Business of the Month

Monthly Recognition Award

Monthly Recognition Award

Ram River Tours - June
Caroline Chamber of Commerce - Caroline
6/1/2022
Still Recent
16 days ago
 

The June 2022 Caroline Chamber Business of the month has been awarded to Ram River Tours.   We wish to thank the Caroline Chamber of Commerce for the recognition of Business of the Month. 

 

Our Outfitting business began in 1988 when a deal was struck with Janet Trimble and Trimble Outfitters. Roy and Janet established their business in 1965 and became famous in the Sheep hunting world. Roy became ill with Lou  Gherrig disease and eventually left us way too young. Janet carried on, did a very great job that we continued. 

 

In 1994 we struck another deal with Don Sands and Charlie Miller who had taken over the Sammy Sands Outfit. They operated just north of us in the Whiterabbit unit. They were good neighbors and also had a great reputation in the Sheep hunting world. 

 

With the Sammy Sands Outfit not only came the sheep hunting but also a Trail Riding business in a Class 1 area.  We no longer take Sheep hunters; however, Sharmane believes in supporting our youth.  She keeps very busy at our North Ram Basecamp from Spring  through Fall accommodating riders, Kid Camps and sharing our cabins year round, with guests from everywhere. Our goal is to provide a western outfitter style experience enjoying the cozy wood stove and campfire cooking.  Some of the trails we ride have been around for a very long time.  

 

David Thompson, in his search for the Northwest Passage explored and travelled up the North Ram Valley in about 1705 in search of an easy route through the Rockies to the Pacific. Well it was a failure however he created some very interesting history that we continue to share. 

 

We have a great Crew, a great string of horses and the Western Heritage will live on.  Sharmane  continues to raise a very popular line of  Australian Shepard stock dogs and also enjoys sharing her great voice singing at many weddings and funerals throughout the year.  Lorne is very busy working with government and the University working on cougar research projects and taking hunters in the winter. He also keeps active on many committees helping to keep our West Country healthy and an awesome tourist destination.

Daughters Lyndsay, Amy and Josey all remain very active in helping keeping this western way of life alive and healthy.

 

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Church of the Nazarene - March
Caroline Chamber of Commerce - Caroline
4/29/2022
Archived
123 days ago
The Caroline & District Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the Caroline Church of the Nazarene is our Business of the Month. The church is approaching its 75th anniversary, and Pastors John and Laurie Watton have served at the church for 4 ½ years.

The core values of the church are to make a difference in the community and to be a compassionate gathering and healing place with the ultimate desire of learning to live out the life that Jesus lived.

These desires are evident in numerous activities and ministries in the community, including A Week in Jerusalem, A Night in Bethlehem, Blue Christmas Service for those who are grieving, Dog and Dash lunch for students, Christmas Hamper program, Halloween fun and games night, Remembrance Day services as well as youth and young adults activities led by Shelley Norris.

Of special importance to Caroline is the Shepherd’s Food Bank which is open to the community on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 1-3PM.

The church also facilitates children’s classes, Life groups, Men’s prayer groups, Women’s Bible studies with a special emphasis on Biblical literacy.

For more information, call 403-722-3921

    

 
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Pioneer General Store - January
Caroline Chamber of Commerce - Caroline
3/18/2022
Archived
165 days ago

The Caroline & District Chamber of Commerce congratulates Pioneer General Store as our Business of the Month for January 2022.  Store owner since November of 2014, Paul Oh, employs seven people. Alan Cragg is a new employee in the meat department.  He comes with over 40 years of experience in this field.   Customers are especially pleased with the better portions and full variety meat department.  

The bakery department managed by Joan Forster for the last 3 1/2 years, specializes in crusty buns, breads, pastries, doughnuts, squares, muffins, quicks breads.   When time permits, Joan likes to make pumpkin streudel, bread puddings, sticky buns along with a specialty item called doodle buns, which are a mixture of bread dough, pastry and jam.  She also enjoys doing new things, including special orders. 

In addition to the meat, bakery, fresh produce, canned and frozen items, and dairy products, the store offers a wide variety of hardware, gift items, pet food and home and beauty essentials. 

