know?
Next Level Events
Grand Openings
Action Land & Environmental Services Ltd. is having showcasing their new location on October 29th. For more information and to get the latest updates visit our Facebook Event page.
Join Best Western Premier & Executive Residency as they celebrate the opening of their new hotel on November 5th! Find out more information and make sure to let us know you're going on our Facebook Event page.
Advocacy in Action
We have come together with Medicine Hat College (MHC) and the City of Medicine Hat to encourage cohesive regional vitality and collaborative action within Southeastern Alberta.
Fill up on Funding
The Innovation Relief and Recovery Program is designed to provide COVID relief and recovery funding for pre- and post-revenue high potential, high growth, technology or knowledge-based Alberta small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Eligible applicants can apply for up to $10,000. A call for applications is now open until November 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm.
An investment of $12 million to support the Canada United campaign was announced to support local businesses in communities across the country.
Grants up to $5,000 are available to small businesses so they can cover the costs of physical modifications to their businesses to meet local health and safety requirements.

Apply for the grant online.
Infill development. It's an idea and practice that cities across North America are embracing and with good reason. Infrastructure such as roads, water mains, and sewer lines are costly for municipalities when developing new sub-divisions.
Infill improvement allows developers to capitalize on existing infrastructure through increased densification that can increase a city's property tax base.

Enriching Your Business
Member Spotlight: Sandler Training
Who are We? What do We do? Why would you work with Us?

Wherever your organization touches people; candidates, employees, prospect or clients. Sandler Training in Calgary provides support and training.

At our business performance lab you will learn how to work smarter instead of harder by implementing attitudes, behaviors and techniques in Sandler’s communication system.

Curious to learn more?


Want to find out more about Sandler Training? See the full Member Spotlight on our blog!
Well we got our first snowfall of the season which means that the holiday season is just around the corner. Make sure you're set by having a #LocalFirstYXH decal in your store window!

You can also rev up your marketing by taking part in our Christmas Coupon campaign.

Find out more about these opportunities by emailing Chantel at membership@medicinehatchamber.com.
Deals
Medicine Hat College offering a new program opportunity for students interested in growing a career in agriculture. Courses within the program will prepare students with a range of knowledge in the three E’s: environment, economics, and energy using systems theory. The agroecology program will launch in September 2021, with applications opening November 1, 2020. More information.

Sales and Buy & Sell XChange
Helpful Webinars
Selling and Shipping During the Holiday Season with eCommerce Canada 

October 27
The State Of The Pandemic Economy



October 29
Innovation Forum 2.0: Medicine Hat-made innovative ideas


November 5
See our events calendar for more opportunities to connect.
Sparking Conversation
Given municipal budget pressures, would you prefer to see:
a property tax increase?
a reduction of expenditures?
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