Communities

  1. Ainsworth Hot Springs
  2. Canal Flats
  3. Castlegar
  4. Christina Lake
  5. Cranbrook
  6. Creston
  7. East Kootenay
  8. Elkford
  9. Fairmont Hot Springs
  10. Fernie
  11. Golden
  12. Grand Forks
  13. Invermere
  14. Kaslo
  15. Kimberley
  16. Nakusp
  17. Nelson
  18. New Denver
  19. Radium Hot Springs
  20. Revelstoke
  21. Riondel
  22. Rossland
  23. Salmo
  24. Slocan
  25. Sparwood
  26. Trail
  27. West Kootenay

Recent Communities articles.

Lin and Oliver Egan together with Anna Steedman and Chef Randy MacSteven and sons in garden field making funny poses.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Agriculture, Small Business

Winderberry Farm—A business that has grown to work for a family

A family business, Winderberry Farms, found innovative ways to grow and create a place for everyone to contribute to a bright future

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Top 100 Kootenay Employers graphic.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay

Is your business one of 2023’s Top 100 Kootenay Employers?

Many diverse companies and businesses call the Kootenay area home. Fill out our form with your business information if you have over 40 employees

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Kat Cadegan sitting in her jewellery making shop
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business

Turning a one-woman-show into a cohesive jewellery-making team

Kat Cadegan Jewellery in Revelstoke has gained a valuable new staff member thanks to a Columbia Basin Trust program.

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Large, modern house on a snowy day, for sale sign out front.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate

How much is your home in the Kootenays worth?

How do the BC assessment values compare with the current market value of homes and properties in the Kootenays?

by Kerry Shellborn
Outside of Popeye's Chicken franchise in Cranbrook showing drive-thru window and side of building.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments

Cranbrook Business: Embracing new developments and revamping the old

Cranbrook is focused on revitalization and attracting new businesses and opportunities

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Graphic showing pie chart.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Top Instagram Brands in the Kootenays

Which brands in the Kootenays have the largest followers on Instagram? Find out on this list of top Instagram influencers in the Kootenays.

by Kerry Shellborn and Julie Matchett
Business Excellence: A list of award-winning chambers text, with stylized golden star on dark background.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Small Business

Business excellence: A list of Chamber award-winning businesses

Read our list of Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence award winners

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay

Our top ten thought leaders of the year

KootenayBiz chooses our annual list of inspirational thought leaders from the stories we told in 2022.

by Kerry Shellborn
Outside of Radium Brewing, timber-framed building painted grey, sloped roof.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business

Turning hobbies into a passion project at Radium Brewing

For Jacob Houghton and Stephan Gale, starting Radium Brewing was the realization of their dreams, passions and hobbies coming together.

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Group photo of Business Excellence winners.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business

Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce honours business excellence

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence awards were held in late October.

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Janice Alpine is a business development officer/tourism engagement with the Ktunaxa Nation.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, First Nations

The Ktunaxa mean business

Janice Alpine is an expert on the diversity of Ktunaxa businesses, the skills they bring to the table, and the opportunities that exist within the community.

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Dylan Hardy, winner of the Citizen of the Year Award.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke

Winners stoked at Revelstoke’s annual Business Excellence Awards

The 29th annual Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence awards were held in early November.

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Group photo of Wapiti Music Fesitval Society members.
East Kootenay, Fernie

Indie music, innovation and incredible food celebrated at Fernie’s Business Excellence Awards

12 deserving businesses and individuals were celebrated at the annual awards

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Venessa Loubert and Perry Dzuris, owners of Arcane Coda in Salmo, B.C.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business

Local businesses promote Kootenay-inspired apparel

Find uniquely home-grown Kootenay clothing, wearables and gear from these local companies

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Aerial view of the City of Trail, showing wide river with a bridge across it, the city along the banks of the river and low mountains in the background.
West Kootenay, Technology

New West Kootenay supply chain model maps economic opportunity in the region

Metal Tech Alley, an industrial and tech think tank located in Trail, recently launched the West Kootenay Supply Chain online model

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Kathryn and Josh at the SilverKing Soya Foods Factory in Nelson
West Kootenay, Nelson

Breathing new life into a popular West Kootenay company

The owners of Silverking Soya Foods in Nelson are a perfect fit for the health-conscious community.

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Female owners of Moonrise Boutique, The Roasted Chickpea and Tailout Brewing, sitting at table with awards and smiling into camera.
West Kootenay, Castlegar

Castlegar Chamber of Commerce plays host at 2022 Business Excellence Awards

A total of 15 winners were recognized at the annual Business Excellence awards.

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Letty Bartel, owner of Otter Books, stands in front of bookshelves holding a large stack of books.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail

Read ’em and reap: A list of West Kootenay bookstores

If you’re a devoted bookworm, you’ll love the varied selection of new and used bookstores across the Kootenay region

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