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Marion Peterson's first venture into business ownership with Refinery 180 Consignment in Grand Forks, B.C., is a welcome addition to the city's retail options.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Retail, Small Business Refinery 180 Consignment

A visit to Refinery 180 Consignment brings fun and profit to the serious work of recycling.

Frank Konrad (L) joined other B.C. mayors as well as provincial ministers at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual convention.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business Grand Forks, B.C.—streamlined and sustainable

Thanks to a successful asset management plan and proven performance, Grand Forks, B.C., is a good candidate for project funding.

Chris Fuhs of Ace's Pit Stop in Grand Forks, B.C., brings positivity and enthusiasm to the tire business.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Chris Fuhs, Grand Forks community builder

Chris Fuhs of Grand Forks, is a generous, hard-working, community-spirited family man.

Mike Combs is pictured
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business Forkin’ out supplies at a new spot

Owner Mike Combs is moving Morrissey Creek Building Supplies in Grand Forks

Marriane Millar with a dog
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Animal Care, Small Business Animal Instinctz Grooming

Animal Instinctz Grooming can make your pet look like a dinosaur.

Mary Austin, Nicole Cherlet, Tanya Finley and Kayla Sebastian received  Influential Women in Business Awards from Kootenay Business magazine.
Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Grand Forks, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Cuisine, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business 2016 IWIB recap

Seven businesswomen received the Kootenay Business magazine Influential Women in Business Awards for 2016.

Eric Lawson, new regional Black Press publisher for the company's West Kootenay/Boundary area.
Creston, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nelson, Rossland, Trail West Kootenay Black Press papers get new regional publisher

Eric Lawson replaces Chuck Bennett, who had been group publisher since 2007.

Nathan Staplin has the MC of Junior Dragon's Den, Glen Hicks, try on a Black Dust Apparel jacket.
Cranbrook, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nakusp, Nelson, Trail, Developments, Financial, Small Business Junior Dragons take the stage at Kootenay-wide Championships

Students from all over the Kootenays took the stage to compete in the Junior Dragons Den championship held at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail.

Exhibit A Artisan Market Place is a multi-vendor market in Grand Forks, B.C.
Grand Forks, Retail, Small Business Exhibit A Artisan Market

This multi-vendor craft market in Grand Forks, B.C., is open four days per week.

Kayla Sebastian is the owner and chef at The Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop in Grand Forks, B.C.
Grand Forks, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism The way to a community’s heart

Kayla Sebastian of the wildly popular Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop in Grand Forks, B.C., dishes up positivity, exceptional food and love.

Kathy Wright became the executive director of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce on September 1, 2015.
Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Small Business, Tourism Boundary Chamber 2016

She has about three more hours in her day than most of us, and Kathy Wright uses that time to the advantage of B.C.’s Boundary region.

The 2016 board of directors of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Developments The RDKB celebrates its 50th anniversary

Following fellow Kootenay districts RDCK and RDEK, the RDKB celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016.

by Mason Buettner
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

Ken and Elyssa Starchuk, owners of Kootenay Car Care Inc.
Grand Forks Ken & Elyssa Starchuk

Becoming an entrepreneur was really the only option

Kayla Sebastian, owner of the Wooden Spoon Bistro in Grand Forks.
Grand Forks Kayla Sebastian

The owner/chef of this Grand Forks bistro has a ton of community support—and for good reason

Revelstoke Credit Union's recently constructed new building.
Cranbrook, Creston, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Financial Biggest credit unions in the Kootenays – ranked by assets

According to a list published by Business in Vancouver newspaper these are the largest credit unions in the Kootenays.

Logo of three credit unions involved in partnership.
Cranbrook, Grand Forks, Nelson, Financial, Small Business Three regional Credit Unions announce another successful collaboration

The new partnership will allow respective credit union business members access to enhanced commercial and consumer credit expertise.

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.

Elk Park Ranch, near Radium Hot Springs, B.C.
Creston, Radium Hot Springs, Grand Forks, Nelson, Agriculture, Real Estate Rocky Mountain ranch property at its best

Is the ranch life for you? Check out these properties that showcase the best of Rocky Mountain living.

Boundary Country Meatworks is a versatile abattoir that is owned and operated by the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS).
Grand Forks Grand Forks has a new meat processing facility

Boundary Country Meatworks opened in Grand Forks last May, and it's equipped for success.

The de Vries family—Jeremy, Keely and their three daughters—stand in a field of their organic dairy farm.
Grand Forks, Agriculture, Environment, Health & Wellness Reduce your foodprint deliciously

Choosing to support farms that responsibly caretake the environment and their animals is a very positive way to spend your food dollar.

Owner and chef Kayla Sebastian of The Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop in Grand Forks is standing in front of the bistro's logo.
Grand Forks, Cuisine Every person has a role in this Grand Forks kitchen

The staff and burgers are super stars at The Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bake Shop in Grand Forks

Grant Hill standing in front of a vineyard.
Grand Forks, Small Business From winemaker to business owner

Grant Hill turned his passion for making homemade wine into a thriving Grand Forks business

view of Christina Lake access riverfront
Creston, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nelson, Revelstoke, Real Estate Top 10 (+ 1) most affordable waterfront properties in the Kootenays

A list of the most affordable waterfront (and riverfront) properties listed on MLS in the Kootenays.

