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The Invermere Liquor Store has now been open for one year.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business First anniversary for Invermere Liquor Store

A year into his new business venture, Ryan Haynes is enjoying his increased investment and involvement in the community of Invermere.

Ashley Pederson is a farrier with clients throughout the East Kootenay region.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Animal Care, Small Business Ashley Pederson, farrier

Ashley Pederson is a horse/donkey/mule-loving farrier who works with equines throughout the East Kootenay.

(L to R) Roberta Hall, Kent Kebe and Kara Cassidy welcome people to the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business, Tourism Radium Hot Springs chamber, 2017

In this, Canada’s 150th anniversary year, the visitor centre in Radium Hot Springs is welcoming an unprecedented number of tourists.

Mike Gray is a village councillor and the owner/operator of the Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery in Radium Hot Springs, B.C.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Kootenay Influencers Hospitality and hope in Radium Hot Springs

“I don’t want anyone to fall through the cracks. If there’s someone in need, I want the community to be able to help.” —Mike Gray

The Columbia Valley is looking to hire an Economic Development officer for the region.
East Kootenay, Invermere Request for Columbia Valley Economic Development Officer issued

The Columbia Valley is looking to hire an Economic Development officer for the region.

Susan Clovechok (right), executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, checks out a coach that should soon be engaged to shuttle Columbia Valley residents between the valley and Calgary.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business, Tourism Columbia Valley chamber 2017

Susan Clovechok supports the vision of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce to have a thriving economy and an engaged business community.

Lisa Schulz and France Andestad are sisters who own and operate Avenue, a women's wear shop in Invermere, B.C.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Retail, Small Business Invermere’s fashionistas

“We want every single client who walks out of the store to be in love with the clothing they’re taking home,” said France Andestad.

The Columbia Valley has received $159,600 from B.C.'s Rural Dividend Fund to address economic development.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Financial, Small Business New money for the Columbia Valley

A provincial grant of $159,600 will be used to establish and staff an economic development office for the Columbia Valley.

The new Columbia Valley Multi-Use Centre is scheduled for completion in May 2017. It will be available for use by all of the communities of southeastern B.C.'s Columbia Valley.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality New centre for the Columbia Valley

The new, 17,000-square-foot Columbia Valley Multi-Use Centre will provide service to communities throughout the Columbia Valley.

Kate and Matt Walker
East Kootenay, Invermere, West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Transitioning from the NHL to award-winning brewery owner

Matt and Kate Walker have shifted from life in the NHL to brewery owners in Nelson, B.C.

Leanne Tegart
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Leanne Tegart: Beer provider

Invermere’s Arrowhead Brewing Company is riding the wave of Leanne Tegart’s savvy business sense

Invermere's Kanata Inn is owned by the Best Canadian Motor Inns group.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Motel metamorphosis

Invermere’s Kanata Inn is the new and improved version of the former Super 8 motel, and the first Kanata in B.C.

Rob Porter, of Just Liquid Sports in Cranbrook
Marie Milner photo
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Invermere, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Rob Porter is bringing outdoor recreationists together

The Kootenay waterways have inspired a booming business, owned by an avid outdoor recreation lover, Rob Porter.

A young, brown haired woman.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Health & Wellness, Retail, 40 Under 40 Kari Asselin found her niche in the “green” beauty world

OM Organics Boutique Apothecary is a successful Invermere-based business that is run by nature lover Kari Asselin.

Jocelyn Brunner stands in front of her Invermere store, Summit Footwear & Fashion.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Retail, 40 Under 40 Jocelyn Brunner: A creative and strategic shop owner

Jocelyn Brunner offers something for everyone—without sacrificing quality, comfort and design—at her store, Summit Footwear & Fashion.

Wayne Stetski at Small Business Forum in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business Stetski brings all levels of government together to support small business

The second in a series of Small Business Forums will be held in Invermere on March 1st.

Elana Rosenfeld, CEO of Kicking Horse Coffee in Inveremere.
East Kootenay, Invermere Elana Rosenfeld

The co-founder and CEO of Invermere’s Kicking Horse Coffee is a visionary with a love of the outdoors and a great appreciation for the Columbia Valley.

Cassy Campbell with husband Forrest and their two children
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business Balancing business, quadriplegia, and motherhood

Invermere’s Cassy Campbell is a CEO, mother, and caregiver for her quadriplegic husband

Gerry Taft, mayor of Invermere.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Invermere mayor sells café and gelato business

Owner of his gelato shop-cafe business since May 2004, Gerry thanked valley residents and visitors for their support and his staff for their hard work.

Karen Coté, director of finance for the District of Invermere, has worked for the District for 28 years.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Financial Karen Coté, DOF, Invermere

The District of Invermere’s director of finance, Karen Coté, started her public service career as the District’s receptionist.

(L to R) Marke Dickson and Steve Paccagnan of Panorama Mountain Resort accept the award for North American Resort of the Year in London, U.K., at The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality The best ski resort in North America is right here in the Kootenays

Panorama Mountain Resort named North American Resort of the Year at the World Snow Awards

Shawn Wernig is the owner and creative force at Eggplant Studios in Invermere, B.C.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business, Technology For web design, go to Eggplant Studios

Graphic design holds endless fascination for Shawn Wernig, owner of Eggplant Studios in Invermere, B.C.

Aerial view of Hopkins Harvest
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Environment, Small Business Harvesting the sun

Produce isn’t the only thing the Hopkins are harvesting—sunlight is next on their agenda.

