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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business Are you BC’s Chamber of the Year?

The BC Chamber of the Year Award is about encouraging and inspiring organizational and business excellence.

Adam Pomeroy (left) and Rob Gretchen opened Cycology Bikes Inc. in Castlegar, B.C. in April 2016.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Bike kings of Castlegar

Adam Pomeroy and Rob Gretchen have opened a bike shop in Castlegar, B.C., and business is good.

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Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn and Caitlin Berkhiem are the owners of Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook’s Soulfood

Exquisite, ethical edibles are the trademark of Cranbrook’s Soulfood restaurant.

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Kris Koop owns and operates the Blue Barn Pet & Hobby Farm shop in Castlegar, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Animal Care, Retail, Small Business Blue Barn business

The owner of the Blue Barn Pet & Hobby Farm in Castlegar loves critters and their people.

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Meet your recruitment needs and raise your business’s profile by becoming an exhibitor at two upcoming local career events!
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business Call for exhibitors at upcoming Kootenay Career Fairs

Meet your recruitment needs and raise your business’s profile by becoming an exhibitor at two upcoming local career events!

(L-R) Kim McBurney, Blue Sky human resource manager, Brenda Le Clair, CEO of Decoda Literacy Solution and Blue Sky owner/designer Marilyn Robison with Blue Sky's donation to the charity.
West Kootenay, Financial, Retail, Small Business Blue Sky Clothing Company has roots in the Kootenays—recognized for donation to literacy

Owner and designer Marilyn Cobban and her staff recently raised $2821 for a charity called Decoda Literacy Project.

Artist's rendition of the proposed updates to the exterior of Tamarack Centre.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Major renovations coming to Cranbrook’s Tamarack Shopping Centre in 2017

The largest shopping centre in the Kootenays, Tamarack Centre first opened in 1977.

Danielle Ecclestone opened her eclectic novelty shop in Cranbrook in early October 2016.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Fun merchandise at Seams Fun

Seams Fun carries a stock of novelty clothing, accessories and home decor items.

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Entrance to the new Kootenay Co-op.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Retail Take a photo tour of the new Kootenay Co-op location in Nelson

The new space for Kootenay Co-op in Nelson is a welcoming and spacious spot for shopping and socializing.

Dr. Mark Colgate.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business 4 Moments of Power – Seminar in Fernie

Sign up now for this world class training session with Dr. Mark Colgate, award winning professor at UVic's Gustavson School of Business.

Logo for Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Kootenays.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business 2016 Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Kootenays

We are pleased to present the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the region—we salute your success!

The interior of The Office - Rossland, with white desks and large shelving units, walls are painted grey.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Retail, Small Business, Technology “The Office” opens in Rossland, offers flexible workspace

The space is modern, professionally equipped and located in a Heritage building right on the main drag in downtown Rossland.

Don Langvand, owner of Atlantis Antiques in Marysville, is standing beside a very old painting of an emperor executed on parchment.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Three antique stores, one busy guy for Cranbrook’s Don Langvand

Atlantis Antiques in Marysville and Phoenix Antiques in Cranbrook are the latest additions for Don Langvand, also owner of Dragon Antiques

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The front window of the new Selkirk Security retail store in downtown Trail.
West Kootenay, Trail, Retail, Small Business, Technology Selkirk Security opens new retail location in downtown Trail

Selkirk Security provides products for safety and security, including spy gear, GoPro cameras and aerial drones.

Custom jeweler Kara Clarke has won several chamber awards from the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce including Home Business of the Year. She stands in front of a wall full of hanging necklaces.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Retail, Small Business Analyzing the accolades

A summary of the similarities and differences among all of the Kootenay chambers of commerce Business Excellence Awards

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Picture of construction in Sparwood on the new Cummins building.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Retail Project Update: Cummins Sparwood building progressing nicely

Cummins Western Canada in Sparwood is a field-service branch with a total of 29 employees.

Picture of Gord Demaniuk.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Keeping it in the family at Fernie Brewing Co.

