June 7, 2021
Business Community and Chamber Members,
The Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce, and the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce are working together to provide timely and relevant information about the COVID outbreak in Iqaluit and to a larger extent the Qikiqtani region.
As Iqaluit’s positive cases of Covid 19 have dropped significantly the Iqaluit Chamber, and BRCC would like to remind you to keep in mind safety protocols from the CPHO and the Government of Nunavut regarding the spread of Covid 19. It is more important than ever that we provide the necessary tools to keep our essential workers safe and protect members of our communities. This is a reminder of how easy this virus can spread. We must remain calm and stay vigilant during this difficult time.
Below we have outlined what will be required throughout the territory in relation to travel into Nunavut. It is important to be reminded that the CPHO has imposed a mandatory mask order for the territory at this time.
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For Immediate Release
Iqaluit Shop Local Campaign is Extending and Adapting to New Lock Down Circumstances
Iqaluit, Nunavut November 19, 2020 – In light of the current two-week Nunavut wide lockdown, the Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce is extending the Shop Local campaign for an additional two weeks. The Chamber is also looking at original solutions to help closed businesses through these challenging times. The new campaign will now run until December 31 and the final draw will be done on January 1, 2021.
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For Immediate Release
The Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce Calls for Iqalummiut to Shop Local During Their Third Annual Campaign
Iqaluit, Nunavut November 12, 2020 – The Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce is launching the third annual Iqaluit Shop Local campaign. The campaign will run from November 15, 2020 to Dec 21, 2020. The goal of the campaign is to strengthen the local economy, support local jobs, promote local artists and keep our community unique. The campaign is also a way for business owners to thank Iqalummiut for supporting local businesses.
According to studies, communities with a buy local campaign reported strong sales increase compared to those areas without such a campaign. Independent businesses served by these pro-local campaign also dramatically outperformed peers in communities lacking similar campaigns. This success is also reflected in community-level surveys. In Iqaluit, 75% of the participants found the campaign useful for their own business; and 100% of the participants thought that an Iqaluit Shop Local campaign is positive for local businesses.