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The POST has been getting some big renovations lately. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has just announced the re-opening of this great downtown thrift store taking place this Friday, March 1st. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. Lavar Payne and the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce will be on-scene to help them celebrate. The ceremony will be followed by coffee, snacks, tours of the store, and a massive 50% off blowout sale.

The renovations were made possible thanks to the generous support of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta which provided the CMHA a $6000 grant which was used to make floor plan changes, repaint the interior of the 14,450 square foot store, and create new in-store signage.

“We are so appreciative that the Community Foundation provided us with this funding. By helping us make improvements at The POST, we can continue to provide the community with a wide selection of merchandise at affordable prices, a supported work program that helps individuals experiencing mental illness get back into the workforce and an excellent volunteer opportunity,” said Executive Director, Sharon Hayward. “The POST also provides our Association with dependable revenue that we can use toward operating our various mental health programs and services in Southeastern Alberta.”

A little bit more about The POST:

The POST is a social enterprise owned and operated by CMHA that provides a supported work environment for several individuals experiencing mental illness. In doing so, revenue is generated to assist the non-profit with the ongoing provision of its programs and services. The store is staffed by a mix of paid employees and volunteers.

On Thursday, January 19th, Safety Dynamics will be hosting ‘Business After Five’, one in a series of networking events hosted every month by member businesses of the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce. These events are designed to create a relaxed atmosphere in which local business owners and operators can meet, exchange information, learn about the different facets of business in our community, and create new alliances.

Businesses and individuals are invited to stop by and check out Safety Dynamics’ training facility, learn about he services they provide and network with other businesses and professionals. There will be refreshments and a draw for free training.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Location: Safety Dynamics – 902 16th
Street SW, Medicine Hat
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE

All are welcome to attend this come-and-go event. Members of the Chamber of Commerce interested in hosting a ‘Business After Five’ event are invited to contact the Chamber’s Administrative Assistant, Kristen Bishoff, at (403)527-5214 ext. 221 or

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is hosting an election forum for federal candidates on April 28, 2011

On Thursday, April 28th the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a public forum for local candidates running in the 2011 Federal Election. The one-night event will take place at the Medicine Hat College Theatre and all candidates are being invited to participate.

Following the Chamber’s mandate to be the “voice of business” in the community, this forum will focus primarily on issues related to business and economic development.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Event from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

All are welcome to attend.


Attendees are invited to submit questions for the candidates on the Chamber’s website at All questions for the forum will be determined prior to the event.

  • Questions must be submitted to the Chamber in advance.
  • Deadline to submit questions is 4:30 PM on April 27th.
  • Not all questions submitted will be posed to the candidates.
  • No photography, video, or audio recording is permitted.
  • No signs or banners will be permitted in the auditorium.

For more information, call (403) 527-5214 or visit

Featured Business of the Week is an initiative created by a partnership between the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, TriCube Media, and Medicine Hat News. It’s a look into showcasing and featuring great local businesses around town. Included in their package is the opportunity to record a short video/commercial which are subsequently posted to a multitude of places, including YouTube. They are currently featuring their 11th business with no signs of stopping. I think it’s a pretty neat project and cool concept locally for all those involved.

I have seen these videos popping up in quite a few places (mostly in social networking), and most recently, a full site has launched dedicated to featuring the videos and information:

Job Fair 2010 addresses the needs of employers in the current economy.

Today’s labour market looks much different than it did a few years ago, and with many employers now having the ability to draw from an unusually large labour pool, employee recruitment and retention has become an entirely new ballgame. With this in mind, the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Medicine Hat College to bring an emphasis on the needs of employers to their Job Fair for 2010.

Executive Director of the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, Lisa Kowalchuk, commented that “this is a valuable event for employers looking to recruit in the next year. Not only does it afford them an opportunity to attract quality employees, but also a chance to gain insight and knowledge that will help them effectively select new employees and streamline their recruitment processes.”

Several new components have been added to this year’s event, including a networking breakfast for employers from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, followed by a keynote presentation by Charmaine Hammond, an internationally renowned speaker, author, instructor, and business owner from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The focus of Hammond’s presentation will be ‘Igniting Resilience” and will provide insight on how to handle change and uncertainty in today’s economy. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »



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