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Corey Fraser - The Cedar House Restaurant.
Golden Corey Fraser

This Golden, B.C., chef inherited a love of cooking from his mother—also a chef

The world of online marketing and social media can be confusing, especially for a small business. That’s where Jana Skerlak comes in.
West Kootenay, Golden Jana Skerlak

Jana Skerlak is a small business owner helping other small business owners build their online presence

Dr. Catherine Mateer (UVic) and Dr. Stan Chung (College of the Rockies) sign two new partnership agreements as (L-R) deans of instruction Heather Hepworth and Darrell Bethune, director of student affairs Doris Silva and dean of instruction Jack Moes look on.
Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Education Attend university at the college

Students can attend their first and second year of university at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.

It is expected that the 2016 Career & Job Fair at College of the Rockies will be an empowering event for employers and job seekers.
Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Education Serious opportunities at the 2016 Career Fair

The 2016 Career & Job Fair at College of the Rockies can provide you with links to employment in many fields.

Graphic for the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Business.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Elkford, Grand Forks, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Retail, Small Business Call for nominations 40 Under 40—Rising Stars in Business

We invite your business to join in supporting and saluting these young business professionals (under 40) who deserve to be recognized.

Atma Sandher is the owner of Golden's Ponderosa Motor Inn.
Golden Atma Sandher

Meet the man behind the green hotel out on the highway

by Nowell Berg
Financial security begins with some basic steps, like filling your piggybank.
Cranbrook, Golden, Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Financial Take it to the bank

According to the people who know, achieving financial security begins with some simple, basic steps.

A young florist reading a book in a flower shop.
Cranbrook, Creston, Golden, Fernie, Invermere, Castlegar, Nelson, Small Business Who’s reading what?

Books, pod casts, magazines or blogs? What is the go-to for Kootenay Business people?

Ron Oszust is the mayor of Golden, B.C.
Golden Appreciating Golden

At the end of his first year in office, Golden’s mayor, Ron Oszust, talked with Kootenay Business magazine.

The new entrance foyer at College of the Rockies
Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Education College of the Rockies empowers business

Long before they graduate, students at College of the Rockies are supporting positive change in the business community.

David Walls, president and CEO of College of the Rockies stands in front of the main campus in Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Education Realizing the sense of identity and pride in COTR

College of the Rockies forges ahead with a new vision and brand promise for the future.

Trees covered in snow along an alpine ski run.
Golden, Fernie, Kimberley, Environment, Tourism More trees, less paper

Three Kootenay ski resorts are part of a campaign to reduce their environmental footprints

Joy Guyot (L) and Michelle Nagy-Deak are co-owners of The French Connection Cheese Club in Golden, B.C. The shop can be found in an unusual location—the city's municipal campground.
Photo credit:
Photo courtesy The French Connection Cheese Club
Golden, Cuisine, Small Business Cheese, please!

Gourmet cheese shops, including The French Connection Cheese Club in Golden, are the latest thing in the Kootenay region.

Brisco Manufacturing
Cranbrook, Golden, Sparwood, Nelson, Salmo Top manufacturing companies in the Kootenays

These Kootenay businesses represent the peak of excellence in the manufacturing industry.

Tom Tischik (left), new chair of Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Kathy Cooper (right), Chief Executive Officer of Kootenay Rockies Tourism present owner Darrin DeRosa and Chef Corey Fraser of the Cedar House Chalets in Golden with the Tourism Business of the Year award.
Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Kootenay Rockies Tourism Award winners announced

The annual Kootenay Rockies Tourism AGM and conference was held at the Regent Hotel in Revelstoke.

Flags and timber archways form a distinctive landmark at the entrance to Golden, B.C.
Golden, Tourism Tourism Golden plans ahead

Tourism Golden looks to its five-year plan to provide the framework for its annual marketing plan and budget.

Joanne Sweeting, executive director of Tourism Golden, embraces the Via Ferrata at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C.
Golden, Tourism The lure of the via ferrata in Golden, B.C.

Experienced climbers and novices are enjoying the Via Ferrata at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C.

The SingleTrack 6 bike race is a huge annual event in Golden, B.C.
West Kootenay, Golden, Tourism Golden’s movers and shakers

A few innovative and passionate people are setting the direction and the rate of growth for Golden, B.C.

Downtown Golden, B.C.
Golden, Small Business Golden chamber works

Summer, a time for fun and relaxation for many, has been gratifyingly busy for the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.

A picture looking down the main street of Revelstoke with the Rocky Mountains in the background.
Golden, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs, Revelstoke, Rossland, Financial, Tourism B.C. invests $1.82 million to support tourism in seven Kootenay communities

Seven local Kootenay communities will see funding from the Resort Municipality Initiative.

Ting Yuen and Paul Morel run the artist-owned-and-operated Art Rush Gallery in Golden. She's the painter, he's the photographer and they both craft a line of jewelry.
Golden Together in art and life

These nomadic artists may just have put down roots in Golden, B.C., where they operate Art Rush Gallery.

Kenton Donaldson and Mark Nagao are the owners of Whitetooth Brewing Co., which is under construction in Golden, B.C.
Golden, Small Business, Tourism Golden beer dreams

Craft beer is coming to Golden, B.C.

Picture of the new interpretive signs in Golden, B.C, funded by the Resort Municipality Initiative.
Golden, Financial, Tourism Golden’s Gateway to the Rockies sparkles with improvements

Funding from the Resort Muncipality Initiative (RMI) helps small tourism-based communities attract tourists and visitors to the area.

