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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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Business Beat: Taking advantage of free services to increase your bottom line

By Medicine Hat News on November 16th, 2016

The last edition of Business Beat drew attention to the fact that 80 to 90 per cent of job growth comes from investment in existing businesses. Some of the best advice successful entrepreneurs tell new start-ups is that if you want to expand your operations, spend some time working ON the business not IN the ... Read More »

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VW Manufacturing moves shop to city

By Charles Lefebvre on November 9th, 2016

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre An agriculture manufacturing company with more than 35 years experience has a city shop space to call its own. VW Manufacturing Ltd. will be holding the grand opening of its new shop in the city’s industrial area on Nov. 18. The business has been operating since 1981, and has had its office space ... Read More »

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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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