I’d like to thank the membership and fellow directors for having the faith and trust in me to be the President of the Chamber. I want to thank past President Ike Haulli for his service as President as well as outgoing Board Members Val Kosmenko and Dave Swoboda. The Board of Directors for the chamber met immediately after the AGM for a strategic planning session and we will be providing a report on that to our members. Along with becoming financially and administratively efficient, the Chambers focus for this coming year is advocacy on behalf of our members and connecting with our membership to demonstrate value. We continue to plan for our signature events including the Nunavut Trade Show and Northern Lights 2018.
Your Board of Directors include myself as President, Clarence Synard as Vice-President, Terri Lynn Potter as Secretary, Ed Keddy as Treasurer, and Cindi Twerdin, Frank May, Ike Haulli, and Simon Merkosak. I am pleased to work with this diverse group that brings a variety of business experience together. Feel free to contact us or our Executive Director, Chris West, to discuss the issues that matter to you so we can be your voice for business in the Qikiqtani region.
ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᕈᒪᓪᓗᖓ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐅᑉᐱᕆᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᕋᒪ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑎᒋᔭᐅᒍᓐᓇᖅᑐᖓ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ. ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᕈᒪᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᐃᑭ ᕼᐊᐅᓕ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓄᒃ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗᒃᑕᐅᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᒃᑎᔪᑦ ᕚᓪ ᑳᔅᒥᐊᓐᑯ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᕝ ᓯᕘᐳᑕ. ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᑲᑎᑲᐅᑎᒋᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᑲᑎᓂᖃᕇᒻᒪᑕ ᐸᕐᓇᑎᕆᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖃᑦᑕᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒧᖓ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᔪᓐᓇᑎᐊᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᖃᕈᓐᓇᑎᐊᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᑕᒃᑯᐊ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒡᒋᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖃᑎᒌᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖁᑎᖏᓪᓗ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ. ᐸᕐᓇᐃᓇᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᕗᑦᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ Northern Lights 2018-ᒥ.
ᑲᑎᒪᔨᓯ ᐅᕙᖓᓗ ᐱᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᖓ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑲᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᖓ, ᔨᐊᓐ ᕼᐃᕗᑦ ᑐᒡᓕᕆᓪᓗᒍ, ᕉᐃᓇ ᕼᐊᐅᔅ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕗᕌᓐᒃ ᒪᐃ, ᐊᐃᑭ ᕼᐊᐅᓕ, ᓯᑐᕆᒃ ᕈᓴᐃᒃ, ᑭᓕᐅᕆᓐᔅ ᓯᓈᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᒥᖅᑯᓵᖅ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑉᐳᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᕋᒪ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᑦᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᖠᕆᔪᓐᓇᑎᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ. ᐃᓱᒪᔅᓱᕆᑦ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕈᒪᒍᕕᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ, ᑯᕆᔅ ᐅᕕᐊᔅᑦ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᐱᑦᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᓂᐱᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕋᑦᑕ ᐃᓕᒃᓯ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕐᖓᓄᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒻᒥ.