FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Northern Lights Business and Cultural Showcase of the Eastern Arctic and North Returning to Ottawa
OTTAWA, March 11 - The Northern Lights 2012 Business and Cultural Showcase will be held in Ottawa, ON, from February 1-4, 2012. A joint venture of the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) and the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce (LNCC), this event was established to create stronger business partnerships between northern and southern Canadian regions and organizations, while also promoting the abundant talent of Canada's arts and culture industry.
Deemed as Canada's premiere business and cultural showcase of the eastern Arctic and north (Labrador, Nunatsiavut, Nunavut and Nunavik), Northern Lights was first held in Ottawa in January of 2008. After an incredibly successful inaugural event, the Northern Lights Committee is pleased to announce its return to Ottawa.
"After four years, we're glad to announce that we will be returning to Ottawa once again for the Northern Lights show," says Sterling Peyton, president of the LNCC and co-chair of Northern Lights. "Ottawa is a vibrant and culturally-rich city with strong business and cultural ties to Canada's north. The passion and talent in the Arctic and North is incredible. We're thrilled to bring these regions together again."
The four-day event is expected to attract over 140 exhibitors and more than 1,000 delegates while it aims to:
- Assist in the creation of stronger relationships between northern regions;
- Promote respective regions to southern markets and business concerns;
- Profile the economic development opportunities available in the Eastern Arctic and north; and
- Promote Eastern Arctic and north tourism, culture and the arts to both the south and other northern regions.
"Each year, Northern Lights strives to not only highlight the unique arts scene in the north, but also the promising business developments taking place," adds Chris West, president of the BRCC and co-chair of Northern Lights. "There are countless opportunities for strategic partnership within these regions and the rest of Canada, and this is the ideal venue to make it happen."
Northern Lights is organized jointly by the Baffin Regional and Labrador North Chambers of Commerce, along with a wide range of partners from across the country. The event website can be found www.northernlightsottawa.com. The full site will be launched on April 15th and updates will be posted regularly.
Recently, the 1st Annual Northern Economic & Sovereignty Infrastructure Conference was held in Iqaluit, Nunavut on October 12-14, 2010. It was presented by the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Strategy Group.
Please see the presentations from the panelists and keynote speakers listed below.
For Premier Eva Aariak's Keynote address, click here.
Financing Major Infrastructure session:
Click here for Dale Booth's presentation (PPP Canada)
Click here for Scott Northey's presentation (Investment Broker)
Click here for Charlie Evalik's presentation (KIA)
Rural and Remote Connectivity session:
Click here for Paul Flaherty's presentation (Northwestel)
Click here for Patrick Doyle's presentation (Lynx Mobility)
Community Infrastructure session:
Click here for Chris Grosset's presentation (Aarluk Consulting)
Click here for Shannon Joseph's presentation (FCM)
Energy Solutions session:
Click here for Paul Mayland's presentation (Cairn Energy)
Click here for Axel Have's presentation (Greenland Power)
Click here for Peter MacKey's presentation (Qulliq Energy)
Click here for Peter Lang's presentation (Dunedin Energy Systems)
Military Infrastructure session:
Click here for Whitney Lackenhauer's presentation (JHU)
Click here for Nadine Tischhauser's presentation (DND)
For further information, please call Sarah LeBlanc, Events Manager at (867) 979-4654 or contact her via e-mail at email@example.com
For over 17 years, the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) has been presenting the annual business achievement awards to worthy recipients across the territory. Since 1999, those awards have been called the Nunavut Business Achievement Awards.
The BRCC would like to congratulate the following recipients of the 2012 Nunavut Business Achievement Awards that were presented on September 19, 2012.
Business of the Year
This award is for a business that made a significant positive impact during 2011-12. The nominee should be known for being a good corporate citizen and for reflecting well on the entire business climate in the territory.
Business Person of the Year
This award is for an individual who has achieved something out of the ordinary during 2011 and who has a positive influence in the business community.
Recipient: Dr. Leia Cunningham
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes the long-term commitment of an individual to the business community.
Recipient: Mr. Frank May
Special Achievement Award
This award is for an individual, business or group who has displayed extraordinary success or innovation in their economic development.
Recipient: Nunavut Tourism
This award is not always annual and is presented to a business or business person who has gone above and beyond in their work. It is usually awarded when a valued member of our business community has passed away.
Recipient: Mr. Jim Currie
Please contact the BRCC at 867.979.4654 if you require any additional information.
|2010||Business||Western Eskimo Co-Op|
|Business Person||Wilf Wilcox|
|Special Achievement||Ray Lovell|
|Special Recognition||Mike Hine|
|Business||Arqvaartuq Services Ltd|
|Business Person||John Hickes|
|2007||Business||Grise Fiord Co-Op|
|Business Person||Kenn Harper|
|Business Person||Charlie Lyall|
|Lifetime||Ray Mercer and Peter Tatty|
|Special Achievement||Bob Long and Elu Lodge|
|2005||Business||Nunavut Youth Consulting|
|Business Person||Pitseola Shoo|
|Lifetime||Dave and Cecilia Fox|
|Special Achievement||Francophone Society|
|Business Person||Matty McNair and Paul Landry|
|2003||Business Person||Jimi Onalik|
|Special Achievement||Bob Long and Elu Lodge|
|Business Person||Zach Kunuk|
|2001||Business||Baffin Flower Studio|
|Business Person||Meeka Mike|
|2000||Business||Innirvik Support Services|
|Business Person||Pauloosie Kooneeliusie,
|Business Person||Robert Hanson,
RL Hanson Construction
|1998||Business||Toonoonik Sahoonik Co-op|
|Business Person||Jerry Ell, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation|
|1996||Business||Igloolik Isuma Productions|
|Business Person||Douglas Lem|
|Special Achievement||Joavie Alivaktuk/ Steven Roberts/ Jerry Ell|
|1995||Business Person||Ike Haulli|