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Rules & Regulations

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Win Downtown Storefront in Yellowknife for one year!

Eligibility requirements

  • You are 18 years or older
  • You are a legal resident of Yellowknife, Dettah or Ndilo
  • You are willing to commit to signing a one year lease for one of the participating spaces
  • The proposed business may be a sole proprietorship,  partnership, or corporation
  • If you are a current business owner, your application must be:1) unrelated to your existing business, or 2) introduce a new element not promoted at your existing business, or 3) expand upon an element that would be removed from your existing business.
  • No franchises or take overs of existing businesses will be considered.

Read the 2019 Rules and Regulations and apply now!

2019 Timeline 

Event

Date

Contest opens

April 2019

Contest closes

Thursday 11:59PM May 23

Semi-finalists are announced

May 31 2019

Free Business Development Workshops for 10 semi- finalists

June 2019

Akaitcho BDC – How to Start a Business

June 5, 2019  1pm to 4:30pm

Chamber Boardroom, 4th Floor NWT Commerce Place (4921 49th Street) 

Public Speaking by Momentum Training 

 June 7 1:30 PM - 4 PM, 

City Hall Boardroom

Your First Lease by CloudWorks

June 11 10:30am-12, YK

Chamber Boardroom, 4th Floor NWT Commerce Place (4921 49th Street)

 Networking Event “Lessons I’ve Learned” 

June 13 5:30-8pm

Chamber Boardroom, 4th Floor NWT Commerce Place (4921 49th Street)

Social Media by With Media

June 14th, 1pm – 3pm

Chamber Boardroom, 4th Floor NWT Commerce Place (4921 49th Street)

Small Business Budgeting by  Crowe MacKay 

June 18 – 9am to 4pm

Chamber Boardroom, 4th Floor NWT Commerce Place (4921 49th Street)

Yk Chamber/City of YK/GNWT ITI -- Business Licensing, Permitting & BizPal – 2pm to 4pm

June 25 2-4pm

 Marketing by Outcrop

June 20 2pm to 4pm

Chamber Boardroom, 4th Floor NWT Commerce Place (4921 49th Street)

Final business plans submitted by 10 semi-finalists, including a financial plan, marketing plan and start-up timeline

Sunday July 28 11:59PM

Finalists to submit addendums (if any)

 Sunday August 11 11.59PM

Grand Finale

August 15 2019

Latest start date of lease

November 1 2019

Grand Opening

Q1 of 2020

Contacts

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699