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Workers at Notably a book lovers emporium
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business

Building a book haven in Nelson, B.C.

The owner of Notably, a Book Lover’s Emporium reflects on a dream realized.

by Danielle Brost
Gipman Kitchens COO Nikki Van Boeyen
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business, Technology

From theatre to kitchen design: Nikki Van Boeyen’s unusual journey

Catching up with the COO of Gipman Kitchens & Cabinetry in Cranbrook

by Kerry Shellborn
Amanda Mori
East Kootenay, Elkford, Health & Wellness, Small Business

From Ontario to BC: How one health care practitioner set up shop in the Elk Valley

Amanda Mori of Summit Osteopathy makes a difference in the lives of Elk Valley residents

by Danielle Brost
Creampal  makers with Lees and awards – L-R Sebastien Laberge, Amanda Goodman Lee, Jeff Lee, Joel Laberge.  The Lees used a revolutionary made-in-Canada specialized creaming machine manufactured by the Laberge’s CreamPal company from Quebec. It is the only one of its kind in British Columbia.
East Kootenay, Creston, Cuisine, Environment, Retail, Small Business

What is all the buzz about Honey Bee Zen Apiaries?

A story of transformation and conservation in Creston, B.C.

by Danielle Brost
The owners of Ashman's Smash Burgers & Fries
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Small Business

Ashman’s Smash Burgers & Fries: From a mobile marvel to a brick-and-mortar gem

Aron Ashman and Mandy Mullen share secrets to their sizzling business success in Nelson.

by Danielle Brost
Gord McArthur in front of a climbing wall
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Small Business, Tourism

Gordon McArthur is scaling new heights via Arq Mountain Centre

The owner of Arq Mountain Centre in Cranbrook, B.C., discusses the challenges of entrepreneurship, and the thriving climbing community he has fostered.

by Kerry Shellborn
Garden centre staff at Dig Garden Centre in Castlegar
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Agriculture, Environment, Retail, Small Business

Cultivating sustainable gardens in Castlegar

The owners of Dig Garden Centre are all about community, sustainability and growth

by Danielle Brost
Owner of Life Balance with two other ladies accepting chamber of commerce awards
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Life Balance in Cranbrook promotes women’s fitness for every age

Cyndi Weltz discusses the journey of Life Balance, its impact, and future goals in addressing the health needs of local women.

by Danielle Brost
exterior of Tigz Designs
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business

Top unique businesses for sale in British Columbia’s Kootenay and Columbia Valley regions

Check out this list of businesses for sale across the Columbia Valley and Kootenay regions.

by Julie Matchett and Danielle Brost
Black and white image of Tyler Phillipson
West Kootenay, Nelson, Health & Wellness, Small Business

Bringing insight to injuries: Active Balance fosters a healthy Kootenay lifestyle

Dr. Tyler Phillipson reflects on his vision for holistic patient care at Active Balance in Nelson.

by Danielle Brost

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