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Venessa Loubert and Perry Dzuris, owners of Arcane Coda in Salmo, B.C.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business

Local businesses promote Kootenay-inspired apparel

Find uniquely home-grown Kootenay clothing, wearables and gear from these local companies

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Retail, Small Business

Business owners: What is the most important page on your website? (Hint: it’s not your home page)

Learn the six features that your web page needs to convert visitors into buyers

by Kerry Shellborn
Kyle Thornley wearing his blacksmithing apron and smiling at the camera
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business

Forging the way: How this B.C. artist is taking blacksmithing to new heights

Kyle Thornley of Metal Mind Forge produces stunning metalwork creations in Revelstoke.

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Interior of 2nd Edition Coworking in Fernie, showing comfy set of chairs, small table and windows with mountain view outside.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nelson, New Denver, Revelstoke, Small Business, Technology

These 11 Kootenay coworking spaces offer community and creative collaboration

Shared workspaces in communities like Cranbrook, Golden, Fernie, Nelson and Trail provide flexibility and support in a communal environment.

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Andrea Legg holding a cup of tea and smiling
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business

From acrobatics to aromatic tea: How Virtue Tea in Nelson was born

Imagine two members of Cirque du Soleil finding love and running off to start a business in the Kootenays.

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Michelle Fairbanks, dressed in pink old-fashioned dress and floppy white hat, holding a selection of books.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Rossland’s Gold Rush Bookstore keeps the history pages turning

The Gold Rush Bookstore is a valued part of the downtown Rossland business landscape.

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Desiree smelling a white flower wearing a white dress
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Retail, Small Business

Stepping out of her comfort zone and starting a business in Sparwood

Desiree Markewich found herself reinvented by flowers, and she wants to pay the joy forward.

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Dayna Leduc, filling large industrial container with fluid.
East Kootenay, Creston, Energy, Environment, Small Business, Technology, Transportation

Finding a way forward with Leduc Biodiesel Energy

By collecting and recycling used cooking oil into green, biodiesel products, Dayna Leduc has found his passion

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A sasquatch-costumed Taylor Jenkins stands on a snowy main street downtown Fernie.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Education, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

The results are in. The Elk Valley Business Retention and Expansion survey says . . .

Taylor Jenkins, Elk Valley economic recovery advisor, outlines what Elk Valley businesses can do to address their big three problems

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