Graphic of the new logo for the Columbia Valley.
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs Unwind in the Columbia Valley – New Brand

A new logo for the Columbia Valley has officially been unveiled, along with a new slogan for the area - 'It's time to unwind'

Golfer taking a swing along a long fairway, with large mountains in background.
Cranbrook, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Christina Lake, Revelstoke, Tourism Six golf stops not to miss on your swing through the Kootenays

From beginner and family-friendly courses to those worthy of the most experienced golfer, these Kootenay fairways are worth a visit.

Dean McKerracher, mayor of Elkford, offers congratulations to RDEK CAO Lee-Ann Crane, on her retirement after 37 years with the organization.
Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood Crane takes a bow

Cranbrook’s Lee-Ann Crane had a 37-year career with the RDEK, working for the betterment of this community.

Theresa Wood has opened MiCasa Coworking in a lovely heritage house in downtown Invermere, B.C.
Invermere, Small Business Co-working in Invermere

MiCasa Coworking provides office space as needed for local and visiting businesses.

Building contractor Chuck Newhouse of Invermere, B.C., has built an elegant tiny house that has become a popular vacation rental.
Invermere, Real Estate, Small Business, Tourism Newhouse tiny home

This luxurious tiny house is available for vacation rental on an acreage near Invermere, B.C.; similar houses may be ordered from the builder.

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.

Sarah Adamson, owner/operator of Fuze Food and Smoothies
Invermere, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Sarah Adamson

From a seasonal food truck, Fuze Food has grown into a thriving, healthy take-out restaurant.

Kari Asselin, owner and creator of OM Organics Boutique Apothecary
Invermere, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Kari Asselin

Kari Asselin creates organic skin care products.

Theresa Wood is the community events co-ordinator in the District of Invermere.
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs Columbia Valley movers and shakers

Here are some of the people who are ensuring that the Columbia Valley is a healthy, prosperous place to live, play and do business.

Artist's conception of residential townhome project, Highland Crossing.
Invermere, Developments, Real Estate First new townhomes in Invermere since 2008 break ground

Construction begins on seven homes in $4.1 million development with spectacular views of Lake Windermere.

Steve Paccagnan (L) and Pascal Van Dijk are president and CEO of Panorama Mountain Resort and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort respectively.
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Financial, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Value in the valley

Columbia Valley business leaders plan to collectively market the valley’s attractions to vacationers and prospective residents.

Gerry Taft is halfway through his third term as mayor of the District of Invermere.
Invermere Strategies for growth

Increased amenities and improved understanding of the needs of its population are tools for growth in the District of Invermere

Legacy Hall is a new multi-use facility at Lakeshore Resort and Campground at Lake Windermere, B.C.
Invermere, First Nations , Tourism Lakeshore culture

Lakeshore Resort and Campground offers unique amenities and events in addition to the campsites and the Lake Windermere beach.

Janice Alpine is the business development officer for the Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency based in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Elkford, Invermere, Sparwood, Christina Lake, First Nations , Small Business Support for Aboriginal businesses

KABDA guides Aboriginal entrepreneurs through the stages of business from startup to expansion and succession.

Rosemary Phillips is acting economic sector director for the Ktunaxa Nation
Cranbrook, Creston, Invermere, First Nations , Small Business Ktunaxa plan for the future

The Ktunaxa Nation is taking steps to achieve self-sufficiency for all Ktunaxa people who reside within its traditional territory.

(L to R) Roberta Hall and Laurie Klassen are the chair and executive director, respectively, of the Columbia Valley Community Foundation.
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs Measuring the quality of Valley life

Columbia Valley Community Foundation will be checking the vital signs of the communities in the valley, going directly to its residents for input.

Susan Clovechok, executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, spent time with members of Junior Achievement B.C.
Canal Flats, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs Columbia Valley Chamber 2016

The Columbia Valley communities are setting an excellent example for regional collaboration in many sectors.

A view of the house from the pool.
Invermere, Real Estate The Kootenays’ most intriguing home is for sale

A 4,178-square-foot, 4-bedroom, ultra-modern masterpiece.

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

Picture of craft distillery.
Invermere, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism New distillery coming to Invermere

Taynton Bay Distillers are planning to produce vodka, gin and an un-aged whiskey which should be available for the summer or fall of 2016.

Keith Mose was nominated for the 40 Under 40 by Susan Clovechok, executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, where Mose serves as a director.
Invermere Keith Mose

This young entrepreneur works hard, plays hards and volunteers that way, too

Mark Starr, owner of Super Starr Cleaning
Invermere Mark Starr

This guy goes to work and gets down and dirty

CMH's Summer Adventure Lodge in the Bugaboos.
Invermere, Developments Shuswap Indian Band and CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Shuswap Indian Band and CMH will begin work on specific initiatives focusing on tourism stewardship, youth career development and cultural sharing.

Bighorn Meadows Condos located between the ninth and 10th holes
Invermere, Developments Bighorn Meadows Resort set for busy 2016 summer season

With nine phases complete and almost 100 per cent sold, Phase 10, The Residences of Bighorn Meadows, is currently selling two-bedroom condos on the golf course.

by Nowell Berg
Steve Langevin snow biking
Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Tourism Invermere’s new snowbiking business

Steve Langevin is a former professional dirt bike rider and snowmobile racer who has started Radium Snowbike and Snowmobile Rentals.


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