2013 Top 10 Business People

Meet some of our region’s most passionate business leaders. We are happy to announce our Top 10 Business People from throughout the region in our 16th annual Top 10 list. These entrepreneurs are a diverse mix of folks from all over the map—and we’re sure you’ll agree that their stories are interesting and inspiring.

Smiling man in casual business wear, sitting on a picnic table with a sunny valley and mountains behind him
Radium Hot Springs

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson, president of True Key Hotels & Resorts, likes to see his staff grow and progress in their expertise.

Robin Goldsbury smiles for the camera. She has short highlighted brown hair, a blue scarf and rimless glasses.

Robin Goldsbury

With a long list of interests and accomplishments, Robin and her partner, Reg, have enjoyed developing the Dock ‘n’ Duck Pub, Family Grill and Lodge.

Two smiling young men

David and Corey Spring

Their business partnership has brought satisfaction and success to Corey and David Spring, and now they’re garnering community recognition.

Christine Andison stands next to family in a winter environment, she wears a black jacket and pink and red scarf.

Christine Andison

Whether it's about her community of Rossland or her position at Red Mountain Resort, Christine Andison believes in staying involved and positive.

Close-up of a young, bald man in front of an A&W root beer sign.

James MacDonald

James MacDonald seizes every opportunity—and even creates a few—to support the community in his adopted home of Revelstoke, B.C.

Mikki Hamagami wears a black coat and scarf. She stands overlooking ocean and a city line with shoulder-length blonde hair.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks

Mikki Hamagami

A great staff and a customer-oriented business philosophy helps Mikki Hamagami run Morrissey Creek Building Supplies in Grand Forks.

Andrew Cowan has blond hair, a light beard and sunglasses on top of his head. He's wearing a blue t-shirt.

Andrew Cowan

Stepping into Cowan Office Supplies, a longstanding family business, has been just right for co-owner Andrew Cowan.

Walter and Heather Ingram, wearing their red Home Hardware shirts, stand in front of their new building.

Walter Ingram

The Ingrams have long worked in the building supplies industry and look forward to continuing to do so from their new Home Hardware building in Fernie.

Casually dressed man and woman hold a small bottle and two wine glasses holding a dark red liquid.

Gary and Susan Snow

Tabletree black cherry juice, produced in Creston, B.C., was named Best Pure Juice Product at the 2012 World Juice conference.

Head-shot of smiling, outdoorsy-looking middle-aged man wearing a flower-patterned shirt

Jim Firstbrook

Jim Firstbrook has created Thoughtstream, an online survey tool that inspires group learning and discovery.

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