Creston: Who’s who in business

Information for business in the Creston Valley, B.C., including contacts, award winners and listings.

Canyon Street in downtown Creston is an important part of the region.

Canyon Street in downtown Creston is an important part of the region. — Brendan Mitchell photo

Community Pulse Population5,306 (in town), 15,000 in trading area. Number of businesses480 in 2008 Supporting industriesAgriculture, Farming, Manufacturing, Brewing, Forestry, Tourism

With its pleasant climate, the Creston Valley is a notable fruit-growing and agricultural area in the Kootenays. Surrounded by the Purcell and Selkirk mountains, the town of Creston is popular with tourists and retirees while also providing a small-town atmosphere and outdoor opportunities for families and young people who call the area home.

Creston Chamber of Commerce

Creston's chamber is dedicated to the prosperity of local businesses.

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City of Creston

The Town of Creston holds council meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Town hall is located at 238-10th Avenue North.

Current council

  • Ron Toyota, Mayor
  • Kevin Boehmer
  • Karen Unruh
  • Jim Elford
  • Jen Comer
  • Joe Snopek
  • Joanna Wilson

Town contact:

One-on-one with the Mayor

Ron Toyota has been re-elected as mayor of Creston, B.C., for his third term.

Creston’s mayor Ron Toyota has won a third term to continue working on initiatives with a new council.

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Creston branding and tourism

Creston has undergone in-depth tourism branding, and the result is a cohesive campaign aptly termed the "Growing Together" brand. The aim is to promote Creston's rich agricultural heritage, and the laid-back lifestyle that makes this community such a wonderful place to live and visit.

Top employers

Every year Kootenay Business lists of Top 110 employers in the Kootenays. In addition to forestry and industry, agriculture is an important part of job creation in Creston independent farmers and small-scale operations.

  • Columbia Brewery, Labatt (143)
  • J.H. Huscroft Ltd. (78)
  • Creston & District Credit Union (24)

Top business people in Creston

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.

Kootenay Meadows
Wayne and Denise Harris

At Kootenay Meadows, organic milk comes in glass bottles and raw-milk cheeses are a gourmet delight.

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Gary and Susan Snow

Tabletree black cherry juice, produced in Creston, B.C., was named Best Pure Juice Product at the 2012 World Juice conference.

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Thomas Fritz

Famous Fritz Meats & Deli has brought Old World flavours and quality to the tables of Creston Valley residents.

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Longtime Businesses of Creston

Staff and owners of Nufloors Creston
Flooring since 1984

Flooring, window coverings and other home finishing products are the specialties at Nufloors Creston, in Creston, B.C.

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Tony and Eunice Mulder of Tony Mulder Jewellery, in Creston, with two staff members
Telling stories with gems and precious metals

Tony Mulder of Creston, B.C., wants the jewellery he designs for you to express your personality and tell your story.

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Aerial view of a large lumber yard, including industrial buildings
A century behind them

Wynndel Box & Lumber is a family-owned company in Wynndel, B.C., that is entering its second century in business.

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Do you own a business in Creston? 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.

Promoted Creston businesses