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What we learned at the Business Town Hall with the Government of Alberta

February 8, 2021

A province-wide telephone town hall was held on February 3rd hosted by Premier Kenney, Dr. Deena Hinshaw – Chief Medical Officer of Health, Martin Long – Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism and Doug Schweitzer – Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation. This call was specifically held to answer questions from the business community…

Business Beat: Share Some Local Love

February 8, 2021

During February, affectionately known as the month of love, we’re encouraging people to share some local love and share the incredible stories of our community. We know it’s easy to get caught up in all the bad news and negativity, but we want to use this opportunity to focus on the incredible things people are…

Have you ever thought of exporting? There is help for you!

February 4, 2021

Growing your company and finding new markets for your product or service may seem daunting. That is why there are over 1000, trade commissioners located in more than 160 cities worldwide with six regional offices across Canada. These commissioners guide Canadian companies on their international business journey and help with: assessing their potential for specific…

Business Beat: A Year in Review with Invest Medicine Hat

February 3, 2021

2020 was a challenging year. In Alberta, the initial shock of the global pandemic was amplified by an oil price war, resulting in an unprecedented recession that hit Alberta especially hard. It was, in the words of Alberta’s finance minister, Travis Toews, a “triple black swan event”. Through it all, Invest Medicine Hat rose to…

Weekly Update: January 29 – February 4, 2021

January 29, 2021

Supports for Business Alberta begins Step 1 of plan to ease restrictions Step 1 of Alberta’s four-step framework to ease restrictions is underway as pressure eases on the health system and hospitalizations remain below 600. School-related and limited indoor and outdoor children’s sport and performance activities, one-on-one indoor personal fitness with a trainer, and dine-in…

Weekly update January 22-28, 2021

January 29, 2021

Supports for Business Provincial Health Measures Will Ease on Feb. 8 Additional health measures will be eased for restaurants, indoor fitness and some children’s activities, effective Feb. 8. Step 1 of Alberta’s four-step framework to ease restrictions is based on a COVID-19 hospitalization benchmark of 600, including intensive care patients. This benchmark was reached on…

Business Beat: MHC Leads in Blended Trades and Technology Programs

January 27, 2021

Back in March when the educational world moved online, many thought trades would not be able to make the transition. With its blend of theory and hands-on training, it seemed like an insurmountable task to join the rest of academia in the great educational pivot. Many also worried that students who pursued a career in…

Weekly update January 15-21, 2021

January 22, 2021

Supports for Business Enhanced Health Measures Remain in Place Mandatory, provincewide restrictions remain in effect. Continue to follow public health restrictions to protect others as well as the health-care system. Active case numbers are decreasing, but hospitalizations remain high. More information. Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) Energy Savings for Business Program On Feb. 1, Emissions Reduction…

Business Beat: Empowering Small Business in Medicine Hat

January 21, 2021

I’d like to take a moment to recognize small, independent businesses. Of course, all businesses are needed, from Costco to the local candle maker. All businesses provide employment, contribute to our tax base and prevent leakage to larger centres or the web. But at Community Futures Entre-Corp, we have a soft spot for the little…

Weekly update January 8-14, 2021

January 15, 2021

Supports for Business Expanding funding to support new businesses Alberta’s government is expanding its relaunch grant to ensure new businesses have access to the supports they need. New Alberta businesses impacted by public health orders will need to demonstrate a 30 per cent reduction of revenue using revenue figures from November or December 2020 compared…


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