It’s official: Iqaluit’s downtown cafe, I Like Cake, is the Best New Business in the North.
"It’s true what they say, it doesn't feel like work when you love what you're doing, and I really, really love what I'm doing,” said business owner Sadie Vincent-Wolfe at the awards ceremony in Whitehorse last night.
Nine business awards were handed out last night in Whitehorse at the second annual Frozen Globe Awards.
The Frozen Globes, sponsored by Up Here Business magazine, feature companies from across the North.
Another Iqaluit business picked up the People's Choice Award, determined by online voting.
It went to Arctic Circle Dental Services.
"I've got the privilege of working on the greatest people in the world,” said Dr. Steven Partyka, who was in Whitehorse to accept the award.
“They are the finest people, I love them, and I'm really glad.”
Several Yukon businesses picked up awards including Aasman Brand Communications,
“It's really exciting as a small business in the North to get an opportunity to be celebrated for the things that you do,” said Aasman’s president, Corey Bradbury.
“We are such small communities up here, it's really interesting to share our success with each other.”
Overall, 114 businesses were nominated in eight categories.
Other winners include:
- Top Aboriginal Owned Business: Deton Cho Corporation, Yellowknife
- Best Marketed Business: Northern Vision Development, Whitehorse
- Most Innovative Business: Aasman Brand Communications, Whitehorse
- Top Large Business (over 100 employees): EBA Engineering, Yellowknife and Whitehorse
- Top Nunavut Entrepreneur: Arctic Circle Dental Services, Iqaluit
- Top N.W.T. Entrepreneur: Canoe North Adventures, Norman Wells, N.W.T.
- Top Yukon Entrepreneur: Yukon Brewing, Whitehorse
- Top Northern Entrepreneur: Canoe North Adventures, Norman Wells, N.W.T.