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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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Maggie Spizzirri.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Technology Helping you market with moxie

The key to success for this entrepreneur is open and honest communication with her customers

by Julie Matchett
Nicole Fricot is the director of community economic development in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Financial, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Nicole Fricot for Revelstoke development

Building permit applications are piling up at Revelstoke City Hall, and Nicole Fricot, community economic development director, is busy.

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Jamie Mayes, interim program manager at Imagine Kootenay.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism Revelstoke’s Jamie Mayes now Imagine Kootenay interim program manager

Former executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, Jamie Mayes, has joined Nelson-based Imagine Kootenay initiative as interim program manager.

In late summer 2017, Jamie Mayes of Revelstoke, B.C., became the interim program manager for Imagine Kootenay.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business Better life through Imagine Kootenay

Imagine Kootenay’s motto, “This is your better life,” certainly applies in the case of Jamie Mayes, the organization’s new program manager.

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Jana Thompson is Revelstoke's new Chamber of Commerce executive director
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism New executive director at Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce

Jana Thompson is Revelstoke's new Chamber of Commerce executive director

2017 has been a challenging and rewarding year for Mark McKee, mayor of Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke Record-setting growth in Revelstoke

According to Revelstoke’s mayor, Mark McKee, development activity in the city is at a 40-year high.

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Jana Thompson took on the role of executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce in September 2017.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business Revy chamber welcomes Jana Thompson

Jana Thompson, a relative newcomer to Revelstoke, is the new executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce.

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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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Eagle Pass Lodge
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Small Business, Tourism Eagle Pass Lodge celebrates grand opening of new day lodge

Eagle Pass Lodge near Revelstoke celebrated the official grand opening of their new day lodge in June 2017

Adults learn in a classroom
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Nelson, Revelstoke, Education, Small Business Workshops to address common non-profit needs

Columbia Basin Trust offers workshops this fall through its non-profit advisors program

The new Ramada Inn in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New Ramada Inn opens in Revelstoke

The hotel construction was fast-tracked by Kamloops’ Horizon North, who assembled pre-built modular units to erect the building on a fast-paced schedule.

David Rooney.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke Revelstoke Current publisher David Rooney passes away

David was well-known in Revelstoke as a respected journalist, talented artist and active volunteer of many community initiatives.

Ralph and Debbie Koerber sitting beside a river.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism Revelstoke’s Apex Rafting Company is celebrating 25th anniversary

A family-run rafting company, Apex Rafting is owned by Ralph and Debbie Koerber.

Owner and manager of The Cube Hotel, Louis-Marc Simard, provides a more sustainable option than a regular hotel room for a better price.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Tourism Thinking outside the cube

The Cube Hotel in Revelstoke strikes a balance between budget, comfort, sustainability and originality

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Kootenay Cycling Adventures is based in beautiful Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Revelstoke, Small Business, Tourism Nelson’s bike trek deluxe

John Bowden of Nelson, B.C., is working to make group bicycle touring the next big thing in his region.

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Selection of Mt. Begbie beers.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Brewery of the Year goes to Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

The 15th annual Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference was held in Ottawa recently at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.

Sarah Peterson
West Kootenay, Revelstoke Sarah Peterson new Marketing Coordinator at Revelstoke Chamber

Sarah will be replacing Meghan Tabor, who recently moved into a new position at Tourism Revelstoke.

Picture of Meghan Tabor
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism Meghan Tabor new Tourism Revelstoke marketing manager

A familiar name in Revelstoke, Meghan Tabor, has been appointed the new marketing manager at Tourism Revelstoke and the Revelstoke Accommodation Association.

Diane Bull with her husband Steve.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Diane Bull: The stylish trendsetter

Diane Bull has taken Revelstoke, B.C.’s Style Trend Clothiers to exciting new heights thanks to her creative thinking and marketing

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A head shot of Fraser Blyth.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Fraser Blyth: Designing memorable places

Fraser Blyth of Selkirk Planning & Design helps mountain communities maintain and enhance their sense of place

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Greg Hoffart, owner of Tree Construction.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, 40 Under 40 Leading Revelstoke’s green building revolution

Greg Hoffart is the owner of Tree Construction and his focus is on building homes that are healthy, efficient and environmentally sustainable.

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Nicole Fricot, new Community Economic Development Officer in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke Revelstoke hires Nicole Fricot for Community Economic Development Director

Ms. Fricot has worked for several years as a business strategist and has been involved in a number of local projects and initiatives.

An artist's rendition of the proposed Revelstoke Adventure Park (RAP).
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Massive new Revelstoke Adventure Park being proposed

Revelstoke’s Black Tie Properties is looking at developing a massive new adventure park near Revelstoke, fronting the busy Trans-Canada Highway.

Peter Nielsen is vice-president of operations at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke Peter Nielsen

Peter Nielsen, VP operations, is taking Revelstoke Mountain Resort to exciting new heights of success.

