Brenda Palmer brought a giant bag of Mrs. Palmer’s Pita Chips to showcase her product to the dragons.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business

Doing a deal in the Dragon’s Den

Cranbrook’s Brenda Palmer of Mrs. Palmer’s Pantry finds an investor on CBC’s Dragon’s Den

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The team at Ascendent and Infiniti have created a high end camera that sold for six figures. (L to R) Tim Troxel, Dariynn Silver, Scott Kemperman, Alec Whitehead (crouched down), Stephen Scofield, Bret Getz, Ryan Toyota and Brian Troxel.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Technology

This high end camera sold for six figures, and it was created in Cranbrook

Brian and Tim Troxel of Ascendent and Infiniti have created nextgen surveillance cameras that are spreading across the world

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An artist's rendition of the proposed Revelstoke Adventure Park (RAP).
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Massive new Revelstoke Adventure Park being proposed

Revelstoke’s Black Tie Properties is looking at developing a massive new adventure park near Revelstoke, fronting the busy Trans-Canada Highway.

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West Kootenay, Kaslo

Top 20 Largest Hotels in West Kootenay/Revelstoke

Kootenay Business is pleased to present the Top 20 largest hotels throughout the West Kootenay/Revelstoke region.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of” Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 17 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a weekly snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

West Kootenay chamber awards

The best in the West: Here are the 2016 West Kootenay chamber award winners

Find out who made the cut, and check out this compiled list of the West Kootenay chamber award winners for 2016.

Wayne Lee-Ying, new Manager, International Education at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments College of the Rockies announces new Manager, International Education

Wayne Lee-Ying brings with him many years of experience in the education sector.

Who are the East Kootenay's top business people of 2016? We've compiled a list of all Chamber of Commerce awards into this one handy list.

Entrepreneurs with a bright future: Check out the East Kootenay chamber award winners

Who are the East Kootenay's top business people of 2016? We've compiled a list of all Chamber of Commerce award winners into this one handy list.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business

Are you BC’s Chamber of the Year?

The BC Chamber of the Year Award is about encouraging and inspiring organizational and business excellence.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining

Top 10 Mining Operations in the Kootenays

We ranked all the operating mines in the Kootenays by their annual revenue.

Tammy Verigin-Burk, executive director of the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce, is a lifetime resident of the West Kootenay community.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Tourism

Castlegar collaborates

In Castlegar, collaboration is seen as a common-sense measure that leverages the resources of individuals and groups for maximum effect.

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Chris Brien and his partners at Pinnacle Professional Accounting in Castlegar, B.C., are building a new office for the business, with residences above it.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Financial, Small Business

Chris Brien picks Castlegar

Improved Internet service in Castlegar opens new possibilities for Chris Brien, his partners and the staff of Pinnacle Professional Accounting.

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Adam Pomeroy (left) and Rob Gretchen opened Cycology Bikes Inc. in Castlegar, B.C. in April 2016.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Bike kings of Castlegar

Adam Pomeroy and Rob Gretchen have opened a bike shop in Castlegar, B.C., and business is good.

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Cal McDougall has been Sparwood's mayor for about 12 years—from 1996 to 2005 and from 2014 to the present.
East Kootenay, Sparwood

Transition year for Sparwood

District of Sparwood mayor, Cal McDougall, admires the resilience of his community.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - February 10 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a weekly snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Andy Cohen is the general manager of Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers

Fernie’s long-time supporter

As a people person, networker, relationship builder and idea guy, Fernie’s Andy Cohen uses his influence to benefit the East Kootenay region.

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Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn and Caitlin Berkhiem are the owners of Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook, B.C.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business

Cranbrook’s Soulfood

Exquisite, ethical edibles are the trademark of Cranbrook’s Soulfood restaurant.

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2017 Top 120 Kootenay Employers
Top 120 employers

Top 120 Employers for 2017

As 2017 begins, we present our latest list of Top 120 employers, based on numbers of regular employees in each business.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Top 10 Ski Resorts/Hills in the Kootenay Rockies

We ranked the top Kootenay Ski resorts by vertical drop

Kris Koop owns and operates the Blue Barn Pet & Hobby Farm shop in Castlegar, B.C.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Animal Care, Retail, Small Business

Blue Barn business

The owner of the Blue Barn Pet & Hobby Farm in Castlegar loves critters and their people.

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