After being a board member of the chamber for the last 20 years I have finally been given the opportunity to serve as President. I am pleased to replace Mr. Frank May who had to step down after becoming Mayor of Arctic Bay. The BRCC would like to thank Frank for his years of dedication and wish him well in the future. As a northerner and business owner I understand the concerns of the business community and understand the challenges of doing business in the north. The chamber works hard on issues that affect the membership.
ᑕᐃᒪᓕ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᓯᒪᓕᕐᑐᖓ ᐊᕋᒍᓄᑦ 20ᓄᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᕋᒪ ᐊᖏᔪᖃᖑᖁᔭᐅᓪᓗᖓ. ᖁᕕᐊᒻᒪᕆᑉᑐᖓᓗ ᐅᓇ ᕗᕋᒃ ᒪᐃ ᐃᓇᖏᑉᓂᐊᓕᕋᑯ ᑖᓇ ᓄᖃᕆᐊᖃᓕᓚᐅᕐᒪᓐ ᒪᐃᔭᒧᓐ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᑕᐅᒐᒥ ᐃᑉᐱᐊᔪᒥ. ᕿᑭᕐᑖᓗᒻᒥ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖁᑎᖃᕐᑐᓄᓐ ᑲᑐᔨᖃᑎᒌᖓ ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᕈᒪᒻᒪᕆᑉᐳᖅ ᕗᕋᒃᒥᒃ ᐊᕋᒍᒐᓴᓐᓄᓐ ᐊᓱᕈᑎᖃᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᕐᒪᓐ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᑦᑎᐊᖁᓪᓗᑎᒍ ᓯᕗᓂᓴᕆᓂᐊᕐᑕᖓᓂ. ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᐅᑕᐅᓪᓗᖓ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖁᑎᖃᕐᑎᐅᓪᓗᖓ ᑐᑭᓯᑎᐊᖁᖓ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᑕᐅᕙᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᒻᒥ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᑭᓯᓯᒪᓪᓗᖓ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᑐᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᑐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥ. ᑖᓇᓕ ᑲᑐᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᖅ ᐊᓱᕈᕐᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᐸᒪᓐ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑦᑐᕐᑕᐅᓂᕆᓂᐊᕐᑕᖏᓐᓄᓐ.
At the 2012 Nunavut Trade Show, the BRCC lauched the Virtual Office Guide. This was in response to concerns from members that one of the biggest challenges facing small businesses in Nunavut, particularly in the communities outside of the three regional centers, is the inability for owners and managers to manage their businesses when not in their home communities. When attending meetings, training sessions, trade shows, or conferences, business owners may find their businesses unattended while they attend these events that are intended to grow or expand their business networks and learn ways to improve their skills. With the present potential to be weathered out of a community following attendance at an event, business owners are often away even longer than intended.
If they had the ability to run aspects of their business at a distance, this would be advantageous to the business owners and being away would not present set‐backs to essential administrative tasks that all businesses require.In this day and age, business owners should and must be able to run parts of their business at a distance with digital technologies that are available. Tools are now developed to support virtual offices – where owners can access and grow their businesses even when not physically present in their own communities. In essence, a business owner can have a Virtual Office that can be accessed anywhere with only an internet connection.
This Virtual Office document serves as a guide to business owners in Nunavut that anyone can use either in its entirety or by picking just the components that are needed.
We'd like to wish all our members and friends a happy and safe holiday season. We look forward to working with you in 2013 and wish you prosperity and success.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, delegates, exhibitors, businesses and the public for once again making the Nunavut Trade Show a success! Please find below the presentations from the 2011 Conference sessions hosted by CanNor.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 (Getting Your Share of Major Developments)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 (Getting Support to Grow Your Business)
Thursday, September 29, 2011 (Getting the Connection to Tourism)
To download a pdf version of BRCC's membership list please click the attachment
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