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The economic downturn pre-pandemic, further augmented by COVID-19 and the various levels of restrictions, has caused significant challenges and impacts on our businesses. The impacts have been varied, dependent on the industry, perceptions, adaptations, along with accessibility and implementation of funding and resources to assist businesses through those difficult times. Through it all, we must…

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Weekly Update: April 23 – 29, 2021 Supports for Business ICYMI: SMERG – Spring payment portal is now open The application portal for the third Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG) is open! SMERG offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations with fewer than 500 employees that have faced restrictions or…

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Business Beat: Business Innovation Grant accepting applications The City of Medicine Hat commenced the application process for the fourth and final phase of the City of Medicine Hat Business Innovation Grant (MHBIG). The $2M MHBIG was part of an $8.2M COVID relief package approved by City Council on May 4, 2020 to support businesses in…

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Business Beat: Foundational Education It really isn’t too much to say that the world is a rapidly changing and somewhat scary place. What most of us took for granted when we left school is simply no longer true. Society, technology, politics, and the myriad ways in which they interact are simply too complicated for any…

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Weekly Update: April 16 – 22, 2021 Supports for Business SMERG Application intake for the spring 2021 payment from Alberta’s small business grant is now open The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant program has been reopened for a new payment to businesses affected by the April 2021 public health orders. Eligible organizations can now…

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Weekly Update: April 9 – 15, 2021 Supports for Business Alberta’s government is expanding the small business relaunch grant The Alberta government is offering small businesses affected by the most recent public health orders another payment of up to $10,000 from the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. Alberta businesses affected by the latest public…

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Spring is typically a time of renewal. A time of reflection and a time when we celebrate new life and growth.  While the last year has been exceptionally challenging and frustrating, we have also learned many things contributing to our personal and professional development, allowing us to spring into growth. For our organization, I’m sure,…

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Weekly Update: March 12-18, 2021 Supports for Business Applications for city development incentives to open this week Invest Medicine Hat and the City of Medicine Hat will begin accepting applications for the development incentive program starting on Wednesday, March 17 at 8 a.m. The City of Medicine Hat encourages development and redevelopment in the City…

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Weekly Update: March 5-11, 2021 Supports for Business Alberta moves into full Step 2 of Path Forward Albertans can now enjoy reduced public health restrictions while strong measures remain in place to protect hospitals and limit the spread of COVID-19. Completing Step 2 of Alberta’s Path Forward, updated health measures are now in place for…

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Building a Roadmap for the Future As we start building a roadmap for the future, we have taken some time to reflect on our story and all the reasons we are lucky to be in YXH. Our story started in 1900, established as a grassroots not-for-profit business network built by business for business. Business leaders…

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