The sun is staying out longer, the air is getting warmer and the snow is quickly melting. If you’re anything like us here at the Community Futures Boundary, we are welcoming all that Spring has to offer!
We continue to work with many local businesses in the Boundary area to help with business advice, loans, workshops, and much more.
Enjoy this newsletter as it is filled with helpful information not only about programs that we offer but we have also featured an exciting local business!
A place where nothing can stop us. A place we are proud to call home. A place for affordable healthy living, amongst a strong, diverse, and dynamic community. Grand Forks is full of reasons why you should make it your new home.
Browse through our new online portal where you will find helpful information about the culture, lifestyle and investment opportunities in Grand Forks, B.C.
Export Navigator Is Here To Help B.C. Businesses Export!
Export Navigator is a free government funded program that helps B.C. businesses export. Visit exportnavigator.ca for free export seminars, resources, and information to join the program.
Whether your business already exports at volume or you run a smaller enterprise that hasn’t yet crossed borders, this program can help you diversify your market and strengthen your business.
3rd Street Bakery. A Grand Forks Business Opportunity!
CF loves local biz and for this installment, we are so proud to feature 3rd Street Bakery – an anchor business in downtown Grand Forks. Karl and his team make delicious bread and other goodies daily and will even consider custom orders if time permits.
The business is thriving and has just been posted for sale. Employing a small handful of folks who are always ready to greet customers with a smile, it is not surprising to learn that customers rave about the delightful baked goods that come out of this humble little bakery and about the exceptional customer service they experience at this cherished downtown business.
We sat down with Karl and asked him some questions about his bakery.
CF: Tell us about your business?
Karl: 3rd Street Bakery aka Needed Bread by returning customers, opened a retail window in the Spring of 2018. In August 2021 Needed Bread relocated and changed it’s name to 3rd Street Bakery. The bakery produces mostly sourdough breads, at an affordable price, using local and organic ingredients when possible.
CF: Why do you choose to do business in Grand Forks?
Karl: The quaintness of the community as well as clean living, without the mad rush of a city, was the initial attraction. The outdoor activities in our immediate backyards include; bike/hiking trails, swimming at Christina Lake/rivers, or just enjoying the company of neighbours and community activities. There is something for everyone.
CF: What do you love about living in Grand Forks?
Karl: It mostly comes down to the like minded people sharing the community.
CF: If someone is looking to buy your business, what would you want them to know?
Karl: There is enough support from local repeat customers to keep this bakery and three employees smiling year round!
For those interested in enjoying some of Karls’ baked goods, the bakery is located at 7236 3rd Street. For purchase inquiries, please call 250-444-0737.
Imagine Kootenay connects small business buyers and sellers in our communities. We are here to help attract investment and support workforce development throughout the Kootenay and Boundary region.
Imagine Kootenay strives to:
- Showcase the outstanding work, business and lifestyle opportunities in our communities through a marketing program that raises the profile of the Kootenay region.
- Provide interested investors up-to-date information about a community’s business environment.
- Improve investor readiness at the community level by providing tools and facilitating planning.
- Connect people to the variety of employers and opportunities available in the Kootenay region.
Imagine Kootenay is a joint initiative of local governments, economic development organizations and Chambers of Commerce in the Kootenay and Boundary region.
Here are some of the up and coming Community Futures workshops! To view a complete listing of all available workshops and to register, visit our website!
BC Business Match helps entrepreneurs and their families to find the right business for their skills and interests, and relocate from large urban centers. It’s an initiative designed to sustain and grow the local economies of non-metropolitan BC communities and is spearheaded by Community Futures, a non-profit organization with offices throughout BC.