KootenayBiz is coming to a community near you

We feature one community in both the East and West Kootenay each month

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KootenayBiz is a business-to-business media site for business owners, managers and employers in the Kootenay and Columbia regions of B.C. Its purpose is to connect our readers and provide information on what’s happening with other businesses in our region. 

What types of stories do our readers want? Readers want to know who’s new in town, who’s moved down the street and who bought that building that’s being renovated. They want stories about the latest business trends, roundups of building developments and projects, and updates from the local chamber of commerce.

Above all else, our readers want to read about passionate and inspiring folks like themselves, taking on the challenges of the business world and wildly succeeding. From the inspirational down to the practical, what can we learn from our local entrepreneurs and business owners?

Thus, starting in November, KootenayBiz’s eNewsletters pivoted to a community focus strategy. We produce four issues of our eNewsletters per month, two for the East Kootenay and two for the West Kootenay. Our community-focused issues will come out in the second half of each month. Check out our schedule below to make sure you don't miss an issue that features your community. And if you want to keep up with business news all across the Kootenays, you can sign up to receive both the East and West Kootenay issues.

For example, in the East Kootenay eNewsletter of November 19, we featured two stories about Fernie: a look at the unique approach by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the 13 winners of their Business Excellence Awards (it includes celebration kits filled with goodies from local businesses); and a story about the Work in Fernie initiative to attract much-needed workers from outside the region.

And in the West Kootenay eNewsletter, we featured a roundup of recent major developments in Castlegar as well as an interview with Tammy Verigin-Burk, executive director of the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce.

We want to continue to educate, inspire and entertain our audience with our stories. Thus, now it’s your turn. How can you help us highlight the best stories for each community? By submitting your ideas and suggestions here for people, businesses and places we should cover.

Here’s the schedule for the next six months … and welcome aboard!

December 17 East Kootenay: Elkford
December 17 West Kootenay: Revelstoke

January 21 East Kootenay: Golden
January 21 West Kootenay: Trail

February 18 East Kootenay: Kimberley
February 18 West Kootenay: Nelson

March 18 East Kootenay: Invermere
March 18 West Kootenay: Grand Forks

April 15 East Kootenay: Sparwood
April 15 West Kootenay: Nakusp

May 20 East Kootenay: Cranbrook
May 20 West Kootenay: Kaslo

If you haven’t signed up to get our free eNewsletters, you can do so here.

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Virginia Rasch

Virginia is a writer and editor with KPI Media. She is an avid outdoor recreationist in all seasons and has lived in the Kootenays for over 15 years. With degrees in the natural sciences, she has worked as a tour guide, an environmentalist, a writer, and an editor of books and scientific publications. Virginia now brings her passion for everything green to KootenayBiz. View all of Virginia Rasch’s articles

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