Beef business booms in Jaffray

Jaffray’s Bolen Livestock brings local food to the South Country and with support from the Trust’s Food Producer Wage Subsidy, the family business is growing in new directions.

Promoting safety, independence and calm

New amenities like loungers and an entranceway shoe rack are helping to make an environment that’s cozier and calmer while supporting comfort, safety and healthy childhood development.

Elk Valley Hospice leads with heart

Serving five communities in the East Kootenay region, the Elk Valley Hospice is run by a volunteer board of directors. They hired a new Coordinator in March 2023 and with the help of the Trust’s Non-Profit Advisors program, they developed a new Strategic Plan and clarified the non-profit’s vision and direction.

Giv’ Er Shirt Works levels up

With their recent participation in our Basin RevUp program, Give ‘Er Shirt Works not only grew their business, but their new 6,000 square-foot production facility and software upgrades are helping them stay on trend and reach new heights.

Glass art heats up on social

Katherine Russell, glass artist, shifts her focus to improve her online presence and reach more people following one-on-one coaching from the Trust’s Basin Business Advisors Program.

A recipe for long-term success

Theo Walta bought the Invermere Bakery in 2021 with financing from the Trust, an essential ingredient to support the succession and sustainability of a long-standing Invermere business.

Kimberley Commercial Kitchen Builds Community

Since opening its doors in 2018, Healthy Kimberley’s Food Recovery Depot has recovered over 315,000 pounds of food, 85% of which has been used to create over 25,000 frozen meals distributed to Kimberley residents in need.

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