New M2M Discount: 15% off catering orders at Pizza Hut

If you are looking for a great option to cater your next event, meeting or even birthday party, members now receive 15% off orders of $50 or more at Pizza Hut.

Please show your Chamber member card to redeem this discount!

2014 Alto Awards

The Alto Awards recognize individuals and organizations committed to enriching Alberta’s tourism industry and who by their actions inspire others and demonstrate what can be achieved by working together.

Nomination deadline is September 5, 2014.

The Alto Awards will be presented in nine categories, and to the 2014 Alto Ambassador, at the Alto Awards gala, October 20, 2014, in conjunction with the 14th annual Travel Alberta Industry Conference in Banff, October 19-21, 2014.

Benefit Highlight: One week left for the Art of Leadership!

Chamber members receive a discount on admission to Canada's #1 Leadership & Innovation Conference, the Art of Leadership which is rapidly approaching on September 8th in Calgary.  

This one day conference features five internationally renowned leaders and best selling authors, who will share an exciting blend of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today’s most critical leadership issues. Don’t miss out on your chance to gain a competitive advantage and network with over 1,800 of Canada’s most influential leaders.

Hear from:

  • Former New York City mayor & TIME Magazine's Person of the Year, Rudolph Giuliani
  • Astronaut & Former Commander of the International Space Station, Col. Chris Hadfield
  • Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team, Hayley Wickenheiser
  • Bestselling authors, Dan Roam & Vince Molinaro

Members receive $50 off the cost of general admission, and $100 off each ticket when purchasing 3 or more using promo code "MEDICINEHAT32" online.

Member News: City's GM of HR recognized with Community Citizenship Award

James Will, General Manager of Human Resources for the City of Medicine Hat, was recognized with the Community Citizenship Award, as selected by Alberta Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD). A reception was held on August 21st at City Hall to celebrate James’ efforts and vision in making the City a more inclusive workplace. Each year, PDD South recognizes individuals, families, business and organizations for their efforts in promoting community inclusion and in improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. REDI Enterprises was proud to nominate James for his leadership in creating employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities within the City’s team. His efforts are truly a great facet of creating "a community where everyone belongs".

Shown in the photo presenting the award is Leigh Bremner, Regional Director, FSCD/PDD South (Family Supports for Children with Disabilities/Persons with Developmental Disabilities); James Will, General Manager of Human Resources for the City of Medicine Hat; Allan O’Byrne, Executive Director, REDI Enterprises.

Thank you, James!

Important Information about the Occupational Health and Safety Act

As of January 1, 2014, workers and employers in contravention of ticketable provisions of OHS legislation can be issued tickets by OHS officers. OHS tickets will be similar to a traffic ticket: they are an on-the-spot penalty given out following an infraction of the law. Ticket fines range from $100 to $500. Here is a list of the ticketable provisions. Tickets can be paid at any Alberta courthouse. Like a traffic ticket, any party that wishes to plead not guilty will have the option of attending a court date.

Did you know…
Section 3(1) of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act requires a prime contractor whenever two or more employers engage in work at a work site. The two employers may not be working at the same time at the site, but their activities may have a health and safety impact on each other or are interrelated. The general duty of the prime contractor is to do what is reasonably practicable to ensure that the OHS legislation is complied with on the work site (Section 3(3) of the OHS Act). In cases where a prime contractor is required, the owner of the work site is the prime contractor unless other arrangements have been made. In some cases, the owner may not have the knowledge or is unable to take on this responsibility. By entering into a written agreement with another party, the owner can transfer the prime contractor title and responsibilities to that party (an individual or a corporate entity). Read more…

Under section 2 of the act every employer must ensure the health and safety of workers engaged in the work of that employer, as well as workers not engaged in the work of that employer, but present at the work site. Additionally, every employer must ensure that the workers engaged in the work of that employer are aware of their responsibilities and duties under the Act, the regulations and the adopted code. This means that every employer must make the act available to their employees either in paper copy or electronically. Obtain your copy here.

Additionally, Section 2, subsection 5 of the act states that every contractor who directs the activities of an employer involved in work at a work site shall ensure, as far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, that the employer complies with this Act, the regulations and the adopted code in respect of that work site.

For more information about OH & S, please visit their website or contact Occupational Health and Safety at 1 866 415 8690 (toll free) or email.

Member News: Save the Date for RAK Day!

Save the Date because Random Act of Kindness Day 2014 is on November 7th!

For more information on, or to get involved in, this great initiative, please visit

News We're Following - August 29, 2014

Newsletter for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses - Statistics Canada

Which CRA online service is right for you? - Canada Revenue Agency

July Monthly Economic Summary - Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta

Alberta's Minimum Wage increasing to $10.20 September 1st - Alberta Government

New Member: Madhatter Coffee Roastery

Madhetter Coffee Roastery serves freshly Roasted Coffee - Fair Trade and Organic.

We serve specialty coffee and teas.  We roast in small quantities therefore our coffee beans are always super fresh for optimal flavour.

Our baked goods are done in store and made with the finest ingredients

Pearl (formerly of Pearl's Time-Out) has joined our team serving her amazing homemade soups, sandwiches and quiche.

New M2M Discount: Custom Corporate Fitness Discounts & 10% off individual memberships at Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness has just opened their doors, and Members and Member businesses get an exclusive discount on memberships with them.

All individual memberships are 10% off and Member businesses can sign up for Corporate Fitness Discounts that are custom tailored to their needs.

Please present your Chamber member card to redeem discounts!

Benefit Highlight: Cost Effective Newspaper Ads

Beginning again in September, Chamber members get a great opportunity to advertise in the Medicine Hat News for as low as $40 for a full color ad!

The fourth Thursday of each month the Medicine Hat News provides the Chamber space for editorial content on local business issues and discounts the advertising space exclusively for proud Chamber Members!

To find out more information or to book your spot email or call Destinee at the Medicine Hat News at (403)528-5652.