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Fuelling Our Business Community
Setting our Direction
The beginning of the year is a good time to evaluate and set the direction for all of us here at the Chamber individually and as an organization.

We are excited to be dedicating time over the next few weeks to develop priorities and strategic plans through our staff planning to ensure that our organization is reaching its full potential and serving our community today, tomorrow and for years to come!
Reflection is always an essential part of planning for the future. What has given us strength? What have we overcome? What milestones have we reached? As we put 2020 behind us, what will help us to move forward and embrace new opportunities? What values and experiences have defined us? What has shaped our behaviours and actions? Reflecting on the challenges of the past can shape our opportunities ahead.

Weekly Tune-Up
Protect What Matters Most...
Keep your Business Protected:

Keep your Mental Health Protected:

  • HelpSeeker is an app that helps you find thousands of services, programs, helplines & benefits available across Canada
  • Wellbeing Screener is an assessment tool designed to gauge an individual’s wellbeing across 15 dimensions, such as income, housing, health and safety. Download from Google Play or Android.

Keep your Information Protected:

  • A cyber attack can happen in minutes, and just one incident can prevent access to the systems you need to run your business, compromise your customer data or force you to stop operations entirely. Many small businesses lack the resources or knowledge for strong security defence. Some may not understand the cyber threats targeting their operations or how to get started with cybersecurity. Take the time to better understand the cyber threats targeting your business.

Keep your Money Protected:

  • Routinely checking all bank notes allows you to intercept counterfeits, keeping them out of the till and out of Canadians' change. Always look at two or more security features when checking bank notes. See the tips for checking security features.
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Power of Community
Community Builder Spotlight:
Medicine Hat Nissan
The team at Medicine Hat Nissan is dedicated to taking care of their customers drawing on their expertise and maintaining high standards of service. These same motivations are also evident in their investment in our organization to support our region by becoming Community Builders. We couldn't be more pleased to have a partner like Medicine Hat Nissan to build and support our community! Thank you for becoming a Community Builder!
January can be a difficult month for business and this year with extended health measures in place it is even more so.
Please keep supporting our local businesses, big and small, as we start this year.

Our business community has helped support us as individuals, as teams, our organizations and our entire region...so let's return their support by keeping our purchases local.

With so many unprecedented circumstances that impact our lives but seemingly no ability to influence or control them, what can we do?

Choose to control the way we act and react.

Let's build our businesses, organizations and community with kindness and compassion for each other. If we intentionally choose to be kind, we choose the community we create.

Advocacy in Action

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has developed a plan to replace Canada’s current patchwork approach of reacting to daily COVID-19 infections and related numbers.

It is neither socially nor economically sustainable to rely heavily on rotating lockdowns while we wait for an effective vaccine to be widely administered in the coming year.
Quick Check Up
Next Level Events
Work Integrated Learning Student Placement
Chamber's Group Insurance Plan Lunch & Learn
Igniting our Local Economy
Shop Local
Welcome to our Newest Members!
Fuel up on Funding
Start your year off by taking some time to watch a series of videos that we partnered on with JMH & Co. to help our business community steer their way through the various programs that offer financial support.
The employer application period for the 2021 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program is now open. Applications can be submitted until Friday, January 29, 2021. Find more information on the website or call 1-800-935-5555
Helpful Webinars
Home Office Expenses Question and Answer Sessions

January 14
Business Insurance 101 – Supporting Businesses during the Pandemic

January 15
What’s Next? Managing your Business’s Finances in 2021

January 18
See our events calendar for more opportunities to connect.
Sparking Conversation
Starting off the new year how is your mental health?
Excited for new beginnings and hopeful
Holding steady
Struggling and pessimistic
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