February 23rd, 2017

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Business Beat: Making trade shows part of your marketing toolkit

By Medicine Hat News on February 22nd, 2017

Many individuals and businesses don’t realize that the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce organizes the local Sunshine Home & Garden Show in the spring and the Great West Home & Leisure Show in the fall. The Chamber of Commerce has committed to hosting these trade shows each year because of the commerce it ... Read More »

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Business Beat: New opportunities in local suspended oil and gas wells

By Medicine Hat News on February 15th, 2017

As calls grow louder for regulations around abandoning and reclaiming non-producing oil and gas wells, there is an opportunity for companies to coordinate the massive effort that will be required. Medicine Hat’s workforce has the oilfield service experience to play a major role if new rules do indeed come into effect. According to a recent ... Read More »

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Waiting for a ‘big idea’ is not necessarily a need for entrepreneurship

By Medicine Hat News on February 15th, 2017

CNW TORONTO In a time of increased uncertainty, many Canadians are considering entrepreneurship as a way to gain control over their future. According toRBC’s recent Small Business Poll more than three-quarters of Canadians (79 per cent) believe that working for themselves is less risky than working for someone else because they can control their own ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Southeast Alberta first in province to get business incubator funding

By Medicine Hat News on February 8th, 2017

Last Friday, the provincial government announced that southeast Alberta would be first in the province to receive funding for a business incubator to support growth in entrepreneurship and innovation, which can help create jobs and diversify the economy. Several regional entrepreneurship incubators are slated for funding across the province to support business startups in the ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The Regional Innovation Network in southeast Alberta

By Medicine Hat News on February 1st, 2017

The Regional Innovation Network can help you bring ideas to life. The network was founded in 2010 when Alberta Innovates began to formulate a plan for an integrated provincial support system that would assist and support the growth of innovative and technology-oriented businesses in Alberta. This provincial support system is known as the Alberta Regional ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Striking a balance

By Medicine Hat News on January 25th, 2017

On Nov. 22, Premier Rachel Notley unveiled the Climate Leadership Plan, based on recommendations put forth by the Climate Change Advisory Panel. The plan is one that covers all sectors, is far reaching, comprehensive and includes the following pillars: implementation of a new carbon price on greenhouse gas emissions; ending pollution from coal-generated electricity by ... Read More »

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Happiness on the job

By Medicine Hat News on January 25th, 2017

CNW TORONTO Happiness at work is something nearly everyone wants, but it varies by an employee’s age, gender and field, among other factors. This is one of the findings of a new comprehensive study of more than 12,000 Canadian and U.S. workers by Robert Half, in collaboration with world-renowned happiness and well-being expert Nic Marks. ... Read More »

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Business Beat: New year, new beginnings

By Medicine Hat News on January 11th, 2017

Welcome 2017! According to anthropologist Anthony Aveni, many New Year’s traditions stemmed from the desire to ward off evil spirits. While I’m sure many people are happy to say goodbye to the upsets of 2016, Aveni, who has researched extensively the roots of seasonal holidays at Colgate University in New York, also says a new ... Read More »

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Curveballs or Basics: What hiring managers ask in interviews

By Medicine Hat News on January 11th, 2017

CNW TORONTO A job interview can be nerve-racking, but add curveball questions to the mix, and you have a formula for a challenging discussion. The good news for Canadian jobs seekers is that many employers prefer to stick with standard inquiries, according to a survey by staffing firm Accountemps. Questions about the applicants’ interest in ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Kickstart the new year with training

By Medicine Hat News on January 4th, 2017

New Year’s resolutions. Love them or hate them, participate or do not participate. I am the first to admit that it is much easier for me to ask someone else what their New Year’s resolutions are than to share what I am planning to change. Regardless of where you stand on the topic this January ... Read More »

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