M2M Discounts of the Week: Take care of your two biggest investments

The hot, hazy days of summer are rapidly approaching and that means it's more important than ever to take care of your two biggest investments: Your Home and Your Health. 

We have you covered with two great Member 2 Member offers:

Budget Blinds is offering a sizzling 30% off select Signature Series window coverings to dress up your home and keep out the early morning sunlight to help you get the sleep you need.  Check out their new location at 646 South Railway Street SE today.

Additionally, the Health Products Centre is offering members 10% off their total purchase on everything you need to have a healthier summer.  Take a stroll downtown to 3rd with your Membership card to take advantage of this great offer today!

Member News: MH&D Health Foundation Welcomes Heather Bach as Executive Director!

Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation Executive Director, Dan Kammerer, is preparing for retirement and is happy to announce that former Donor Relations Coordinator, Heather Bach, is moving into the role.

Heather was born and raised in Medicine Hat and is proud to call this city home. She has been involved with non profit organizations for about 25 years, working as the Donor Relations Coordinator with the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation for the past 5 of them. When she isn't at the Health Foundation, you can find her cheering for her 3 daughters from the sidelines in true soccer mom fashion.

Benefit Highlight: Great Merchant Services Rates from First Data

In February of 2014, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and First Data Canada were pleased to offer Chamber Members a payment processing program offering competitive exclusive rates for our membership with access to a variety of products to meet the needs of all of our merchant members.  This benefit will be of particular interest to our members who enjoyed the TD Merchant Services program that was discontinued in the fall.

First Data is proud to offer a full suite of products including Ecommerce solutions, wired & wireless terminals, mobile payments, gift card solutions and electronic cheque acceptance.

Preferred Chamber Pricing* is 1.55% for Visa, 1.60% for Mastercard and Discover, NQA of 0.25% and $0.05/transaction for Interac Debit with a Monthly Account Fee of only $5.00.  Additionally members will enjoy preferred stable terminal rates and 24/7 Customer Service.

Find out more information here or by calling 1-888-265-4117 today!

*Additional processing fees may apply


News We're Following - May 30, 2014

New Member: Surehire Occupational Health Testing

SureHire offers the full spectrum of occupational testing services to organizations across North America. Using its national testing network, SureHire offers standardized testing to large organizations with multiple offices, job sites, and positions. The results from SureHire's testing services are accessible to clients through the fastest and easiest to use results and booking system in the industry. This web based system allows SureHire's clients to get the full picture of their workforce, while their relationship with SureHire provides them with valuable information and advice on how to optimize hiring practices, worker placement, and safety practices.

Member News: Ambiance Spa has Moved!

We at Ambiance Spa would like to invite all of our old guests as well as new to our new location at 851 Industrial Ave Se. Our new facility now has a steam room, infrared sauna, Chromatherapy soak tub, as well as red light therapy. We have also added spray tans, eyelash extensions and complimentary make-up touch ups after your massage therapy treatments to our service menu. Whether you choose to relax in our luxurious relax room or in our outside Nature View Oasis, we guarantee you an experience like no other!!

Come visit us today and watch for our grand re-opening in September 2014!

Advocacy News: Wild Horse Border Crossing Petition

Over the past several years, the Medicine Hat and District Chamber of Commerce and the Alberta Chamber of Commerce have been working to garner support for the development of a 24 hour commercial port of entry at the Wild Horse border crossing.

Our Chamber federation recognizes that the development of a 24 hour port of entry would have a tremendous impact on the Alberta economy. In order to keep up with the expanding bilateral trade opportunities, expansion of our ports is not only necessary, but vital to our continued growth.

In an effort to increase the awareness and importance of the expansion of hours to the port of Wild Horse, the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce has circulated a petition. The petition contains the signatures of over 2,400 Albertans who desire to see the long-standing concern addressed by the federal government. This is in addition to the over 1,000 signatures that we submitted on our petition in March 2011.

As requested, our MP for the Medicine Hat riding, LaVar Payne, submitted our petition certified on May 15, 2014.

We will now await response as it flows through the appropriate channels and subsequent response by the Minister of Public Safety.

For more information on our Wild Horse Border policy, please view our policy book online.

M2M Discount of the Week: Having a Big Sale?

Need some help with promotion?

Rent a sign from Magnet Signs for 3 months, and get the 4th month free!  Please present your Chamber Member Discount card to redeem this discount!


Benefit Highlight: Free Grand Opening Package

A ribbon cutting ceremony is a great way to recognize a grand opening, expansion, relocation, anniversary or ground breaking ceremony. The Chamber has prepared a Grand Opening Package to assist you in hosting a successful event. The package includes event planning tools, a list of dignitaries, media and government officials you may wish to invite, as well as a sample day agenda and media release template. Also available is use of our giant ceremonial scissors. The package is available to members at no cost, please contact the Chamber for more information.

Alberta Culture Days

Alberta Culture Days 2014 will occur September 26-28 and continues to be Alberta's largest celebration of our heritage, arts and cultural diversity.

We encourage all member businesses to get involved in Alberta Culture Days and use these three days as an occasion to develop new partnerships within the community.

AlbertaCultureDays.ca provides a number of event planning and promotional resources.  To participate, please register your events at www.AlbertaCultureCalendar.ca, which is also available as a free mobile app from iTunes.  Please also spread the word and email [email protected] for free posters and bookmarks.