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Nicole Pipes from Community Futures of Greater Trail (sponsor) presenting the Business of the Year Award trophy to Valley Firearms owner John Urquart.
Trail, Retail, Small Business Trail’s Valley Firearms wins Business of the Year

The Trail & District Chamber of Commerce recently held their gala awards evening.

Owners of Fernie's Spa 901, Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley, were also recognized by Kootenay Business with an Influential Women in Business Award earlier this year.  They were winners of the Fernie Chamber's Community Tourism Achievement Award as well.
Fernie, Cuisine, Education, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Fernie Chamber holds annual awards night

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2015 Fernie Chamber of Commerce Community and Business Excellence Awards.

Artist's rendition of the new liquor store in Invermere, B.C.
Invermere, Developments, Retail New Invermere liquor store construction underway

The new privately-owned Invermere Liquor Store has broken ground and construction is underway.

Picture of the new Cervus Equipment storefront in Creston, B.C.
Cranbrook, Creston, Retail Cervus Equipment’s new location in Creston open

The new store in Creston will continue to offer sales, parts and service support as well as a mobile technician to service your John Deere equipment.

Eric Forbes and his daughter Natasha proudly accept the Kimberley business of the year award at the Kimberley Chamber's gala dinner.
Kimberley, Retail, Small Business Kimberley Chamber hands out Business Excellence Awards

The Kimberley Chamber of Commerce held a gala event on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at the Kimberley Conference Center.

Picture of construction underway at the new Petro-Can/Starbucks location in Revelstoke.
Revelstoke, Developments, Retail Revelstoke’s PetroCan/Starbucks construction underway

Site will feature a full-service Petro-Canada gas station and convenience store, as well as a sit-down or take-out Starbucks coffee location.

Tammy Bessant sits near a water fountain in front of her house in Cranbrook from which she runs her business, EarthWear.
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Retail EarthWear is all about skin care . . . naturally

EarthWear in Cranbrook has a complete line of natural skin care products

Picture of Nicole Kauffman, standing in front of table laid out with snacks.
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business, Transportation Cap-It Cranbrook has new franchise owners

Nicole and Corey Kauffman recently held a grand-opening to celebrate their new store.

A photo of a typical shopping complex, with stores fronting a roadway.
Revelstoke, Developments, Retail $20 million shopping complex proposed for Revelstoke

The 60,000 square foot development would house 10 to 12 "highway-oriented" retailers.

Dan Mills, standing in front of row of kayaks.
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Dan Mills starts new career at High Country Sports

Well-known advertising professional Dan Mills embarks on a new career path at High Country Sports.

Rob and Shelley Ramsay, owners of Canadog in Kimberley, B.C., stand in front of a colourful selection of harnesses, collars and leashes.
Kimberley, Animal Care, Retail Keep calm and mush on

Canadog is a thriving business for all things dog and dog-powered with a retail store in Kimberley, B.C.

Site of former Cervus Equipment location Cranbrook, now closed.
Cranbrook, Creston, Retail, Small Business Cervus Equipment closes Cranbrook location—opens in Creston

A new Cervus store is now open in Creston, and the store will continue to provide service in the Cranbrook area with a mobile technician.

Outside of Gym 67 in Kimberley, BC.
Kimberley, Developments, Retail, Small Business Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in Kimberley

The quaint mountain town of Kimberley, B.C. is attracting many new businesses and expansions.

Picture of the outside of the new Gym 67 in Kimberley, BC.
Kimberley, Developments, Retail, Small Business Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in Kimberley

Kimberley is seeing many unique and specialized businesses opening in the quaint mountain town.

A portrait photo of Derek Spring.
Cranbrook, Retail, Transportation Northstar Motors: 50 years in business

Derek Spring talks about the past, present and future of the General Motors dealership that has been a fixture in Cranbrook for the past half century.

by Kevin Miller
The ouside of Fernie Ford's new buidling.
Fernie, Retail, Transportation Fernie Ford relocates for the community — and the view

Local customers, local expansion and local presence will define the future of the new Ford facilities.

by Jillian Clark
The logo for the Junior Dragon's Den student competition.
Cranbrook, Revelstoke, Trail, Developments, Education, Financial, Retail, Small Business, Technology Junior Dragons Den expands throughout the Columbia Basin in 2016!

