Cabin Radio is Yellowknife’s Breakout New Business for 2018.

The station, which launched online in March, picked up its first-ever award at the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards gala on Friday evening.

Waste management firm Kavanaugh Bros were named the city’s top small business for the year, while Twin Pine Diner received an award for its customer service.

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“We are humbled and extremely honoured to accept this very special award from you,” the diner told residents through its Facebook page. “We truly do have the most amazing staff and customers.”

Karen Wasicuna, centre left, and Robin Wasicuna, centre right, accept their customer service award
Karen Wasicuna, centre left, and Robin Wasicuna, centre right, accept their customer service award. Angela Gzowski/YK Chamber of Commerce

NWT Brewing Co received the night’s young entrepreneur award, with Bouwa Whee Catering winners of the Aboriginal Entrepreneurship honour.

Cloudworks, a Yellowknife-based real estate investment company, picked up a special award from the chamber recognizing “an outstanding all-around business” and active member of the chamber.

Iceblink’s Judy McNicol became the latest recipient of the Trailblazers Women in Business award, while there were also wins for Northwestel, Canuck Concrete Pumping & Crane, and Lawson Lundell.

In all, 143 nominations were received for the nine judged awards, covering 40 of Yellowknife’s businesses.

A full list of winners is reproduced below:

Small Business of the Year – Kavanaugh Bros

Corporate Business of the Year – Lawson Lundell

Community Impact Award – Northwestel

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship – Bouwa Whee Catering

Customer Service Award of Excellence – Twin Pine Diner

Breakout New Business – Cabin Radio

Young Entrepreneur – NWT Brewing Co

Workplace Health & Safety – Canuck Concrete Pumping & Crane

Trailblazers Women in Business – Iceblink

Chamber Member of the Year – Cloudworks