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Close-up shot of Ahmed Elmaddah
East Kootenay, Elkford, Retail, Small Business

Why a pharmacist immigrated to Canada and how he ended up in Elkford

An open storefront and a pharmacist’s calling leads to the award-winning Elkford Drug Store

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Ian Benson of Bears Paw Contracting
East Kootenay, Elkford, Small Business

Elkford chamber appreciates its own during Business Awards 2019

The Elkford Chamber of Commerce handed out five awards at its annual Business Awards gala

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Riki Unrau smiles.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business

Kootenay author lets down her (bug-filled) hair

Riki Unrau, children’s author and owner of Soul Bird Studio in Cranbrook, B.C., has released a new book, Bethany Blair and the Bugs in her Hair

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Karen Kornelsen wears a hat and sunglasses with a black coat in front of a blue lake in the woods.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Technology

How to build your brand: Be authentic

Karen Kornelsen, owner of KG Creative in Nelson, B.C., helps market female entrepreneurs and nonprofits in the Kootenays

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Shade Sails Canada staff is passing out bags from their second company at their Dragons’ Den appearance in October.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Environment, Retail, Small Business

Vibrant and stylish bags are created by the Green Bag Company in Revelstoke, B.C.

The Green Bag Company in Revelstoke, B.C., is creating upscale, upcycled bags of all sizes and shapes

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Rows of cupcakes in a clear container.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Sparwood, Small Business

Crumbs Cakery & Cafe cruises down the highway to Sparwood

A fixture in Fernie for the past four years, popular eatery Crumbs Cakery has relocated to Sparwood

by Julie Matchett
Brian Pealow, owner of Pealow's grocery store, stands in the produce aisle.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Small Business

Creston chamber awards are all about that local food

The first-ever Business Excellence Awards by the Creston Chamber of Commerce celebrated the area’s local food culture in many categories

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Four staff of Alopex Couriers stand in front of one of their fleet vehicles, a black car with the company's name in white letters on the side of the car.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Transportation

Foxy Alopex Couriers trotting into the Kootenays

Expect swift service from Alopex Couriers, named after the Arctic fox and expanding with more trucks in the Kootenays and a new warehouse in Castlegar

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Amy Keonen sitting outside at table.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Community connection for women in Castlegar

Her HQ is a unique women-centred co-working and personal growth space in downtown Castlegar

by Julie Matchett
Trey, Gentry, Jacquelyn, Noah and Padn Konkin sit on a couch in a wooden home.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business

This reliable contractor has an award-winning reputation in Castlegar

Gentry Konkin, owner of PNT Contracting in Castlegar, B.C., runs an award-winning business with his family

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