A head shot of Tammy Darough, CEO and CFO of RHC
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business

Improving your insurance options at RHC

With 9 branches in the Kootenays, RHC Insurance is going wide by joining Hub International Insurance Brokers

Kendra Johnston smiles on a pier in Vancouver, B.C.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining

Q & A with Kendra Johnston: AME’s new President and CEO

Kendra Johnston, President and CEO of AME, is optimistic about jobs, economy and reconciliation in 2020

The front of Tailout Brewing is beige with maroon accents and a brown roof.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Cuisine, Small Business

Castlegar’s new spot to down a brewski and hang with friends: Tailout Brewing

Hedin Nelson-Chorney, owner of Tailout Brewing in Castlegar, B.C., has created a new community hangout

Nikki Luxton smiles while holding the handle of the door to enter Studio Bronze.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Get your glow on at Studio Bronze in Castlegar

Nikki Luxton, owner of Studio Bronze in Castlegar, B.C., provides tanning after work and on weekends

Lower Kootenay Band Chief Jason Louie receives the BC Medal of Good Citizenship.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston

Two Kootenay residents receive BC Medal of Good Citizenship

The Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who, through exceptional long-term service, have made outstanding contributions to their communities

by Julie Matchett
Group of people smiling and celebrating.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo

Three more West Kootenay communities vote to go green

Three more West Kootenay communities have signed on to the EcoSociety’s 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign: Castlegar, Warfield and Kaslo

East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality

BC Curling Championships

The 2020 BC Men’s and BC Women’s curling championships are coming to Western Financial Place in Cranbrook

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Kootenay Careers, East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - September 6

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

a graphic of a woman with an umbrella raised, and the words 2019 Influential Women in Business
Lauding women leaders

2019 Influential Women in Business Awards: Call for nominations

Close up of inside of metal printer.
West Kootenay, Trail, Technology

First 3D metal printer in rural Canada arrives at MIDAS Lab in Trail

The 3D metal printer is big news in the Kootenays as having access to a machine of this kind will be felt throughout every local industry and sector

Jillian Rutherford and Andrew Hayden, owners of Fernie Distillers, won Entrepreneurs of the Year.
East Kootenay, Fernie

Fernie Chamber awards Entrepreneur of the Year to a beary-friendly business

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce handed out 13 awards at its annual Business Awards gala

Kootenay Business magazine cover
Kootenay Business magazine September October 2019

In this issue, we present our 2019 Best of Business Awards, honouring outstanding businesses in the East and West Kootenay in a variety of categories. As well, peruse our Top 50 companies by revenue. Other stories put the focus on Cranbrook, Golden and Trail, with our cover story looking at an exciting expansion at Caliper Machine & Hydraulics in Cranbrook. And we have a story on the welcome news that Cranbrook has a new hockey team, the Cranbrook Bucks.

Classic Blue paint sample
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 is a classic

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 reflects our desire for a stable and dependable foundation