Business Advice in Medicine Hat

There are many businesses who may not be aware of the business services and advice available in Medicine Hat. After a recent analysis of services in Medicine Hat, the conclusion was that we have an abundance of service providers and a multitude of opportunities available; we just need to ensure that businesses have the appropriate contacts and connections with these services or service providers.

The Chamber’s business resource page has reports, white papers, economic stats, as well as links to many of the economic development organizations within our Region. Additionally, we are pleased to provide quick links to purchasing opportunity sites, job postings, board resources and research papers.

If you are looking for a specific organization, we have our business links and community links as well as our business directory to assist. If you haven’t checked us out lately, we encourage you to take a fresh look at our resources available to you.

Redevelopment of the Inventory of Major Alberta Projects

The Inventory of Major Projects (IMAP) is produced by Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education to assist firms in identifying potential supply opportunities, as well as informing Albertans on the status of projects in the province valued at $5 million or greater.

Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education are proud to announce that their team has redeveloped the Inventory of Major Alberta Projects with a new map-based interface!  You can a) explore projects throughout the province, b) customize data by sector, project status, region, and value, and c) download your results into Excel.  This new tool is updated in real-time, allowing you instantaneous access to our project database as it is updated. This new product is a direct result of feedback received from users.

The new tool can be found at:

Please note quarterly reports (both hard copy and PDF) will be phased out over the coming months.

News We're Following - November 30, 2012

Member News: Connections Career and Safety Services offering free Government of Alberta Training Programs

Over the next year Connections Career and Safety Services in conjunction with Medicine Hat College Brooks Campus, will be offering three Government of Alberta funded training programs for eligible unemployed or underemployed Albertans looking to gain employment in the Oil & Gas, Oilfield Service, Construction, Transportation, and Agricultural industries. The focus would be for those entry level positions that would require a Class 1 or 3 driver’s licenses, and/or various safety tickets. There is an application process, but for those unemployed or underemployed individuals that qualify and meet eligibility requirements the training itself would be FREE. There will then be ongoing opportunities for member companies looking to hire individuals for these entry level positions requiring safety tickets (First Aid, H2S Alive!, etc.) and/or Class 1 or 3 licenses as they complete their training.

The Transportation Oil Worker Program is being offered at our Medicine Hat location (1007 Factory St. SE), is 6 weeks in length, and we will be training 105 Albertans over the next year.

The Oilfield Construction (4 weeks) and Oilfield Transportation (6 weeks) programs are being offered at Medicine Hat College Brooks campus, located in Brooks, AB. We will be training 40 Albertans in Oilfield/Transportation and 70 Albertans in Oilfield Construction over the year.

There will also be opportunities every month for HR/recruitment professionals to present career opportunities and information directly to our students (typically presentations are approx. 15-20 minutes in length)

For more information on our programs and eligibility/application requirements - Call 1.888.528.3779 or visit our website at

New Member - Edward Jones

You might think that what we offer at Edward Jones can be found at any other investment firm. But we like to believe that everything from our principles to our history makes us different from the rest.

We define the Edward Jones brand accordingly:

1. We are focused on one client the serious, long-term individual investor.

2. We are committed to a long-term philosophy that emphasizes quality and diversification.

3. Relationships are key, and in our view, meeting face to face builds strong relationships.

Although many in our industry continue to redefine themselves by adapting philosophies to follow the latest trends or varying the way they help clients establish and work toward achieving their financial goals, Edward Jones will not waver from its core principles.

Come visit us at the Northlands branch of Edward Jones today to see how our investments can work for you.

Congratulations to Multi-Task Construction

Chamber member Multi-Task Construction was featured in the fall edition of Renovation Contractor Magazine. Click HERE to view the informative article on Casey Van Maarion and the great products he and his team produce at Mutli-Task Construction!

New Member - Garry Ruff, Re/Max Medalta Real Estate

Real estate, sales, construction and development. Garry has 33 years in the business and is currently serving as the President of the Medicine Hat Real Estate Board for his second term. Garry is also President of the Canadian Home Builders' Association for the 2012-2013 year and serves on the Community Housing Board as well. Garry is a Medicine Hat resident who is involved with all aspects of real estate and would be happy to work with you today.

New Member - Cara Operations Ltd.

Cara Operations Limited is Canada’s most historic and largest full-service restaurant company. Cara owns many of Canada’s favourite restaurant concepts including Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Montana’s, Kelsey’s and Milestones. Our vision at Cara is simple.  We are and will continue to be a leader of the restaurant industry in Canada, by being the best branded restaurant company in the world. With over 700 locations across Canada, and system sales in excess of $1.3 billion, Cara is truly Canada’s most successful restaurant company.

Cara’s size and scale provides our franchisees with a competitive advantage as it relates to: purchasing, real estate, construction, marketing, training and information technology. Leveraging these services provides our franchisees with superior added value and support to help increase the bottom line.

News We're Following - November 26, 2012

Our Newest Member - Cottonwood Coulee Massage & Spa

Cottonwood Coulee Massage and Spa is located in the serene Cottonwood Coulee Estates. The sole proprietor, Lisa Franks RMT, formerly owned the Redcliff Massage Therapy Clinic and SPA for 10 years, and has been operating Cottonwood Coulee Massage and Spa for the past 2 years.


With 12 yrs of training Lisa-Marie graduated from SAIM in 2000 and is also a former instructor at the institute. She is also certified level 1 and level 2 myofascial release (with training in Santorini, Greece), deep tissue, trigger point, prenatal, relaxation, certification in Japanese hot/cold stone, reflexology, FABEAU pedicures and manicures, advanced facials, speed waxing, full body/facial waxing, Brazilians, and airbrushed toes.  


Anyone can book a single service or a combination of the above to have a full day of pampering.  Cottonwood Coulee has a quiet relaxing atmosphere with a high end feel, but without the high end prices. Please ask about the new referral program. For convenience the spa accepts debit and credit cards.

Busines Directory Listing & Contact Information

Phone: (403)548-3999