The West Kootenay Trade Show has grown to be a stellar event in the West Kootenays. It all started with the Castlegar Lions Club with their strong membership and volunteer dedication. That membership and strong dedication is what brought the initial thrust to the show and as the years have gone on it has developed into what we know now. Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce took the reigns some years ago and moved it initially to the Home & Garden Show then the Kootenay Home & Lifestyle Expo.
As the demand for a larger show rose, the Chamber said “let’s make it the biggest show ever”! Hence, the West Kootenay Trade Show emerged boasting a large venue with vendors inside and out. The show encompasses many varieties of business products and services, who are not only local to Castlegar but come from all over Western Canada. Companies are recognizing more and more the importance of being at the show, and the business it generates, as can be seen from the number now attending. The 2017 show promises to be the biggest and the best yet, see you there!
I love the Trade Show! I have participated for the past two years and have so much fun!
Being a small at-home business, encouragement from the awesome ladies at the Chamber of Commerce gave me the push I needed to give it a shot and go in the Trade Show. I don’t regret it for a minute J I’m getting recognized now around town, repeat customers and meeting so many wonderful people, including the vendors. And I sold a ton of my bags and wallets which was just icing on the cake. The Trade Show was the best thing I could have done for my business, now having product in a couple local retailers J AND the best part was being set up beside our family business, Valet Restorations, so we could work both booths.
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