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Scott Duke, is a commercial realtor and one of the presenters at the Lunch-and-Learn Seminar.
West Kootenay, Golden, Revelstoke, Education, Financial, Small Business Lunch-and-Learn: Business Transition and Succession Seminar–Revelstoke and Golden

Experts from the Welstand Group, Investors Group and BDO are inviting business owners to attend this informative and professional seminar.

Finnish-Canadian Mika Sihvo builds one-of-a-kind portable saunas in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business Stoked for saunas in Revy

Finnish-Canadian Mika Sihvo builds one-of-a-kind portable saunas in Revelstoke, B.C.

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Brett Renaud, owner of several companies in Revelstoke, is dedicated to his community's economic development.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Kootenay Influencers Revelstoke influencers 2016

These are some of the community-loving businesspeople who are making a difference in Revelstoke, B.C.

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West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Real Estate One on one with Alan Mason

In this edition of the Kootenay Business Podcast we talk with Alan Mason, Director of Community Economic Development, for the City of Revelstoke.

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Picture of the mountain coaster at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Revelstoke’s Mountain Coaster smashes projections with over 100,000 riders in its first season

"Give people something exciting to do and new to experience," says Nico Leenders, marketing manager at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) in Revelstoke.

Jamie Mayes has been the executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce since May 29, 2016.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business Jamie Mayes meets Revelstoke

The new head of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce gets valuable support from volunteers, other chambers and local organizations.

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Mark McKee, mayor of Revelstoke, B.C., focuses on finding solutions to taxpayer issues.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke All systems go in Revelstoke

Revelstoke mayor Mark McKee likes to deal with problems head-on, working with Revelstoke residents and government agencies to find solutions.

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An artist's rendition of the Ramada Inn complex slated for Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Another 187 hotel rooms slated to be built in Revelstoke

Four different groups have applied and received approval to build more hotel rooms in the city located along busy Highway #1.

Thom Tischik of the Revelstoke Accommodation Association works closely with Meghan Tabor of Tourism Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Riding high in Revy

The Pipe Mountain Coaster, mountain biking and membership in the Mountain Collective are hot attractions for visitors to Revelstoke.

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Picture of school in background, with planter full of sunflowers in foreground.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Education Revelstoke High School ranks highest in Kootenay/Columbia Region: Fraser Institute report on schools

The Vancouver-based Fraser Institute publishes their report card on BC’s schools every year.

In this file photo, Geoff Battersby receives a BC Achievement award from then Premier Gordon Campbell.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke Revelstoke’s Geoff Battersby awarded Order of Canada

Dr. Geoff Battersby was a former mayor of Revelstoke, and retired in 1998 after 30 years of medical practice in the community.

Ralph and Debbie Koerber on the river
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business Riding the rapids in Revelstoke

Apex Rafting boasts camaraderie and fun on the river.

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Picture of a treehouse development.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Tourism RMR opposes “Treehouse Hotel” — Revelstoke council approves phased development

Revelstoke council voted 5 to 2 in favour of the project, in a revised development format.

Graphic of proposed roundabout upgrades in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Transportation Revelstoke Council awards $1.8 million Gateway roundabout upgrades to local contractor

Speers Construction was determined to provide the best proposal for acceptance by the City.

Picture of CP Rail train.
Cranbrook, Revelstoke, Transportation CP reaches agreement with future CEO Keith Creel; retains services of E. Hunter Harrison

Commencing July 1, 2017, current president and chief operating officer Keith Creel will become CP Rail president and CEO.

Scenic view of Nelson from top of mountain.
Cranbrook, Creston, Golden, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Agriculture, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Summer 2016

Ever thought of owning your own business and living the Kootenay lifestyle? Here is a sampling of businesses available in the area.

Picture of Pacific Coastal airplane at the Revelstoke airport.
Revelstoke, Tourism, Transportation Winter flights slated for Revelstoke in 2017

Pacific Coastal Airlines will be scheduling 32 flights into the city this winter, from January until March 2017.

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.

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.

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Jamie Mayes, new Executive Director at the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce.
Revelstoke, Tourism Jamie Mayes new Executive Director at the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce

Jamie Mayes comes from Venture Kamloops, which is the Economic Development arm of the City of Kamloops.

A group of business women all standing together.
Cranbrook, Castlegar, Golden, Kaslo, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness, Real Estate, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Kootenay Business Magazine presents the 2016 list of Women in Business nominations

Kootenay Business Magazine will announce the winners of the 2016 Women in Business awards at luncheons in the East Kootenay and West Kootenay

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Sara Sansom, owner of Birch & Lace, cutting a customers hair.
Revelstoke, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Sara Sansom

In an industry known for its extensive use of chemicals, it is rare to find a stylist who is concerned about the environmental impact of her work.

Picture of the new Revelstoke Snowmobile Welcome Centre.
Revelstoke, Developments, Tourism Official opening of the Revelstoke Snowmobile Welcome Centre

The Revelstoke Snowmobile Welcome Centre will provide a great entry point to a large snowmobile area in the community that attracts thousands of tourists.

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