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(L to R) Alycia Weir, visitor services manager at the Golden Visitor Information Services & Amenities Hub, with Constance Fowler and Mary Jacobson, visitor information counsellors.
West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Collaboration creates Golden’s VISAH

The new, community-led visitor information services and amenities hub (VISAH) in Golden, B.C., offers expanded services and conveniences.

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Three search and rescue teams in the Columbia Basin have new helicopter rescue equipment thanks to support from Columbia Basin Trust.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Financial Safer and quicker access to lost or injured

Columbia Basin Trust helps SAR teams purchase rescue equipment

Kurt Huebert’s carpentry companion is a Krüsimatic G1 CNC robot.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Golden, Forestry, Technology Carpentry for robots

Kurt Huebert of HübertHaus Timberframes in Golden, B.C., has created a company based on hard work, ingenuity and a sophisticated million dollar robot

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A young man sitting on a trials motorcycle.
West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality, 40 Under 40 The business of backflipping a motorcycle

Professional motorcycle trials rider Sam King is the owner of Ride The Vibe in Golden, a unique business based on the lifestyle of action sports athletes.

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Marloes van Lent
West Kootenay, Golden, Financial, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Marloes van Lent: Golden’s Dutch bookkeeper

Settling into Golden is as straightforward as balancing the books—just ask Dutch transplant Marloes van Lent

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Mount 7, near Golden, B.C., is a popular launch site for people-powered flight.
West Kootenay, Golden, Tourism Golden grows opportunity

Both traditional and niche businesses can find a balanced, rewarding home in Golden, B.C.

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Jeff Bowes, owner of Canadian Timberframes.
West Kootenay, Golden, Real Estate Canadian Timberframes President now 100% owner of Golden-based company

Canadian Timberframes is North America’s premier resort timber frame home manufacturer.

Cam Dawes is the owner/operator of IGA in Golden.
West Kootenay, Golden Cam Dawes

Listening and engaging have led to success for Cam Dawes, owner/operator of IGA in Golden

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Scott Duke, is a commercial realtor and one of the presenters at the Lunch-and-Learn Seminar.
West Kootenay, Golden, Revelstoke, Education, Financial, Small Business Lunch-and-Learn: Business Transition and Succession Seminar–Revelstoke and Golden

Experts from the Welstand Group, Investors Group and BDO are inviting business owners to attend this informative and professional seminar.

Jon Wilsgard is the corporate officer and CAO for the Town of Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden Jon Wilsgard, Golden CAO

Jon Wilsgard is one of many small-town CAOs who are dedicated to managing the critical elements of daily life in their communities.

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Wayne Stetski, MP for Kootenay Columbia, at his office in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Riondel, Salmo, Kootenay Influencers Stetski on year one as MP

Wayne Stetski, MP for Kootenay-Columbia, believes in non-partisanship and working collaboratively to make a better Canada.

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Attractive information kiosks have been placed in downtown Golden, B.C. to assist and inform tourists.
West Kootenay, Golden, Tourism Planning for Golden

A diverse business base and careful long-term planning are key to the economic stability of Golden, B.C.

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Joy Guyot (L) and Michelle Nagy-Deak are co-owners of the French Connection Cheese Club in Golden.
West Kootenay, Golden, Cuisine, Small Business Cheese and so much more

The French Connection Cheese Club in Golden has been such a success that it’s moved to a bigger location and added a licensed bistro to boot.

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Leigh Watwood, owner of Mountain Beauty by Leigh
West Kootenay, Golden, Health & Wellness, Small Business Mountain Beauty is here to stay

This entrepreneur will bring out your inner beauty from her studio in Golden, B.C.

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John Managh, co-owner of Hellbent Geothermal, stands in front of a large piece of machinery.
West Kootenay, Golden, Energy, Environment The Kootenays are a potential hot zone for geothermal energy

Hellbent Geothermal is a leading-edge company offering geothermal systems in the East Kootenay, where the potential for this green energy is overflowing

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Scenic view of Nelson from top of mountain.
Cranbrook, Creston, Golden, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Agriculture, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Summer 2016

Ever thought of owning your own business and living the Kootenay lifestyle? Here is a sampling of businesses available in the area.

