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    Taking Care of Business - Microgrant Application

    Taking Care of Business - Microgrant Application

    Published on 09-Nov-2018 by Mike Guarnery Taking Care of Business - Microgrant Application

    Are you a local Kimberley Business passionate about promoting a healthy community? Do you have a creative idea or project that will promote healthy choices for your staff and customers? We can help! Taking Care of Business is offering microgrants for small infrastructure, healthy projects, and other creative ideas to help promote healthy workplaces. Preference will be given to projects with long-lasting, sustainable impact. Complete this application with your best ideas for a chance to receive $100 to $1000 to support your project.  Check out Healthy Kimberley's application.  E-mail completed applications to: tcobkimberley@gmail.com

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    The East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op

    The East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op

    Published on 07-Nov-2018 by Mike Guarnery The East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op

    We are helping to launch a new community impact investment fund from Nov 9 - Dec 14 www.EastKootenayColumbia.com The East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op are seeking founding members who want to make an impact in the East Kootenay Columbia region. Their Business Planning Committee, lawyer and co-op developer have completed the final review and we have scheduled our public launch sessions. Learn more and RSVP to a public session in your community by visiting our website.

    Would you like to invest directly into local businesses that provide economic, social, environmental and community impacts? Great! The East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op is now seeking founding members. This new impact investment organization bridges the gap between local investors and local businesses in need of financing. If you are keen to find out more, visit: www.EastKootenayColumbia.com  

    Over 30 community and economic development stakeholders, including the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce and the City of Kimberley, took part in business planning activities for the East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op. As one of those partners, we are seeking founding members and investors who wish to make an impact in their community. Public launch sessions are being held throughout the region and more information can be found here: www.EastKootenayColumbia.com 

    Membership applications are now live at their website! Become a founding member of the East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op today and make an impact in the place you live.  Find out more and complete your application at www.EastKootenayColumbia.com/invest 
    Did you know, in 2015, East Kootenay Columbia tax-filers invested over $90 Million into their RRSPs, all of which left the region.  If just 5% of these annual investments were redirected into local business financing, that would equate to $4.5 Million per year in direct economic development stimulus. Become a member of the East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op at: www.EastKootenayColumbia.com 

    Diversify a portion of your investments into the community that you live!  Check out www.EastKootenayColumbia.com  for more information.

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    Kimberley Business Excellence Award Results

    Kimberley Business Excellence Award Results

    Published on 25-Oct-2018 by Mike Guarnery Kimberley Business Excellence Award Results

    The Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce held Kimberley’s annual business excellence awards on October 19th at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre.  The event included a presentation on Disruptive Technology and its impacts on communities by Jim Harris.  Mr. Harris is a recognized authority on changes in business and changes expected to communities in the new era of shared economies within industries. 

    Congratulations to the nominees for demonstrating their impact to our community through business growth, employing residents of Kimberley and Cranbrook, and driving the economy of our City.

    Those who were recognized as the recipients are:

    Retail Business of the Year Award, Old Crow Emporium

    Best Marketing & Creative Initiative Professionals, Big Magic Design

    Business of the Year Award, Creekside Physiotherapy

    Youth Friendly Business Award, Spirit Rock Climbing Center

    Employer of the Year, Save On Foods

    Stan Salikin Community Impact Award, Michelle & Eric Forbes, Kimberley Medieval Festival

    Trades Business or Person of the Year, Tyee Custom Homes

    Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award, The Old Bauernhaus

    Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award, Grow Tea & Elixir

    Employee of the Year Award Bev Anderson, Zen Mountain Float + Wellness

    Entrepreneur of the Year, Paper & Cup

    Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Jill Bentley-Lobban

    Tourism Excellence Award Karen Rempel, Rocky Mountain Event Planners

    Home Business of the Year  Mike Kurucz, Mortgage Architects

    Kimberley Chamber Member of the Year  Chantel Delaney, Sprout Health Market

     

    Thank to our Kimberley Business Excellence Award Gala Sponsors:

    Columbia Basin Trust

    Telus

    Hyrciuk Gallinger Certified General Accountants

    Community Futures East Kootenay

    Business Development Bank of Canada

    The Jim Pattison Broadcast

    BDO Canada

    EK Employment

    Darren Close, EK Reality Royal LePage

    Tumbled Earth

    Koocanusa Publications/ Kootenay Business Magazine

    Rockies Law

    City of Kimberley

    Black Press / Kimberley Daily  Bulletin

    Resort of the Canadian Rockies

    Tourism Kimberley

     

     

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