A family-run Cochrane business is marking a remarkable feat this weekend. 

Two Pharmacy is celebrating 35-years of serving our community with a special anniversary celebration happening until Sunday. 

Reid Kimmett, owner and operations manager said he was just two-years-old when his parents first opened what was then-called Cochrane IDA Drugs.

"You'll see a person who used to come in as a kid and get a sucker from my dad there and now they're bringing in their kid and they're getting a sucker for their kid. We're getting this multiple generation thing going and, we have staff where it's kids working with parents, and the parents have been there for 20 plus years, that kind of thing."

"I worked a lot of years not officially on the payroll, I've been on the payroll officially for 12 years now."

From name changes to a physical expansion, Two Pharmacy has seen a lot of growth since 1989. 

"The business in many ways has mirrored Cochrane, 35 years ago I think Cochrane would have been, what 2500 people and now it's closing in on 40,000. So just to keep up with the town and keep up with the growing demands and needs of the residents of the town. We've kind of had to do the exact same thing."

Founded in 1989, Two Pharmacy began as a small, family-run business with a vision to provide exceptional healthcare and personalized service to the people of Cochrane. Over the years, it has evolved into a comprehensive healthcare provider, integrating a full suite of pharmacy services, compounding lab, offering a wide range of natural health products, vitamins, sports medicine supplies, and home health care aids. Despite its growth, Two Pharmacy has remained true to its core values of compassion, integrity, and community engagement. stated Kimmett in a press release. 

"Our Community Roots program, which donates over $50,000 annually to local groups and causes, exemplifies our commitment to giving back and fostering a healthier, more connected community." said Kimmett. 

"We are incredibly grateful to our loyal customers, dedicated staff, and the entire Cochrane community for their unwavering support over the past 35 years," said Kimmett. "Our journey has been one of continuous learning and adaptation, always with the goal of helping and connecting with the person in front of us. This anniversary is not just a celebration of our history, but also a look forward to the future and the many more years of service we hope to provide."

As part of the anniversary this weekend, the pharmacy is offering special events and promotions including a draw to win airfare for two anywhere in North America, and discounts that will help customers "recollect the pricing back in 1989."

When it comes to what's next for Two Pharmacy, Kimmett said they'll continue to offer the same dedicated service to locals that they always have. 

"No crystal ball, really, I would say I think if you asked my dad that question 35 years ago, his guess wouldn't look much like today in all likelihood. I think we're gonna keep trying to do the same things which are listen to our town, listen to our community and adapt to what they need. The other big kind of slogan for us to go back to our giving is Health for you, heath for another, anything we can do that's in service of that mission, which is providing something beneficial to customers health in front of us and to our communities health in general through the giving that we're able to do. That's what we're going to try to do for another 35 plus."