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Outside of Buffalo Trails Coffee House, showing signs in window that they are moving.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business

Creston’s Buffalo Trails Coffee House on the move

Buffalo Trails will be taking over the former location of the Break in Time Cafe in Creston

David Bonk, CEO, HomeFree Living was able to take his sustainable housing initiative to the next level thanks to research conducted by College faculty researcher Becky Pelkonen (centre), and overseen by Gaby Zezulka, Chair, Academic Innovation and Applied Research.
East Kootenay, Education, Financial, Small Business

College of the Rockies providing new round of research assistance

For-profit enterprises in the East Kootenay region with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees are eligible for up to $5,000 in research assistance

Red Mountain’s Nowhere Special hostel front entrance in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism, Best of Business

Nowhere Special Hostel is a haven away from home

The Nowhere Special Hostel in Rossland, B.C., is a unique new version of the traditional hostel ideal, and is one of our 2019 Best of Business winners.

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Caliper Machine & Hydraulics owner Mike Hambalek (left) and Troy Ross, Caliper GM, are shown here with some of the heavy equipment that comes to them for repair.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Mining, Small Business

Exciting expansion at Caliper Machine

Caliper Machine took a big step in 2019, investing in a second shop, almost tripling its workforce and planning more expansion on the City’s industrial land.

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Group of young business people in casual meeting.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business

Celebrating business dreamers

The Business Development Bank of Canada sponsors Small Business Week in late October, shining the spotlight on the changing face of entrepreneurship

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Smiling Erika Krest, executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business

Community-motivated leader at Trail chamber

“The online resources are amazing when it comes to small business, but nothing replaces the feel of a community.” —Erika Krest, ED, Trail chamber of commerce

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Anna Lamb is the co-owner of Pro-Fitness, and is one of our 2019 influential women in business.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Influential Women in Business

Anna Lamb is an influential woman in the Kootenays

Anna Lamb works with her family to make their Cranbrook gym welcoming and customer-oriented.

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Monte Smith, owner and operator of Brown Dog Contracting, on site at one of his projects
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Best of Business

Applauding Brown Dog Contracting

Clients of Brown Dog Contracting appreciate the team’s professionalism, patience and beyond-expectation results.

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Cole, Melanie, Chris and Courtney Sutherland, with a Sutco truck
West Kootenay, Salmo, Forestry, Small Business, Transportation, Best of Business

Sutco cares for its people

Sutco Transportation Specialists is recognized as an industry leader for best practices in human resources, focusing on workplace safety and work/life quality.

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Melanie Joy, Creston resident and owner of Fly in the Fibre, brings Canadian-made goods and fibre-filled fun to the Kootenays.
East Kootenay, Creston, Retail, Small Business

Fly in the Fibre offers the comforts of coffee and crafts

Melanie Joy, owner of Fly in the Fibre, has brought fibreworks, crafting and coffee to new heights with her award-winning business.

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