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Business Beat: Bringing value to local businesses

By Medicine Hat News on November 9th, 2016

Economic developers would all agree that between 80 to 90 per cent of job growth comes when an investment is made in existing businesses. Job growth is vital to our region, especially given the current economic climate. Growing business is our main mission and it is the reason we continue to serve the local business ... Read More »

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How to survive getting a new boss

By Medicine Hat News on November 4th, 2016

Troy Media VANCOUVER, B.C. Here are six key questions you can ask yourself, along with strategies to help you keep your job when you get a new boss. Who is Evaluating Whom? One thing many people forget is that they will be tested. Of course you are evaluating and testing your new boss. But that ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Are you just upright and breathing? Be different

By Medicine Hat News on November 2nd, 2016

I asked a business this past week “What information would help you in your business right now?” The response was probably similar to what a lot of businesses may be thinking, “How do I stand out from my competition?” Ironically this past Monday I received a quote from Jill Harrington speaker and trainer with salesSHIFT ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Where are all of our salsa producers?

By Medicine Hat News on October 26th, 2016

When it comes to greenhouse vegetables, Medicine Hat is the provincial leader, representing nearly 70 per cent of Alberta’s total growing area. Yet with such a large specialty crop sector in Medicine Hat, there are next to no food processors in the city. So where are all of Medicine Hat’s salsa makers? If Canadian economist ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Unique and opportunity rich in southeast Alberta

By Medicine Hat News on October 19th, 2016

A recent inquiry from a national organization asking about Medicine Hat College’s (MHC) 3D printer was a good reminder of the many assets that make southeast Alberta unique. 3D printers are becoming more common place in our technologically advanced world, but MHC is one of the few locations in southern Alberta that offers this industrial ... Read More »

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Business Beat: One entrepreneur’s journey

By Medicine Hat News on October 12th, 2016

Imagine taking a job that you were totally unqualified for. Twelve years ago I did exactly that when I started a home-based business. Even with a college degree, entrepreneurship was a challenge I was unprepared for; my textbooks certainly never covered the trials I faced. As I look back over the years, I wish I ... Read More »

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Survey reveals how Canadian workers feel about their managers

By Medicine Hat News on October 12th, 2016

CNW TORONTO Many employees like their bosses, but managers still have much work to do, according to new research from staffing firm Accountemps. Nearly two in three workers (63 per cent) said they are happy with their supervisors, and another 30 per cent are somewhat happy with their bosses. Only seven per cent of workers ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Business ecosystems key to successful growth

By Medicine Hat News on October 5th, 2016

I read an interesting article on the Chamber Ecosystem recently by Jason Marshall, business development specialist. It talked about how a Chamber is an ecosystem from which your business can exist and thrive. Much like a natural ecosystem, the Chamber ecosystem has an interrelated and interdependent food chain that is necessary for each entity to ... Read More »

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Local Nissan dealership has new owner, GM

By Charles Lefebvre on October 5th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre There’s a new name and a new owner, but the same dedication towards sales and the community is still in place at a local car dealership. Jim Mellish has been the owner and general manager at Medicine Hat Nissan (formerly Sun Country Nissan) since July. “When this opportunity came up, it was perfect,” ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Positioning Medicine Hat as Alberta’s epicentre for renewable energy

By Medicine Hat News on September 28th, 2016

The promise of a $9.6 billion provincial carbon rebate program has prompted renewable energy companies to consider setting up shop in Alberta. Medicine Hat is in a unique position to serve renewable energy companies as they bring their technology to market. Before a new technology can be adopted on a commercial and industrial scale, companies ... Read More »

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