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Weekly Update: April 9 – 15, 2021

April 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 health orders will be eligible to apply…

Weekly Update: April 1 – 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

Supports for Business Step 1 Restrictions in place again Additional restrictions were announced on Tuesday, April 6th. Effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 6, updated mandatory health measures go into effect for retail, fitness and performance activities. Effective at noon on Friday, April 9, restaurants will be restricted to providing only takeout, delivery and patio…

Business Beat: Spring into Growth

April 7, 2021

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,…

Business Beat: City Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Development Incentive Program

March 31, 2021

Invest Medicine Hat and the City of Medicine Hat are now accepting applications for the 2021 development incentive program. The City of Medicine Hat encourages development and redevelopment in the City and incentives are an effective way to stimulate investment and support desirable economic growth that would have not otherwise occurred. City council approved a…

Weekly Update: March 26 – 31, 2021

March 30, 2021

Supports for Business Enhancements to the Film and Television Tax Credit Alberta’s government is removing the $10-million per project cap to make the province an even more desirable location for larger film productions. This change also creates more flexibility for the province to respond to future growth in this sector and encourages the development of…

Weekly Update: March 19 – 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

Supports for Business Extension of Canada Emergency Business Account to Help Small Businesses The federal government announced that the deadline for new Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) applications has been extended from March 31 to June 30, 2021. This deadline extension applies to any new applications for CEBA loans of $60,000 or to new applications…

Weekly Update: March 12-18, 2021

March 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 and incentives are an effective…

Business Beat: Using a Regional Innovation Network to Start, Grow and Innovate

March 17, 2021

Being new to the role as the APEX Regional Innovation Network Coordinator, a coworker asked for my bio. He wanted to introduce me and show how my experience and qualifications relate to helping tech and knowledge-based companies. While I appreciate the kind sentiment, I have been involved with the RIN for almost 10 years now…

Weekly Update: March 5-11, 2021

March 12, 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 retail, hotels and community halls,…

Building a Roadmap for the Future

March 10, 2021

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 created a roadmap that we’re lucky…


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