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Bob Hellman, paddling on Kootenay Lake in one of his own canoes
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Hellman Canoe & Kayak—a passion project

Bob Hellman has an enduring love for paddling and for Canada’s wilderness, and his business keeps him connected to that passion.

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Brian Conn is the owner-operator of Kootenay Shade Works and Northstar Roasting Co.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Coffee dreams

Northstar Roasting Company is Brian Conn’s dream come true.

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Chantel Delaney portrait shot
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Chantel Delaney

This talented Kootenay businesswoman has a number of exciting projects on the go.

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Nicole Cherlet
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Nicole Cherlet

Cherlet has a shining reputation in Revelstoke for her business, Big Mountain Kitchen & Linen.

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Dawn English opened Diggers and Daisies, a children's consignment and toy store in Castlegar, in October 2017.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Dawn English

Diggers and Daisies Children’s Consignment has been welcomed to the Castlegar retail scene with open arms.

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Lindsay Reynolds smiles in her store, Three Sisters Day Spa.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, 40 Under 40 Lindsay Reynolds

Lindsay Reynolds, owner of Three Sisters Day Spa in Fernie, B.C., pampers her guests with Aveda-exclusive care

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Chantel Vincent smiles in her store.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Chantel Vincent

Chantel Vincent, owner of Freyja Lifestyle Fashion in Fernie, B.C., provides trendy clothes to women in the Kootenays

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Nicole Kauffman poses next to a Cap-it sign
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, 40 Under 40 Nicole Kauffman

Nicole Kauffman, owner of Cap-it Cranbrook, keeps truck users stocked with everything they need

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Greg Fortier is the founder and operator of Trapper Snowboards in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Greg Fortier

Passion for the Revelstoke lifestyle, commitment to quality, and a strong work ethic are the foundations of Greg Fortier’s success.

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Kat Cadegan, jewelry designer, poses wearing a wide-brimmed hat
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Kat Cadegan

Kat Cadegan, designer and creator of handmade jewelry, talked with us about entrepreneurship.

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Photo of Golden Installations building.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Golden, Retail, Small Business Golden Installations on the move

Golden Installations has been in business for over 47 years in the Upper Columbia Valley.

The front of Overwaitea Foods in Kimberley is pictured
East Kootenay, Creston, Kimberley, Retail Overwaitea to Save-On

Overwaitea Foods stores in Kimberley and Creston have rebranded to Save-On-Foods

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Superstore in Cranbrook is pictured with a sign in the forefront for Click and Collect parking
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Click and Collect your groceries

The Real Canadian Superstore in Cranbrook is making grocery shopping more convenient than ever before

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Brandi O'Neill (L), owner, and one of her staff stand next to a tall shelf of books.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business A boutique bookstore

Paper and Cup is a new bookstore and café in Kimberley, B.C.

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Andrew Hayden and Jillian Rutherford stand together in their distillery.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Local Spirit. Distilled.

Fernie Distillers is the first licensed craft distillery in Fernie, B.C.

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Rob Jay and Terra Park own and operate Terra Firma Farms in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business, Top 10 Business People Terra Park and Rob Jay

Terra Park and Rob Jay are intimately connected to the people of Revelstoke—their organic farm provides food for the community.

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William Trowell, shown here with his wife and son, is the owner of Selkirk Security Services Ltd., in Trail, B.C.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business, Top 10 Business People William Trowell

Thirty years of experience and knowledge in the security industry have placed William Trowell at the top of his game.

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Barry Marsh stands in his store, Bears Furniture and Appliances.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business From Sears to Bears

Sears in Nelson, B.C., is undergoing a transformation to Bears Furniture and Appliances thanks to owner Barry Marsh

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Lolli and David Gagnon of Golden, B.C., display two awards presented to their business, Higher Ground Sports.
West Kootenay, Golden, Retail, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Higher Ground Sports takes the high road

Lolli and David Gagnon have founded a business and a not-for-profit organization that support the community of Golden, B.C.

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Darrell Kemle is the owner/operator of Kokanee Ford and Kemlee Equipment Ltd. in Creston, B.C.
East Kootenay, Creston, Retail, Small Business, Top 10 Business People Darrell Kemle

Darrell Kemle’s businesses run on a tried-and-true combination: high-quality product at a fair price, backed by exceptional customer service.

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The Sears store in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business Sears to Bears—Nelson’s newest furniture/appliance retailer

Bears Furniture and Appliances will also operate under the BrandSource label, with an extensive selection of appliances, furniture and electronics.

Tasy Strouzas stands inside Cole's Bookstore next to a collection of books
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Cranbrook’s Coles Bookstore has new manager—Tasy Strouzas

Well-known Cranbrook resident Tasy Strouzas is the new manager of the Coles bookstore in Tamarack Centre in Cranbrook

Wild Horse Surgical's new clinic is under construction near Hot Shots Cafe.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook Developments and New Business Roundup

The Cranbrook and area business landscape has been busy over the last 12 months, with businesses expanding, renovating and updating.

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Picture of front of the new Independent Grocer in Creston.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Retail Re-branded Extra Foods now Pealow’s Independent Grocer in Creston

Brian and Julie Pealow are the new owners of the Loblaw’s franchise in Creston, now called Pealow’s Independent Grocer.

