By Medicine Hat News on August 30th, 2017
CNW Casual dress codes may cause clothing confusion for many professionals, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam shows. Although 63 per cent of Canadian workers surveyed said they prefer to wear more relaxed work attire, more than a quarter (28 per cent) admitted they’re at least sometimes unsure about whether clothing is office-appropriate. Nearly four ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Tracy Stroud on August 23rd, 2017
What if we treated aspiring entrepreneurs like hockey players? I am not the first one to find merit in this concept, but let’s really think about it… In Canada we start preparing of our hockey players young so they can make mistakes early and learn from those experiences. There are numerous training opportunities, year round ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on August 16th, 2017
Do you have a great product or service that you want to offer to an international market? Not connecting with the right contacts, not having the right tools, or the right partners might be the things keeping you from succeeding internationally. The decision to expand into a global economy can be a very profitable venture, ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on August 9th, 2017
10. No minimum firm size Your company is eligible to apply even if it’s a one-person operation. Chambers Plan was introduced to protect small businesses of various size and statures, from home-based businesses to growing companies (up to 50 employees). 9. No industry restrictions All for-profit businesses are eligible to participate in Chambers Plan as ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on August 2nd, 2017
One of the stories of 2017 has been Alberta’s recovery from a historic recession as jobs slowly return to the province. Employment numbers are especially pronounced inMedicine Hat, with unemployment plummeting from 12.7 per cent in June 2016 to just 4.5 per cent in June 2017, easily outpacing the province’s 7.4 per cent rate. As ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on July 26th, 2017
CNW TORONTO Is it time to spring clean your messy desk? More than half of Canadian senior managers (51 per cent) interviewed by staffing firm OfficeTeam said the most distracting or annoying aspect of employee workspaces is sloppiness or disorganization. Nineteen per cent of senior managers reported seeing an inappropriate or offensive item in an ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on July 26th, 2017
Imagine a world where you couldn’t get a handmade crocheted washcloth. I just can’t. That simple crocheted washcloth, often sold online or at local markets, plays a significant role in the local, regional and provincial economy, by generating a revenue ripple that extends far beyond its $4 price tag. Some love the thrill of dreaming ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on July 19th, 2017
The Government of Canada has allocated millions of dollars to innovation programs because investment in people and technology will continue to transform and drive positive change in our economy. The 2017 Budget, Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan, describes a mission to make Canada more innovative. Innovation improves a product or a process; it can be ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on July 12th, 2017
In our 150th year of confederation, I could not help but explore the history of our Chamber of Commerce and our business network. Interestingly, the first chamber of commerce was established in 1599 in France, with the first North American chamber established in 1750 in Halifax. While our chamber hasn’t been around for quite that ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on July 5th, 2017
There’s a youth movement happening in Medicine Hat, with young professionals, designers and artists choosing Medicine Hat as the best place in Alberta to advance their careers. Recently we have been speaking with talented young professionals about why they picked Medicine Hat to start and grow their careers. We spoke with young lawyers, accountants and ... Read More »Be the first to comment!