Yellowknife businesses celebrated

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Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce has shared their award winners. On Friday night, businesses from across the city came together at Chateau Nova for the Business Awards Gala.

Awards up for grabs included Small Business of the Year, Corporate Business of the Year, Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Award, Customer Service Award of Excellence, Community Impact Award, Breakout New Business Award, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Workplace Health and Safety Award, and Trailblazers Women in Business Award.

To qualify for an award, businesses had to operate for more than three years (with the exception of the Breakout New Business Award), they had to meet award specific criteria and they must be a member of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.

The 2018 Award winners and nominees were:

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Small Business Of The Year Award, sponsored by Camco Construction

  • Twin Pine Diner
  • McKenna Funeral Home
  • Northern Security Services
  • North Marketing & Communications
  • 100.1 The Moose
  • Dash Event Designs & Rentals
  • Best Movers
  • Cloudworks
  • Javaroma Gourmet Coffee & Tea
  • Award Communications Inc.
  • Flowers North
  • Signed
  • Harleys Hardrock Saloon
  • Gastown Grill
  • Event Rentals Yellowknife
  • Kavanaugh Bros. Ltd. – WINNER
  • Ice Blink

Corporate Business Of The Year Award, sponsored by BDC

  • De Beers Canada
  • Lawson Lundell LLP – WINNER

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Award, sponsored by Northland Utilities

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  • Twin Pine Diner
  • Flowers North
  • Bouwa Whee Catering – WINNER

Customer Service Award of Excellence, sponsored by Field Law

  • Blachford Lake Lodge
  • Tundra Transfer
  • NWT Brewing Co.
  • 100.1 The Moose
  • Event Rentals Yellowknife
  • Javaroma Gourmet Coffee & Tea
  • Best Movers
  • Ice Blink
  • Kopykat North
  • Twin Pine Diner – WINNER
  • Etandah Day Spa
  • Flowers North
  • Signed
  • Northern Security Services
  • Gastown Grill
  • McKenna Funeral Home

Community Impact Award, sponsored by NTPC

  • Northwestel – WINNER
  • Event Rentals Yellowknife
  • 100.1 The Moose
  • Samantha Stuart Photography
  • De Beers Canada
  • Weatherby Trucking Ltd.
  • Javaroma Gourmet Coffee & Tea
  • Twin Pine Diner
  • Etandah Day Spa
  • Cloudworks
  • Signed
  • Iceblink
  • Northern Security Services

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Breakout New Business Award, sponsored by NWT BDIC

  • Barren Ground Coffee
  • Yellowknife Sport Fishing
  • Tania Larsson Jewelry
  • YZF Cosmetics & Laser Clinic
  • Let Me Knot
  • Copperhouse Eatery & Lounge
  • Cabin Radio – WINNER
  • Flavour Trader
  • CS Auto Spa & Glass
  • Beyond The Frame
  • Haylani Apparel

Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, sponsored by Northwestel

  • NWT Brewing Co. – WINNER
  • Harleys Hard Rock Saloon

Workplace Health & Safety Award, sponsored by WSCC

  • Canuck Concrete Pumping & Crane – WINNER
  • Kavanaugh Bros. Ltd.

Trailblazers Women in Business Award, sponsored by The City of Yellowknife

  • Etandah Day Spa
  • NWT Brewing Co.
  • McKenna Funeral Home
  • Samantha Stuart Photography
  • Dash Event Designs and Rentals
  • Best Movers
  • Ice Blink – WNNER
  • Award Communications Inc.
  • Harleys Hard Rock Saloon

Guest speakers included Wally Schumann, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Maor Mark Heyck and Mayor-Elect Rebecca Alty. Cloudworks was also named Chamber Member of the Year.

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