Volunteers build the raised planters for the Rotary Gardens in Radium Hot Springs.
Radium Hot Springs, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Trail, Agriculture, Environment Community gardens are greening up the Kootenays

Five community gardens across the Kootenays grow social capital as well as plants

A two story craftsman style home.
Cranbrook, Creston, Kimberley, Castlegar, Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Nelson, Trail, Real Estate Stop dreaming and start building

Harmony Homes puts your design and building project under one contract

Michael Dean (L) and his son Andrés spread two types of rock dust on the Learning Garden in Grand Forks. Andrés is now general manager of Gaia Green Products.
Grand Forks, Agriculture, Environment Michael Dean: He makes plants even greener

Gaia Green Products in Grand Forks has been selling organic fertilizers for 25 years and just keeps growing

Dave and Georgina Bachmier
Grand Forks, Small Business, Technology Excellent growth at Neighbours Computers

Neighbours Computers, owned by Dave and George Bachmier, has become a tech-support mainstay in Grand Forks, B.C.

James Wilson, executive director, Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce
Grand Forks, Small Business, Tourism Info from the Boundary Region chamber

James Wilson is the face of the Boundary Country Chamber of Commerce, and he deeply appreciates the volunteers who help him.

Exterior of Kootenay Savings Credit Union
Cranbrook, Grand Forks, Nelson, Trail, Financial Biggest Credit Unions in Kootenays by assets

Cranbrook's EKCCU lead the way with a whooping 13% increase in assets.

Aerial view of Roxul Inc.
Grand Forks Roxul reorganizes Canadian operations

North American team will continue to be headquartered in Milton, Ont.

Randy Kappes is the mayor of Midway, B.C.
Grand Forks A third term for Midway’s mayor

Randy Kappes has taken on the position of mayor of Midway, B.C., for a third consecutive term.

Frank Konrad, mayor of Grand Forks, B.C.
Grand Forks A fresh perspective for Grand Forks

To Frank Konrad, the new mayor of Grand Forks, B.C., it’s important to consider the community’s long-term wellbeing.

Grand Fork's historic City Hall exterior
Grand Forks, Developments Grand Fork’s historic City Hall under reconstruction

Hil-Tech Contracting of Trail was recently awarded the $1.21 million contract which is expected to be completed late fall of 2014.

Forestry machinery at work
Canal Flats, Radium Hot Springs, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Forestry Forest Industry has strong connection to Kootenays

Vancouver-based Canfor and a number of other companies lead the list.

Kootenay Business magazine is pleased to welcome Dianna Ducs, Executive Director of the Nelson/Kootenay Lake Tourism Association and Shelley Adams, bestselling author of the Whitewater Cookbooks series.
Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail Kootenay Business holds 3rd annual Influential Women in Business Award Luncheon in Nelson

Kootenay Business magazine is pleased to welcome Dianna Ducs and Shelley Adams

Cheryl Savaia sits next to  Bree Lockhart on stairs at Thistle Pot Gifts in Grand Forks with wares behind them.
Grand Forks, Retail Thistle Pot Gifts: evolving in a small town

When two artists took ownership of their co-op in Grand Forks, B.C., and grew a retail shop, they learned to build and nurture a business and its customers.

Cynthia Howard, manager of Kettle Valley Waste, stands with owner Ron Liddle and a driver. They all wear bright yellow company shirts.
Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Environment Taking out trash for the Boundary

Kettle Valley Waste is a business in B.C.'s Boundary region that has helped the local district implement exceptional waste disposal and diversion services.

Lori-Ann Dagg stands in front of the doors to Winnipeg Liquor Store in Grand Forks.
Grand Forks In with the new

With a new building completed, the Winnipeg Liquor Store opened in Grand Forks late in 2013. The name is a nod to the historical Winnipeg Hotel.

James Wilson has brown hair and wears a Community Futures Boundary shirt.
Christina Lake, Grand Forks The Boundary: a place to grow

The Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce is invested in promoting business and the region.

Aaron and Cindy Anthony of Grand Forks Realty Ltd in Grand Forks, BC.
Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Real Estate Encouraging news for home sales in Grand Forks

Aaron and Cindy Anthony, husband and wife realtor team at Grand Forks Realty,predict real estate market in the Grand Forks will shift to favour sellers in 2014.

Mikki Hamagami wears a black coat and scarf. She stands overlooking ocean and a city line with shoulder-length blonde hair.
Grand Forks Mikki Hamagami

A great staff and a customer-oriented business philosophy helps Mikki Hamagami run Morrissey Creek Building Supplies in Grand Forks.

Looking down on the Grand Forks Roxul plant.
Grand Forks, Developments Green upgrades and 25 years for Roxul

Roxul is celebrating a milestone and, after a busy summer, is operating an environmentally friendly upgrade at its Grand Forks facility.

The camera looks down on four men standing in a shop surrounded by water-service parts.
Grand Forks, Retail, Small Business Dedicated to sales and service

Y&R Water Sales in Grand Forks was Business of the Year thanks to a dedication to serving the region and focusing on customers.

Five people stand in a row, smiling, in front of a brick building in Grand Forks.
Grand Forks, Technology Connected in Grand Forks

A downtown Wi-Fi initiative through the local Rotary club has brought free Internet to visitors and residents of Grand Forks.

A head shot of Dylan Zorn wearing a brown plaid shirt against a field of green.
Grand Forks Living the Boundary life

Dylan Zorn of Community Futures Boundary enjoys living and staying involved in Grand Forks.

John Billwiller, owner of Snowball Ventures, has lived in Grand Forks for 36 years.
Grand Forks John Billwiller loves to give back

The owner of Snowball Ventures has volunteered with the local fire department for over 33 years.

The embroidery room at Creative Custom Embroidery.
Grand Forks Meet the owner of Creative Custom Embroidery

Owner Amber Esovoloff was lucky enough to have her hobby turn into a business.

Owners of Jogas, Roger and Donna Soviskov, put customer service at the forefront.
Grand Forks Good coffee and good people at Jogas in Grand Forks

Owners Roger and Donna Soviskov of Jogas Espresso Cafe always go the extra mile for their customers.


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