Yellowknife Chamber Insider

Member Profiles – A Personal Touch

Three years after starting her own business, Corol Sundberg of CAM Financial is receiving national awards for her work as an insurance agent and broker. Sundberg, originally from Saskatchewan, started her career in investments and insurance when she moved to Yellowknife about 23 years ago. She began as an assistant to an advisor, and 19 …

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member profiles – Yk Motors Shifts into High Gear: GM Dealership’s Expansion Promises Job Growth, Enhanced Service

“People know that their dollars that they spend here in the North are being reinvested in the North” By Meagan Gillmore Yellowknife Motors is gearing up for expanded business, built on a foundation of quality service and community involvement.The GM dealership will open its new location in the fall of 2019. The facility on Old …

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instant vacation: Why Would You Want to Visit Yellowknife?

Why Would You Want to Visit Yellowknife? Yk’s Travelling Foody Explores Instant Vacations Awaiting in Our Backyard  We’ve all done it. Put on that quizzical face when we bump into someone who waxes poetic about visiting Yellowknife. Sometimes it’s hard for us to see the sparkle, what’s right in front of our faces. Tourism is bustling in …

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Member Profiles – Aviation and beyond: Avier Group Continues to Help Companies Rise, Thrive

By Meagan Gillmore Travis Arychuk has made a career helping businesses thrive up North, whether meeting their aviation needs or providing them with quality office space. Arychuk is the President of the Avier Group of Companies, an integrated group of businesses that includes Private Sky Aviation, Fuel Flo Petroleum & Logistics and Modrent, a storage …

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Member profiles – YK Attention getters: after 38 years, inkit refocusing on agency work

“It’s taking into consideration who the different audiences are and things that are important for them.” By Meagan Gillmore After 38 years in operation, creative image crafter Inkit Ltd. is refocusing and dedicating its resources to the graphic design and advertising agency parts of its business. The company has built a steady base of clients …

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members profile – Culture Drives Opportunity: Chief Drygreese Conference Centre Enters Retail Business with New Gift Shop

By Meagan Gilmoure A new gift shop at the Chief Drygeese Conference Centre is bringing new economic opportunities to the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. The shop, which had its grand opening in March, sells jewellery, boots, gloves, purses and other accessories made by local First Nations artists. Artists receive 95 per cent of the proceeds …

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Features – YZF Evolves

By Graham Chandler You may not have noticed, but on Canada Day two years ago, a momentous change occurred at the Yellowknife Airport (YZF). But that in turn prompted many more updates, many of which you probably have noticed. That big 2017 change transformed the status of YZF from a funded line item within the …

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Yellowknife’s cost of living

Yellowknife’s cost of living There are plenty of good reasons to move to Yellowknife. Amazing aurora views, a sprawling wilderness for a backyard, and ample employment opportunities await adventurous professionals. However, the most likely deterrent for those looking to relocate here is a perceived high cost of living. Residents can be quick to criticize prices …

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