New Member - Canadian Badlands Ltd.

Canadian Badlands Ltd. is a non-profit corporation that fosters the product development of tourism in the Canadian Badlands region as a vital economic development tool that protects significant natural resources while promoting an enhanced quality of life for local residents, stabilizing the population and generating employment for residents, including youth.  Canadian Badlands Ltd. acts as a facilitator for planning and capital fund development, tourism and hospitality business and attractions development, tourism workforce development and training.

Contact

Bob Davis, Executive Director

[email protected]

403.823.7741

 

PO Box 1408

181 Railway Avenue East

Drumheller, AB

T0J 0Y0


Member Benefit Highlight - Constant Contact

Did you know the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Constant Contact, the leader in online marketing for small businesses like yours? Constant Contact brings you a great way to connect and engage with your customers and since we are partnered with them all of our members can get 25% off of their accounts!

Their tools include:

  • Email Marketing: the essential, cost-effective communications tool for online newsletters, promotions, and more
  • Social Campaigns: allows you to get new and more engaged Facebook fans and create measurable business growth through social media marketing
  • Event Marketing: the best way for your business to promote events, capture registrations and collect payments online
  • Online Surveys: allows you to get deeper insight into how your customers feel about your business and make informed decisions based on the results

Exclusive Chamber Member Pricing
If you are a member of our Chamber, you qualify for a fantastic Constant Contact discount!
If you prepay for six months you receive a 20% discount; if you prepay for 12 months you save 25%. There's never been a better time to try Constant Contact.

If you haven't opened an account yet you can start with a free 60-day trial to test out their products.

Already using Constant Contact? You are still eligible for the discount if you are an active Chamber member!

Visit our website to find out more information about Constant Contact, or contact Meghan Harrington, your Chamber Membership Services Representative for more information on how to get started!


News We're Following - Dec 13, 2012


Contributing to the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP)

Now that the RAC has submitted its advice to the Alberta government, we have reached an important milestone. The next step is for the Government of Alberta to develop a draft regional plan for the South Saskatchewan Region. This will be informed by the Regional Advisory Council’s advice, cross-ministry knowledge and the views of residents, businesses, communities and other governments that have a stake in the region and its future. Your input on these recommendations is essential as the government works to develop a draft regional plan. Albertans can provide their input for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan through an online workbook, available until December 21. https://landuse.alberta.ca/Newsroom/Pages/PublicConsultations.aspx


Our Newest Member: TRIASTRUM

TRIASTRUM Design and IT is a professional website design company offering services at affordable rates. We’re passionate about creating unique products you’ll be proud of. Your business is why we do what we do and why we provide such great prices. We understand the power of word-of-mouth advertising. A referral from you is gold. We know that if you’re happy with our services, you’ll be more likely to share our name with others. Your satisfaction and trust is our measure of success. We want you to come back again and again. We design ads, posters, brochures, logos, banners, reports, business cards and more. We’re up to the challenge and we’re confident we can help. We have experienced staff and writers who can assist with key messages, strategic advice and who are waiting to help you get your story out. TRIASTRUM: we’ve got your back. It’s what we do!


News We're Following - Dec 6, 2012


Member News – Nominations Open for MHC Honourary Degree

Nominations are now being accepted for the Honourary Baccalaureate degree recipient at Medicine Hat College.  The degree has been presented annually at convocation since 2005 to people who have distinguished themselves through exemplary service in our community.  Nominations can be made in confidence by any member of the community, and information can be obtained online at www.mhc.ab.ca/degree or by contacting the president’s office at (403)529-8300.  Nominations close January 2, 2013.


Member News – REDI Enterprises Presented Highest Level of Accreditation

Congratulations to REDI Enterprises on receiving Level II Accreditation from the Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS). The Certificate of Accreditation was presented on Friday evening at REDI’s 60th Anniversary Celebration and Christmas party, and the Chamber of Commerce was honoured to have two representatives in attendance to enjoy the celebration and festivities. REDI is one of only 18 agencies to receive the highest level awarded to agencies in Alberta providing services to person with disabilities, and its group homes, which licensed under Alberta Accommodations Standards, recently received the first multi-year license in Southern Alberta. Congratulations to REDI Enterprises on being a model for high-level services to people with disabilities for 60 years!


Business Advice in Medicine Hat

There are many businesses who may not be aware of the business services and advice available in Medicine Hat. After a recent analysis of services in Medicine Hat, the conclusion was that we have an abundance of service providers and a multitude of opportunities available; we just need to ensure that businesses have the appropriate contacts and connections with these services or service providers.

The Chamber’s business resource page has reports, white papers, economic stats, as well as links to many of the economic development organizations within our Region. http://www.medicinehatchamber.com/pages/BusinessResources/. Additionally, we are pleased to provide quick links to purchasing opportunity sites, job postings, board resources and research papers.

If you are looking for a specific organization, we have our business links and community links as well as our business directory to assist. If you haven’t checked us out lately, we encourage you to take a fresh look at our resources available to you.


Redevelopment of the Inventory of Major Alberta Projects

The Inventory of Major Projects (IMAP) is produced by Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education to assist firms in identifying potential supply opportunities, as well as informing Albertans on the status of projects in the province valued at $5 million or greater.

Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education are proud to announce that their team has redeveloped the Inventory of Major Alberta Projects with a new map-based interface!  You can a) explore projects throughout the province, b) customize data by sector, project status, region, and value, and c) download your results into Excel.  This new tool is updated in real-time, allowing you instantaneous access to our project database as it is updated. This new product is a direct result of feedback received from users.

The new tool can be found at: http://www.albertacanada.com/business/statistics/inventory-of-major-projects.aspx

Please note quarterly reports (both hard copy and PDF) will be phased out over the coming months.


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