A group of whitewater rafters in a yellow raft.
Golden, Education, Tourism “CP Rail lied” says Golden whitewater rafting rep—to hold protest

The community of Golden will be holding a rally on June 13th to protest CP Rail's closure of the Kicking Horse River access.

A group of business women all standing together.
Cranbrook, Castlegar, Golden, Kaslo, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness, Real Estate, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Kootenay Business Magazine presents the 2016 list of Women in Business nominations

Kootenay Business Magazine will announce the winners of the 2016 Women in Business awards at luncheons in the East Kootenay and West Kootenay

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Ting Yuen, Artist/Jewelry designer/owner and operator of Art Rush Gallery.
Golden, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Ting Yuen

Determination kept Art Rush Gallery going even in the early years and through economic downturns.

Construction is progressing nicely on the Whitetooth Brewing Co., with the opening set for late summer or early fall 2016.
Golden, Retail, Small Business Golden’s Whitetooth Brewery set to bite into the Kootenay beer scene

The micro-brewery, named for Golden’s original ski hill, is owned by Mark Nagao and Kenton Donaldson.

Whitewater rafting down the Kicking Horse River, near Golden.
Golden, Tourism Interim solution in the works to ensure access to the iconic Lower Canyon of the Kicking Horse River

"We are very pleased that, starting this May long weekend, we will have rafters floating through the heart of our community," says Golden Mayor Ron Oszust.

Photo of one of Hi-Test Sand's sand quarries.
Golden, Developments Horse Creek silica mine near Golden on the drawing board

If plans go right the Golden area may soon be home to a new year-round silica mine operation being proposed by Hi-Test Sand Inc., a company based in Edmonton.

Graphic of Imagine Kootenay website.
Fernie, Kimberley, Sparwood, Castlegar, Golden, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail, Developments, Financial, Real Estate, Small Business New partnership launched to attract investment and a diversified workforce to the Kootenays

Imagine Kootenay (IK) focuses on highlighting the region as a great place to work, and excellent area to invest and an amazing place to live.

Windermere Valley Golf Course, on the sunny east side of the Columbia Valley is always one of the region's first golf courses to open.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Castlegar, Christina Lake, Golden, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail Projected 2016 opening dates for Kootenay golf courses

Here's a list of Kootenay Golf Course opening dates we have been able to track down.

Picture of Gord McArthur, world-class ice climber from Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Castlegar, Golden, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail, Small Business Don’t miss world-class climber, Gord McArthur, guest speaker at 40 under 40 luncheon

Kootenay Business sought out the top 40 young business leaders in the Kootenay/Boundary/ Revelstoke areas to honour this group of under-40-year-old rising stars

Corey Fraser - The Cedar House Restaurant.
Golden Corey Fraser

This Golden, B.C., chef inherited a love of cooking from his mother—also a chef

The world of online marketing and social media can be confusing, especially for a small business. That’s where Jana Skerlak comes in.
West Kootenay, Golden Jana Skerlak

Jana Skerlak is a small business owner helping other small business owners build their online presence

Dr. Catherine Mateer (UVic) and Dr. Stan Chung (College of the Rockies) sign two new partnership agreements as (L-R) deans of instruction Heather Hepworth and Darrell Bethune, director of student affairs Doris Silva and dean of instruction Jack Moes look on.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Golden, Education Attend university at the college

Students can attend their first and second year of university at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.

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It is expected that the 2016 Career & Job Fair at College of the Rockies will be an empowering event for employers and job seekers.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Golden, Education Serious opportunities at the 2016 Career Fair

The 2016 Career & Job Fair at College of the Rockies can provide you with links to employment in many fields.

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Graphic for the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Business.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Golden, Grand Forks, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Retail, Small Business Call for nominations 40 Under 40—Rising Stars in Business

We invite your business to join in supporting and saluting these young business professionals (under 40) who deserve to be recognized.

Atma Sandher is the owner of Golden's Ponderosa Motor Inn.
Golden Atma Sandher

Meet the man behind the green hotel out on the highway

by Nowell Berg
Financial security begins with some basic steps, like filling your piggybank.
Cranbrook, Castlegar, Golden, Nelson, Trail, Financial Take it to the bank

According to the people who know, achieving financial security begins with some simple, basic steps.