Family-style European inn with cloud-covered mountains in the background and blue sky above
Cranbrook, Golden, Fernie, Invermere, Christina Lake, Nelson, Real Estate Luxury homes in the Kootenays

Top 20 most expensive homes for sale in the Kootenays in 2015

KAST adopt a startup
Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Technology Adopt a Startup Professional-Technical Partners sought by KAST

KAST seeks professional and technical partnerships to grow the Kootenay technology community.

Andy Brown, new Communications and Social Media Coordinator standing on a mountain top
Golden, Tourism Tourism Golden hires new Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Andy Brown hired as new Communications and Social Media Coordinator of Tourism Golden.

Nicole Du Vent sits on her countertop in her new health food store, Eat Pure Mountain Market, in Golden.
Golden, Health & Wellness A new health hub

A new health food store opened in Golden in December: Eat Pure Mountain Market

COTR President and CEO David Walls and Board Chair David Handy
Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, Fernie, Education College of the Rockies unveils new strategic plan

COTR has completed work on a new five-year strategic plan.

Wings over the Rockies poster
Golden, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Education, Environment, Tourism Fossils and Feathers

Welcome to the 19th annual Wings Over the Rockies Festival.

Creston Golf Club
Cranbrook, Golden, Castlegar, Rossland, Tourism 2015 projected opening dates for golf courses in the Kootenay Rockies

Creston Golf Club is now open for play as of March 7th; the earliest opening of any course in the Kootenays.

Derailed Sports owners outside their business building
Golden, Small Business Small business owners: apply now for wage subsidies

Application forms for popular Summer Works Program available February 19

KRIC poster
Cranbrook, Golden KRIC workshop to help small businesses tackle tech

KRIC workshops on March 30 and 31 will help small businesses tackle technology

Rocky Mountaineer and Canarail announce agreement
Cranbrook, Golden, Trail, Tourism Rocky Mountaineer announces a major contract agreement with CANARAIL for revitalized rolling stock

Rocky Mountaineer and CANARAIL announced agreement to revitalize the luxury tourist rail company's GoldLeaf fleet.

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

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

Ron Oszust, mayor of Golden, B.C.
Golden Ron Oszust serves Golden

Ron Oszust, the new mayor of Golden, B.C., has a long history of public service and leadership in his community.

Two women, one holding award
Golden, Fernie, Invermere, Small Business 2014 Fernie Community & Business Excellence Awards

Awards were presented on Thursday, Oct. 23rd by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.

Kim and Aaron Bernasconi (with their kids Bella and Ben), owners of Mountain Motorsports and Golden Snowmobile Rentals in Golden, B.C.
Golden, Retail, Small Business It was awards night in Golden

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce was proud to present the following awards at the 2014 Community Excellence Awards Gala.

Bill Swan holding a solar panel
Canal Flats, Golden, Invermere, Environment, Technology KRIC helps solar skills expansion in the Columbia Valley

A rapid decline in solar prices is closing a once-prohibitive cost gap and is making solar one of the fastest growing industries in the region.

Wendy Van Puymbroeck of Kootenay Rockies presents the best marketing campaign of the year to Ian Thorley of Bellstar Hotels and Resorts.
Golden, Tourism Kootenay Rockies Tourism awards best marketing campaign of the year

The award recognized a business or organization that developed and implemented the year’s most innovative tourism marketing campaign or initiative.

Future location of Telsa charging station
Golden, Revelstoke, Developments, Technology Tesla supercharger stations coming to Revelstoke and Golden

The American electric car maker, Tesla, is planning supercharger stations along Trans Canada Highway.

Columbia Basin Trust voting banner
Cranbrook, Golden, Castlegar, Nakusp, Revelstoke Help shape how Columbia Basin Trust supports you

Have your say and win $1,000 to donate.

Columbia Valley Credit Union, Golden, B.C.
Golden New look for CVCU

The completed new exterior of the Columbia Valley Credit Union communicates a positive message to its clients.

Spirit Square, Golden, B.C.
Golden, Developments Initiative in Golden

Golden, B.C.’s mayor and council are working with the local chamber of commerce to bolster positive business trends.

Kicking Horse River Lodge Golden, B.C.
Golden, Tourism Kicking Horse River Lodge adventure

The sociable, welcoming environment at Kicking Horse River Lodge is as great an attraction as the adventure-ready terrain surrounding it.

Doreen Kelley and Christina Benty of Golden, B.C.
Golden Caregiving rewarded

After four years, Doreen Kelley’s volunteer activity at the Golden Seniors Centre is kind of like a job—and she’s OK with that.

CP Rail engine near Golden, B.C.
Golden, Developments, Mining More CP Rail jobs for Golden

With the expansion of its coal car repair and maintenance shop in Golden, B.C., Canadian Pacific Railway will add eight workers to its payroll.

Caleb Moss and Niki Dusseault of Golden, B.C.
Golden, Cuisine, Small Business Right at home, at work

Bacchus Books and Café, in Golden, B.C., is a two-in-one business run by fun-loving partners, Caleb Moss and Niki Dusseault.

Cathy and Nico Tsantilas, owners of Apostoles Greek Restaurant in Golden, B.C.
Golden, Cuisine, Small Business Mom-and-pop Apostoles

Golden, B.C., has some excellent restaurants, and Apostoles Greek Restaurant is among the favourites.

Clubhouse at Greywolf Golf Course, Panorama Mountain Village, B.C.
Golden, Developments, Tourism Greywolf’s new clubhouse

The new clubhouse at Greywolf Golf Course will open before the end of the 2014 season, and will operate from Thursday to Sunday through the winter.

The Bernasconi family of Golden, B.C.
Golden, Small Business, Tourism With passion at the heart

Aaron and Kim Bernasconi infuse their award-winning business in Golden, B.C., with pride and passion.


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