Hashtag kootenaylife, hashtag explorekr. These are not yet getting big hits such as the #explorebc tag, but Revelstoke is benefitting from various ventures dedicated to the Kootenay-Columbia region.
The Imagine Kootenay website, which promotes living and moving to any of the many towns in the Kootenay region, including Revelstoke, recently was recognized for their website at the BC Economic Development Association Summit in Vancouver on June 15, 2016
The website highlights employment opportunities, businesses for sale, and the many lifestyle benefits unique to the Kootenays, including the Columbia-Kootenay region where Revelstoke sits.
Revelstoke’s director of community economic development Alan Mason said Imagine Kootenay increases the web presence of Revelstoke.
“By partnering with other communities in the Kootenay region, we are able to leverage additional funding which helps us to do a better job of promoting investment and employment opportunities in local (Revelstoke) businesses,” he said.
“We also get access to professional marketing sources that we would not be able to afford as a single community.”
Meanwhile, local businesswoman Nicole Cherlet of Big Mountain Kitchen was recently recognized in the Kootenay Business magazine. 69 women throughout the region were nominated and Cherlet was one of seven to receive special recognition.