For shoppers convenience, store hours are 10 AM to 6 PM, seven days a week, excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  The store is conveniently located on main street, directly across from the Village of Caroline office. For more information call 403-722-3755.

 

 

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Caroline Supplies Inc - December
Caroline Chamber of Commerce - Caroline
2/10/2022
Archived
201 days ago
 Caroline Supplies Inc
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Rooster’s Building and Agricultural Supplies - November
Caroline Chamber of Commerce - Caroline
1/11/2022
Archived
231 days ago
 About Rooster’s Building and Agricultural Supplies
Walter Tarnasky and Frank Pusztai purchased Harriman Lumber in 2019 and have made this business their own. Now renamed Rooster’s Building and Agricultural Supplies, they have this wonderful opportunity to operate in the beautiful Caroline area. Both men have a long history in this area, having started in Rocky, building homes, schools, and commercial buildings, then expanding into oil and gas projects and municipal installations.
Walter and wife, Cecilia, raised 5 children in Caroline and played a lot of hockey, donating lots of volunteer hours at the local arena.
Frank, wife Bobbi-jo and their daughter have been the owners of the Caroline bottle depot since 2005.
He was Born and raised in Rocky Mountain House and worked in the construction industry building homes and commercial buildings for many years. He found he enjoys owning and operating his own business in a small-town setting with old country values.
These wonderful Business Owners think business is needed in small communities in these changing times. Shopping local keeps our communities strong for our families to come.
Their mission is to carry on the tradition of high-quality products, great prices and superior quality utility buildings. With the combined construction experience of 70 years, they can help their customers achieve outstanding outcomes with their projects.
“At Rooster’s, we think harder to build smarter and as Frankie says, WE got the good wood!”
Our community is fortunate to have such a great service available here.
 
 
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Caroline ATB - October
Caroline Chamber of Commerce - Caroline
12/19/2021
Archived
254 days ago
The Caroline Chamber of Commerce October Business of the Month has been awarded to Caroline ATB.   I have attached three photos and here is a bit about Caroline ATB.
In 1939 the first Treasury office was opened by the Garritt family.  Eventually Mike and Muriel Steene purchased the Treasury Office and moved it to the local hotel.  In the 60’s and 70’s, the treasury services were offered from the hotel’s six-foot by eight-foot porch, which was equipped with a service buzzer.  Services offered were sale of driving, fishing, and hunting licenses and bank deposits (which were picked up Mondays and transported to the main branch in Rocky Mountain House.
The Treasury business was expanded gradually in the 70’s when the agency was relocated to a small building on Main Street and again in 1983 to a temporary trailer.  A new and permanent brick building was built the same year in the location it still is today. 
Now called ATB Financial, the Caroline ATB serves the Caroline area.  Cash Money - Loans - Financing Services are just a few of the services being offered.  The Manager, Monica St. Dennis, along with three other ATB team members welcome their customers with a friendly smile.   They support many events in Caroline and are open Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, with closure for lunch from 12:30 – 1:30. We are lucky to have this service in our small town.  Stop in and say hello to Monica, Kelty, Donnie, and Marci.
 
  
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Clearwater Trading Co. - September
Caroline Chamber of Commerce - Caroline
11/15/2022
Archived
288 days ago
Marion Haag has owned and operated Clearwater Trading for almost 13 years now. It is located 8 km west of Caroline in the heart of the West country, right along the Cowboy trail and Clearwater River. This great little business offers you everything from tent camping to RV's and cabins. With the convenience store located right on site, everything you may need is right at hand. The store is famous for their ice cream and offers fuel and propane as well. The staff are always friendly and eager to serve their customers. It is close to some great ATV trails. Stargaze around a blazing campfire or gear up your ATV for a ride in the wilderness. . They also offer an off-site, private campground for all your event needs! Your next camping adventure is waiting at Clearwater Trading Campground. Make sure to stop in and visit this great group of individuals!

