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Business Beat: From the ground to the growler

By Medicine Hat News on December 21st, 2016

Last year at this time, Medicine Hat was the only major Alberta city without a craft brewery. With last weekend’s opening of the Medicine Hat Brewing Company, we can now count two. Both Hell’s Basement Brewery and Medicine Hat Brewing Company invested in this community, creating business opportunities and employment. Along the way, they seized ... Read More »

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Survey reveals biggest challenge for new managers

By Medicine Hat News on December 21st, 2016

CNW TORONTO New managers face a number of challenges, but which is the most daunting? According to Canadian CFOs interviewed for a Robert Half Management Resources survey, the most difficult part of becoming a manager is balancing individual responsibilities with time spent overseeing staff. Meeting higher performance expectations ranked as the second greatest concern. CFOs ... Read More »

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Avoid blunders when applying for a job

By Medicine Hat News on December 14th, 2016

CNW Job candidates have long been urged to put their best foot forward when applying for open positions. It’s simple advice, yet many job hopefuls fail to heed it. In an Accountemps survey, nearly two in five (39 per cent) Canadian CFOs said the most common mistake people make in their application materials is including ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Let’s make the most of renewable energy opportunities in S.E. Alberta

By Medicine Hat News on December 14th, 2016

Is Medicine Hat the next Fort McMurray for renewable energy? You can almost hear the sigh of relief. Last week we learned that a major energy company plans to resume drilling in the region and that OPEC production cuts are expected. This is welcome news for the oil and gas sector and we can all ... Read More »

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Employers are becoming more flexible when it comes to employee time off

By Medicine Hat News on December 7th, 2016

CNW OTTAWA Today’s workforce is made up of a diverse group of Canadians from multiple generations and life stages. With this in mind, employers are offering a range of paid and unpaid leaves to acknowledge the varied priorities of today’s workers. Many organizations are choosing to top-up parental leaves with additional time off or provide ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Cybercrime a growing threat to business

By Medicine Hat News on December 7th, 2016

Cybercrime is an enormous problem. Regardless of your company’s size or the type of industry you are in, cybercriminals are working to gain access to your sensitive data. If you are considered a small business, you may be especially vulnerable if you have not invested in proper defensive security measures for your systems. Cybercriminals or ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Staying ahead of the curve

By Medicine Hat News on November 30th, 2016

From my perspective one of the most frustrating things for business can be how quickly the business environment can change and be impacted through varying external factors, sometimes with very little notice. Businesses have to keep on top of everything from regulatory and tax law changes, changes in funding and grants, as well as employment ... Read More »

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Sun rises on rebranded Ford dealership in Hat

By Charles Lefebvre on November 30th, 2016

Medicine Hat News It may have a new name, but a local Ford dealership says Hatters can expect the same level of service and professionalism in their building. This summer, Rodeo Ford was sold to a group of partners and rebranded as Sun City Ford. The new name has been around since Oct. 31, and ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Selling Medicine Hat’s Unique Value Proposition

By Medicine Hat News on November 23rd, 2016

Historically, Medicine Hat’s below-market natural gas prices have drawn industry to the city. It is still an advantage that needs to be exploited if the city is to grow and realize its full potential. At the beginning of the 20th century, Medicine Hat realized that it had access to seemingly limitless natural gas that it ... Read More »

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Managers reveal their most embarrassing holiday party gaffes

By Medicine Hat News on November 23rd, 2016

CNW TORONTO Falling into a pool, sleeping under a table, fighting with the boss and throwing food — scenes from a rough weekend or a corporate event? Unfortunately, for those involved, it’s the latter. A recent Robert Half survey of Canadian financial executives found these were just a few of managers’ worst moments at holiday ... Read More »

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