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Business Beat: Shaking the Money Trees

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COVID-19 has made accessing capital very difficult for businesses. In response, provincial and federal governments released different stimulus packages including grants. The last few months I have gone through countless programs and there definitely are many options out there. Grants can be a great resource in times of economic uncertainty, as they usually provide a […]

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Redcliff Bakery expands to downtown Medicine Hat

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Having successfully reinvigorated the original Redcliff Bakery, local entrepreneurs Melissa and Joel Graber are rising up the challenge of a second location, taking over the “Sweet Caporal Building” in downtown Medicine Hat. “We’ve been shopping for the perfect location for over a year now,” said Melissa. “With our friends at Station Coffee and Mad Hatter […]

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Welcome to your new backyard

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Looking for a unique outdoor experience this summer? Look no further. Local entrepreneurs, Darren Howes and Josh Hopkins, have been hard-at-work constructing a family-friendly, outdoor patio between two heritage buildings downtown Medicine Hat. “On a visit to Philadelphia a few years back, I noticed a trend with outdoor, seasonal patios in between buildings rather than […]

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Tech Innovation emerging amidst challenging times

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Local entrepreneur set to launch mobile app with support from Harvest Builders, a new venture lead by Skip the Dishes co-founder, Chris Simair Even in challenging times, innovative companies are emerging from Medicine Hat. Since the fall of 2019, local entrepreneur and community resident, Mike Reinheller, has been researching, designing, and collaborating to create a […]

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Connecting and Carrying On Through Change

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  Local businesses are finding new ways to keep the doors open, and the owners of Madhatter Roastery, Josh and Katrina Borrows, are no exception. After returning from a trip to Bali they were greeted with a rapidly changing business environment due to the onset of Covid-19. Josh and Katrina were quickly able to pivot and […]

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Economic growth potential

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Downtown growth potential on the horizon for downtown Medicine Hat.

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The search for a city

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The Gauthiers chose Medicine Hat for their new chiropractic clinic and home.

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Getting creative

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Deanna Haysom saw an opportunity to create a workspace for Medicine Hat’s creative professionals.

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Rosey start-up

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Young entrepreneur Beth Lewis is up for Alberta Chamber of Commerce Award of Distinction.

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Sew successful

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Since changing ownership six years ago, Dueck’s Sewing Centre has quadrupled their square footage.

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Investing in history

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Medicine Hat entrepreneurs continue to invest in historic buildings.

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Moving on up

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After 10 years in business, Crystal Metz has found her forever home.

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Growth story

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Stringam LLP is building a new office to accommodate the expanding law firm.

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Cultural Development

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A Medicine Hat-based cultural not-for-profit is investing nearly $1 million to redevelop part of a provincial historic resource.

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Fresh Start

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Same local flavor, new location

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Digital ceramics

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Anchored by the Shaw Centre, Medicine Hat is now a destination for international artists creating work for customers around the world.

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In the driver’s seat

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From Medicine Hat, photographer and videographer Luke Fandrich has amassed over 11,000 Instagram followers while his website has reached more than 40 million people. His photo library serves clients across North America, leading to influencer marketing work.

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Less is more

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Medicine Hat’s business community is in the middle of a youth movement with millennials who are drawn to a business-friendly community that has grown steadily and intelligently for decades.

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Testing, testing

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Jim Sodero and Stan Burton developed a software that has grown Medicine Hat-based Solutions Thru Software into a multimillion dollar software company.

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Designer Glass

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Medicine Hat has the ingredients to emerge as a leader in the North American glass industry.

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Success story

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Thriving in Canada’s competitive photography industry means keeping the finger on the shutter and being ready to move when the right opportunity presents itself.

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Advanced technology attracts new talent to Medicine Hat

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Thanks to its location a stone’s throw from Defence and Research Development Canada’s (DRDC) Suffield Research Centre, Medicine Hat has little trouble attracting new engineers.

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Branching out

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Kim Harper is growing her graphic design business throughout Western Canada from her home-base in Medicine Hat.

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Rustic Pickle to expand after hitting social market

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Since Kristine Russell found her market on Instagram her children’s clothing line, Rustic Pickle, has taken off.

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Young professionals seize opportunties in Medicine Hat

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Kevin Kurtz moved to Medicine Hat as an articling student and quickly became regional managing partner of a fast-growing law firm.

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Growing a law career in Canada’s sunniest city

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Ryan Schindel’s career path led him from Calgary to Medicine Hat where he began running his own law practice at the age of 33.

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