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Interview with Dr. Ken Sauer
We are so blessed to have such wonderful seniors in our community who have made immeasureable contributions to Medicine Hat & District. We had a great conversation Dr. Ken Sauer, and talked to him about what it is to be a leader and how we can all choose to become leaders in our community.
Twinning Highway 3
One of our longest running advocacy efforts has been the twinning of Highway 3. Listen to our First Vice President, Marcus from  Terralta Inc. speak about this important issue on CBC Radio's Calgary Eyeopener If this issue is as important to you as it is important to us, you can also sign the petition
Your Weekly Tune Up
Applications Open for Medicine Hat Business Innovation Grant
Applications are now open for Phase 1 of the  CMH Business Innovation Grant , part of the COVID-19 Assistance package approved by council on May 4, 2020. The Assistance package is intended to support residents and business in coping with and recovering from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Phase 1 of the grant (up to $500,000 will focus on supports required for local businesses to adapt to the guidelines mandated by the government for a safe workplace. Apply here
Business Beat: Innovation Series
As a business owner during the province-wide re-launch, what are you doing to make yourself, your employees and your customers feel safe when they enter your establishment? We’ve all read the Provincial Re-launch Guideline documents , the general guideline and/or the industry specific guidelines located here. We know we are required to perform a hazard assessment with our employees.Writing up a hazard assessment provides the opportunity to discuss our tasks, any hazards we may encounter when performing those tasks and then discuss how we will mitigate the risks involved. Read more
Travel Alberta Cooperative Investment Fund
The Cooperative Investment Program is to assist tourism operators and regions across Alberta to RESTART consumer marketing activities and aid in the development of traveler products, experiences, and packaging in a COVID-19 travel environment. The program opened on June 1 to support partners with product/experience development and partnership marketing. Revised guidelines are posted on the   Industry Hub .
Canada Post's Think Small Support Program
Through   Canada Post’s Think Small support program , SMEs can now benefit from a quick, easy and cost-effective way to promote their business to the local community through two offers in direct mailing. Shared Mailing is an option that allows businesses to group together and promote their business in a booklet that includes advertisements from other small businesses. Solo mailing makes the business stand out with a standalone postcard through Canada Post Neighbourhood Mail.
Only a Few Days Left to Apply for the Small Business Grant
Applications will close June 12, 2020 for the Canadian Chamber's Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund . These grants are possible through the generosity of Salesforce and will be offered as a one-time payment of $10,000 to 62 businesses across the country.
Expanded Testing for Albertans
Testing is now available to all Albertans, whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or not. Expanded testing will provide data to further understand the impacts of moving to the next stage of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy and help the government understand where there might be undetected positive cases and prevent further spread of the virus. More testing information is available   online .
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Advocacy in Action
Roadmap to Recovery
The Candian Chamber has launched   Roadmap to Recovery ,   which takes a comprehensive look at the challenges facing our economy and identifies 51 specific recommendations governments should adopt to overcome the challenges identified. Canada was prepared to do whatever it took to ensure we made it through this pandemic, and we need to apply the same mindset to repairing our economy. Read their   press release .
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Medicine Hat College Upcoming Courses
MHC Customer Service & Sales Skills Certificate (3-Day, 21 hours, 2.1 CEUs) and our MHC Business Communication Skills Certificate (4-Day, 24 hours, 2.4 CEUs) have been now re-scheduled for Fall 2020 (In-class sessions at MHC).
  • Customer Service & Sales Skills Certificate – Tuesdays, October 6, 13 & 20, 2020 - $675 plus GST
  • Business Communication Skills Certificate – Tuesdays, Oct 27, Nov 3, 10 & 24, 2020 - $849 plus GST
  • Management Skills For Supervisors – Nov 12, 13, 26 & 27, 2020 - $1495 plus GST
Online Course Options targeted at Sales Professionals
Links to register and more course options can be found here
Driving Business Forward
Starting a new business is an act of courage. The first few years of a business are always a challenge but this year will have been especially so with a worldwide pandemic to grapple with and yet we are seeing new businesses fight for their dreams and use all their skills to adjust and respond to their circumstances. Our New Business of the Year Award recognizes how important new business start-ups are in our community and this year we need their example of resilience more than ever. JMH & Co. Chartered Professional Accountants has been committed to our business community for over one hundred years and have used their expertise to help businesses start, thrive and become established fixtures in our community. We could ask for no better sponsor for this award and appreciate all they do to support our business community.
We look forward to celebrating our new businesses this year, along with all our other award nominees and winners, and are inspired by their example of persevering as we deliver our awards in a completely new way! Stay tuned for more details about our virtual Driving Business Forward Awards!  
Helpful Webinars
See our Pandemic Training Calendar for more
Sparking Conversation
Do feel your business has the supports it needs to continue operating?
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