In this issue, we offer a special section called Opportunity Kootenay, which highlights the economic and lifestyle advantages of living, working and playing in the East and West Kootenay. Also look for an extensive Mining section, where we feature stories on historical mines, mining museums and the find of a lifetime. Plus, we are pleased to present our second annual list of 40 under 40 rising young entrepreneurs in the Kootenay, Boundary and Revelstoke areas.
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We roll out our 20th annual Business People of the Year with interviews that show why these winners deserve our accolades. If you are job hunting, read our section on the Career and Job Fair at COTR on March 8th. Don’t miss our first-ever Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies as well as our annual Top 120 Kootenay Employers.
In this issue, our cover story introduces Gordon McArthur, mountain climber extraordinaire and the owner of the new Arq Mountain Centre in Cranbrook. As well as Cranbrook, we also focus on what’s new in Kimberley, Sparwood and Revelstoke. Plus, we’ve got a story on how avalanche control makes winter driving safer, we present our first-ever list of top Kootenay manufacturers, and we profile a number of Platinum and Gold Best of Business award winners.
We roll out our Best of Business awards 2016 list as well as the Top 50 Kootenay companies.
Don’t miss our cover story on Golden, B.C., which the adventure-tourism media has discovered thanks to forward-thinking Tourism Golden.
In this issue, we take a look at the Nelson Commons project in Nelson, B.C. This mixed-use development of shops and condos is making an already bustling downtown even more vibrant. We also focus on several unique agricultural initiatives in the Creston Valley, we take a tour of some fine breweries in the East and West Kootenay, and we present our 2016 Best Places to Eat and Drink Awards list.
Funds have been raised and plans are being made to elevate the overall economic success of Columbia Valley businesses. This issue's cover story, Value in the Valley, describes how regional collaborations are flourishing in the Columbia Valley. Also, check out the nominees for our 2016 Influential Women in Business Awards.
In our first-ever salute to our younger business people, Kootenay Business celebrates the Top 40 Under 40: Rising Stars of Business—young business owners, partners, managers or key employees in the Kootenay/Boundary and Revelstoke areas. Don't miss our cover story, Whiz Kid of the Pizza Biz, and learn how Jordan Perkins is living his dream. Also, we review the annual Career & Job Fair and provide tips on how to make best use of the information they offer. As well, we salute BC Mining Week with a section devoted to the industry.