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Johnny Strilaeff is the new President and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust, headquartered in Castlegar, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Education, Financial New leader, same philosophy for Columbia Basin Trust

In his new role as President and CEO, Johnny Strilaeff will rely on his experience as a Basin resident and on his work experience with the Trust since 2005.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 27

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a weekly snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate With Inventory Low, It’s a “Sellers” Market in Cranbrook Real Estate—Jason Wheeldon (Episode 4)

Jason Wheeldon shares his insight on the dynamic Cranbrook real estate market—4 trends not to miss and why it's a good time for a market evaluation.

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Meet your recruitment needs and raise your business’s profile by becoming an exhibitor at two upcoming local career events!
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business Call for exhibitors at upcoming Kootenay Career Fairs

Meet your recruitment needs and raise your business’s profile by becoming an exhibitor at two upcoming local career events!

Elkford, B.C., is a thriving village in the Rocky Mountains of southeastern British Columbia
East Kootenay, Elkford, Small Business Elkford chamber update, 2017

Community support, inclusion and economic development are the ongoing focus of the Elkford Chamber of Commerce.

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The Sullivan Core Shack will be a museum level display of ore and rock specimens as well as drill core from Sullivan mine and surrounding area.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Mining, Tourism Kootenay Zinc Corp. sponsors Sullivan Core Shack Display

Located in the Kimberley Underground Mining Railway Station, the display will feature ore and rock specimens as well as drill core from Sullivan mine.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business 2016 Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Kootenays

We are pleased to present the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the region—we salute your success!

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East Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Top 20 largest hotels in the East Kootenays

With a surge in tourism travel, the hospitality sector is a dynamic and growing part of the Kootenay business community.

Artist's rendition of the proposed updates to the exterior of Tamarack Centre.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Major renovations coming to Cranbrook’s Tamarack Shopping Centre in 2017

The largest shopping centre in the Kootenays, Tamarack Centre first opened in 1977.

Danielle Ecclestone opened her eclectic novelty shop in Cranbrook in early October 2016.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Fun merchandise at Seams Fun

Seams Fun carries a stock of novelty clothing, accessories and home decor items.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 20 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a weekly snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Mark Colgate, PhD, from UVic, spoke at a professional development session organized by Patty Vadnais (R) for the Fernie Ambassadors Program.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Tourism Fernie Chamber update, 2017

Clear communication, inclusive participation, support and fun are keys to success for the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.

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Drew Miller, new Executive Director, Human Resources at the College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education College of the Rockies announces new HR Executive Director

Drew Miller replaces Sheila McDonald who retired in December.

Jill Bentley-Lobban in a blue Stoke shirt.
East Kootenay, Kimberley Jill Bentley-Lobban

Jill Bentley-Lobban, manager of Kimberley Centex, is a people person who loves good food and locally sourced products.

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Tristen Chernove, CEO of Elevate Airports and general manager of the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, B.C., is also  the recipient of three medals from the September 2016 Paralympic Games.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, New Denver Tristen Chernove

Tristen Chernove is inspired by the energy of Cranbrook’s business community, and he’s reciprocating in a big way.

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(L to R) Ryan Doehle, wife Laurel, son Ethan, and daughter Kyra with their dog WiFi.
East Kootenay, Fernie Ryan Doehle

Ryan Doehle’s 21 years of work in his self-started and expanding business have landed him a spot on the list of the Top 10 Business People of 2017

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World-class whitewater kayaking attracted Seán McTernan to Fernie, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business, Tourism Fernie lifestyle rocks

With the online world at his fingertips, Seán McTernan left Ireland for Canada and established his digital business in Fernie.

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Elana Rosenfeld, CEO of Kicking Horse Coffee in Inveremere.
East Kootenay, Invermere Elana Rosenfeld

The co-founder and CEO of Invermere’s Kicking Horse Coffee is a visionary with a love of the outdoors and a great appreciation for the Columbia Valley.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 13 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a weekly snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Amy Nunn-Stewart.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Amy Nunn-Stewart new Director of Sales and Marketing at Prestige Hotels and Resorts

Prestige Hotels and Resorts owns several properties in the Kootenays, including the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook.

Artist's rendition of the new Trades Training Facility at COTR.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Financial, Technology Canada and B.C. invest in new trades facility at College of the Rockies

$10-million investment will support students, create jobs and expand programs

Downtown Kaslo street scene.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate Kaslo and Nelson lead Kootenays in increased residential property assessment values

Kaslo, Nelson, Slocan, Nakusp and Revelstoke round out the Top 5 highest assessment value increase for residential houses in the Kootenay/Columbia region.

Norm McInnis became the CAO for the City of Fernie on November 1, 2016.
East Kootenay, Fernie Norm McInnis, new CAO for Fernie

Fernie’s new CAO brings experience and a creative approach to the work of community engagement and community development.