(L to R) Eric Lapointe (co-manager of AG Valley Foods), Greg Lapointe (co-manager of AG Valley Foods), Ian Dickson (Associated Grocers wholesaler), Sydney-Anne Porter (owner/operator of AG Valley Foods) and Larry Chmielewski (Associated Grocers wholesaler).
East Kootenay, Invermere, Retail, Small Business East Kootenay business wins big at the academy awards of the grocery world

AG Valley Foods in Invermere, B.C., won the 2017 Independent Grocer of the Year silver award

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Dale Felhauer smiles for a photo
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Heavy equipment sales produce a heavy-duty award

Dale Felhauer, general manager of Inland in Cranbrook, B.C., continues to guide the company to the pinnacle of heavy equipment sales

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The Whitetooth Brewing Co., in Golden was recognized as the New Business of the Year in the Chamber's Business Excellence awards, along with 13 other businesses or individuals.
West Kootenay, Golden, Retail, Small Business Golden Chamber presents Business Excellence Awards

The Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce hosted a gala dinner event and presented 14 awards in a variety of categories.

Picture of author Jody Jacob
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Local resident Jody Jacob publishes children’s book

Writer Jody Jacob, born and raised in Cranbrook, has published a children’s book called The Man & the Bear, created for kids between the ages of birth to seven.

Beachfront property
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Top ten most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays

The Kootenay area has an eclectic selection of businesses for sale to suit every sort of entrepreneur.

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Ryan Doehle of Isoceles IT (pictured here with his family) was named Fernie Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur of the Year for 2017.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Small Business Fernie holds annual Business Awards Banquet

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce recently gave out their Community and Business Excellence Awards for 2017.

A group shot of the staff of Canadian Timberframes Ltd.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business, Kootenay Manufacturers 2nd annual Kootenay Manufacturing Awards announced

Golden’s Canadian Timberframes Ltd. named Manufacturer of the Year

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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

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New Sushi & More restaurant.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care, Cuisine, Developments, Health & Wellness, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Part III: The Entrepreneurial Spirit is Thriving in Kimberley — New Businesses Roundup

Kimberley and Marysville have been seeing a surge of new businesses, construction and start-ups over the past year.

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Kimberley Chamber of Commerce president, Rachelle Langlois, presents Allissa Keane (left) of Fruition Wellness with Business of the Year honours
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business Kimberley Chamber hands out 2017 Excellence Awards

Here is a list of the nominees and the winners in each category of the Kimberley Chamber 2017 Excellence Awards

Kai Palkeinen and Kelly Hutcheson are owner-operators of Pulse Boot Lab & Ski Co. in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Revelstoke’s excellent boot fitters

The experts at Pulse Boot Lab can fine-tune the fit of your ski boots for a critical improvement in your performance and comfort on the hill.

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Janet Fraser owns and operates
West Kootenay, Rossland, Retail, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Janet Fraser, business mentor

Business mentorship and volunteer projects make Janet Fraser an influencer in Rossland, B.C.

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Dave Butler's new book, Full Curl
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Cranbrook author to release his new Jenny Willson mystery series

Dave Butler will be launching his new book, Full Curl, on Saturday, September 30 at the HeidOut in downtown Cranbrook

Colourful bedding
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business Shoot for the Kootenai moon in Nelson

Valerie Semeniuk, owner of Kootenai Moon Furniture, has multiplied her retail space tenfold via dedication and endurance

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The Tamarack Centre's new exterior
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Retail The more things change, the more they stay the same

Cranbrook’s Tamarack Centre has been the regional retail hub for the past 40 years

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Brandon Bolen, P.Eng., is a structural engineer who recently opened Bolen Engineering in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail Bolen Engineering

Brandon Bolen, professional engineer, is a natural problem solver.

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Fernie Brewing Company’s new tasting room.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Retail, Small Business Fernie Brewing Company’s spiffy new tasting room has an open seat at the bar

Fernie Brewing Company’s tasting room and storefront renovations are complete

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Stephen Wik (left) toasts to new beginnings with Don Wik. In early June, Stephen bought Don's 44-year old business Rocky Mountain Print Solutions and merged it with Murray's Office Plus.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail RM Office Solutions—the new business you already know

Stephen Wik buys print business from father Don Wik, merges it with Murray's Office Plus.

Gary and Kelly Schaal own and operate Tinmaster Sheet Metal and Aw Sweet Candy Co. in Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Aw, sweet!

Satisfy your sweet cravings at Aw Sweet Candy Co. in Fairmont Hot Springs.

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Dustin Denham, dealer principal/manager at Denham Chevrolet GMC Buick in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Transportation Denham Auto Group purchases Fernie GM dealership

The Elk Valley's Coal Valley Motor Products, based in Fernie and owned by Ralph Will for many years, has been purchased by the Denham Automotive Group.

Participants of the Cranbrook Business Walk, held on June 28th.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Retail, Small Business Business Walk surveys 94 Cranbrook businesses

The purpose of the Cranbrook Business Walk is to help foster a prosperous business climate in the area.

Renovations are underway at Fernie Brewing Company
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Retail Fernie Brewing launches new brew during renovations and expansion

Amid an extensive renovation and expansion at the Fernie Brewing Company, they have also launched a new seasonal Ale called Base Camp, West Coast Pale Ale

Brenda Palmer, founder and owner of Mrs. Palmer's Pantry in Cranbrook, B.C., has the support of family, friends, customers and—just possibly—an angel on her shoulder.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers Brenda Palmer is taking her chips to the bank

Brenda Palmer believes that we should value our time as much or more than we do our money, and invest both wisely.

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Julie Taylor and Natasha Benson.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Juice goes raw at Cranbrook’s new juicery

Co-founders Julie Taylor and Natasha Benson recently opened Cranbrook's first dedicated cold-pressed juicery called The Raw House.

Jen Comer has been growing the impact of the Creston Valley Farmers Market since she became its manager in 2010.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Celebrating the Creston Valley: The little farmers market that could

“I think passionate people can get a lot done if you just give them some appropriate direction and let them run with their ideas.” —Jen Comer

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Michelle Cubin blends essential oils
East Kootenay, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business The other oil industry

Michelle Cubin’s essential oil business, Healing Hollow, continues to spread across the East Kootenay

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