2015 Top 10 Business People

It's that time of the year again when we introduce some of the inspirational business leaders who call this region home. Our 2015 list of Top 10 Business People represents a wide range of business sectors. What do they have in common? Well, excellent customer service and a desire to support their local communities spring to mind. Congratulations to all our Top 10 Business People and many thanks for your hard work!

Laurie Goodlad standing next to some of merchandise at Muriel and Jane's General Store.

Laurie Goodlad

Opening a retail business allows Laurie Goodlad to combine her love of customer service with her enjoyment of merchandising.

Eric Scarcella owns and operates Swiss Chalet Motel in Revelstoke, B.C.

Eric Scarcella

Eric Scarcella, owner of the Swiss Chalet Motel in Revelstoke, B.C., looks for opportunities to improve his property and his service.

Randy Horswill, owner of the Home Hardware store in Nelson, B.C.

Randy Horswill

Randy Horswill, owner of the two Home Hardware stores in Nelson, B.C., credits his staff for the success of his stores.

A man holding a glass of beer up and a women standing beside him.

Shawn and Leanne Tegart

Starting Arrowhead Brewing Company has opened a way for Shawn and Leanne Tegart to explore their creativity

Dan Rye, manager of Kootenay Market in Castlegar, B.C.

Dan Rye

Kootenay Market is a welcoming hub at the heart of Castlegar, B.C., thanks to manager Dan Rye and his friendly staff.

Doug Parkinson, owner-operator of Parky's Heating & Cooling, Golden, B.C.

Doug Parkinson

Long-term trust is at the core of the business for Doug Parkinson of Parky’s Heating & Cooling in Golden, B.C.

Kevin Maffioli, general manager and golf pro at Christina Lake Golf Club
Christina Lake

Kevin Maffoli

Kevin Maffioli, the pro at Christina Lake Golf Club, has gained PGA of B.C. recognition for his contribution to the world of golf.

Pierre Dupont stands outside the Le Grand Fromage location in Fernie.
Fernie, Nelson

Pierre Dupont

Opening Le Grand Fromage in Fernie and Nelson has offered a way for Pierre Dupont to share his taste and knowledge for quality cheese with Kootenay residents

Lori Craig balances on a fitness ball at her business, Better Life Fitness in Rossland.

Lori Craig

For Lori Craig, the owner of Better Life Fitness in Rossland, work is about a passion for fitness and helping clients succeed.

Kootenay Meadows

Wayne and Denise Harris

At Kootenay Meadows, organic milk comes in glass bottles and raw-milk cheeses are a gourmet delight.

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