Biz Edge

by Danielle Cameron

The faces behind Kootenay businesses

Welcome to Biz Edge: a column dedicated to the celebration of small businesses and the people who make them prosper. If you are the proud owner of a small business, I would love to hear about your victories, challenges and plans for the future.

Please email your information and photos to me. I look forward to profiling some of the region's leading-edge entrepreneurs.

Danielle Cameron

Danielle Cameron is a writer and web editor for several publications and has been practising as a Certified Herbal Practitioner since 2005. View all of Danielle Cameron’s articles

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Photo courtesy Dan McGifford in Cranbrook BC
Cranbrook, Small Business Customized creations to beautify your home

Appletree Woodworking in Cranbrook provides gorgeous custom pieces to give any space a wow factor.

Tilia Botanicals in Creston BC
Creston, Health & Wellness A blossoming business

Tilia Botanicals in Creston has been doing exceptionally well, and there are plenty of plans for the future.

Bed and Breakfast in the West Kootenay
Small Business, Tourism Kootenay hospitality

Now in its 14th year of operation, Arica Gardens is warmly welcoming visitors to Winlaw.

Bill and Lori Cameron, owner of Tigz Tea Hut in Creston, BC. Tea and gift store.
Creston, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business, Tourism A one-stop shop for quality tea and gifts

Next time you’re in Creston, make time to stop at Tigz Tea Hut, where you can browse from a selection of locally made gift items, high-quality teas and more.

Heidi Thompson, owner and master stylist of Taupe Hair & Nail Studio
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Sophisticated new location for salon

Heidi Thompson is bringing new energy and vibrance to Taupe Hair & Nail Studio in Cranbrook, B.C.

Cathy Smith-Clark of Fernie Puppy School.
Fernie, Small Business Building the bond

Cathy Smith-Clark uses her skills as a pet whisperer to socialize animals and their humans.

max and irmas restaurant in Nelson, BC
Nelson, Cuisine Quality comfort food

Max and Irma's offers wholesome, fresh menu options for diners in Nelson.

People working out at Core Fitness, a gym in Cranbrook, BC
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Fitness for the whole community

Core Fitness has been a favourite spot for active Cranbrook residents since the gym opened in 2009.

Sasha Kitch of Nelson BC
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Lucky Cupcakes in Nelson, BC - owner, Lisa Luckett
Nelson, Cuisine Sweet treats with a healthy twist

In a time when consumers demand organic, non-GMO food products, Lucky Cupcakes in Nelson is here to deliver.

Infinitea T-Bar & Boutique in Fernie, BC
Fernie, Cuisine, Small Business More than meets the eye

Infinitea T-Bar & Boutique is a multi-faceted business in Fernie, and it’s proven to be a welcome addition to the culture-rich community since its beginning.

Tess' Consignment in Cranbrook, BC
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Take the hassle out of online selling

Tess’ Treasures in Cranbrook has a customer-friendly approach that makes life easier for online sellers and shoppers.

Janet Skolka holding up children's clothing in Nelson, BC
Nelson, Retail, Small Business Trends for tots

Mompreneur award nominee Janet Skolka is bringing adorable children’s fashions to Nelson with her store, Jilly bo Billy Boutique.

people who own Big Red Cats in Rossland, BC
Rossland, Tourism Don’t hide inside this winter

Big Red Cats in Rossland can bring out the adventurer in you, and help you embrace the excitement of winter recreation.

Owners and staff at From Scratch restaurant in Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
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Donna Alexander sitting on a patio chair with a bottle of her award winning wine in Golden, BC
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Brian Leeb, owner of Sustainable Spaces Design and Drafting in Kimberley, B.C.
Kimberley, Environment Green designs with the environment in mind

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lady in her storefront area
Kimberley, Retail Pique your interest

Having been a Kimberley staple for six years, Natural Attraction is a store that reflects the positive energy, health-conscious mindset and broad range of interests that this Kootenay alpine community has become so well known for.

lady at a farmers market booth in Trail, BC
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Garden of Eden Vegan Organics is a breath of fresh air in the Trail community.

man and his wife in a garden centre in South Slocan, BC
Agriculture, Retail Botanical bounty

This South Slocan business has everything you need to make your garden grow.

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