May 11th, 2021


Business Beat: City now accepting applications for 2021 Development Incentive Program

By Kelli Ireland on March 31st, 2021

Invest Medicine Hat and the City of Medicine Hat are now accepting applications for the 2021 development incentive program. The City of Medicine Hat encourages development and redevelopment in the City and incentives are an effective way to stimulate investment and support desirable economic growth that would have not otherwise occurred. City council approved a ... Read More »

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Business Beat: A year in review

By Jon Sookocheff on February 3rd, 2021

2020 was a challenging year. In Alberta, the initial shock of the global pandemic was amplified by an oil price war, resulting in an unprecedented recession that hit Alberta especially hard. It was, in the words of Alberta’s finance minister, Travis Toews, a “triple black swan event”. Through it all, Invest Medicine Hat rose to ... Read More »

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Business Beat: MHC leads in blended trades and technology programs

By Chad Flinn on January 27th, 2021

Back in March when the educational world moved online, many thought trades would not be able to make the transition. With its blend of theory and hands-on training, it seemed like an insurmountable task to join the rest of academia in the great educational pivot. Many also worried that students who pursued a career in ... Read More »

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Your Money: Pension income splitting

By Matt Solberg on December 19th, 2020

In Canada, we have a graduated income tax system, which means that taxpayers who earn more income are subject to progressively higher rates of tax on incremental dollars earned. To minimize the overall tax liability for a couple, spouses may elect to split their pension income by allocating certain pension income from a higher-income spouse ... Read More »

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Insurance Understood: Don’t make assumptions, plan ahead

By Steve Meldrum on December 5th, 2020

This past week, a relative asked my family and I to go on a walk in a local park. This seemed like a safe activity given the pandemic protocols recently introduced in Alberta. Well, as we were driving there, my wife and I realized that we were not 100 per cent sure of the protocols ... Read More »

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Business Beat: MHC expands rural nursing partnership

By Dr. Harrison Applin on November 4th, 2020

As a leader in the health field, I’ve learned that partnerships are an effective way to serve Albertans and increase the sustainability of education. The Medicine Hat College will be using this business model again in the near future to benefit the province as a whole, and our region. I’m happy to say that rural ... Read More »

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Insurance Understood: Don’t shoot yourself in the foot

By Steve Meldrum on October 23rd, 2020

I think we have all heard he phrase, “Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot”. In simple terms, it means, don’t say or do something that will come back and cause you problems in the future. Well, this got me thinking about insurance and how people need to be cautious when applying for insurance. Especially when ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Chamber hands out annual awards during small business week

By Lisa Kowalchuk on October 21st, 2020

On Friday, we celebrated the kick-off to small business week with our annual business awards. The event, themed ‘Driving Business Forward’ signified that even through challenging times, we can continue to drive business forward. Seven months ago, we were uncertain as to how this event would come together. However, one thing was certain, we needed ... Read More »

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Business Beat: How are you managing your organization through COVID-19?

By Chamber of Commerce on August 26th, 2020

As your local Chamber, we have assisted in navigating information related to the pandemic and have voiced your concerns to Government to ensure that businesses had what they needed to manage this very challenging time. However, we still find that some businesses may not have formal pandemic or continuity plans, others are unaware of the ... Read More »

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