A group of business women all standing together.
Castlegar, Cranbrook, Golden, Kaslo, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness, Real Estate, Small Business, Influential Women in Business

Kootenay Business Magazine presents the 2016 list of Women in Business nominations

Kootenay Business Magazine will announce the winners of the 2016 Women in Business awards at luncheons in the East Kootenay and West Kootenay

Deb Kozak was elected mayor of Nelson, B.C., in November 2014.
Nelson, Developments

Nelson check-in, 2016

Within its budget, the City of Nelson is following a long-term plan to keep its infrastructure healthy and its business community thriving.

Kara Froese, winner of the Centennial Leaders Entrance Award from UBC.
Kootenay BizBlog, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies student wins big award

As a recipient of the Centennial Leaders Entrance Award from UBC, Froese’s tuition, books and living expenses (including a meal plan) will be covered.

Bart Bjorkman, the new president of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, is heading up the search for a new manager for the chamber.
Creston, Small Business, Tourism

Creston chamber 2016

The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce is undergoing changes at the top and promoting growth at the base.

Cranbrook, Developments

2016 Georgie Awards handed out to 44 B.C. winners at gala celebration

The Georgie Awards celebrate excellence in home building by members of the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia

by Nowell Berg
Brian McAndrew owns and operates Vicom Design Inc. in Grand Forks, B.C.

Boundary Country movers and shakers

You’ll find these dynamic people on farms, in offices, on golf courses and in many other environments throughout the Boundary.

Michael Delich being recognized at a recent Kelowna gala for his leadership in the housing industry by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.
Kootenay BizBlog, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate Michael Delich and Fernie Home Builders receive recognition and award for housing excellence

Fernie Home Builders, owned and operated by Michael Delich, won a prestigious award in the Detached Home category.

Theresa Wood is the community events co-ordinator in the District of Invermere.
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs

Columbia Valley movers and shakers

Here are some of the people who are ensuring that the Columbia Valley is a healthy, prosperous place to live, play and do business.

Phil Gadd, Business Coach.
Fernie, Education, Small Business

No. 1 tip for selling your product or service: Stop selling

You need to identify your target market and discover their number one pain point, the one that can be solved by purchasing your product or service.

Kitchen interior from New Dawn's award-winning home, the Novak residence
Cranbrook, Developments

New Dawn Developments takes home prestigious Georgie Award for Cranbrook residence

New Dawn won the 2016 Georgie Award for “Best Single Family Detached Home up to 2,000 square feet and under $500,000

by Colin Payne
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.

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

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.

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

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, First Nations , Tourism

Lakeshore culture

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