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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:

Cyclops Ring from Rapscallion Design

Cyclops Monster Ring from Rapscallion Design

For those of you who don’t know, Etsy is an on-line version of the local “arts and craft sale”. Think of eBay, but for handmade and hand-crafted items. It took awhile to get started in Medicine Hat, and even longer to get more than a couple people participating, but now there’s quite a few vendors locally.

There’s quite the range for Medicine Hat vendors too, anything from knitted caps, stuffed animals, plushies, weird and crazy jewelery (from Rapscallion Design), vintage clothing, greeting cards, original artwork, and more.

Etsy Medicine Hat

Envydia Storefront

Envydia Storefront

Recently, two local stores within the Medicine Hat Mall, Multi-Line Jeans & Gotcha Shoes both closed to focus their inventory in a single store and concept, called “Envydia” (envy – dia). The new clothing store offers jeans, shoes, t-shirts, hoodies/jackets, and tons of handbags all in one store.

Some of the clothing brands offered at Envydia include: Buffalo, Guess, Silver Star, and Arson & Orb. For shoes: LaCoste, Osiris, Kenneth Cole, Steve Madden, and (lots of) Sketchers. For handbags: Guess, Kathy VanZeeland, Chinese Laundry, and Chocolate. The shop also wants to focus on offering brands that are nowhere else in Medicine Hat in the upcoming months. You can learn and see more on their Shop the Hat profile:

Envydia on Shop the Hat

It’s almost that time again! Every year on the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede grounds in the Cypress Centre hosts the Farmer’s Market (for the last 12 years). The hours are from 9:00am to 1:00pm every Saturday from May 23rd to October 3, 2009 with the exception of Stampede Week (July 25th, 2009) when the market will close at 11:00am.

Cypress Centre Entrance (photo via official website)

Cypress Centre Entrance (photo via official webpage)

In the true spirit of the phrase “shop locally”, the Medicine Hat Farmer’s Market features tons of local retailers for meat, vegetables, candies, baking, crafts, art and more! All retailers are made up of people from and around the Medicine Hat community.

From the website:

Good reasons to shop at the Farmers’ Market:

  • Fresh produce
  • Quality products
  • Price savings
  • Specialty items
  • Unique products
  • Personalized service
  • Social atmosphere
  • Supporting our community

Medicine Hat Farmer’s Market official webpage



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