A large crew of men and one dog are lined up in a large vee in front of a shop. Rexxy, the dog, is the most distracting crew member. He shows true professionalism when welcoming people to the shop.
East Kootenay, Golden

A pop-up café and helicopter elopements were commended at the Kicking Horse Chamber

The Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce handed out 16 awards at its annual Community Excellence Awards ceremony.

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Two people, owners of Ullr's Bar, are wearing Viking hats and holding swords.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs

Vikings, yurts and ziplines were lauded at the Columbia Valley Business Excellence Awards

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce handed out 12 awards at its annual Business Awards gala.

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Outside of the New Pioneer Lodge.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson

Housing projects create affordable homes for Kootenay-area residents

Local housing projects in the Kootenay region are helping to alleviate the lack of affordable housing in the area

by Julie Matchett
Stacey Goldade, owner of Sparrow Hair in Fernie.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Fernie, Environment, Small Business

Salute to an environmentally sustainable salon in Fernie

Sparrow Hair in Fernie joins forces with Green Circle Salons, a North American-wide recycling and sustainability program that aims to reduce salon waste

by Julie Matchett
Group of delegates at Roundup conference.
Business Beat, Mining

New opportunities on the horizon for mineral exploration in Western Canada

Highlights from this year's conference included some exciting announcements regarding resource development and exploration

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

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East Kootenay, Cranbrook

Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Luncheon with Nathan Lieuwen

Join us at the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce's luncheon on February 19. 

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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.

New Business?
Do you have business news to share?

Are you a business owner—or know of a business—in the Kootenays with something new and exciting happening with the company?

An aerial photo of the city of Trail, showing the bridge over the river in the centre of the city.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Rossland

Kootenays are courting foreign entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot aims to attract businesses to rural regions of B.C.

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Ainsworth Hot Springs pool on a snowy winter night.
West Kootenay, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Castlegar, Nelson, Revelstoke

Top 4 Businesses of the Year 2019 as awarded by the West Kootenay chambers of commerce

What were the Top 4 Businesses of the Year as awarded by the West Kootenay chambers of commerce in 2019?

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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.

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

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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

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