Kootenay Entrepreneur

by Danielle Cameron

The faces behind Kootenay businesses

Danielle Cameron

Danielle Cameron is a writer and web editor for several publications and has been practising as a Certified Herbal Practitioner since 2005. View all of Danielle Cameron’s articles

Recent Kootenay Entrepreneur articles

Four staff members of All Elements, including the owners Jaylene Holder and Kyle McKay
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business All Elements Industries is at home in the Creston Valley

Entrepreneurs Kyle McKay and Jaylene Holder have found their niche in the Kootenays.

Cory Muir took his lifelong fondness for animals and turned it into a successful business.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Animal Care, Small Business Cory’s Dog Grooming & Spa is here for your four-legged family members

Cory Muir took his lifelong fondness for animals and turned it into a successful business.

Mark Baron is the owner of Integrated Apparel in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business Quality creations

Mark Baron offers customized products and exceptional service at Integrated Apparel in Revelstoke, B.C.

Roger and Wabie Quayle make a great team.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine Starbird Bakehouse is a sweet addition to Nelson, B.C.

If you have a hankering for something decadent, keep this popular Nelson bakery in mind.

Golovach is proud to take his family out on the alpine terrain. From left to right: Hunter, Bryce, Kristina and Tia.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism Explore Revelstoke’s alpine terrain

Gregory Golovach helps guests enjoy the mountain lifestyle with his Revelstoke business, Alpine Adventure Guide.

Heather Lewis has had great success with Fernie Athletic Therapy, and the business continues to grow.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Health & Wellness Getting clients back on their feet

Heather Lewis helps people recover from injuries with her business, Fernie Athletic Therapy.

Julie Bellm is the proud owner of For Your Eyes Only.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business Open your eyes to a brand new look

Julie Bellm started her eyelash extension business and brought some more beauty to Kimberley, B.C.

Kootenay Horse & Carriage in Kaslo, BC
Kaslo, Small Business, Tourism Tour the Kootenays in style

Crystal Langford is the proud owner of Kootenay Horse & Carriage, and she takes guests through the most beautiful parts of the region with her four-legged Hero.

Greg and Meredith Chatelain are excited to pursue their Kootenay business.
Small Business, Tourism Loving it in the Kootenays

These entrepreneurs have started their venture in one of B.C.'s most beautiful locations.

Kathy and Dave Sutherland, owners of Dave's Hot Pepper Jelly in Invermere.
Photo courtesy Dave's Hot Pepper Jelly
Invermere, Cuisine Spicing up the Kootenays

Dave's Hot Pepper Jelly is a welcome addition to Invermere's culinary scene.

Handsels gift store in Nelson, B.C.
Nelson, Retail, Small Business Taking a hands-on approach

Handsels gift store is an eclectic shop with gifts and practical items to fit every lifestyle.

Laura Young, herbalist and wild craft artisan shop owner
Cranbrook, Agriculture, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Healing with heart

Nanny's Cupboard and Teahouse brings wild-crafted, organic, locally made herbal and artisan products to the Cranbrook community.

West Kootenay Tours provides everything from animal therapy to agriculture
Something for everyone

West Kootenay Tours provides everything from animal therapy to agriculture.

Photo courtesy Dan McGifford in Cranbrook BC
Cranbrook, Small Business Customized creations to beautify your home

Appletree Woodworking in Cranbrook provides gorgeous custom pieces to give any space a wow factor.

Tilia Botanicals in Creston BC
Creston, Health & Wellness A blossoming business

Tilia Botanicals in Creston has been doing exceptionally well, and there are plenty of plans for the future.

Bed and Breakfast in the West Kootenay
Small Business, Tourism Kootenay hospitality

Now in its 14th year of operation, Arica Gardens is warmly welcoming visitors to Winlaw.

Bill and Lori Cameron, owner of Tigz Tea Hut in Creston, BC. Tea and gift store.
Creston, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business, Tourism A one-stop shop for quality tea and gifts

Next time you’re in Creston, make time to stop at Tigz Tea Hut, where you can browse from a selection of locally made gift items, high-quality teas and more.

Heidi Thompson, owner and master stylist of Taupe Hair & Nail Studio
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Sophisticated new location for salon

Heidi Thompson is bringing new energy and vibrance to Taupe Hair & Nail Studio in Cranbrook, B.C.

Cathy Smith-Clark of Fernie Puppy School.
Fernie, Small Business Building the bond

Cathy Smith-Clark uses her skills as a pet whisperer to socialize animals and their humans.

max and irmas restaurant in Nelson, BC
Nelson, Cuisine Quality comfort food

Max and Irma's offers wholesome, fresh menu options for diners in Nelson.

People working out at Core Fitness, a gym in Cranbrook, BC
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Fitness for the whole community

Core Fitness has been a favourite spot for active Cranbrook residents since the gym opened in 2009.

Sasha Kitch of Nelson BC
Nelson, Cuisine Get grounded in the West Kootenay

Grounded, an Organic Coffee House in Nelson, B.C., has menu options to suit every dietary need and flavour preference.

Lucky Cupcakes in Nelson, BC - owner, Lisa Luckett
Nelson, Cuisine Sweet treats with a healthy twist

In a time when consumers demand organic, non-GMO food products, Lucky Cupcakes in Nelson is here to deliver.