Attendees at the 2018 Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce business awards gala. Angela Gzowski/Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce
The shortlists are out for this year’s 10 business awards handed out by the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.
Thirty-seven separate businesses received at least one nomination.
There are more than a dozen nominees for the flagship award recognizing the small business of the year: ArTech Engrave, Bella Dance Academy, Blachford Lake Lodge, CloudWorks, Copperhouse Eatery & Lounge, D’Orient Spa, Juniper Health, Northern Security Services, Piercings by Haylee J, SheBookie Bookkeeping Services, Sundog Adventures, Yellowknife Sportfishing Adventures, Blunt YK, Jackpine Paddle, PH8 Beauty Boutique, and Stanley Boxing & Fitness.
Bella Dance Academy has six nominations across the categories, while ArTech Engrave, Piercings by Haley J, and Juniper Health all received five nominations.
“Despite the ongoing disruption that businesses face, we’ve heard powerful stories of resilience, innovation, and adaptation,” said Tim Syer, president of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.
“We’re proud to recognize these businesses that make our community a wonderful place to live.”
The Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce said winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges after an experiment last year with online voting.
The awards ceremony will not be held in person due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in the city. Plans for recognizing and celebrating award nominees and winners are expected in the days ahead.