June 19th, 2018

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Business Beat: Why your Assessment Request for Information form is important

By Medicine Hat News on June 13th, 2018

In order to prepare an estimated value of your property an assessor needs to know about the physical characteristics and condition of each property. Providing this information is important, as this data is used to prepare not only your assessment, but the assessment of other properties throughout the city using a mass appraisal process. A ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The economic impact of cannabis production in Medicine Hat

By Medicine Hat News on June 6th, 2018

On April 16, 2018, Aurora Cannabis announced plans to construct Aurora Sun, a 1.2-million-square-foot cannabis production facility, in Medicine Hat. According to publicly available statements, Aurora’s new greenhouse will cost $120-million to build and will employ 450 people when fully operational. Using these numbers as a starting point, and rounding out the picture using data ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The art of networking

By Medicine Hat News on May 23rd, 2018

Many good things, can truly be “lost” unless they are continually practised and exercised. I believe that there is an art in the practice of business networking and referring business. Once a business owner learns to do this well that skill can turn into increased sales. Networking and referring business may be one of the ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Connect, support, influence

By Medicine Hat News on May 16th, 2018

While our Chamber has been around since the year 1900, many people may still not be aware of what our Chamber of Commerce does. Our member-based organization has always represented “the voice” of the business community and has always stood for promoting business, monitoring government and championing managed growth in the local economy. So what ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Yes, we Cannabidiol

By Medicine Hat News on May 9th, 2018

With Aurora Cannabis preparing to break ground on its 1.2-million-square-foot Aurora Sun facility, it seems like a good time to explore opportunities further along the value chain as it relates to cannabis and hemp. One area attracting plenty of attention is the extraction of cannabidiol (CBD), which boasts a growing list of health benefits. The ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Time to focus inward

By Medicine Hat News on May 2nd, 2018

What image does the word “entrepreneur” generate in your mind? If I close my eyes and let my thoughts roam I see an individual striving to launch a business. They’re busy. Driven. Resourceful. Perhaps with an independent streak and an ability to accept and manage financial risk as they pursue an opportunity. I’d guess there’s ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Competitive bidding and how to participate in current opportunities

By Medicine Hat News on April 25th, 2018

You may have heard that southeast Alberta is transitioning to renewables. Several construction projects are already underway in our region, and this presents a significant opportunity for local businesses to grow their revenue through the provision of goods, services and resources to these projects. Under Round 1 of the Government of Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Strength of our community is in our volunteers

By Medicine Hat News on April 18th, 2018

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week, celebrating a 75-year history of volunteer recognition, dating back to the first Canadian proclamation in 1943. The third week in April was proclaimed National Volunteer Week in all communities across the country in 1990 and is now firmly established as the highlight of the year for paying tribute to ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Hop to it and reap the rewards

By Medicine Hat News on April 11th, 2018

With spring around the corner, opportunities to serve Alberta’s fast-growing brewery industry are ready to sprout. Literally. It’s no secret that Alberta’s brewery industry is booming, with over 65 microbreweries operating in the province as of October 2017. What’s more, the number of breweries increases every time a new report surfaces. And while entrepreneurs rush ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Time management strategies for aspiring entrepreneurs

By Medicine Hat News on April 4th, 2018

There never seems to be enough time in the day to achieve all the tasks needed to move a business idea forward. Aspiring entrepreneurs often struggle with managing the demands of building a new business with a limited amount of time and resources. There are though, a few simple ways to make your time and ... Read More »

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