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Cranbrook, Retail More than just flowers

On February 25, 2012, MJ's Floral and Gifts in Cranbrook received two very prestigious awards at the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce Evening of Excellence.

Revelstoke, Retail Dressing under the influence

DUI is a quickly recognized acronym. Brad Bidner, however, has chosen it as his up-and-coming apparel company name, and given it a creative twist.

Creston, Retail Craft-savvy

Stitchin' Time pleases crafters of all skill levels and ages.

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Castlegar, Retail Shopping locally in Castlegar

The Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce is orchestrating a shop-local campaign to raise awareness about spending habits within the community.

by Breanne Massey
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Nelson, Retail Exotic apparel

Lonnie's Lingerie has been reopened under new ownership.

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Cranbrook, Retail A community-driven business

People matter most at Cranbrook’s Campbell Consignment.

A woman in glasses stands beside woodworking equipment.
Castlegar, Retail JMK Custom Kitchens and Woodworking celebrates its 20th anniversary

Krajnc had a business in Kelowna, but she decided that a fresh start in Castlegar was her ticket to happiness.

by Breanne Massey
Retail Local buttons

Anne Pringle, originally of Nelson, B.C. has ventured into the fashion world, and shows one can have a conscience doing so.

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Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Health & Wellness, Retail Unwind at Indigo

It has been nearly two months since the grand reopening of Indigo Spa in Fernie, B.C. After three years in business, the spa burst through the walls into the neighbouring space (formerly home to Re/Max offices) and added a host of new services to the menu.

Cranbrook, Developments, Retail Selkirk Signs expands

Selkirk Signs sells from Vancouver Island to the borders of Quebec, but their new digital and flatbed printers are something of a rarity in the region.

by Breanne Massey
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Fernie, Retail Fernie retailer designs custom ski and boarding garb

Jean-Vincent LeBrun's father told him to make a snowboard when he couldn't afford one. He did, and the following year he was employed as an industrial designer.

by Breanne Massey
Invermere, Developments, Retail Invermere Canadian Tire project moving toward spring completion

Construction on the new Invermere Canadian Tire project is moving along nicely.

Grand Forks, Retail Grand Forks business dives into new locale

Residents of Grand Forks, B.C., will be pleased to see an expanded new location for their local water company.

Rossland, Retail Fresh powder for Potter

Ask Brian Potter what he likes best about running Rossland’s Powderhound, and you’ll find him stuck trying to narrow it down. He recently took ownership of the ski shop.

Revelstoke, Education, Health & Wellness, Retail Shear talent

When you set foot in Revelstoke’s Salon Safari & Academy, you enter the care of highly skilled scissor-wielding artists.

Developments, Retail, Tourism Kootenay Lake development

Nice to hear from Tom Lymbery of Gray Creek Store recently, as he sent us a report on business activities on Kootenay Lake.

Cranbrook, Retail Magnetsigns gets new franchise owner

The Magnetsigns franchise in Cranbrook is now owned and operated by Michel Kuhn and Nicole Vogt.

Invermere, Financial, Retail Canadian Tire Invermere seeks potential employees

The new Invermere Canadian Tire store and its associated Mark's clothing outlet, which are both currently under construction, are holding a big job fair for their upcoming opening in 2012.

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Christina Lake, Retail Changing lanes and lifestyle

Compelled by their drive to combine semi-retirement with spectacular surroundings, Jamie and Elanne Welker created Part Evil as an after-market auto specialty shop in Christina Lake.

by Richard Finnigan
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Grand Forks, Retail The view from the Crow’s Nest

Kris Hockley presents striking images through her photography business, Crow’s Nest Photography, located near Grand Forks, B.C.

by Richard Finnigan
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Grand Forks, Retail A happy obsession

Kootenay Car Care, owned by Ken Starchuk, is a 2011 Best of Business award winner.

by Richard Finnigan
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Grand Forks, Retail A clear vision

It’s environmentally friendly, reduces air conditioning and heating costs, and reduces temperatures substantially, said new entrepreneur Candice Becker, sole proprietor of Dark Side Window Tinting in Grand Forks.

