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NEWSLETTER July 2017 We are happy to welcome new YCC members:

News & Events  Featured Events: Opportunities North Sept 12-14 See details pages 2 and 3 The Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM Sept 23-25 Fredericton NB

Renewal stickers have gone out to the members who have renewed there membership for 2017-2018.

TIA Spring Conference Sept 27-29 Dawson City

Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for event updates

Boardroom bookings The Yukon Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Waterfront Station Business Centre now offers boardroom rentals. Visit http://wsbcyukon.ca/ to see the types of boardrooms and services available. Mention Book1 as a YCC member and receive $10 off your first booking. Call 867-667-200 or email info@wsbcyukon.ca to reserve a boardroom for your next meeting.

Come See Us, we have moved! Same building, same floor, Suite 220, 2237 – 2nd Ave Whitehorse


The Yukon Chamber of Commerce is leading a delegation to Edmonton to attend the 2017

Opportunities North is the preeminent annual northern business conference organised and hosted by a partnership of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Territories Chamber of Commerce. This event will be an opportunity for Yukon business community members to interact with their peers from the Northwest Territories and Alberta, and learn about the latest developments and trends impacting northern businesses. The Yukon Chamber has negotiated special hotel rates, as well as a generous discount from Air North on their flights to and from Edmonton. Furthermore, we have worked with the Yukon government department of Economic Development to arrange for up to $900 per business for 20 individual businesses or industry associations to help offset the cost of attending the conference. The delegation package includes:  Three nights’ hotel accommodation;  Ground transportation to and from Edmonton International Airport;  Delegates reception on the evening of Monday, September 11;  Registration for the Opportunities North 2017 conference;  Admission for one to the Tuesday night, Sept. 12 Edmonton Chamber Trade Show Mixer,  Admission for one to the Opportunities North Reception and Dinner, Wednesday, September 13. Note: The delegate package does not include airfare, but delegates can take advantage of the Air North discounted rates by contacting Klondike Travel at (867) 668-5655. The early-bird registration package price offered until August 11, 2017 is $1275 not including airfare. Beginning on August 12, the price will be $1375. Please contact Klondike Travel to register for the delegate package and to take advantage of special conference pricing on Air North, Yukon’s airline. http://www.klondiketravel.ca/oppnorth2017.html For Yukon not purchasing the delegation package but attending the conference and wanting to get the discounted airfare, please reference the conference registration code: YCC2017ON to identify yourself as a Yukon delegate. We look forward to your participation to the Yukon delegation representing the Yukon business community at Opportunities North 2017. See you in Edmonton! For full conference details, check out the conference website at: http://www.opportunitiesnorth.com.


Business Launch Solutions Launches Awards for Entrepreneurs over 50 Know any entrepreneurs who started a business after reaching 50? The inaugural WISE 50 Over 50 Awards recognizing and celebrating 50 entrepreneurs over 50 are open for applications and nominations. As you may know, Canadians over 50 are the fastest growing segment of the business start-up population. What better time than Canada’s 150th to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of people who are harnessing the power of experience to make an idea or a long-held dream a reality? Open to Canadian residents who started their business after turning 50, the award’s submission deadline is August 31. A panel of judges across North America will select the 50 winning companies, and the awards will be presented in Fall 2017. Submissions will be accepted from founders of new businesses, purchasers of existing businesses and franchises, and initiators of family and intergenerational businesses – as long as the entrepreneur is a majority owner of the business and the head office is in Canada. Applications, supporters and more information may be found on the WISE website awards section. Entrepreneurs have made huge impacts throughout the history of Canada. It’s time for entrepreneurs over 50 to be recognized for the wisdom, initiative, skills, and experience they bring to the business world – modern-day heroes, models, and mentors. Apply or nominate someone and help us spread the word about the WISE 50 Over 50 Awards by sharing via your distribution lists and social-media networks using hash tag #50over50awards.


Putting you in touch with Yukon businesses http://www.directoryyukon.com On the Yukon Chamber website click the Invest Yukon icon on the lower left-hand side of the main page to access the Yukon Business Directory. To find a Yukon business, simply enter a keyword, business name, category, or location using the search fields. To register your business click “Register Your Business” in the top right-hand corner. For more information, or to edit an existing business listing, please contact the Yukon Chamber of Commerce 867-667-2000 or by email office@yukonchamber.com _______________________________________________________________________________________

Membership Recognition

The Yukon Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Pelly Construction Inc. as they have been a member since 1994. Thank you to all our members for your ongoing support for the efforts of the Yukon Chamber…. It’s your memberships that allow us to do the work we do for the Yukon business community.

Yukon Chamber of Commerce Suite 220, 2237 – 2nd Ave Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 0K7 office@yukonchamber.com 867.667.2000 www.yukonchamber.com

Yukon Chamber of Commerce Newsletter  

July 2017