Rise of the Female Entrepreneur

Sometimes you don’t see what’s right in front of your face. Sometimes you have to lift your head up to see what’s happening around you. And always you have to celebrate your success. Castlegar & District is home to a number of thriving female entrepreneurs. In recognition of these entrepreneurs, we decided to inquire and …

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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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Trail Coffee Co. serves up the perfect cup for new owner

Sometimes we make a decision, doubt ourselves, then need a bit of distance to realize it was the right decision all along. That’s what happened with Maddie Van Horn, who was getting ready to buy the Trail Coffee & Tea Co. three years ago, then had second thoughts. A couple of years in Vancouver made …

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Revelstoke foodie finds perfect job marketing nutrition app

When Sarah Peterson moved to Revelstoke in 2009, it was with a snowboard under her arm. Revelstoke Mountain Resort had spun its gondola for the first time in 2008, broadcasting the powdery bounty above to a hungry flock of young people looking for more reasonably priced alternatives to places like Whistler and Banff. Revelstoke was …

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