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Member Spotlight: ShopHERE

November 23, 2020

Through the ShopHERE program businesses are able to set up an online store for FREE. If you haven’t already got an online store and are thinking that you would like to expand into e-commerce now is a great time to explore those options. Contact APEX for more information. Check out these businesses and the websites…

The Road So Far – A look back at 2019-2020

November 23, 2020

When we map out our destination, there are just a couple of certainties: where you start and where you want to arrive. Along the way, there may be detours, construction zones, pit stops and traffic jams, but as long as you know where you’re going, you can always adjust your path to reach that final…

Weekly Update: November 13 – 19, 2020

November 20, 2020

Supports for Business Red Tape Reduction Highlights The Government of Alberta’s first annual report on red tape reduction highlights the red tape burden that Albertans have to deal with which is expressed by the baseline count. The Alberta government has a baseline count of almost 671,000 regulatory requirements with a goal to reduce these requirements…

Business Beat: Make it a Local First Holiday Season

November 16, 2020

You know the holidays are just around the corner because whether you’re watching television or on your phone, ads keep popping up to remind us that we need to get that perfect gift for someone special. The good news is that you can combine getting the perfect gift with helping out our local businesses. The…

Member Spotlight: Safety Buzz Campus

November 15, 2020

2020 Award of Excellence & Business Ethics winner: As John Maxwell says, “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.” Safety Buzz Campus and its team have all put in a lot of effort to be a leader in the training industry.  In addition to this year’s awards, Safety Buzz Campus was awarded the Small Business…

Weekly Update: November 6-12, 2020

November 13, 2020

Supports for Business New measures to curb the rapid growth of COVID-19 Targeted health measures will take effect on Nov. 13 to curb the rapid growth of COVID-19 in Alberta and protect the health system. There are 8,305 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions are at their highest…

Canada’s garden spot of the year

November 11, 2020

Across the Canadian prairies this pandemic year, farm families have reported record shattering yields of wheat, oats, barley, and other commodities — a much welcome change of fortune following a protracted period of drought. Nowhere is the bumper crop more bountiful than in Southern Alberta, according to Neil Townsend of Farmlink Marketing Solutions. He recently…

Weekly Update: October 30 – November 5, 2020

November 6, 2020

Supports for Business Government introduces legislation for new, targeted support to help businesses through pandemic The Federal government introduced Bill C-9, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy), which would implement new, targeted support to help businesses. As previously announced, the business supports include: The…

Business Beat: MHC expands rural nursing partnership

November 4, 2020

As a leader in the health field, I’ve learned that partnerships are an effective way to serve Albertans and increase the sustainability of education. The Medicine Hat College will be using this business model again in the near future to benefit the province as a whole, and our region. I’m happy to say that rural…

Weekly Update: October 23 – 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

Supports for Business Businesses Using A Personal Banking Account Can Now Apply For CEBA As first announced by Prime Minister Trudeau at our AGM & Convention on Monday, businesses that use personal bank accounts to operate may now apply for a CEBA loan. Contact your primary financial institution to apply. More information. $50 million in…

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