Taylor Jenkins, Elk Valley economic recovery advisor, outlines what Elk Valley businesses can do to address their big three problems
Kyle Born writer profile
Kyle Born is a writer at Kootenay Business. Kyle writes about people and what makes them tick. He’s written hundreds of articles that tell the story of individuals and their passions. Kyle is naturally curious and enjoys breezing past the small talk so he can learn the fascinating details of an individual’s journey through life. He specializes in storytelling and isn’t afraid of asking the hard questions such as, “Where is your bathroom? I really need to go.”
Kyle has held a variety of job titles through the years: radio announcer, voice actor, English teacher, delivery driver, missionary, wedding DJ, comedian and several other things that he may have forgotten because his memory isn’t always the best, which is why he writes things down.
Kyle Born spends much of his time building in his Lego Room (Star Wars, Castle, Pirates), playing video games (Mario, Rocket League, XCOM, Zelda) and watching his favourite football team, the Green Bay Packers—he even owns a share of the team (for real!). He lives in Cranbrook, B.C., with his bodacious wife, Becky, and two little kids, Augustus and Annabelle. There aren’t any pets in the Born household because Kyle has allergies. But if he sees you walking your dog, he will stop and pet it because dogs are cool.
Most recent articles by Kyle Born
Tina Knooihuizen, President of the Nakusp Chamber of Commerce, loves the range of community programs already in place and is excited about potential growth
Mark McLoughlin, all-star CFL kicker, is the new President and CEO of Kootenay Savings Credit Union in Trail, B.C.
Tammy Verigin-Burk, executive director of the Castlegar Chamber, highlights opportunities for entrepreneurs within Castlegar’s new Confluence building
Bruce Seitz, sales representative at Royal Lepage, explains why the real estate market is hot in the Kootenays
David Evdokimoff, CEO and managing director of Boundary Electric in Grand Forks, B.C., highlights 75 years of lessons learned in business
Jacomien van Tonder takes Trail, B.C., to the world stage as the only presenter from a rural community in North America at World Circular Economy Forum
Lynn Muller, co-owner of Canyon Raft Company in Fernie, B.C. outlines how to run a successful business for over a quarter century
Hedin Nelson-Chorney, owner of Tailout Brewing, highlights how his business won Castlegar’s Young Entrepreneur Award and Green Award
Jeremiah Pauw has rebranded the Super 8 into the Fernie Fox Hotel in Fernie, B.C.
Mike Freed, director of sales and marketing at Boundary Electric in Grand Forks, B.C., highlights how businesses can become great places to work
Sheldon Kelly, snowmobiling filmmaker in the Kootenays, highlights what makes Sledfarm Rising such an epic movie worth watching
Jody McInnes, President of Stillwater Consulting in Cranbrook, B.C., has formed several businesses based on changing lives in a positive way
Stillwater Consulting is now offering NexGen Business Training, a virtual program that helps youth across B.C. develop and launch a business idea
Ella Harris and Breanna Fast have fulfilled their dreams of opening a cocktail bar, The Hourglass, in Kimberley, B.C.
Beverly MacNaughton, executive director of the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce, is excited about mines and local businesses being busier than ever
Tom Thomson, executive director of the Nelson Chamber, has been proactive in advocating for business support, including a Keep Us Open for Business campaign
Brad Pommen, President of SMRT1 Technologies in Nelson, B.C., explains how to come up with a useful product and bring it to the marketplace
David Ketel, president of the WKRDAS near Castlegar, B.C., delves into the exhaustive and fulfilling work required to operate a family-friendly ORV destination
Mike and Charmain Bibby, owners of Bibby Fine Interiors and Bibby Fine Furniture in Nelson, B.C., help people design their perfect home and work space
Stacey Brensrud, executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, highlights why Revelstokians have reason to be stoked for their city
Trent Mason, Aboriginal owner of Blue Canoe Orchards in Creston, B.C., aims to distribute fresh cherries throughout the Kootenays
Shawna Bryant, executive director of the Elkford Chamber of Commerce, highlights accomplishments of the past year and issues to address in the future
Daniel Holden, general manager of the Kimberley Chamber, has implemented a variety of necessary changes to bolster Kimberley’s presence
Derrek Kittson, President of the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce, is excited about a new Chamber building and upgraded infrastructure on Columbia Avenue
Mario Dibella, owner and president of the Martech Group of Companies in Castlegar, B.C., discusses how his company has maintained unprecedented endurance
Eric Ridington, owner of Kokanee Soaring Adventures in Nelson, B.C., offers glider tours over Kootenay Lake and Kokanee Glacier
Jeff Davie, second-generation owner of Kaslo Building Supplies, describes how exceptional customer service leads to longevity
Karma Halleran, president of the Kaslo Chamber of Commerce, highlights new programs being implemented, including Kaslo ArtScape and a Kaslo Anthem contest
Helen Barron, executive director of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce, highlights new programs implemented amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Chris Policar and Ryan “Butter” Karl, new owners of The Station Pub in Invermere, B.C., have major upgrades in the works for their restaurant
Laura Price, owner of Scout Clothing in Nelson, B.C., is showcasing how small retail shops can offer an excellent online shopping experience
Pete Bourke, executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, has seen businesses in the region adapt as needed this past year
Amanda Mary, owner of Amanda Mary Creative in Nelson, B.C., uses her photography to help businesses build confidence in their brand
Kris Eliuk, owner of Yellowday Energy in Cranbrook, makes functional metal art, including flashlights, high-end fidget spinners, patches and bottle openers
Mike Irvine and Melissa Welsh, founders of Live It in Nelson, B.C., are delivering online programs, featuring stories that bring the natural world to life
Dave Stonehouse, founder of the BC School of Log Building and owner of Stonehouse Woodworks in Golden, B.C., is teaching the next generation of carpenters
Zan Comerford, founder of Liteworks Marketing, has officially opened the doors to her brick and mortar boutique agency in downtown Nelson, B.C.
Luz Hernandez, owner and chef of Su Casa Authentic Mexican Kitchen in Windermere, B.C., runs her restaurant with her four children
Brad Parsell, executive director at the Fernie Chamber, is enticing out-of-town workers with a diversity of careers and lifestyle opportunities available
Eve Duke, business coach and founder of Selkirk Performance in Revelstoke, B.C., helps refine and align businesses