Cranbrook: Who’s who in business
Information for business in Cranbrook, B.C., including contacts, award winners and listings.
The city of Cranbrook, B.C., has a population of 19,319 and services a region of more than 55,000 residents. Set in the wide-open valley of the Rocky Mountain Trench in southeastern B.C., Cranbrook is known for its year-round sunny climate with moderate winters, hot summers and surrounding natural beauty. The Canadian Rockies International Airport, located just 12 minutes from the city, allows easy in-and-out access for residents and visitors. Cranbrook is home to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, the College of the Rockies, the recreational and cultural amenities of Western Financial Place—home to the Kootenay Ice Hockey Club—and the Key City Theatre. It offers a thriving farmers market from June to October and limitless recreation opportunities year-round.
City of Cranbrook
The City of Cranbrook hosts regular council meetings on the first and second Monday of each month.
- Lee Pratt, Mayor
- Tom Shypitka
- Ron Popoff
- Isaac Hockley
- Danielle Cardozo
- Norma Blissett
- Wesly Graham
Economic development contact
Kevin Weaver: 250-489-0232
One-on-one with the Mayor
The first task for Cranbrook’s new mayor and council will be to draft up a budget for capital expenditures.Read full article
Upcoming Cranbrook events
Welcome to our 6th annual event celebrating women in business.
Every year Kootenay Business lists the Top 110 employers in the Kootenays. Cranbrook had several businesses on the list.
- City of Cranbrook (200)
- Real Canadian Superstore (200)
- Prestige Hotels & Resorts (150)
- Canada Safeway (130)
- Ktunaxa Nation Council (100)
- Home Depot (83)
- Fab-Rite Services Ltd. (70)
- East Kootenay Community Credit Union (68)
- Wildstone Golf Course (65, seasonal)
- Regional District of East Kootenay (56)
- Heritage Inn Cranbrook (55)
- New Dawn Developments Ltd. (50)
- Home Hardware Building Centre (47)
- Selkirk Signs & Services Ltd. (47)
- Ktunaxa/Kinbasket Child & Family Services (46)
- Koocanusa Publications Inc. (40)
- The Kootenay Import Auto Group (38)
- BDO Canada LLP (38)
- Cranbrook Dodge (34)
- Rocky Mountain Diesel Ltd. (34)
- Dacota Freight Service Ltd. (29)
- Denham Ford (BC) Ltd. (28)
- ReMax Caldwell Agencies Ltd. (13)
Top business people in Cranbrook
The following business individuals have shown dedication to business and their communities. They have been recognized on the Kootenay Business list of Top 10 business people for various years.
Tristen Chernove is inspired by the energy of Cranbrook’s business community, and he’s reciprocating in a big way.Read full article
The owner of Nutter’s Bulk & Natural Foods and co-owner of Home Hardware Building Centre in Cranbrook is a bit of a risk-taker.Read full article
Opening a retail business allows Laurie Goodlad to combine her love of customer service with her enjoyment of merchandising.Read full article
Longtime Businesses of Cranbrook
The founders of the 100-year-old Cranbrook Golf Club and the dedicated volunteers who worked with them created an enduring recreational oasis.Read full article
Kootenay Landscape has evolved from a part-time lawn-mowing venture into a landscape maintenance company employing up to 20.Read full article
Iain MacLeod owns High Country Outdoor Gear & Clothing, the shop that’s been his second home since he was 10 years old.Read full article
Do you own a business in Cranbrook? We'd like to hear more about you. Please contact us if you're a successful long-time business owner in the area, or if you think you would qualify as a top employer in the Kootenays.