Jessica Fairhart

Cancelled: Due to Its Own Success

In the fall of 2017, Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce initiated the “Storefronts of Opportunity” event, a tour of empty retail space for new and existing entrepreneurs. Executive Director of the Chamber Tammy Verigin-Burk initiated the event. In year 1, the event was limited to Castlegar’s downtown core, showing 28 empty storefronts followed by …

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Introducing the new “Revelstoke Business Resource”

A digital tool has been created by Revelstoke business development organizations after identifying an opportunity to provide information and resources to the local business community in an effective and timely manner. The collaborative project was spearheaded by the Business Information Centre team: Community Economic Development, the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, and Community Futures. The project …

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Imagine Kootenay Wins Top Honours for Marketing Innovation in BC

Imagine Kootenay (IK) was awarded the top honour for marketing and innovation in the province last week by the BC Economic Development Association. The IK partnership and website was recognized for their website and program branding work at the BC Economic Development Association Summit in Vancouver on June 15th, 2016. Imagine Kootenay competed as a regional program in the category of ‘populations over 20,000’ and was up against projects coming out of the lower mainland and other urban centres.

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Hills and mountains: Startup Canada Day on the Hill and Startup Revelstoke

Originally posted by British Columbia Innovation Council May 5 was a big day for startups in Canada. Not only did thousands meet in Ottawa to discuss the industry, Startup Canada expanded to Revelstoke, BC. Here’s Jean Marc La Flamme’s take. Jean Marc is the community leader for Startup Revelstoke. Startup Canada heads for the hill …

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Imagine Working, Investing & Living in the Kootenays!

New partnership launched to attract investment and a diversified workforce to the Kootenays. Invest Kootenay and Work West Kootenay have joined forces to create one dynamic new platform to showcase the Kootenays: Imagine Kootenay. Imagine Kootenay (IK) focuses on highlighting the region as a great place to work, and excellent area to invest and an …

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