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A young florist reading a book in a flower shop.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Castlegar, Golden, Nelson, Small Business Who’s reading what?

Books, pod casts, magazines or blogs? What is the go-to for Kootenay Business people?

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Ron Oszust is the mayor of Golden, B.C.
Golden Appreciating Golden

At the end of his first year in office, Golden’s mayor, Ron Oszust, talked with Kootenay Business magazine.

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The new entrance foyer at College of the Rockies
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Golden, Education College of the Rockies empowers business

Long before they graduate, students at College of the Rockies are supporting positive change in the business community.

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David Walls, president and CEO of College of the Rockies stands in front of the main campus in Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Golden, Education Realizing the sense of identity and pride in COTR

College of the Rockies forges ahead with a new vision and brand promise for the future.

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Trees covered in snow along an alpine ski run.
Fernie, Kimberley, Golden, Environment, Tourism More trees, less paper

Three Kootenay ski resorts are part of a campaign to reduce their environmental footprints

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Joy Guyot (L) and Michelle Nagy-Deak are co-owners of The French Connection Cheese Club in Golden, B.C. The shop can be found in an unusual location—the city's municipal campground.
Photo credit:
Photo courtesy The French Connection Cheese Club
Golden, Cuisine, Small Business Cheese, please!

Gourmet cheese shops, including The French Connection Cheese Club in Golden, are the latest thing in the Kootenay region.

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Brisco Manufacturing
Cranbrook, Sparwood, Golden, Nelson, Salmo Top manufacturing companies in the Kootenays

These Kootenay businesses represent the peak of excellence in the manufacturing industry.

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Tom Tischik (left), new chair of Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Kathy Cooper (right), Chief Executive Officer of Kootenay Rockies Tourism present owner Darrin DeRosa and Chef Corey Fraser of the Cedar House Chalets in Golden with the Tourism Business of the Year award.
Radium Hot Springs, Golden, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Kootenay Rockies Tourism Award winners announced

The annual Kootenay Rockies Tourism AGM and conference was held at the Regent Hotel in Revelstoke.

Flags and timber archways form a distinctive landmark at the entrance to Golden, B.C.
Golden, Tourism Tourism Golden plans ahead

Tourism Golden looks to its five-year plan to provide the framework for its annual marketing plan and budget.

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Joanne Sweeting, executive director of Tourism Golden, embraces the Via Ferrata at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C.
Golden, Tourism The lure of the via ferrata in Golden, B.C.

Experienced climbers and novices are enjoying the Via Ferrata at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C.

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The SingleTrack 6 bike race is a huge annual event in Golden, B.C.
Golden, Tourism Golden’s movers and shakers

A few innovative and passionate people are setting the direction and the rate of growth for Golden, B.C.

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Downtown Golden, B.C.
Golden, Small Business Golden chamber works

Summer, a time for fun and relaxation for many, has been gratifyingly busy for the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.

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A picture looking down the main street of Revelstoke with the Rocky Mountains in the background.
Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Golden, Revelstoke, Rossland, Financial, Tourism B.C. invests $1.82 million to support tourism in seven Kootenay communities

Seven local Kootenay communities will see funding from the Resort Municipality Initiative.

Ting Yuen and Paul Morel run the artist-owned-and-operated Art Rush Gallery in Golden. She's the painter, he's the photographer and they both craft a line of jewelry.
Golden Together in art and life

These nomadic artists may just have put down roots in Golden, B.C., where they operate Art Rush Gallery.

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Kenton Donaldson and Mark Nagao are the owners of Whitetooth Brewing Co., which is under construction in Golden, B.C.
Golden, Small Business, Tourism Golden beer dreams

Craft beer is coming to Golden, B.C.

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Picture of the new interpretive signs in Golden, B.C, funded by the Resort Municipality Initiative.
Golden, Financial, Tourism Golden’s Gateway to the Rockies sparkles with improvements

Funding from the Resort Muncipality Initiative (RMI) helps small tourism-based communities attract tourists and visitors to the area.

Family-style European inn with cloud-covered mountains in the background and blue sky above
Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Christina Lake, Golden, Nelson, Real Estate Luxury homes in the Kootenays

Top 20 most expensive homes for sale in the Kootenays in 2015

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