Tom Thomson, executive director of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, is an advocate for the business community.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

News from the Nelson chamber

The Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce has a full agenda, including advocacy, research, collaboration, planning and support implementation.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 23rd issue

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

The old Firehall, located on 11th Ave S. in downtown Cranbrook.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality Old Cranbrook Firehall reportedly to be brew-pub style restaurant

The former Firehall, built in 1931 or so, was on the market for several years and was listed with Philip Jones, of Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty, Cranbrook.

Jodi Gravelle is the chief operating officer for the ?aq?am Community near Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers

Jodi Gravelle, communication conduit

Human resources and communication are Jodi Gravelle’s main focuses in her position as COO for the ʔaq̓am Community.

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(L to R) Brenda Palmer, Michelle Forbes and Jodi Gravelle received special recognition at the 2017 Kootenay Business magazine Influential Women in Business luncheon on June 8, 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Influential Women in Business

2017 Kootenay women of influence

Hard work, creativity and perseverance characterize the best of the best among businesswomen in the Kootenay region.

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Aaron Lucke, owner of Wynndel Electric, is providing a mobile solar station to the vendors at the Creston Valley Farmers Market.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Creston, Energy, Small Business, Technology

Solar-powered market

Aaron Lucke, owner of Wynndel Electric, is providing a mobile solar station to power the Creston Farmers Market.

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Dr. Nathan Goodale (left) and Alissa Nauman (right) are the Hamilton College educators heading up the project excavating and documenting the pithouses found along the Slocan River.
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Nelson, Slocan, Education, First Nations Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project gets students hands-on with history

Hamilton College’s Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project brings post-secondary students together to excavate history uncovered in First Nations pithouses.

Brenda Palmer, founder and owner of Mrs. Palmer's Pantry in Cranbrook, B.C., has the support of family, friends, customers and—just possibly—an angel on her shoulder.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers

Brenda Palmer is taking her chips to the bank

Brenda Palmer believes that we should value our time as much or more than we do our money, and invest both wisely.

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 16 issue

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

Sydney Black is the executive director of the Nelson & District Arts Council.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

Attracted by Nelson’s art

People want to live in a culturally relevant location—it’s a big part of the reason professionals come to live and work in Nelson. —Sydney Black

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The Board Room Café, owned by Alf Him, his daughter Savanna Hines and her husband Justin Hines, opened in mid-June 2017.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Board Room Café comes to Grand Forks

Shy? Bored? Need a conversation starter? Sit down to a game from the Board Room’s library, and you’re good to go.

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Cory Muir took his lifelong fondness for animals and turned it into a successful business.
Kootenay Entrepreneur, East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care, Small Business

Cory’s Dog Grooming & Spa is here for your four-legged family members

Cory Muir took his lifelong fondness for animals and turned it into a successful business.

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Jen Comer has been growing the impact of the Creston Valley Farmers Market since she became its manager in 2010.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Celebrating the Creston Valley: The little farmers market that could

“I think passionate people can get a lot done if you just give them some appropriate direction and let them run with their ideas.” —Jen Comer

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: ‘Best Of’ Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 9 issue

Here is a selection of the 10 'Best Of' Top Jobs Kootenay Business has featured on Career Buzz over the last six weeks.

Kootenay Cycling Adventures is based in beautiful Nelson, B.C.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Revelstoke, Small Business, Tourism

Nelson’s bike trek deluxe

John Bowden of Nelson, B.C., is working to make group bicycle touring the next big thing in his region.

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Flowering trees enhance the curb appeal of Creston Town Hall.
East Kootenay, Creston

Creston’s OCP is official

Supporting the vision for a more prosperous, inclusive, responsible community is a big job, and the community of Creston is on it.

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Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - June 2nd issue

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

Joy Barrett, cultural development officer for Nelson, B.C., and executive director of Castlegar Sculpturewalk, stands within “Sculpture Walk” by Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Hans Winter (2016).
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers

The power of art in Nelson, B.C.

Joy Barrett combines creativity and hard-headed business sense in her work as cultural development officer for the City of Nelson, B.C.

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Michelle Cubin blends essential oils
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business

The other oil industry

Michelle Cubin’s essential oil business, Healing Hollow, continues to spread across the East Kootenay

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The architecture in downtown Nelson, B.C., contributes much to the city's appeal.
East Kootenay, Creston

Historic charm meets 2017 tech in Nelson, B.C.

Upgraded esthetics and conveniences meet Nelson’s current needs while distinctive, historic architecture gives the city its timeless charm.

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