Kootenay BizBlog

by Keith Powell

Business developments in the Kootenays

Keith Powell is the publisher and founder of Kootenay Business magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications family. He has written a regular sales and marketing column, called Ad Talk, in Kootenay Business magazine for over 30 years. 

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Keith Powell

Keith Powell is the publisher and founder of Kootenay Business magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications group. View all of Keith Powell’s articles

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Pictured (l-r) Keon Chung, Just Music; Cori Andrichuk; Carey Fraser; Sjaane Beattie, co-owner Kootenay Life Cycle; and Trevor Zak, owner Fitness Inc.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Health & Wellness College of the Rockies Avalanche prepare for PACWEST; students raise money for mental health

COTR Avalanche volleyball teams are preparing to not only compete, but host, the 2019 PACWEST Volleyball Championship

Artist rendering, ?aq?am Health and Wellness Centre.
East Kootenay, Developments, Financial, First Nations New centre will bring ʔaq̓am community together

Columbia Basin Trust supports a new Health and Wellness Centre

Tourism students at College of the Rockies.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Tourism College of the Rockies: News and Notes

First-year nursing students are holding a Health Awareness Fair, February 7; Tourism Management students off to provincial finals

The concept plan for the proposed Johnson Way RV Park in the Johnson Heights neighbourhood in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Real Estate New Johnson Way RV Park in Revelstoke Looking For Approval

The proposed development would include RV spots, cabins, as well as combined two-storey storage/suite units.

Ryan Burton, owner and operator of Valhalla Refrigeration based in Castlegar.
West Kootenay, Small Business New HVAC company – Valhalla Refrigeration now operating in West Kootenay

Valhalla Refrigeration services the entire West Kootenay region, including the Arrow Lakes area.

The Career Internship Program provides wage funding for employers to hire college and university graduates in permanent, career-focused positions.
East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business Get up to $25,000 to hire an intern

Columbia Basin Trust program helps businesses create and retain jobs

Rick Jensen, Chair
East Kootenay, West Kootenay Columbia Basin Trust announces board changes

Jensen reappointed Chair, Carver new Vice-Chair, plus three new and returning directors

Geoscience BC banner.
West Kootenay, Mining 8,000 km2 of new Kootenay-Boundary geological mapping released

Geological mapping covering 8,000 km2 of historic mining areas in British Columbia’s Kootenay Boundary Regional District was recently released by Geoscience BC

Group shot of donors, holding large cheque.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Health & Wellness Cranbrook Multi-Sport Indoor Facility receives $5000 donation

The Multi-Sport Indoor Facility will provide increased opportunities for physical activity in the community and help develop local athletes.

Picture showing office area with people working on computers.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Financial, Technology Rossland’s Thoughtexchange raises $4M to fuel growth

Thoughtexchange has evolved into a two-way experience platform used by millions of people across many industries.

Grant Thorton group photo.
West Kootenay, Small Business Grant Thornton welcomes Berg Lehmann of the West Kootenay region to the firm

Grant Thornton LLP, a professional services firm providing accounting, audit, tax and advisory services, is pleased to announce its union with Berg Lehmann.

A beautiful new pergola is part of the new renovations at the College of the Rockies' Fernie campus.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Education Renovations completed at College of the Rockies’ Fernie campus

Funds from Teck’s $1 million donation used to create student, staff gathering place and improve classrooms

Clark Coyston, new owner of RHC RE/MAX Realty in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Real Estate New owner takes over RE/MAX RHC Realty in Nelson

RHC Realty traces its roots back to the early 1900's in the Queen City.

The East Kootenay Credit Union, Cranbrook location.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial Kootenay-Based Credit Unions have assets of $2.5 Billion – will they eventually merge?

In a recent Business in Vancouver (BIV) list, the publication ranked the biggest Credit Unions in B.C., which included a number of Kootenay-based credit unions

Keith Liggett and Danielle Gibson
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Kootenay writers offer workshops at Cranbrook’s St. Eugene Resort, February 22 to 24

Four authors from the East and West Kootenays will conduct workshops at the St. Eugene Writers Workshops

Waneta Expansion.
West Kootenay, Trail, Energy, Financial Trust, Columbia Power purchase Waneta expansion

The Trust and Columbia Power, which currently own 49 per cent of Waneta Expansion, worked closely with the BC Government to make this purchase possible.

St. Eugene Resort.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality St. Eugene Resort - a new literary hub in the Kootenays

Friday nights at St. Eugene feature the new Friday Literary Reading, featuring a different author every week.

A Teck employee crouched beside a river.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Teck named to 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list

Teck was the top-ranked company in the Metals and Mining category, as rated by media and investment research company, Corporate Knights.

A photo published by Mexico Now, of workers at Pacific Insight's Monterrey, Mexico production facility
West Kootenay, Nelson, Technology Pacific Insight will close its Nelson facility as production shifts to Mexico

Pacific Insight will move their production to a company-built facility in Monterrey, Mexico

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