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(L to R) Brenda Palmer, Michelle Forbes and Jodi Gravelle received special recognition at the 2017 Kootenay Business magazine Influential Women in Business luncheon on June 8, 2016.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Influential Women in Business

2017 Kootenay women of influence

Hard work, creativity and perseverance characterize the best of the best among businesswomen in the Kootenay region.

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Aaron Lucke, owner of Wynndel Electric, is providing a mobile solar station to the vendors at the Creston Valley Farmers Market.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Creston, Energy, Small Business, Technology

Solar-powered market

Aaron Lucke, owner of Wynndel Electric, is providing a mobile solar station to power the Creston Farmers Market.

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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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The Board Room Café, owned by Alf Him, his daughter Savanna Hines and her husband Justin Hines, opened in mid-June 2017.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Board Room Café comes to Grand Forks

Shy? Bored? Need a conversation starter? Sit down to a game from the Board Room’s library, and you’re good to go.

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Julie Taylor and Natasha Benson.
Kootenay BizBlog, 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.

The new Angry Hen Brewing Company location
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Kaslo, Developments, Small Business

Kaslo’s Angry Hen Brewing Co. nears completion, set to open this summer

Kaslo's new Angry Hen Brewing Co. is expected to open for the 2017 summer season

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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Kootenay Cycling Adventures is based in beautiful Nelson, B.C.
Business Beat, 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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Cover story from June 1998 issue of Kootenay Business magazine.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Looking back on the Kicking Horse Coffee story: From a backyard shack to a $215 million deal

When news broke that Invermere’s Kicking Horse Coffee had sold in a $215 million deal to Italy's Lavazza Group, it reminded us of the company’s humble beginning

Selection of Mt. Begbie beers.
Kootenay BizBlog, 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.

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