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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.

Picture of chain-link fence, with construction sign.
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.

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.

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.

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.

Melissa Hambalek stands in front of her business holding a Kootenay Ice hockey jersey.
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Initial Designs now official Kootenay Ice merchandiser

The company will be selling Kootenay Ice merchandise at each home game, as well as a full stock of products in-store.

Allan Broom, the new general manager of the Kootenay Co-Op.
Nelson, Retail Allan Broom New GM at Nelson’s Kootenay Co-op

Broom replaces Paul Kelly, who has been acting general manager for the past year, and will be the new assistant general manager of the Co-op.

Graphic of the Shop Local initiative.
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business BetterBook launches shop local campaign for Kootenay businesses

When you shop local—making a purchase from within your local community instead of online or out-of-town—you are helping to strengthen your local economy.

Construction is progressing nicely on the Whitetooth Brewing Co., with the opening set for late summer or early fall 2016.
Golden, Retail, Small Business Golden’s Whitetooth Brewery set to bite into the Kootenay beer scene

The micro-brewery, named for Golden’s original ski hill, is owned by Mark Nagao and Kenton Donaldson.

The Elk Valley Economic Initiative (EVEI) has announced that it is hosting its first economic development conference June 16 to 18 in Fernie, BC.
Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Developments, Financial, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Tourism BC communities hosting conference to attract entrepreneurs to the Elk Valley

The Elk Valley provides a diverse economy built around outdoor recreation and adventure tourism, forestry and metallurgical coal mining.

Steve Paccagnan (L) and Pascal Van Dijk are president and CEO of Panorama Mountain Resort and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort respectively.
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Financial, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Value in the valley

Columbia Valley business leaders plan to collectively market the valley’s attractions to vacationers and prospective residents.

Exhibit A Artisan Market Place is a multi-vendor market in Grand Forks, B.C.
Grand Forks, Retail, Small Business Exhibit A Artisan Market

This multi-vendor craft market in Grand Forks, B.C., is open four days per week.

Picture of former Fernie Ford building.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail Fernie Chrysler on the move

A new banner went up on the former Fernie Ford location last week, declaring the building the new home of the Chrysler dealership.

Picture of Kokanee Ford in Creston, B.C.
Creston, Retail Creston’s Kokanee Ford wins prestigious Diamond Club President’s Award

The President's Award is presented annually to those dealerships who demonstrate outstanding achievement in sales and customer satisfaction

New President, Chris Thom (L) with outgoing president Dave Struthers.
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook Chamber announces new 2016 board line-up

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce is a professional organization representing the Cranbrook business community.

New location of Duffy's Doors and More.
Cranbrook, Retail Duffy’s Doors & More now on 7th Ave in Cranbrook

Duffy’s Doors & More has been serving homeowners and businesses in Cranbrook and surrounding areas since 2003.

College of the Rockies president David Walls and Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce president David Struthers at the Career Fair Luncheon.
Cranbrook, Education, Retail, Small Business College of the Rockies by the numbers

At the recent College of the Rockies Career Fair, President and CEO David Walls highlighted the positive impact the COTR has on the East Kootenays.

The new Save-On Foods store in Fernie.
Fernie, Retail Fernie Overwaitea Foods re-opens as Save-On-Foods

The re-branding conversion took place at the end of November 2015 and the store's longtime manager, Mark Lento, remains.

Fiorentino Bros. Contracting (FBC) has added a new building to their equipment yard near Sparwood.
Cranbrook, Sparwood, Developments, Retail Cranbrook-based Fiorentino Bros. adds new building in Sparwood

Fiorentino Bros. Contracting (FBC) Ltd. is a full service provider of heavy construction equipment to the logging, mining and earthmoving industries.

Picture of the old Fernie Livery and Transfer Co., new home of upscale furniture store, the Urban Settler.
Fernie, Retail, Small Business Urban Settler now located in downtown Fernie

One of Fernie's most distinctive heritage buildings, the old Fernie Livery and Transfer Co, now houses the furniture store.

Label for Bad Duck Caramel Company.
Creston, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Wynndel’s Bad Duck Caramel expands beyond local markets

Got a sweet tooth? Small artisan company, Bad Duck Caramel, will soon be in Overwaitea Food Group stores across BC and Alberta.

Sherry Benko owns and operates Buds & Blooms in Sparwood and Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Sparwood, Retail, Small Business Buds and blooms for Fernie

Photographic and floral artistry are the trademarks of Sherry Benko, owner of Buds & Blooms in Sparwood and Fernie, B.C.

Picture of ERIKS, in the Cranbrook Industrial Park.
Cranbrook, Retail Goodall becomes ERIKS in Cranbrook’s Industrial Park

The name change is part of a corporate re-branding that has seen the Goodall name being replaced company-wide with ERIKS.

