Forty businesses will vie for nine titles at 2018’s Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Business Awards next month.

The chamber said it had received a record 143 nominations in total, with many businesses represented numerous times.

Twin Pine Diner and Ice Blink lead the nominations with representation in four categories; a further 10 companies are represented in three.

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There is no judged shortlisting process – nominations are based on submissions from members of the public, meaning some categories have expansive shortlists.

In all but one category, businesses must have been operating for three years before they can be nominated – and cannot be nominated within five years of winning the same award.

One category, Breakout New Business, is reserved exclusively for companies in their first three years of operation.

Winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on October 19. Here are the nominees, in the order provided by the chamber…


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.
• Ice Blink

Corporate Business Of The Year Award

Sponsored by BDC

• De Beers Canada
• Lawson Lundell LLP

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Award

Sponsored by Northland Utilities

• Twin Pine Diner
• Flowers North
• Bouwa Whee Catering

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
• Etandah Day Spa
• Flowers North
• Signed
• Northern Security Services
• Gastown Grill
• McKenna Funeral Home

Community Impact Award

Sponsored by NTPC

• Northwestel
• 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
• Ice Blink
• Northern Security Services

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
• Flavour Trader
• CS Auto Spa & Glass
• Beyond The Frame
• Haylani Apparel

Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Sponsored by Northwestel

• NWT Brewing Co.
• Harleys Hard Rock Saloon

Workplace Health & Safety Award

Sponsored by WSCC

• Canuck Concrete Pumping & Crane
• 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
• Award Communications Inc.
• Harleys Hard Rock Saloon