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Bethany Thate is the owner and founder of Divinyl in Grand Forks, B.C.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Bethany Thate

Bethany Thate provides a way for us to create special messages for display in our homes and offices.

Kayla Sebastian stands in front of her store signage
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Cuisine, Small Business, Top 10 Business People Kayla Sebastian

The Wooden Spoon in Grand Forks is attaining acclaim and so is its owner and chef, Kayla Sebastian

Connie Lawrence, owner of The New West Trading Co. 1985 in Grand Forks, is standing outside her store with three staff members.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business For a local gem, visit this health food store in Grand Forks, B.C.

For great health choices, visit Grand Forks’s New West Trading Co. 1985

The Board Room Café, owned by Alf Him, his daughter Savanna Hines and her husband Justin Hines, opened in mid-June 2017.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Board Room Café comes to Grand Forks

Shy? Bored? Need a conversation starter? Sit down to a game from the Board Room’s library, and you’re good to go.

Kathy Wright, the outgoing executive director of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, has laid solid groundwork for her successor.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business Boundary chamber 2017

As Kathy Wright wrapped up her time with the BCRCC, she had a number of projects well begun to hand off to the board and her successor.

The 36th Grand Forks International baseball tournament is organized and run by volunteers including these: (L to R) Gerry Foster, GFI president; Chris Hammett, GFI treasurer; Kevin McKinnon, GFI board member.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Grand Forks slams it out of the park

Twelve superb Canadian and U.S. college baseball teams will compete in Grand Forks, B.C., from June 27 to July 2, 2017.

Lynn Relph, president of the Downtown Business Association in Grand Forks, B.C., owns and operates Lynden Tree Yarns.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business, Tourism Building business in Grand Forks

Good communication, multi-generational involvement, creativity and fun are the tools of the Grand Forks Downtown Business Association.

Roly (Roland) Russell, Ph.D., is the elected representative for Area D in the Regional District of Kootenay-Boundary He also sits on a variety of boards for local organizations.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Kootenay Influencers Roly Russell supports rural Boundary

As an elected representative in Kootenay-Boundary and a volunteer on several local boards, Roly Russell is a person of influence.

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.


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