One staff member who undoubtedly was pivotal to the team for the last 5 years, was Fernie’s Brewmaster Gord Demaniuk.

Picture of Al King, general manager at Chalet GM in Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Transportation The King is back At Chalet in Kimberley

Long-time automotive executive Al King is back as general manager at Chalet GM in Kimberley.

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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Animal Care, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Fall 2016 edition

From pub and restaurants to guest ranches and pet stores the Kootenays definitely has a unique line up of business ventures for sale.

Picture of young boy using a computer.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Retail, Small Business, Technology Rossland—act now to save on high-speed internet

Offer available to first 10 downtown Rossland businesses that sign up.

An artist's rendition of the Ramada Inn complex slated for Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Another 187 hotel rooms slated to be built in Revelstoke

Four different groups have applied and received approval to build more hotel rooms in the city located along busy Highway #1.

Jim Barber standing beside a black car.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Transportation Jim Barber now opening doors in the auto industry

After many years in the local Real Estate industry, Jim Barber has switched gears to a new career.

Ken Bridge opened Bridge Interiors in Cranbrook in 1998.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Golden rule at Bridge Interiors

Readers of Kootenay Business magazine have made Bridge Interiors in Cranbrook their top choice for furniture and appliances.

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Seana Coolbaugh is the owner-operator of Koko Beach Tanning & Hair Salon in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Koko Beach Tanning & Hair Salon

Seana Coolbaugh owns and operates Koko Beach Tanning & Hair Salon, and she isn’t afraid to break a nail on the playground.

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Paul Kramer, owner of Ghostrider Motorsports in Fernie, stocks power toys for all seasons.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Small Business Ghostrider Motorsports, Fernie

Paul Kramer likes to play outdoors all year round, and Ghostrider Motorsports provides him with the toys he loves.

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Jan Biava and Mike Daley have owned Packrat Annie's in Nelson, B.C., for 32 years.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business Packrat Annie’s houses a wealth of books and music

Packrat Annie’s in Nelson, B.C., gets a platinum ranking for its well-loved merchandise and long history in the community.

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Jerry Wood beams from the seat of his shiny Harley-Davidson-powered motorcycle, custom-built by Wheelz of Fruitvale, B.C.
West Kootenay, Retail, Small Business Customized Wheelz

Customized golf carts and motorcycles from Wheelz in Fruitvale make playtime more fun.

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Alicia Gray is the owner-operator of Bombshack Apparel, a new-and-used children's clothing outlet in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Retail, Small Business Responsible shopping at Bombshack

Bombshack Children’s Clothing in Rossland, B.C., is a creative green shopping option.

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Picture of Fisher Creek Brewing Company beer in cans.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Cranbrook’s Fisher Peak Brewing Company now canning beer

Fisher Peak Brewing Company, located on Cranbrook's Baker Street, is now canning three types of beer in convenient six packs.

Artist's rendition of the new Ferraro Foods store in downtown Trail.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Trail, Retail Ferraro Foods investing in major renovations to downtown Trail store

Ferraro Foods in downtown Trail is undergoing a major renovation and upgrade to their ever popular grocery food store.

View of RHC Insurance building.
Cranbrook, Financial, Retail RHC Insurance opens new office in Cranbrook

RHC offers more than 70 professional insurance brokers in nine offices who can offer a variety of insurance options.

Animal Care, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business Career BUZZ: Top Jobs in the Kootenays - July 29 issue

Kootenay Business is pleased to present a weekly snapshot of the top jobs available in the region.

Scenic view of Nelson from top of mountain.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, Creston, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Agriculture, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Summer 2016

Ever thought of owning your own business and living the Kootenay lifestyle? Here is a sampling of businesses available in the area.

Silver Water Spa is a new amenity at the St. Eugene Golf Resort. Spa manager Ashley Nicholas (L), and esthetician Nicole Richards are delighted with their new workplace.
Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Silver Water luxury spa

Silver Water Spa is a luxurious, nurturing new feature of the St. Eugene Golf Resort.

