The 3rd Annual Business Expo will be held on October 20th at the Conference Centre in Kimberley, from 5-9 p.m.. We are partnering with the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce to host regional business experts. Come out and learn about opportunities about wage subsidies, access to capital, learn about starting a business, turn-key opportunities, entrepreneurs with disabilities programming and more.
There will be information about the following programs and delivery services:
CFEK promotes economic development and the creation of jobs and wealth
in our region by providing small-business loans for start-up, expansion
or the purchase of existing businesses. In addition to financial
support, CFEK offers a variety of business-related services, including
knowledgeable, professional business consultation and access to training
for entrepreneurs and their employees.
Women’s Enterprise Centre
Women's Enterprise Centre was established in 1995 by Western Economic
Diversification Canada to assist women in starting and growing
businesses in BC. Since then, we've grown to become the leading business
resource for BC women who own a business or are thinking of starting a
business. We provide essential business services and resources, as well
as referrals to many resources and other business service providers
throughout the province.
Basin Business Advisors
Included at their booth will be information on: one on one business advisement
Me Inc. workshops for Business Start-ups,
Social Enterprise & Succession Planning workshops;
Support for Social Enterprise (non-profits interested in or already making money through business activities to support their cause)
Ktunaxa Nation Council Employment & Training
The Ktunaxa Nation Council has been offering a wide range of
training, employment and related services for over 20 years. As the new
Education and Employment sector, we continue to offer high quality
services out of our new Service Center. Located at the Ktunaxa
Nation Government Building and are open Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
including lunch hour. Their resource includes:Daily updated job board
Labour market information
Workshops and Funded Training Programs
Employment Development Support
Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency
KABDA is an aboriginal business service provider throughout the Kootenay region.
KABDA aims to increase the number of Aboriginal businesses and their profitability in the Kootenay Region by:
- Offering business services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs
- Promoting Aboriginal entrepreneurs
- Being a conduit of information to all Aboriginal groups
Industry Trade Authority
EK Employment is proud to deliver the
Employment Program of BC. We are a network of four WorkBC Employment
Services Centres who work daily with job seekers and employers, and
enjoy promoting working in this region.
Their goal is to make meaningful
connections between job seekers and employers, and to foster
sustainable, mutually beneficial employment opportunities.
Free Room Booking
Business Development Bank
Resume Drop Off Service
Wage Subsidy Program
Job Start Support
A subsidiary of BDC—offers a full spectrum of specialized financing,
including venture capital, equity as well as growth and business
A presentation of Imagine Kootenay will occur during the Expo demonstrating numerous well-established businesses for
sale in the Kootenays. Opportunities for success are broad and equally
favourable for small, medium or large enterprises and the economy is
both supportive and welcoming. Imagine Kootenay uses three sectors to promote the Kootenay regions: Working, Investing, and Living. Come out and learn about Imagine Kootenay and how it can work for your current business, or your next business.
Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
Gary Angus is the Manager of EDP services from Community Futures British Columbia. He will discuss how the EDP program may be an option for business owners to access capital or training from this program.
College of the Rockies
There is always room to learn new skills, and we can certainly help you
do just that. Find the classes that can lead you to something new,
whether it is adventure tourism, practical herbalism, or anything in
Learn about getting your business highlighted in Kootenay Business Magazine, and other advertisements to enhance your business with Koocanusa Publications. .
Chamber Group Insurance Plan - Haddad Financial Services
Insurance plans aimed at self-employed, small businesses, home-based businesses, and year-round farms and ranches.
The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce
The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce
The Economic Development Officer of Kimberley
City of Cranbrook
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Advertising Team
Sun Life Financials (Business) - Darren Bowley