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Business Beat: Medicine Hat continues to draw business investment

By Jon Sookocheff on May 8th, 2019

Area Development, a corporate site selection magazine, recently released the results of its annual executive survey to do with site selection plans and priorities. I read the report curious to see if U.S. companies plan on expanding to Canada. If so, where? And why? The survey says that 40% of corporate executives plan to open ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Female business owners continue to shine in 2019

By Tracy Stroud on May 1st, 2019

edc@mhc.ab.ca At the Entrepreneur Development Centre at Medicine Hat College, we help all students and recent alumni start businesses. When spring comes, however, I personally become more observant of female entrepreneurs and their accomplishments. I am not sure if it’s because March is National Women’s History Month and we look to nominate females for the ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The use of assessment tools in human resource management

By medicinehatnews on April 24th, 2019

Every leader in business faces the ongoing challenge of maximizing the potential of their team. The goal is to hire great people, develop great people and, ultimately, to keep great people. As author Jim C. Collins has famously explained, we want to get the right people on the bus and get them in the right ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The provincial election is over. What’s next?

By medicinehatnews on April 17th, 2019

At the time of writing this column, the election results are still unknown. However, as a Chamber of Commerce, we couldn’t possibly have a column in the Medicine Hat News the day after the election and not have that as our focus. What we do know is that there were 13 registered political parties in ... Read More »

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Business Beat: What National Landing, Virginia can teach Medicine Hat, Alberta

By Jon Sookocheff on April 10th, 2019

I recently had the pleasure of hearing Holly Sullivan, director of worldwide economic development at Amazon, and Stephen Moret, president and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, speak about Amazon’s decision to locate a second corporate headquarters in National Landing, Virginia. When Amazon decided in 2017 to create a $5 billion second corporate headquarters ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Elevator pitch always needed in business

By medicinehatnews on April 3rd, 2019

At the Entrepreneur Development Centre (EDC) at Medicine Hat College, we help students and recent alumni start businesses. Spring time, in particular for us means the excitement of aspiring entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas through our Start Up Company program. In preparation for this pitch, we get students to focus on their key messaging. Students ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Social media is a powerful tool to reach prospects, customers

By Medicine Hat News on March 27th, 2019

Social media marketing is a powerful way for businesses of all sizes to reach prospects and customers. It can also be a painful and time-consuming monster you don’t have the capacity to understand it, let alone master it. In order to understand social media, we must understand digital marketing first. So, what is digital marketing? ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Vote prosperity

By Medicine Hat News on March 20th, 2019

In 2019, Chambers of Commerce across the province and across the country will be highly engaged in the conversations around both our provincial and federal elections. Now more than ever, we are finding that a focused perspective around good public policy is needed to combat political propaganda. As a non-partisan organization, we are well suited ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Cannabis edibles are coming, and the market will be enormous

By Medicine Hat News on March 13th, 2019

Proposed amendments to the Cannabis Regulations mean that cannabis edibles will be legal on Oct. 17. These amendments will usher in a wave of new regulations, not to mention a significant business opportunity for Medicine Hat-based entrepreneurs and investors. Already we are seeing some market activity in southern Alberta, with Namaste Technologies, a licensed cannabis ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The gig economy

By Medicine Hat News on March 6th, 2019

Being little in business is big, and the “gig” economy influence is making that easy. Let’s face it, we know how traditional resource based economies focused on production, distribution and retail operations work. These traditional economies are often constructed around local resources, factory production styles and retail distribution. That is changing, but not entirely. Modern ... Read More »

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