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Weekly Update: Holiday Catch Up Edition The key highlights since December 18th If you checked out for the last couple of weeks like we did to detox on news and social media, here are the latest updates to get you up to speed…. Supports for Business Provincial Health Measures Extended until January 21 Businesses, organizations…

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Fuel Up on Funding Over the Holidays There has been quite a bit of news over the last couple of weeks and so are just highlighting a few of the most recent ones from our organization to support businesses over the holiday season. Each release is linked below for full details and quotes, but our…

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Weekly Update: December 11-17, 2020 Supports for Business The portal for the expanded Small & Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant is now open Businesses can now start applying for the second round of funding through SME Relaunch grant. This is a grant, not a loan, so you do not have to pay it back but it…

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Supporting A Local First Holiday Season Amidst Challenging Times The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce has been steadily involved in assisting businesses with supports and information since the start of the pandemic and particularly now with the new announcements on December 8th. The closures and reduced capacity that took effect Sunday, December 13…

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Weekly Update: December 4-10, 2020 Information and Resources for Business New online marketplace launches: ShopYXH.ca APEX Alberta, Community Futures Entre-Corp, Invest Medicine Hat and the Medicine Hat and District Chamber of Commerce are taking the local shopping experience online with a multi-vendor marketplace called Shop YXH, which launched on December 7th, just in time for…

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Weekly Update: November 13 – 19, 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…

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Weekly Update: October 30 – November 5, 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.…

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Weekly Update: October 23 – 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…

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Weekly Update: October 2 – 8, 2020 Supports for Business Start Alberta Tech Awards Applications – open until Oct 11, 2020 The Start Alberta Tech Awards Applications close Oct 11. The third annual Start Alberta Tech Awards, which take place Nov 16, 2020, will showcase our community’s grit and determination by recognizing individuals and organizations…

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Weekly Update: September 11 – 17, 2020 Supports for Business Alberta’s Investment and Growth Strategy (IGS)  A government-wide strategy will create jobs and drive investment and diversification in Alberta, while a new consultation will modernize intellectual property in the province. Alberta’s Investment and Growth Strategy (IGS) is a $75-million initiative led by the Ministry of…

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