Women In Business Blog Series: Intro

Welcome to the Women In Business Blog Series!  This series features women in Kamloops, BC, who own small businesses.  We are collaborating to give readers a peek into the daily operations of a broad range of industries.  We will explore the challenges these entrepreneurs have overcome and continue to surmount in today’s competitive market, including the unique challenge of Covid-19. 

Next week we will kick off the project by getting a glimpse into the fashion industry with model Kim Coltman, who is using her talent and business skills to empower Indigenous youth.

Kim Coltman, owner at Fashion Speaks International

Longtime Kamloops resident, Katherine Shearer, is going to tell us how she and her husband built their business from the ground up!

Katherine Shearer, owner at Outside the Box Horticulture Service

Jenna is going to give us some insight into the mortgage business and how she has had to adapt to continue working and supporting her clients through the pandemic.

Jenna Nash-McCabe, Mortgage Specialist at Mortgage West

Samantha Knox is the owner of Samantha Knox photography! She has continued to work through the pandemic while following safety guidelines and even volunteered her time to do family porch portraits!

Samantha Knox, owner at Samantha Knox photography

Tammy Osborne is often really busy running her dog boarding facility, caring for up to 70 pooches at a time on long weekends! She will give us some ideas of what her unique work environment is like.

Tammy Osborne, owner at TLC for Pets

Ashley Sudds is the Executive Director at Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Center. She oversees the whole operation from paperwork to hands on horse care, client care, training and much more!

Ashley Sudds, Executive Director at KTRA

Nicole Funston has been through an interesting experience managing her hair salon, Rootz ‘N’ Endz, during this pandemic. She will let us know what changes she has made in order to adapt and keep providing her clients with amazing cuts and color!

Nicole Funston, owner at Rootz ‘N’ Endz

Delrae Kohnert is a well known woman in Kamloops. She runs Ladies Only Fitness and she loves her job and her clients! She will be covering the fitness industry from the beginnings of her business to her Covid-19 adaptations!

Delrae Kohnert, owner of Ladies Only Fitness

We hope you enjoy our project. If you wish to follow along, you can subscribe for emails. Questions and comments are welcome! We encourage everyone to keep supporting local businesses!

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