Steve Paccagnan (L) and Pascal Van Dijk are president and CEO of Panorama Mountain Resort and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort respectively.
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Financial, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Value in the valley

Columbia Valley business leaders plan to collectively market the valley’s attractions to vacationers and prospective residents.

Students at College of the Rockies
Cranbrook, Education, Technology

Building on a strong foundation

Funding from the provincial government will improve the educational experience of COTR students.

Mark Preston, owner and operator of the new barbershop in Cranbrook, The Gentlemen's Mark.
Kootenay BizBlog, Cranbrook, Small Business The Gentlemen’s Mark swings open its door

The Gentlemen’s Mark is located at 404A Cranbrook St. North, across from the Denny’s Restaurant and next to the Petro Canada station.

Ktunaxa Nation Council chair Kathryn Teneese.
At Work, Cranbrook, Education

A central part of the community

Kathryn Teneese desires people to see the Ktunaxa Nation as part and parcel of the wider community.

FR Rentals in Sparwood has received an award for its contribution to the mining industry.
Sparwood, Mining

An award-worthy business in Sparwood

FR Rentals in Sparwood has received an award for its contribution to the mining industry.

Exhibit A Artisan Market Place is a multi-vendor market in Grand Forks, B.C.
Business Beat, Grand Forks, Retail, Small Business

Exhibit A Artisan Market

This multi-vendor craft market in Grand Forks, B.C., is open four days per week.

Karen Johnston, longtime publisher of the Cranbrook Townsman newspaper.
Kootenay BizBlog, Cranbrook, Kimberley Longtime Townsman publisher retires from newspaper

Zena Williams, the current publisher of the Kootenay Advertiser, will step in and become the publisher of all three newspapers.

The Yaqan Nukiy School at the Ktunaxa reserve in Creston, B.C., has recently opened a new school building.
Creston, Education

A place to grow and learn

The Yaqan Nukiy School on the Ktunaxa reserve in Creston, B.C., has a new building to best serve its elementary students and community

Gerry Taft is halfway through his third term as mayor of the District of Invermere.

Strategies for growth

Increased amenities and improved understanding of the needs of its population are tools for growth in the District of Invermere

Martina Danzer with members of her healing herd.
Business Beat, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Making magic

Martina Danzer encourages people to step off the beaten track and connect with horses on a deeply personal and spiritual level.

Greg and Meredith Chatelain are excited to pursue their Kootenay business.
Kootenay Entrepreneur, Small Business, Tourism

Loving it in the Kootenays

These entrepreneurs have started their venture in one of B.C.'s most beautiful locations.

Legacy Hall is a new multi-use facility at Lakeshore Resort and Campground at Lake Windermere, B.C.
Invermere, Tourism

Lakeshore culture

Lakeshore Resort and Campground offers unique amenities and events in addition to the campsites and the Lake Windermere beach.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort taps into the largest hot mineral springs in Canada.
Fairmont Hot Springs, Energy, Environment, Tourism

More power to Fairmont

The abundant, naturally hot water at Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C., has a second important function.

Business Beat, Cranbrook, Developments

Silverado Construction and KD Electric on the move

It's been a busy year for Chase Thielen, president of Silverado Construction and KD Electric.

Trent Mason is the owner/operator of 2 Percent Realty, which is based in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Real Estate

Two Percent Realty a reality

Entrepreneur and realtor Trent Mason has brought the Two Percent Realty franchise to the East Kootenay

Business Beat, Fernie, Tourism

Fernie Wilderness Adventures plans to expand

FWA founders Kim and Deb Sedrovic are ready to see their company's dream become a reality.

Sal Salame, owner of Rocky's Donair Cranbrook, slicing beef for a Donair.
Business Beat, Cranbrook, Cuisine

One year and counting for Rocky’s Donair in Cranbrook, B.C.

Rocky's Donair introduced donairs to Cranbrook a year ago.

Janice Alpine is the business development officer for the Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency based in Cranbrook, B.C.
Christina Lake, Cranbrook, Elkford, Invermere, Sparwood, Small Business

Support for Aboriginal businesses

KABDA guides Aboriginal entrepreneurs through the stages of business from startup to expansion and succession.

Business Person of the Year, Tristen Chernove, CEO of Elevate Airports, which manages Canadian Rockies International Airport.

Cranbrook chamber honours business excellence

Business excellence comes in many categories at this gala awards event