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Darcy Wanuk is wearing one of her creations, a jean jacket with swaths of added cloth.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Kimberley, Environment, Small Business

Darcy Wanuk repurposes old textiles into funky, fun clothes for women

Darcy Wanuk started stitch + cloth Ecodesigns in Kimberley, B.C., to reconstruct old textiles into funky women’s clothing

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Jon Wedel of Cranbrook
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Technology, 40 Under 40

Jon Wedel pushes limits

Crazy ideas, pushing limits and working under pressure are common elements for the team at Flex Commerce.

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A headshot of Christina Chalifour with a blue knitted scarf around her neck.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business

Knitting is the new yoga

The Knitty Gritty shop in Kimberley can get you started on a new, healthy hobby

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Samantha Gernhart
At Work, East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, Technology

Bringing clarity to work and life

Samantha Gernhart is an influential woman in business in her community of Invermere, where she works at Copper Point Resort and runs a home-based business

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Shawna L’Heureux, owner of Zen Mountain Float + Wellness, was an Influential Woman in Business award winner in 2019.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Shawna L’Heureux restores the Kootenays one float at a time

Shawna L’Heureux, owner of Zen Mountain Float + Wellness in Kimberley, is an expert in all things skin. She’s also one of Kootenay Business’s 2019 Influential

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A Unifab tradesman wears protective gear to meet welding safety standards.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business

Unifab: fabulous fabricators

Unifab Industries of Grand Forks celebrates 20 years in the steel fabrication industry with continuing innovations.

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Judy Banfield of Nelson, in a garden
West Kootenay, Nelson, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers

Judy Banfield listens

Judy Banfield of Nelson has long been a source of support and influence for people at their most vulnerable times: infancy, youth, parenthood and advanced age.

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Kitchen design showroom for Spruced Kitchens
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business

Building the heart of the home

Caralee McKinney’s kitchen design business in Nelson is built on her design aptitude, skills and strong relationships with clients and colleagues.

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Magnified piece of flake graphite
West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment, Mining, Small Business, Transportation

Clean energy from Eagle Graphite

Eagle Graphite, near Nelson, has been granted $290,000 from the Province of B.C. to support the development of improved electric vehicle batteries.

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Lilina Lysenko holds a congratulatory bouquet and a certificate recognizing her as a 2019 influential woman in business
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business

Everyday law, exceptional lawyer

Through her law firm, Lilina Lysenko helps West Kootenay residents solve everyday—and sometimes exceptional—legal questions and issues.

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