40 under 40 luncheon

To celebrate our first-ever compilation of 40 under 40 rising stars in the business world in the Kootenay/Boundary/Revelstoke areas, Kootenay Business publisher Keith Powell will select four individuals from the East Kootenay and a similar number from the West Kootenay for special recognition at a luncheon.

Where: Prestige Inn, Cranbrook

When: April 8, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

How: Call 250.426.7253 for reservations ($30 per lunch)

Guest speaker: Gord McArthur is a world-class climber from Cranbrook who now travels the world every winter to compete for Team Canada on the World Cup Ice Climbing Tour. His presentation is entitled Climbing for Success in Sport, Business and Life.

Guest interviewees: Invermere mayor Gerry Taft is B.C.’s youngest mayor, owner of Gerry’s Gelati and under 40 himself. Kootenay Ice coach Luke Pierce, 31 years old, is in his first WHL season as a head coach.

Music: Local performer/musician Dawson Rutledge will be performing from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon.