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This past week we hosted a virtual Lunch & Learn featuring information from JoAnne Letkeman from Brightan Financial Strategies Inc. highlighting the health benefits available through the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan.

It was great to "see" those who attended and if you missed this session, don't worry, as we'll be having another one in March! Stay tuned for details!
Just a reminder that the Chamber office remains closed but our staff is still here and serving our business community from our home offices! If you have a question about your membership, a business issue, our virtual events, Local First YXH, Shop YXH, or general questions about who we are and what we do, know that we're here to help.

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Your Weekly Tune Up
Mandatory, provincewide restrictions remain in effect. Continue to follow public health restrictions to protect others as well as the health-care system. Active case numbers are decreasing, but hospitalizations remain high. More information.
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20th. Both Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Kenney sent their congratulations but also issued statements on the decision to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. See the Prime Minister's statement and the Premier's statement.
As a new year begins, with light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce reflects back on ALL this unique business network has achieved — with and for our members and partners, for our stakeholders and shareholders, for our communities and for our people. When we look back on 2020, we are humbled by your trust in us. Read the Annual Report.
This year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign on January 28th shines a light on the actions that we can all take, because now more than ever, mental health matters. Whether you’re staying virtually connected with a family member, working directly with patients in recovery, investing in access to care or even just taking care of your own mental health, every Canadian can play a part in their communities, workplaces, schools and at home. Access the toolkit.
Alberta Film, a part of the Government of Alberta, supports the growth, sustainability, competitiveness and business attraction of Alberta's screen-based production industry. Do you own a unique distinctive building or home in Medicine Hat? Would you like to see it on the big or small screen one day? Consider uploading pictures through this Submission Form where they will be available for viewing by location professionals worldwide seeking the perfect location for their projects. There is no cost to upload pictures.
Want to know what else happened that you need to know?
Next Level Events
Save the Date for State of the City
Regional Vitality Action Planning Summit
Advocacy in Action
Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) President and CEO Ken Kobly issued a statement on the decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline project.

"The Keystone XL pipeline was a project that would have created jobs, generated revenue, and bolstered energy security on both sides of the border.

Did you know the excise tax on beer, wine and spirits is set to increase again on April 1? Now is not the time for higher taxes, especially increases targeting the hospitality sector.

This crucial Canadian industry needs to be able to remain competitive to be able to recover from the crisis.

It's time to #FreezeTheAlcoholTax. Help spread the word: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
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Community Futures is proud to support businesses in Medicine Hat for over 30 years. It’s OK if the average person doesn’t know who we are or what we do. We are happy to be the invisible capacity builders for the many businesses we support.

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Welcome to our New Members
Value Added Benefit
Radio Advertising Discounts
21x30 commercial units to station, for members ONLY $472
21 x 30 second commercial messages for only $299
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Beginning February 1, 2021, Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) Energy Savings for Business Program is accepting applications for pre-approval from contractors with projects that support emissions reductions in small- and medium-sized industrial and commercial facilities. The program, with up to $55 million in funding available, will help Alberta businesses decrease operating costs, grow operations, create skilled jobs, and boost economic recovery.
Chamber Partnership Initiative
Work Placement Program
Sparking Conversation
Show Local Some Love: We're featuring a little Local Love on social media during the month of February.

Is there a member business that you love and you want to recognize for the difference they've made to you and our community? Let us know!
Last week's poll results:
Are you planning to get the vaccine when it becomes available for the general public?
Yes: 59.1% No: 40.9%
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