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Picture of owner Erna Jenson, and her new business 'de-lights', a gelato shop in downtown Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Cuisine, Developments, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Part II: Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in Kimberley

New and exciting business ventures are changing the face of this increasingly hip mountain town.

Building being renovated, with fence around construction site.
Creston, Developments, Retail Major renovations underway at Northstar Creston

The GM dealership in Creston is getting a much-needed facelift this summer.

Imagine Kootenay staff and partners proudly display their Marketing Innovation Award at the BC Economic Development Association Summit in Vancouver.
Real Estate, Retail, Technology, Tourism Imagine Kootenay wins top honours in BC

The IK partnership was recognized for their website and program branding work at the BC Economic Development Association Summit in Vancouver.

Group of Business Walk members, dressed in bright green t-shirts, heading out to local businesses.
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Business Walk reaches out to Cranbrook enterprises

The first ever Cranbrook Business Walk was held on Tuesday, June 28th, in which teams of two visited businesses small and large throughout the city.

Mike Balance, Dale Donaldson, Christina Champlin and Cassandra Urbshas of Mallard's Source for Sports in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Financial, Health & Wellness, Retail, Tourism Influencing Nelson

Our research rewarded us with information about a few of Nelson’s most influential business people.

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Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Who’s who of Elk Valley business and industry turn out for Economic Initiatives Conference

The conference offered an ideal venue for discussing current and future economic opportunities and initiatives throughout the Elk Valley.

Vince DeVito Shoes is a 90-year-old, fourth-generation family business in Nelson, B.C.
Nelson, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Five over 50 in Nelson B.C.

Surviving five decades and more, these Nelson businesses are a tribute to determination, adaptability and loyalty.

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Sparwood, Mining, Retail Cummins Sparwood embarks on constructing new building

To meet the growing demands of the Elk Valley mining industry, the company has had plans to expand the branch in Sparwood for the last couple of years.

Tammy Bessant manufactures a self-formulated line of chemical- and toxin-free skin care products called EarthWear Face & Body.
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism News from EarthWear

Lovely, locally made EarthWear Face & Body Products will be a house brand at a prestigious new spa near Cranbrook, B.C.

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Outside of the Fernie Chrysler building.
Fernie, Retail Fernie Chrysler moves into new location

The building is substantially bigger than their previous dealership with more showroom and office space, a bigger sales lot and additional service bays as well.

Deanna Peake and Nicole Leckenby feature merchandise from Canadian clothing designers, artists and artisans at Coal Town Goods in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Sophisticated Coal Town

Canadian clothing designs, art and artisanal merchandise are featured at Coal Town Goods in Fernie, B.C.

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From left to right: Don Durst, Shiro Ohta, Jim Szakacs, Dave Park, Larry Feagan and Suzanne Aquino
Cranbrook, Retail Subaru of Cranbrook celebrates official Grand Opening

The newly renovated dealership features a spacious new showroom, state-of-the-art service facility and expanded parts department.

Picture of Livia Lara, new manager of the Cranbrook Farmer's Market, and Erna Jensen, previous manager.
Cranbrook, Agriculture, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Cranbrook Farmer’s Market has new manager

Livia Lara will be taking over as manager of the popular downtown Cranbrook market starting in June.

Mary Austin, Nicole Cherlet, Tanya Finley and Kayla Sebastian received  Influential Women in Business Awards from Kootenay Business magazine.
Cranbrook, Grand Forks, Fernie, Invermere, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, Cuisine, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business 2016 IWIB recap

Seven businesswomen received the Kootenay Business magazine Influential Women in Business Awards for 2016.

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West Kootenay IWIB awards went to Mary Austin, Austin Engineering—Trail; Nicole Cherlet, Big Mountain Kitchen and Linen—Revelstoke; Tanya Finley, Finley's Bar and Grill—Nelson and 
Kayla Sebastian, Wood Spoon Bistro—Grand Forks.
Cranbrook, Nelson, Retail, Small Business 2016 Influential Women in Business Awards

Kootenay Business is pleased to recognize the outstanding women owning, operating and managing successful businesses throughout the Kootenay region.

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