Basketry Bug Inc. is a unique business that was created from the dream of two local entrepreneurs. The mission behind Basketry Bug has always been to provide the highest quality products, presentation and service in the gift basket industry and now you have the opportunity to own this great business! Basketry Bug is for sale through Better Homes & Garden Real Estate and you can contact Ed Benning or Patrice Morrison for more information.
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All business owners who have employees share one thing in common: employee issues.
For only $8.50/employee/month First Call will assist your business with: recruiting, prescreening, and reference checking applicants, legal consultation and documentation, employee file management, and addressing human resource issues through your assigned HR Manager. Chamber members can take advantage of First Call’s 'first month free' offer and enroll at a discounted rate.
Visit their website at http://www.firstcallhr.ca/chamber%20 and watch their informative video for more information.
The Report on Southeast Alberta has arrived and full delivery is complete. An online version of the Report can be viewed here.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) is excited to tell you about their new podcast, The Voice of Canadian Business. As part of a pilot project the CCC will be briefing us every two weeks on the events, people and policies affecting Canadian business, all in 15 minutes or less.
New episodes available for viewing are:
- Anti-Spam Laws: Canada’s Newest Regulatory Burden Is Its Best Kept Secret
- Immigration: What Businesses Need to Know About the New Expression of Interest System
- Natural Resources and the Power of Canada: A Feature Chat with the Hon. David Emerson
Click here to view the current podcasts and watch the 'News We’re Following' section of this newsletter for future podcasts available from the CCC.
Drivers across southern Alberta will have smoother travels on provincial highways and bridges with increased spending in Budget 2014.
Southern Albertans will see more construction crews on roads and bridges in their region as part of the Alberta government’s three-year, $5 billion investment to expand and rehabilitate the provincial highway network. Work on high-priority projects will increase load limits and improve travel for residents, tourists and industry.
In 2014, residents will see the completion of many ongoing capital projects in southern Alberta, including the $23 million TransCanada Highway and Dunmore Road interchange in Medicine Hat.
Click here to view more southern Alberta projects underway or planned.
In the summer of 2013 a new Land Use Bylaw was approved by Council, adopting many of the recommendations made by the Chamber of Commerce. During the process there was also a commitment that the Land Use Bylaw would be a “living” document that would be updated on a regular basis to respond to the needs of the community. Based on observations over the past 8 months and feedback from stakeholder groups, City staff have prepared an amendment package specifically addressing the residential section of the Bylaw.
Some of the aspects that are addressed within this amendment include:
Changes to development standards e.g. driveway width, rear setback, garage heights and sizes, etc.
Additional uses defined and listed e.g. Duplex Housing, Townhouses, etc.
The addition of a general rules for residential districts
A new Master Planned Residential District
Please review the proposed changes and provide any comments (good or bad) or other suggested changes either by email or at one of the upcoming City sessions that will be planned. Please note that this is a draft that is not set in stone The goal is to have the amendment before the Municipal Planning Commission and Council by early summer.
The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a Non-Residential Assessment Methodology Webinar on Wednesday, March 26 to help owners of non-residential properties in the city understand the process and assessment methodology used to determine market value. This included an overview of capitalization rates, terminology, process, and timelines.
The webinar is now available online.
Additionally the resources mentioned in today’s session can be found via the following links:
MRAC (Matters Relating to Assessments)
Application for Property Tax Exemptions:
The Medicine Hat Farmers Market is gearing up for it's 17th Season, and has announced an opening date of May 17th!
If you haven't been yet and wonder what they're all about, you should know that all the products sold are home baked, home produced, homemade or hand crafted and all prepared by the vendors you see selling them.