2017 Influential Women in Business Awards

2017 influential women in business

We are proud to once again celebrate Kootenay business women for their skills, entrepreneurial savvy and community contributions. The Influential Women in Business Awards have been popular each year, and 2017 is no exception.

All of these ladies have earned the admiration and respect of those around them, as we could tell by the heartfelt nominations we've received. We are keen to learn more about their approach to work, community involvement and life in general. Keep checking this page to read our interviews with the nominees and winners, and learn more about how they achieved success.

Suzanne Thompson, owner/operator of Kootenay Therapy Centre, and Leanne Jensen, president of New Dawn Restorations, are women of influence in Cranbrook's business community.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Influential Women in Business Work and passion: Blend or balance?

We asked the some of the women from our 2017 Influential Women in Business list to tell us what they are currently passionate about.

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Christine Therriault-Finke and Tamsin Snodgrass, owners of Movin’ Mountains Therapy in Trail, B.C., pour their skills and their passion into improving lives in their community
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Women in business talk about key skills

We asked some of the Kootenay region’s influential businesswomen to tell us about the skills that keep them at the top of their game.

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2017 influential women in business
Influential Women in Business See the entire list of 2017 Influential Women in Business nominees

These influencial women were nominated for being outstanding Kootenay entrepreneurs.

Jodi Gravelle is the chief operating officer for the ?aq?am Community near Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, First Nations , Influential Women in Business, Kootenay Influencers Jodi Gravelle, communication conduit

Human resources and communication are Jodi Gravelle’s main focuses in her position as COO for the ʔaq̓am Community.

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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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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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