Nelson: Who’s who in business
Nelson is known for its beautiful mountain setting on the shore of Kootenay Lake, its thriving arts community and its engaging coffeeshop culture.
Nelson, B.C., a city of 9,800 people in the southeastern part of the province, is known for its beautiful mountain setting on the shore of Kootenay Lake, its thriving arts community and its engaging coffeeshop culture. It was recently included on the list of Canada’s best small towns in the book The Great Canadian Bucket List: One of a Kind Travel Experiences by Robin Esrock. The economy is supported by forestry and mining, with a generous infusion of tourist dollars. Several nearby ski resorts, hiking and biking trails right out its back door and beautiful Kootenay Lake, all offer recreational activities for every age and preference and contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
City of Nelson
- Deb Kozak (Mayor)
- Anna Purcell
- Michael Dailly
- Robin Cherbo
- Bob Adams
- Valerie Warmington
- Janice Morrison
Economic development contact
- Kevin Cormack, city manager
One-on-one with the Mayor
Deb Kozak is taking the lead in Nelson as she steps into position of mayor after nine years on council.Read full article
Nelson branding and tourism
Every year Kootenay Business lists the Top 110 employers in the Kootenays. A notable city in the West Kootenay, Nelson is well represented on the list.
- School District 8 (787)
- Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. (400)
- Whitewater Ski Resort (225 in winter)
- City of Nelson (203)
- Hume Hotel & Best Western Baker Street Inn (154)
- Walmart (140)
- Maglio Building Centre Ltd.(Trail and Nelson, 80)
- Kootenay Country Store Co-op (75)
- Nelson & District Credit Union (65)
- Nelson Chrysler (26)
Top business people in Nelson
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.
Dianna Ducs, executive director of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism, is leading the way to a significant increase in tourism in her area.Read full article
Doug Mann’s career in automotive engineering spans 35 years. He recently moved to Nelson to join Pacific Insight.Read full article
The right elements came together to make Save-On-Foods the top pick for Business of the Year in Nelson, B.C.Read full article
Longtime Businesses of Nelson
At the age of 103, the independently owned Adventure Hotel in Nelson, B.C., has reached its best level yet.Read full article
Bruce Richier of Leaf Cabinetry produces beautiful cabinets and furniture pieces for homes and businesses throughout the West Kootenay.Read full article
Under its new name, Nelson Family Financial Services continues the trusted practices established by Money Concepts.Read full article
Do you own a business in Nelson? 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.