Enhance your Resume, Expand your Knowledge, Help Shape your Community

The City of Medicine Hat is inviting applications for the various Boards, Commissions and Committees and have extended the deadline from November 4, 2016 to November 18, 2016. For more information click here or visit the City of Medicine Hat website and click on “I Want To…Apply”. Review the opportunities, pick up or download an application handbook and submit your application form and resume to the City Clerk Department, Third Floor, City Hall, 580 First Street SE or apply online & email your application to: [email protected]

South Railway Street 2017 Construction Projects Information Session

The City is planning two major construction projects in 2017. One will take place  on South Railway Street in the Downtown. The other will occur between Kingsway Avenue and the base of Scholten Hill. Pending budget approval, these projects will take place from spring to fall of 2017. The City is seeking public input about project execution at a drop-in information session on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Esplanade Studio Theatre, 401 First St SE. Read more...

New Member: Rotary Club of Medicine Hat

The Rotary Club of Medicine Hat was formed under the sponsorship of the Calgary Rotary Club and the personal interest of the late Rotarian, Jim Davidson. Since that time it has been an integral part of the Medicine Hat community and over the years has had a part to play in almost every avenue of progress whether it be economic, educational, recreational, or general welfare. In accordance with the tenets of Rotary, The Medicine Hat Club has channeled its efforts in the fields of community service, educational service, and international service.

Value Added Benefit Discount: Save on Shipping with Purolator

The Purolator volume discount program can save you up to 30% every time you use their services including Purolator Express and Purolator Ground suite of services.

5 Minutes for Business: On November 8, Will the Fever Break?

In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, proves the U.S. economy is doing much better than the Trump campaign is letting on.

Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out what policymakers and business leaders can do if the U.S.'s improving economic circumstances don’t calm this "Trump" fever.

2017 Municipal Election

The next Municipal and School Board Elections will be held on Monday October 16, 2017. If you are interested in running for Municipal office in 2017 (Mayor or Councilors only) you must complete and file the Application for Candidate Registration and Notice of Intention to Run with the Returning Officer. This document is in addition to the legislated requirements for a candidate to file nomination papers. A Notice of Intention to Run must be filed before a candidate accepts any campaign contributions. This requirement also applies to self-funded candidates.  The registration form can be downloaded from the City’s election website page.  Nomination Day is Monday September 18, 2017. Nomination papers and general information for candidates will be available at the end of July and the Chamber of Commerce is planning to host a forum for candidates in the fall following nomination day.

Member 2 Member (M2M) Discount: Booster Juice - The Family Leisure Centre

Treat your work team to smoothies from Booster Juice - The Family Leisure Centre! Show your Membership Key Tag and get 10% off smoothie orders (minimum of 10 smoothies)!

Business Beat: Where are all of our salsa producers?

When it comes to greenhouse vegetables, Medicine Hat is the provincial leader, representing nearly 70 per cent of Alberta’s total growing area.

Yet with such a large specialty crop sector in Medicine Hat, there are next to no food processors in the city. So where are all of Medicine Hat’s salsa makers?

If Canadian economist Jeff Rubin is correct, globalization is being replaced by local economies, essentially making our world smaller. Certainly we’ve already seen a version of this in the booming popularity of local breweries, with two on tap (pun intended) for Medicine Hat this year alone.

According to the Conference Board of Canada, interest in local food has increased dramatically in the past ten years. As consumers continue to eschew foreign and mass-produced food for home-grown product, there is an opportunity for Medicine Hat entrepreneurs to take advantage and add value to our existing vegetable supply. Read More...

Great West Home & Leisure Show - Thanks and Congrats!

The Great West Home & Leisure Show held October 21-23, and produced by the Chamber of Commerce in association with the Canadian Home Builders Association-Medicine Hat,was a smashing success! We’d like to extend a huge shout-out to our vendors, sponsors, staff, volunteers and of course the nearly 8,000 consumers who came through the door for their support and participation.  With over 175 vendors, there was a great selection of products, ideas and services…all under one roof!

Over $8,000 in door prizes were up for grabs. Congratulations to the lucky winners:
  • Larry Millington: $3,000 Houseboat Vacation - Twin Anchors
  • Alicia Bigras: $600 Makeover Package - Red Velvet Hair & Body Boutique
  • David Gustus:  2016-17 Season Family Ski Pass - Hidden Valley Ski Area
  • Val Wandler:  Round Trip Airfare for One - Integra Air
  • June Lauer:  Desigual Leather Purse - Labels for Women
  • Melanie Schmunk:  One Hour in-house Consult with Design Team, plus $100 gift certificate - Annie McGuire Interiors & Design
  • Michael Webb:  3-month Gym Membership - Anytime Fitness
  • Nicole Van Maarion:  $250 Gift Certificate - Budget Blinds
  • Herbert Briggs:  Chimney Hood Over-The-Range Fan - Home Depot
  • Tammy Baker:  Gift Basket - Deerview Meats
  • Janet Steel:  4 Tickets to Washboard Union - Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
  • Daryl Wingenbach:  PVR & Installation - SHAW Communications
  • Edna Rush:  Framed Photo - Torrey Mattson, The Home Team | Royal LePage Community Realty
  • Rose Schafer:  $100 Gift Certificate - Cheesecake Café
  • Michelle Marshall:  $100 Gift Certificate - Medicine Hat Mall
  • George Rarick :  Makita Jig Saw - Canadian Home Builders' Association–Alberta
  • Pat Gebhardt:  2 Tickets to 'Into The Woods' - Firehall Theatre
  • Tina Shaw:  2 Tickets to 'Into The Woods' - Firehall Theatre
  • Graham Wagner:  2 Tickets to 'Into The Woods' - Firehall Theatre
  • Kayla Vetter:  2 Tickets to 'Into The Woods' - Firehall Theatre
  • Natali Austin:  2 Tickets to 'Into The Woods' - Firehall Theatre
  • Lyle Klaudt:  2 Tickets to 'Into The Woods' - Firehall Theatre
  • John MacDougall:  2 Tickets to 'Into The Woods' - Firehall Theatre
In addition to the door prize sponsors listed above, we’d like to express our thanks to the following generous sponsors:
  • Boylan Imaging
  • Medicine Hat Accommodation Association
  • Cypress Communications
  • McDonald’s
  • Taco Time
  • ProComm
  • Awesome Blossom
  • Culligan
  • Medicine Hat Lodge Resort, Casino & Spa
Our next show, the Sunshine Home & Garden Show takes place March 3-5, 2017 and we look forward to seeing you there!  Booth space in this show is already 75% sold.  If you are interested in being an exhibitor, contact our trade show team today at (403)527-5214 ext.228 or [email protected]

News We're Following for the Week of October 24-29, 2016