Modeled after the CBC show, "The Dragons' Den," Junior Dragons Den will be expanding to three Columbia Basin communities this fall.

Picture of the outside of the new Pet Valu, in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Animal Care, Retail Pet Valu comes to Cranbrook

One of the largest speciality pet supply franchises in North America, Pet Valu will soon be opening their doors in Cranbrook.

Francisco Cristales is a popular product consultant at Spring Honda in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Francisco has fans

Along with everyone else at Spring Honda, Francisco Cristales is dispelling the negative notions about car salesmen.

Megan Lescanec stands next to some baby clothes in her store, the Bumble Tree.
Cranbrook, Environment, Retail, Small Business The Bumble Tree in Cranbrook keeps our kids outfitted

Unique, eco-friendly options for babies and children are offered at the Bumble Tree

Co-owner Margeaux Bauman of Kootenay Valley Water & Spas in Castlegar sits in one of the many hot tubs the store sells.
Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Retail The water store with a whole lot more

Kootenay Valley Water & Spas in Castlegar stocks hot tubs, barbecues and lots of water

Photo of Brenda and Todd Bannister, owners of the new coffee house in Marysville, Timber Hitch Coffee.
Kimberley, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Kimberley’s Timber Hitch Coffee ties up the take-out coffee market

Marysville's first drive-thru or sit-down coffee house is open for business.

The Kootenay Rockies Tourism award - a copper-coloured star on top of a trophy.
Retail, Small Business, Tourism Nominations wanted: 2015 Tourism Industry Awards

Kootenay Rockies Tourism seeks to honour the best businesses in the tourism sector.

A picture of the outside of the new restaurant in Cranbrook, which shows their yellow awning and the words 'Rocky's Donair' in red.
Cranbrook, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business Donairs Come to Cranbrook with opening of Rocky’s

Rocky's Donair is the newest restaurant on the block in Cranbrook.

Picture of the newly redone Sherwin-Williams store showing the front desk.
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Cranbrook’ s General Paint now re-positioned as the Sherwin-Williams store

Cranbrook's General Paint has undergone a complete renovation and is now the Sherwin-Williams paint store.

Owner of Sue's Clotheslines in Creston, Sue Thomas stands near her front counter.
Creston, Retail Sue’s Clotheslines will fill up your clothesline

Sue's Clothesline in Creston is filled with favourite brands of womenswear

(From left to right) Sparwood Councillors Jenna Jensen and Lois Halko, Mark Nelson, Tim Horton's franchise owner, Sparwood Mayor Cal McDougall, Shickedanz West's  Roland Kraemer  and Ken Willimont, Construction Manager and Sparwood Councillor Brad Bowen.
Sparwood, Developments, Retail, Small Business New Tim Horton’s breaks ground in Sparwood

Sparwood sees new franchise with the opening of the new Tim Horton's later this year.

Owner Zabrina Nelson of Revival Boutique stands behind a desk made of over 1,000 recycled books glued together.
Rossland, Retail In with the old

Revival Boutique in Rossland is a resale shop and an innovative recycler

Picture of the new location of MITECH Office Solutions in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business MITECH moves to high visibility Cranbrook street location

In business since 1979, MITECH now has a new location on Cranbrook St. N, across from the Heritage Inn.

Picture of the Independent Grocer building in Fernie, B.C.
Fernie, Cuisine, Retail Fernie’s Extra Foods re-branded as Ann’s—Your Independent Grocer

The old Extra Foods store in Fernie gets a re-branded name and updated products and layout.

Christie Kennedy, owner of Core Fitness Gym in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Nelson, Retail, Small Business IWIB featured on Shaw’s Go Kootenay TV Show

Christie Kennedy, owner/operator of Core Fitness Gym in Cranbrook, B.C. is honoured with an award.

