Stories

We are Medicine Hat


When our businesses thrive, our community thrives. Meet some of the local entrepreneurs in our city. 

 

White Horse Rider

Local artist and entrepreneur finds healing through crafting, gifting, and storytelling.

Journey To Health

Local health and wellness entrepreneur celebrates over 31 years in business.

The Best Hour

Local entrepreneur opens downtown’s newest CrossFit gym.

Year-round Market

Dealership turned market promotes local vendors and artists.

Diversity in Super Steel

Multi-generational family business celebrates nearly 50-year milestone.

Golf Technology Expansion

Local golf course builds new facility on driving range to accommodate year round fun.

Community Appreciation

Local businessman excited for new developments and opportunities in the downtown core.

The Sweet Life

Downtown welcomes home-based cheesecake business.

Reduce with Roots

Local entrepreneurs open Medicine Hat’s first refillery service.

Growing and Expanding

Local preschool celebrates five years in business and expands to larger facility.

Southlands Commons Breaks Ground

10-year vacant lot breaks ground for new commercial development.

Stories - 2021 Archive
Stories - 2020 Archive
  • Restoring Heirloom Furniture - Sewline Upholstery celebrates their 20th anniversary in business.
  • One-of-a-kind Pottery - The Clay Trade takes the leap online.
  • Hand Crafted Chocolate - Annegret’s brings the taste of European chocolate to Canada’s sunniest city.
  • Design Forward Furniture - Local wood maker branches out on his own and creates design-conscious furniture for customers in Southeast Alberta and beyond.
  • Miller Time - Medicine Hat was once a major milling centre for Western Canada. Could it be again?
  • Beefing Up Operations - Medicine Hat Meat Traders plans to triple size of facility.
  • Outstanding In The Field - Medicine Hat College welcomes a new program for sustainable agriculture.
  • Growing Like a Mushroom - Downtown Medicine Hat welcomes The Kommon.
  • Botanicals Take Root - Home-based business opens downtown Medicine Hat.
  • Redcliff Bakery Expands Downtown - Redcliff Bakery opens second location downtown Medicine Hat.
  • Welcome to your New Backyard - Downtown Medicine Hat welcomes its first outdoor patio and pub situated in between two heritage buildings.
  • Business is Sweet for Local Baker - Local entrepreneur and baker, completing renovation in her garage for her business. 
  • Tech Innovation Emerging Amidst Challenging Times - Local entrepreneur set to launch mobile app with the help from ‘Skip the Dishes’ co-founder.
  • Big Business with Big Heart - Auto-Star Compusystems celebrates 38 years in business in Medicine Hat.
  • Canadian Home Builders Association - The Medicine Hat Chapter of the Canadian Home Builders Association exists to advocate for local builders and increase cohesion and collaboration among local builders.
  • Economic Growth Potential - Local business owner sees notable economic growth and potential in Medicine Hat.
  • A Whole New World For Hospitality - Medicine Hat Accommodation Association adapting to new COVID norms.
  • When It Comes To Helping, Our Region Has No Borders - Local companies reach out and band together to help neighbouring communities with key donations.
  • Next Generation Economic Development - The evolution of Economic Development has occurred in relation to who has held the responsibility for its practice and as well for the approaches that have been used in its application.
  • Kicking the Learning Curve to the Curb - Local kickboxer pivoting online to keep the business alive through COVID.
  • A Business Love Offensive - Local bakery pulling out all the stops to remain open and profitable during COVID.
  • There's Something About Downtown - Local bike shop, Gravity Sports, renovates exterior downtown building with incentive program.
  • What Does It Really Take To Create Economic Growth - Economies are complex and the responsibility for economic growth is often placed on governments – but the truth is there are many who impact whether an economy will grow.
  • From Thailand To Medicine Hat - The Thai Orchid Room celebrates over 20 years in Southern Alberta.
  • Surgical Service At Home - Medicine Hat welcomes a new dental surgical centre.
  • Taking Action For Business - The goal is to ensure Southeast Alberta is providing a competitive business environment where new and existing businesses have the support they need to succeed and grow.
  • Creating An Ideal Economic Environment - What does it take to create the ideal business environment? While a magic potion for perfection has yet to be invented, there are key ideas and strategies you can put in place to start cultivating a thriving business and investor attractive environment.
  • Rosey Start-Up - Local entrepreneur, Beth Lewis finds passion in handcrafting Western accessories and clothing.
  • Building In - Delanie Hanna drove past the little brown house on Ross Street a few times. She was looking for a creative project and knew the property had potential.
  • Farm To Flask - Medicine Hat welcomes its first craft distillery.
  • The Search For A City - With their heart set on establishing a chiropractic practice in a small Alberta city, Justin and Milessa Gauthier set out on an epic road trip, visiting locations across southern Alberta. In the end, Medicine Hat’s friendly folks, good vibes and small-town charm won them over.
  • Getting Creative - A new, collaborative workspace for Medicine Hat’s creative professionals.
  • Latin Infusion - Downtown welcomes Izote Latin Cocina, Medicine Hat’s first, Salvadoran restaurant.
  • Legal Eagles - Stringam LLP cut the ribbon on their new law office on May 23, 2019.
  • Sunny Start - Physiotherapy graduates are building healthcare careers in Canada’s sunniest city.
  • Home of the Caesar - Caesar Sundays on sunny patios sparked a new business for Katie and Shaun Bassett.
  • Green Thumb - Big Marble Farms will add 10 acres of vegetable greenhouse and a six-megawatt (MW) co-generation power plant to their Medicine Hat greenhouse and packhouse operations.