Riki Unrau smiles.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business

Kootenay author lets down her (bug-filled) hair

Riki Unrau, children’s author and owner of Soul Bird Studio in Cranbrook, B.C., has released a new book, Bethany Blair and the Bugs in her Hair

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Karen Kornelsen wears a hat and sunglasses with a black coat in front of a blue lake in the woods.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Technology

How to build your brand: Be authentic

Karen Kornelsen, owner of KG Creative in Nelson, B.C., helps market female entrepreneurs and nonprofits in the Kootenays

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View of ski hill and buildings.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

New website connects resort-based employers and job-seekers looking for their next working holiday

Understaffing at ski resorts and towns is a chronic problem and new website aims to help alleviate that shortage

by Julie Matchett
Steve Kuffler, left, and Justin Atterbury, owners of Taynton Bay  Spirits in Invermere pitch their products to the Dragons' Den panel.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality

With the Dragons slayed, Invermere’s Taynton Bay Spirits strives for world domination

A successful deal with the Dragons' Den inspires small-town craft distillery Taynton Bay Spirits to aim higher

by Julie Matchett
A solar array installed on the rooftop of Castlegar City Hall.
Business Beat, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Environment

Castlegar is committed to energy conservation

The City of Castlegar is dedicated to sustainability and renewable energy generation

by Julie Matchett
Top 10 Kootenay Business People of 2018
Top 10 Business People

Top 10 Kootenay Business People of 2019

Kootenay Business proudly showcases the following Top 10 Business People of the Year for 2019.

Shade Sails Canada staff is passing out bags from their second company at their Dragons’ Den appearance in October.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Environment, Retail, Small Business

Vibrant and stylish bags are created by the Green Bag Company in Revelstoke, B.C.

The Green Bag Company in Revelstoke, B.C., is creating upscale, upcycled bags of all sizes and shapes

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West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Small Business

Business Plan 101 workshop - Community Futures Central Kootenay

Community Futures Central Kootenay presents the Business 101 workshop.

Career BUZZ logo
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.

Do you know a successful entrepreneur under 40?

2019 40-under-40 awards. We are looking for young business owners in the Kootenays who deserve some recognition.

Owners Mari Plamondon and  Alyx Graham-Taylor are standing in front of their restaurant counter, a new location for Wait's on Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine

Big-hearted Wait’s diner in Nelson just goes on and on

The iconic Wait’s News in Nelson, B.C., moved but hasn’t changed its generous heart

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The Welcome to Creston sign is made of stone and shows fruit blossoms.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Small Business

Creston chamber awards are all about that local food

The first-ever Business Excellence Awards by the Creston Chamber of Commerce celebrated the area’s local food culture in many categories

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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.

Revelstoke's bear statue creates people to the downtown.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke

Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce awards are truly unique for 2019

The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce handed out 13 awards at its annual Business Excellence Awards ceremony.

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Four staff of Alopex Couriers stand in front of one of their fleet vehicles, a black car with the company's name in white letters on the side of the car.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Transportation

Foxy Alopex Couriers trotting into the Kootenays

Expect swift service from Alopex Couriers, named after the Arctic fox and expanding with more trucks in the Kootenays and a new warehouse in Castlegar

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