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Cassy Campbell with husband Forrest and their two children
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business Balancing business, quadriplegia, and motherhood

Invermere’s Cassy Campbell is a CEO, mother, and caregiver for her quadriplegic husband

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Gerry Taft, mayor of Invermere.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Invermere mayor sells café and gelato business

Owner of his gelato shop-cafe business since May 2004, Gerry thanked valley residents and visitors for their support and his staff for their hard work.

Vehicles drive down Highway 95 in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Ten items you need in your vehicle to survive the Kootenay freezer

Road safety survival kits save lives. Here’s how you should stock yours.

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Ron Toyota, mayor of Creston, B.C., is a second-generation Canadian who was born and raised in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston Creston, B.C., update, 2017

Methodically and carefully, Mayor Ron Toyota and the Town council of Creston are making the community’s strategic plan a reality.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - January 6 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a weekly snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Dr. Mark Colgate.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business 4 Moments of Power – Seminar in Fernie

Sign up now for this world class training session with Dr. Mark Colgate, award winning professor at UVic's Gustavson School of Business.

Joe Evanoff.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Real Estate Joe Evanoff: From Golf Pro to Real Estate Agent

Well-known as a golf pro at The Springs and Radium Resort Golf courses, Joe recently joined Century 21 Rockies Realty in Radium.

Carla Nelson of Cranbrook's Maritime Travel recently travelled to India, and hopes to return to that country soon.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook Pack light and keep on travelling

Carla Nelson at Maritime Travel in Cranbrook has some tips for potential travellers.

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Electric vehicle charging station sign.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Technology, Transportation Electric vehicle charging stations coming to the Kootenays

Electric vehicles (EV) are quickly becoming an affordable and reliable option for drivers and represent a significant opportunity to reduce local greenhouse gas

Two students pose for a photo at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism 40+ booths to explore at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair

The College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair will be in the school’s gymnasium March 8, 2017. Here are the exhibitors that will be on location.

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As a dedicated arborist, Chris Nicholson goes to great heights in the course of his workday.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Environment, Small Business Black Bear Tree Care, Fernie

Chris Nicholson is a highly qualified, tree-loving arborist who owns and operates Black Bear Tree Care in Fernie, B.C.

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Kaslo discovered and repaired a major leak in 2013, which resulted in a 39 per cent reduction in water use.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Innovative water conservation model proves successful

Communities reduce water use from 2 to 39 per cent.

Students meet with employers during the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Tourism Interested in cool jobs? Find them at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair

The College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair is coming up. Prepare to apply by giving yourself a head start

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Kootenay Biz Blog is taking a winter break

Thank you for following the Biz Blog on a regular basis in 2016—we wish you the very best.

Karen Coté, director of finance for the District of Invermere, has worked for the District for 28 years.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Financial Karen Coté, DOF, Invermere

The District of Invermere’s director of finance, Karen Coté, started her public service career as the District’s receptionist.

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David Kim takes pleasure in serving the City of Cranbrook as its chief administrative officer.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial David Kim, CAO Cranbrook

Through his work as chief administrator for the City of Cranbrook, David Kim satisfies his wish to contribute to his community.

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Kootenay Rockies Tourism board members Thom Tischik and Deanne Steven.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism Two Kootenay Tourism leaders move on to new positions

Thom Tischik, Chair, and Deanne Steven, Vice-Chair of Kootenay Rockies Tourism will both be leaving for new positions.

A young man and woman in the backcountry.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism An Elk Valley snowmobiler with an eye for detail

Callan Senyk is capturing the Elk Valley’s snowmobiling scene with his new business, Throttle Ops Photography

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Kimberley's SunMine.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Technology Kimberley puts SunMine and Conference Centre up for sale

The City of Kimberley has not set an asking price for either SunMine or the Kimberley Conference at this point.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - December 16 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a weekly snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business 2016 Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Kootenays

We are pleased to present the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the region—we salute your success!

Picture of containers of food in a row - broccoli, dry spaghetti, tomato sauce, potatoes, eggs.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial $1 million in social grants announced by Columbia Basin Trust

28 projects across the Basin to receive funding.

Don Langvand, owner of Atlantis Antiques in Marysville, is standing beside a very old painting of an emperor executed on parchment.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Three antique stores, one busy guy for Cranbrook’s Don Langvand

Atlantis Antiques in Marysville and Phoenix Antiques in Cranbrook are the latest additions for Don Langvand, also owner of Dragon Antiques

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Jack Caldwell and Sjanne Beattie opened Kootenay Life Cycle spin studio in October 2016.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business Cranbrook loves to spin

There's a new spin studio at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Gail and Lorne Knutson stand in front of the  duplex that contains their bed-and-breakfast suite, B&B@228 in Kimberley, B.C.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism An alpine B&B at the base of the Kimberley Alpine Resort

The [email protected] in Kimberley, B.C., gets lots of its business from its Airbnb listing

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - December 9 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a weekly snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

City of Kimberley CAO, Scott Sommerville, helped to bring the SunMine project into production.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Scott Sommerville, Kimberley CAO

Challenge, consensus and community are big factors in Scott Sommerville’s love for his position as CAO in Kimberley, B.C.

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