Picture collage of Rob Schepers, president of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce and the downtown Creston area.
Creston, Tourism

Summer greetings from Creston

Rob Schepers, outgoing president of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, offers a few words on the bright future of the community.

by Rob Schepers, past president, Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce
Scenic view of Nelson from top of mountain.
Cranbrook, Creston, Golden, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Agriculture, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Summer 2016

Ever thought of owning your own business and living the Kootenay lifestyle? Here is a sampling of businesses available in the area.

FortisBC management, local dignitaries, civil officials and representatives from area First Nations groups were all on hand at the offical sod-turning ceremony for the FortisBC Kootenay Operation Centre.
Kootenay BizBlog, Castlegar, Developments, Energy, Technology Ground breaking at new FortisBC Operation Centre in Castlegar

The new Kootenay Operation Centre near Castlegar's airport will centralize many of FortisBC's key operations.

Silver Water Spa is a new amenity at the St. Eugene Golf Resort. Spa manager Ashley Nicholas (L), and esthetician Nicole Richards are delighted with their new workplace.
Business Beat, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Silver Water luxury spa

Silver Water Spa is a luxurious, nurturing new feature of the St. Eugene Golf Resort.

Liz Cohoe holds a fur hat creation on the busy work floor at Lillie & Cohoe in Nelson.
At Work, Nelson, Small Business

The function of fashion

Nelson­-based company Lillie & Cohoe is in the business of helping North American customers express their personal style

Picture of owner Erna Jenson, and her new business 'de-lights', a gelato shop in downtown Kimberley.
Kimberley, Cuisine, Developments, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Part II: Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in Kimberley

New and exciting business ventures are changing the face of this increasingly hip mountain town.

Sydney Klause, owner of the Yarn Collective.
Kootenay BizBlog, Cranbrook, Small Business Yarn Collective knits up Cranbrook market

The Yarn Collective caters to local fibre-lovers, knitters and crocheters.

Golfer taking a swing along a long fairway, with large mountains in background.
Christina Lake, Cranbrook, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Revelstoke, Tourism

Six golf stops not to miss on your swing through the Kootenays

From beginner and family-friendly courses to those worthy of the most experienced golfer, these Kootenay fairways are worth a visit.

Mike Balance, Dale Donaldson, Christina Champlin and Cassandra Urbshas of Mallard's Source for Sports in Nelson, B.C.
Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness, Retail, Tourism

Influencing Nelson

Our research rewarded us with information about a few of Nelson’s most influential business people.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark was introduced to chamber of commerce luncheon guests in Cranbrook on June 23 by MLA Bill Bennett.
Cranbrook, Education

B.C. premier announced funding for nursing and the trades

B.C. Premier Christy Clark spoke to a record crowd at the June 23 chamber of commerce luncheon in Cranbrook, B.C.

Sparwood's Next Level Fitness, gym
Business Beat, Sparwood, Health & Wellness

Taking Sparwood to the next level

Next Level Fitness is Sparwood's newest gym, and owner Katie Jackson couldn't be happier.

Tanya Wall is the director for Area B in the Central Kootenay region. She and her partner, Ralph Casemore, share a lifelong love of the Creston Valley.

Influencing Creston

The influence of regional and municipal leaders is found in every aspect of community life in B.C.’s Creston Valley.

Vince DeVito Shoes is a 90-year-old, fourth-generation family business in Nelson, B.C.
Nelson, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Five over 50 in Nelson B.C.

Surviving five decades and more, these Nelson businesses are a tribute to determination, adaptability and loyalty.

Dean McKerracher, mayor of Elkford, offers congratulations to RDEK CAO Lee-Ann Crane, on her retirement after 37 years with the organization.
Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood

Crane takes a bow

Cranbrook’s Lee-Ann Crane had a 37-year career with the RDEK, working for the betterment of this community.

A generic ice hockey ice rink stadium with a frozen surface and a hockey puck under illuminated floodlights.
Financial, Tourism

Crunching the numbers on the annual economic impact the Kootenay Ice brings Cranbrook

What economic impact does the Kootenay Ice have on Cranbrook?

Tom and Kathy Frauley, owners and cooks at Dawn's Early Rising Cafe in Castlegar, stand outside their restaurant.
Castlegar, Cuisine

Sunshine and flavour

Come sit down at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe for a family meal

Ralph Casemore and Tanya Wall are redeveloping the former Kootenay Hotel in Creston. The new facility, called Casey's Community House, will likely open in spring of 2017.
Business Beat, Creston, Developments, Real Estate, Small Business, Tourism

Kootenay Hotel redux

A bright new future is planned for the former Kootenay Hotel in Creston, B.C.

A Pomodoro timer sitting on a paper with writing on it.
Fernie, Education, Financial, Small Business, Kootenay Business Coach

What’s your Mount Everest? Part 3

Scheduling daily tasks and then focusing on accomplishing them will keep up your productivity.

Simon Kelly and Angela Peebles are the owners and sole employees of Toast, a breakfast and brunch restaurant in Nelson, B.C.
Business Beat, Nelson, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism

Toast of Nelson

Delicious, healthy, homemade food is the standard at Toast Restaurant in Nelson, B.C.

The outside and patio of Big Bang Bagels in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Cuisine

Get a bang out of your bagel

Taste the quality and freshness in a Big Bang Bagel.