by Richard Finnigan
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Cranbrook, Retail, Technology A new generation of information

Stephen and Don Wik are demonstrating how two heads are better than one. Together, this father-son team is ensuring the Rocky Mountain Printers are staying at the front of the fast-paced printing industry.

by Glynis Fediuk
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Cranbrook, Cuisine, Retail A taste of home

Biltong Canada, owned by Rod and Mal Paterson, is in its sixth year of selling biltong and other South African-style products.

by Lisa Crane
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Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Retail Service with a warm smile

Medichair Kootenay/Boundary is a platinum winner in the 2011 Best of Business Awards, and we had a chance to talk to co-owner Dana Tippe.

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Cranbrook, Retail The sporting life

Iain MacLeod owns High Country Sportswear, a store that connects outdoor aficionados with the latest and greatest gear. MacLeod feels proud of running a successful local endeavor and in building on the sound business formerly owned by his stepfather, Terry Miller.

by Glynis Fediuk
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Nelson, Retail A place where goodness prevails

We caught up with Kate Falconer, one of our 2011 Best of Business award winners, to ask her about her business, Phat Angel, and her inspirations.

by Colin Payne
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Grand Forks, Retail Taking time to help

Tool Time Supplies, a family-run business in Grand Forks, B.C., provides good old-fashioned advice along with service and rentals.

by Richard Finnigan
Cranbrook, Retail Cranbrook’s Tamarack Centre hires new marketing director

Miriam Johnson is Tamarack Centre's new marketing director, and she is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.

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Cranbrook, Education, Retail Much more than sticks, picks and strings

Just Music in Cranbrook has gone from 1,500 square feet to well over 8,000 square feet—moving to a more prominent location on the Strip.

by Dan Williams
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Cranbrook, Education, Financial, Retail, Tourism The Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce leads the way provincially

Many, many good things are happening at the Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce.

by Dan Williams
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Revelstoke, Retail Keeping up with the trends

Areaworx Lighting & Interior Design helps everyday people create extraordinary spaces.

Cranbrook, Retail Taking a page from the American retail playbook

Black Friday in Cranbrook, slated for November 18, is part of the 10 Per Cent Shift—the initiative encouraging residents to spend 10 per cent of their disposable income locally.

by Dan Williams
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Revelstoke, Cuisine, Retail Award-winning products, exceptional service

Elvira Brunner and Daniel Weber have brought Crescendo Revelstoke to new heights.

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Kimberley, Retail These bees are the balm

Have you tried Moody Bee beeswax lip balm? Though this product is making a buzz across Canada, you'll find owners Randy and Krista Moody enjoying the Kimberley lifestyle.

by Glynis Fediuk
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Cranbrook, Retail The next generation of Bumble Tree

Bumble Tree sells environmentally friendly, safe and globally responsible children's products, said new owner Megan Lescanec.

by Lisa Crane
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Revelstoke, Cuisine, Retail The cream of the hops

Meet the hard-working scientists, Bart and Tracey Larson, behind the Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. From humble beginnings, the Larsons have beaten the odds and taken their brand to national competitions.

by Glynis Fediuk
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Invermere, Cuisine, Retail Java geniuses

Kicking Horse Coffee in Invermere maintains strong ethics and top quality blends.

Cranbrook, Developments, Retail A richness in wood and history

Cranbrook Interior Woodwork president Blair Cooke is proud of and enthusiastic about the business's accomplishments since taking over from the founders in 2003.

by Dan Williams
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Cranbrook, Retail Visions in art and business

Owners Nicole and Larry Leblond opened Fisher Peak Art Galley and Fine Gifts in Cranbrook in June of 2010. The gallery represents more than 60 artists and a variety of disciplines.

by Dan Williams
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Fernie, Retail Ready to giv ‘er!

Giv'Er Shirt Works in Fernie, B.C., was the Silver winner in the category of Embroidery & Screen Printing for the East Kootenay.

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Fernie, Environment, Retail Hot tubs go green with Bullfrog in Fernie

The new Hot Tub Hut in Fernie, is offering green and energy-efficient hot tubs and a healthier, natural water-care system.

by Dan Williams

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