New M2M Discount: Free (+80 person) Meeting Room Rental

If you are looking for a room to host your next meeting or event*, look no further than Liquid Niteclub & Concert Venue.  Chamber members receive this large (up to 80 people) venue space absolutely free, and in order to save your budget further outside food is allowed! 

Mention your Chamber membership when calling to book, and proof of membership maybe required.
*Does not include weddings

New M2M Discount: 15% off at Downtown Business Services Centre

The Downtown Business Services Centre is a multi-service centre specializing in copying, printing, book binding, graphic design, and mailbox rentals. Show your Chamber Member card to receive 15% off all services.

Benefit Highlight: 10% off Trade Show Space

The Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the longest-running and largest home & garden tradeshows in Medicine Hat.  With thousands of consumers visiting the shows over the course of three days, it's the perfect opportunity for you to profile and demonstrate your business or product!

Chamber members receive 10% off booth space at either of our Trade Shows, and with the Sunshine Home & Garden Show a little over a month away you still have the opportunity to book your space.

We’re over 80% sold out, so don’t delay!

M2M Discount of the Week: $2 off at Taco Time

Members get $2 off beef or veggie taco combo meals at all Medicine Hat Taco Time locations. Please ask for discount and present member card at time of payment.

New Member: Garth McDonald - ActionCOACH Business Coaching

Are you working long hours and its taking its toll on you or your family? Are your Profits less than what you expected or even non-existent? Do you want to have a great Team? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, I would appreciate the opportunity to sit with you to discuss.

My name is Garth McDonald and I am a Business Coach with ActionCOACH, Situated at #205, 640-3rd Street, Downtown Medicine Hat. I would value the opportunity of getting to know you, your business, and how we can work together to grow your business. If you would like to know more, please call or text me with your name and number to (403)866-1618 to set up a time to talk. ActionCOACH specializes in coaching small to medium sized businesses as well as executive teams and group coaching. ActionCOACH is the world’s number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 40 countries, coaching more than 15,000 businesses every week. To learn more, go to

Recruiting In-Demand, Skilled Immigrants to Canada

The Express Entry program was successfully launched on January 1st, a highly anticipated new application management system designed to get people with the skills to succeed in Canada’s economy here faster than ever. Beginning on January 1st skilled workers who want to apply to Canada’s key economic immigration programs are able to create an online profile and express their interest in coming to Canada permanently.

Candidates who meet the minimum criteria will be accepted into the pool and will be ranked according to various factors. These include language proficiency, education and work experience. Each is a leading indicator of one’s likelihood of integrating fully and quickly into Canada’s economy and Canadian society. The highest ranking skilled workers will be invited to apply for permanent residence and can be matched with possible employers. View the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for more information.

New Member: Seven Edge Success

Want Your Business to be World-Class?

The Solution:
7-Edge Success encourages every member of your organization to become a leader.  Our team of leadership trainers has over 80 years collective experience working across various industry sectors  Our team will show your employees how to consistently make the best decision, do the most productive thing, and engage change to drive your business forward.

The Results:
  • Improved organizational alignment
  • Better self-management
  • Practical conflict management and resolution skills
  • Increased emotional intelligence
  • More effective decision-making
For more information, contact Richard Klok at (403)977-8090.

M2M Discount of the Week: Pamper your feet!

If you resolved to take better care of your body in 2015, remember to factor your feet into that equation. Chamber members receive $5 off their first visit with Pamela's Foot Care Services when they present their Member card.

Benefit Highlight: Are your Customers being served?

Are you certain your staff meet or exceed the customer's expectations at every touch-point?  While many operators might simply have existing customers fill out an online survey or complete a response card, more are opting for the objective feedback that is offered through a Mystery Shopper program.

Competitactics, in partnership with the Canadian Chambers of Commerce, is proud to offer a Mystery Shopping program exclusively for Chamber members. 

Each Mystery Shopper is not recruited through email blasts or online, but are business professionals or hand-picked post-secondary marketing students from our region who have interviewed for the position and were chosen for their attention to detail.  Additionally, Competactics offers Accessibility Mystery Shops, conducted by person(s) with a disability.

The Shopper will look at all aspects of the customer experience, including:

Windows, floors, counter, washroom, eating utensils are clean
Trip-and-fall hazards
Garbage container is not over-flowing and is kept away from food  
Food preparer-cashier washes hands (e.g. after touching currency; fixing hair)
Greeted, thanked 
Resolves complaint (if applicable)
Product knowledge – rather than reading label on the package
Follows directions/contents of the order is correct
Explains return policy (if applicable)
Effective reaction to unique situation, if applicable (e.g. spills hot drink on self)
After the shop is complete, the mystery shopper completes a detailed checklist with comments which is compiled into a report with tips for improvement. 

The cost ranges from $200-300 (plus reimbursement for products purchased or accomodations, if applicable) for the initial shop depending on length of visit, and is lower for subsequent visits in the same reporting period.

For more information, visit the Competactics website or call Jim Davidson at 1-877-447-5189.

News We're Following: Jan 14, 2015