Grand Forks: Who’s who in business

Information for business in Grand Forks and the Boundary Region, B.C., including contacts, award winners and listings.

Bright flower pots show the vibrant side of Grand Forks.

— Photo courtesy City of Grand Forks

Community Pulse Population4,036 Number of businesses386 Supporting industriesForestry, construction, tourism, nurseries, agriculture

While Grand Forks is the largest community in the Boundary region, the entire area offers its residents community-focused living and a quality lifestyle. The Boundary also holds communities such as Christina Lake, Greenwood, Midway and Rock Creek. The city of Grand Forks is only a few hours away from both Kelowna, B.C., and Spokane in Washington and provides the benefit of being situated on a major highway while still offering a small-town feel.

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Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce

Learn all about the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and how it serves the area.

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City of Grand Forks

Current council

  • Frank Konrad, Mayor
  • Julia Butler
  • Christine Thompson
  • Chris Hammett
  • Neil Krog
  • Michael Wirischagin
  • Colleen Ross

One-on-one with the Mayor

Frank Konrad, mayor of Grand Forks, B.C.

To Frank Konrad, the new mayor of Grand Forks, B.C., it’s important to consider the community’s long-term wellbeing.

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Grand Forks branding and tourism

Top employers

Every year Kootenay Business lists of Top 110 employers in the Kootenays. The companies that made this year’s list are based in Grand Forks and reflect the industrial side of the Boundary.

  • International Forest Products Limited
  • School District 51, Boundary (230)
  • Roxul Inc. (204)
  • Grand Forks Credit Union (50)
  • Unifab Industries Ltd. (40 - 50)
  • Boundary Electric Ltd. (30 - 35)

Top business people in Grand Forks

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.


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Mikki Hamagami

A great staff and a customer-oriented business philosophy helps Mikki Hamagami run Morrissey Creek Building Supplies in Grand Forks.

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Chris-Anne and Lawrence Gilmore

For Chris-Anne and Lawrence Gilmore, work is all about getting to do the fun stuff.

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Doug McMynn

Saving his town's sawmill was just something that Doug McMynn saw needed to be done.

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Longtime Businesses of Grand Forks

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Fifty years and counting

After half a century, B&F Sales & Service is something of a landmark in Grand Forks, B.C.

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Do you own a business in Grand Forks? 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 Grand Forks businesses