Mickey McGuire, new general manager at Staples in Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Retail New General Manager at Staples in Cranbrook

Connecting with the community is one of the goals new Staples general manager, Mickey McGuire, and team have set.

Rick Frye, owner of The Golf Doctor, on golf course with mountains in the background.
Nelson, Retail The Doctor is in—golf, that is

A fixture in Nelson for over 16 years, The Golf Doctor has moved to a new location in Procter.

Outside of Burger King restaurant, in Cranbrook, BC.
Cranbrook, Cuisine, Retail Cranbrook’s Burger King restaurant undergoes major renovations

The franchise was closed for two months, which allowed for a complete interior and exterior renovation.

Outside of former Target store in Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Developments, Retail New location for Canadian Tire store being renovated

Canadian Tire will become a major anchor tenant for the Tamarack Shopping Centre, the region's largest shopping centre.

In early January 2016, Shane Warman became the manager at Save-On-Foods in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Retail New manager for Save-On-Foods Cranbrook

Kootenay-raised Shane Warman has come back to his roots as the new manager of Cranbrook’s Save-On-Foods.

Picture of the Corix office in Cranbrook, BC.
Cranbrook, Retail Corix moves to higher visibility location in Cranbrook

Corix is a leader in the implementation of sustainable water, wastewater, and energy utility infrastructure solutions.

Picture of Rene Kowalchuk, new General Manager of the Denham Ford dealership.
Cranbrook, Retail New general manager at Denham Ford

Rene Kowalchuk, former sales manager at Denham Ford, has 15 years of experience in the automotive industry.

Todd Mitchell, owner of the popular Pizzeria Mercato in Invermere.
Invermere, Cuisine, Developments, Retail Mercato Pizzeria to be new tenant in Invermere liquor store plaza

The new retail plaza is located in front of the Canadian Tire and across from Kicking Horse Coffee directly on Invermere’s busy main entrance.

Graphic of 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Business promotion.
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.

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.

Trinda Bowman is the owner of Curiosity Clothing and Gifts in Rossland, B.C.
Rossland, Retail, Small Business Rossland’s Curiosity

Curiosity Clothing and Gifts is a fashion-forward clothing and giftware store in Rossland, B.C.

Picture of the Sparwood Tim Hortons.
Sparwood, Cuisine, Developments, Retail Sparwood’s Tim Hortons now open

The 24-hour location employs over 30 people, most of them residents of the Sparwood area.

Le Marché Gourmet is a new specialty food store in Revelstoke, B.C.
Revelstoke, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Specialty food in Revelstoke

Le Marché Gourmet is the newest addition to the La Baguette Catering family of food outlets in Revelstoke, B.C.

Scenic picture of mountains in the background with tourist sign in foreground.
Developments, Education, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Kootenay Biz Blog takes a winter break

It has been our privilege to share with our readers new business announcements, developments, expansions and pertinent business news from throughout the area.

Caprice Hogg in her studio: Caprice Fine Art & Co.
Kimberley, Retail Kimberley artist Caprice Hogg brings mountain vistas to life

This multi-faceted artist also does commission work and gives art lessons

Shoemaker Drywall Supplies sign
Cranbrook, Retail Shoemaker Drywall finds new home in Cranbrook

The new location gives the company a lot more room to work with including a showroom that features drywall tools, equipment and supplies.

Kootenay author Jim Cameron.
Cranbrook, Education, Retail Daily Townsman columnist Jim Cameron is special guest at Kootenay Authors Book Fair

We caught up with Jim Cameron and asked him a few questions about his book and the weekend's event.

Picture of sushi chef preparing food at the Sushi Rang restaurant in Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Sushi Rang opens in Key City

The Sushi Rang has a cozy atmosphere and all the dishes are prepared fresh and are hand-made in the restaurant.

Street view of Gold-N-Treasures in Creston, BC.
Creston, Mining, Retail, Small Business Size of Creston’s Gold-N-Treasures store doubles

Gold-N-Treasures has now expanded into two different, but complimentary stores—a 'rock shop' and a gift shop.

Keiko Lee-Hem sits at the UpUp Play Tower with her son, Eli.
Nelson, Retail Kickstart the fun for kids with an UpUp Play Tower

The UpUp Play Tower combines a standing desk, jungle gym and play space in one attractive and compact piece of furniture.

Graphic of the Black Friday event in Cranbrook on November 27th.
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook Black Friday aligns with North America—November 27

Previous years have seen the city hold their Black Friday event a week earlier in hopes of enticing more shoppers to shop locally.

Picture of family on a beach.
Cuisine, Retail, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation Local BetterBook can help you plan your winter getaway

The BetterBook is your one-stop resource for planning vacations and getaways.


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