Picture of chalk and books sitting on desk, with the words 'Back to School' written on a blackboard in the background.
Retail Parents happily (kids not so much) begin back-to-school shopping in August

Looking for a particular service before school starts? The BetterBook can be a valuable resource in your search.

Picture of Doug Smith, manager of fixed operations at Fernie Ford and Andrew Moore, GM.
Fernie, Retail Andrew Moore new GM at Fernie Ford

With 21 years of retail automotive experience behind him, Andrew Moore is excited about joining the team at Fernie Ford.

Picture of Anni Holtby who is conducting a business retention and expansion study in Nelson.
Nelson, Education, Retail, Small Business Business Retention and Expansion study underway for Nelson and area

The study will help to understand the challenges and successes that business owners face in Nelson.

Mark Haines is the manager at Fitz Flooring in Cranbrook
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business New at Fitz

Fitz Flooring in Cranbrook has a new-ish location and a new manager.

Picture of the front of The Shed Restaurant in Kimberley, BC.
Kimberley, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business, Tourism The Shed expands Kimberley dining options

Owners of the popular Pedal and Tap Restaurant in Kimberley open a second restaurant in the Platzl.

Picture of the Great Canadian Oil Change building.
Castlegar, Retail, Small Business Great Canadian Oil Change Now Open in Castlegar

The new store will be a second location for the Great Canadian Oil Change franchise in the Kootenays, with the first located in Cranbrook.

Flathead Cherry Growers Association members examine their crop.
Creston, Retail, Small Business Tabletree Juice expanding into Flathead Valley, Montana

Creston-based Tabletree Juice has plans to build a new juice plant operation on Flathead Lake in Montana.

Picture of Craig Swendson and Josh Secord, owners and operators of the Torchlight Brewing Company in Nelson.
Nelson, Retail, Small Business Torchlight Brewing Company celebrates 1st anniversary in Nelson

An eclectic selection of hand-crafted ales are offered at the Torchlight Brewing Company in Nelson.

Picture of backyard pool area
Cranbrook, Kimberley, Education, Retail, Small Business Many great ways to find summer fun in July

Summer is full of exciting possibilities and BetterBook can point you in the right direction.

People milling around at the grand opening.
Elkford, Retail Elkford’s Kootenay Market expands

Kootenay Market in Elkford, B.C., celebrated the grand opening of its new store on May 22, 2015.

Doug and Charlene Vance opened Canyon Street Furniture in Creston in March 2015
Creston, Retail, Small Business Furnishing Creston

Canyon Street Furniture is a bright new presence in downtown Creston, B.C.

Picture of pretty bride with blonde hair standing in a wheat field
Cranbrook, Education, Retail, Small Business Wedding planning made easy

The BetterBook phone book can be a valuable asset when it comes to planning a wedding.

Heather Fancy
Trail, Retail Heather Fancy now at AM Ford in Trail

Automotive marketing specialist Heather Fancy is now at AM Ford in Trail.

Scenic view of Invermere.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Revelstoke, Animal Care, Cuisine, Developments, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Top 9 most unique commercial ventures for sale in the Kootenays

The Kootenays attract many unique and eclectic businesses - here are 9 thriving ventures up for sale.

Gina Mehurst of Kootenay Forge in Crawford Bay, B.C.
Creston, Retail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Gina Medhurst follows her heart and her training

Kootenay Business has named Gina Medhurst one of its East Kootenay Influential Women in Business for 2015.

The exterior of the Trail Walmart store
Trail, Developments, Retail Trail Walmart to expand to become a SuperCentre

Walmart plans to convert 20 of its stores into supercentres.

Charlie Wilkinson is a co-owner of Rhythms Athletic & Performance Apparel in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Costumes for the athlete

Rhythms Athletic & Performance Apparel in Cranbrook has a unique stock of new and consigned activewear.

A photo of the inside of David and Abigail Upscale Retail store in Cranbrook, B.C.
Cranbrook, Retail Gently used brand name clothing now available in Cranbrook

Now open: David and Abigail Upscale Resale

Cranbrook BC clothing shop
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Revive your look

Revive Boutique is a welcome addition to Cranbrook, providing cutting-edge styles that appeal to a range of customers.


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