The City of Cranbrook’s industrial property that faces Theatre Road has new industry in place and great prospects for further developments
Marie Milner writer profile
Marie Milner, always a lover of words and language, has worked for most of her life in secretarial and administrative positions in the medical field. She hopes that her stories in Kootenay Business magazine do justice to the motivation and commitment of Kootenay business people. Milner is grateful for the inspiration that she experiences in the course of her interviews and hopes to share that inspiration.
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Diane Kalen-Sukra writes about what individuals and communities can do to stop the rising tide of incivility that is threatening our world.
On September 20, Cranbrook and Kimberley volunteers joined a world-wide effort to clean up our communities and raise awareness about protecting our environment.
Caliper Machine took a big step in 2019, investing in a second shop, almost tripling its workforce and planning more expansion on the City’s industrial land.
“The online resources are amazing when it comes to small business, but nothing replaces the feel of a community.” —Erika Krest, ED, Trail chamber of commerce
Fernie Brewing Company is loved for its Cheers to Charity initiative, its economic support of the community through employment and, of course, its brews.
Clients of Brown Dog Contracting appreciate the team’s professionalism, patience and beyond-expectation results.
Sutco Transportation Specialists is recognized as an industry leader for best practices in human resources, focusing on workplace safety and work/life quality.
The City of Cranbrook had a busy summer, upgrading infrastructure and undertaking floodplain mapping to inform land use planning and future protective measures.
For great reads, gifts and writing support, prowl through Coyote Indie Books in Grand Forks, B.C.
The energy that Kristin Parsons brings to her role as executive director of the Cranbrook chamber has fueled new supports for the business community.
Despite an extended bear market, Eagle Plains Resources continues to acquire properties and attract attention in the big leagues.
Crystal Scott is the new GM at the beautifully upgraded Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in her home town, Cranbrook, B.C.
Shawn Bethune is adding his support to province-wide efforts to alleviate the critical shortage in rental housing.
Kristin Parsons, the executive director of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce, is supporting businesses throughout B.C.
Crazy ideas, pushing limits and working under pressure are common elements for the team at Flex Commerce.
They’re not the sparkling, “put a ring on it” kind, but these diamonds have huge value for all kinds of industries.
Unifab Industries of Grand Forks celebrates 20 years in the steel fabrication industry with continuing innovations.
Fernie’s Montane subdivision embodies the dream of Simon Howse and Jason Smith, founders and owners of Parastone Developments Ltd.
Judy Banfield of Nelson has long been a source of support and influence for people at their most vulnerable times: infancy, youth, parenthood and advanced age.
Brian Pealow has worked in the grocery business since he was 16. He’s now using his own Creston supermarket to enrich the community.
Caralee McKinney’s kitchen design business in Nelson is built on her design aptitude, skills and strong relationships with clients and colleagues.
Root 93 Dental Centre provides more access to dental care in the Columbia Valley
Eagle Graphite, near Nelson, has been granted $290,000 from the Province of B.C. to support the development of improved electric vehicle batteries.
Through her law firm, Lilina Lysenko helps West Kootenay residents solve everyday—and sometimes exceptional—legal questions and issues.
Imogen Whale, publisher of The Revelstoke Current, is a lover of reading, writing, Revelstoke and her family—not in that order, of course.
The virtual reality experience is a new entertainment option in the Kootenay region thanks to Kootenay Virtual Reality in Creston, B.C.
The railcar collection at the Cranbrook History Centre has attracted recognition from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Bumble Tree Baby and Children Essentials has found its forever home in a bright new location on 10th Avenue in Cranbrook, B.C.
A four-member tourism panel presented information about trends, opportunities and challenges in the Kootenay tourism industry.
New, affordable apartments and townhouses—the first of their kind in Grand Forks—will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2019.
Oz transplant Brad Parsell takes on a big job in Fernie.
Driven by the forces of nature and the community’s needs, Grand Forks is in the process of transforming itself.
Award-winning new trailer design from Mercer Celgar creates more efficient transport of wood chips and pulp.
Kaslo Bay Park, Kootenay Lake and the Purcell mountains create a gorgeous natural amphitheatre for Kaslo’s summer music festival.
The return of the Grand Forks International baseball tournament embodies the unquenchable spirit of the community.
The Ktunaxa Nation Council has reduced its government building’s environmental footprint and the cost of maintaining a home base.
The board of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes Pete Bourke to the position of executive director.
Nupqu Development Corporation and ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises recently joined forces to acquire D&B Flagging and Traffic Control.
Events manager Erinne Allen is planning a whole slew of events for Grand Forks and the surrounding area.
With the help of a summer student, chamber manager Cedra Eichenauer is providing services for the business community and Nakusp’s visitors.
Ron Fraser joined the staff of the City of Cranbrook on October 22, 2018, as the director of the Office of Innovation and Collaboration.
Kaslo remembers and honours its history while actively working to achieve healthy growth and a secure future.
We’re calling Dan Wiebe an influencer in Nakusp, and he insists that he’s just one of many.
We congratulate all of the nominees to the Influential Women in Business list and thank them for their work and their contribution.
In July 2019, the G&G Golf Company and Callaway Golf PGA of BC Pro-Assistant Championship will be held at Copper Point Golf Club in Invermere.
Shawna Bryant brings a full-time passion for business growth to her part-time job as executive director of the Elkford Chamber of Commerce.
Oz transplant Brad Parsell takes on a big job in Fernie.
Darren Brewer is the City of Cranbrook’s new business development co-ordinator.