    

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Caroline Wheels of Time Museum - August 2021
Caroline Chamber of Commerce - Caroline
10/10/2021
Archived
324 days ago
 About Caroline Wheels of Time Museum
The Caroline Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for August 2021 has been awarded to The Caroline Wheels of Time Museum. This fantastic attraction in Caroline is run by the Caroline and District Historical Society, which was founded in 1991. It is a volunteer organization of approximately 30 people whose goal is to preserve the history of Caroline by collecting artifacts, photos, historic buildings, oral histories and archival material.
The Caroline Wheels of Time Museum and Historical Village features the history of pioneers in the Caroline area. It has six buildings including the Trunnell House, a two-storey log home built in the early 1900’s and furnished with era related antiques. Next door, inside the Anderson Brothers “Trapper’s Cabin” you will find a number of mounted animals indigenous to the area along with a “tools” display. To the east of Trapper’s Cabin is a combination Village Office, Lock-Up, and Fire Hall, complete with a jail and fire engines. Last in this row is the old Cheddarville Church, which was moved to the museum in 2019 and restored. In the back row you will discover the Big Bend School, a one room country school and a teacherage. In the Museum’s Main building you will also find exhibits, which consist of the 100-year Family Pioneer Genealogy collection. In the east win you can observe a feature exhibit which changes each year.
The hours of operation for the Caroline wheels of Time Museum are:
May long weekend through September long weekend
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Noon to 5 pm.
Follow them on Facebook or checkout their website at www.carolinemuseum.ca
The Caroline Community is very fortunate to have this great historic display in our area. Congratulations to the wonderful volunteers and staff!
  
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Caroline Feeds - July 2021
Caroline Chamber of Commerce - Caroline
9/16/2021
Archived
348 days ago
The Kanten family business began in October of 2013 of humble beginnings; limited merchandise and ample store space. With the support of family, friends and the wonderful community they have grown and acquired a new garage, a 5-ton truck, a fully stocked, multi-bay shop and wonderful employees. The Caroline Feed Store carries a full array of bagged grains and specialty feeds; poultry feed and supplies; salt and minerals; feed, supplies and treats for the horse lover; and a huge variety of seeds and items for the wild bird enthusiasts. Of course, they can't forget the pets! They carry extensive lines and varieties of dog and cat food. 
 
Syd, Donna, Tyler and their staff strive to provide the community with quality products, competitive pricing and great service. They have resources available to answer any questions that you may have. If they don't know the answer- they will seek it out for you! 
 
The Caroline Feed Store would like to thank the Caroline and District Chamber of Commerce for featuring them as “Business of the Month” for July 2021 and say a big thank you to their faithful customers for your patronage. They look forward to welcoming and serving their new customers!
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Caroline Hotel - June 2021
Caroline Chamber of Commerce - Caroline
9/16/2021
Archived
348 days ago
Managed by Emil Denham since 1994, and now by his daughter Jonina Rimmer, Caroline Hotel (also known as the "Old Bar" and the "Sportsmans Inn") offers beer, cocktails, coffee, pop, and snacks served by a friendly and competent staff of servers. Patrons can enjoy VLTs, free pool, and other games as well. Having been established in the 1940s, Caroline Hotel has long been one of the areas' favorite watering holes. This spring they added an outdoor patio and anticipate enjoying live music on it in the future.
 
Committed to the betterment of our community, the hotel has hosted benefits for locals in need, and have the popular Meat Draws throughout the fall and winter (operated by and benefiting groups such as 4H, Scouts, and Lions Club). They also support causes such as the Food Bank, Big Horn Rodeo, Dance West, and various sports teams from our area. Their patrons are especially important to them, not only as customers, but in many cases, as longtime friends. Emil, Jonina and staff are very thankful for them, and look forward to once again being able to host their annual Customer Appreciation. The Caroline area residents are extremely lucky to have Business Owners that care so much about it’s people.
 
This past year has been challenging for the Caroline Hotel. With COVID-19 restrictions in place the “Old Bar” has been ordered closed or restricted for much of it. The dedicated owners and staff look forward to the future as things return to normal and hope that they will continue to be a valued part of this friendly, growing, dynamic community.
   
 
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