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Message from the Office

Members' Luncheon Meeting

Funding

Programs

News Worthy

Announcements

Fair Exchange Rate

Chamber of Commerce

There are only 6 weeks until Gold Show and we have confirmed Larry Berman as our keynote speaker. Larry Berman is a Co-Founder of ETF Capital Management (www.etfcm.com) and the Independent Investor Institute (www.educatedtrader.com), and brings over 25 years of industry experience to the role of Chief Investment Officer. Larry's opinions also frequently appear in the media, and he is featured weekly on BNN's Berman's Call. Check out our website for more information.

Spots are still available for indoor and outdoor booths for Gold Show. Regular registration for indoor and outdoor booths can be done online. Keep checking the website as we continue to add and finalize information.
Pass it along: dawsongoldshow.com 

Members' Luncheon Meeting

April's Member's Luncheon is April 8, 2015 at the Downtown Hotel Conference room from 12:00p.m to 1:00p.m. This month's presenter is Chelsea Cambell from Ceridian. Ceridian Canada Ltd is one of Canada's leading payroll management companies and offers payroll and managed human resources solutions to businesses in virtually all industries across Canada. This presentation is in partnership with CIBC. 

All members are encouraged and welcome to attend these monthly meetings. For more information on upcoming presentations contact the office by phone: 993-5274 or by email: office@dawsoncitychamberofcommerce.ca 
 

Funding

Enterprise Trade Fund

  • Funds to participate in the Frozen Globes are available for eligible applicants through the Government of Yukon’s Enterprise Trade Fund (ETF), which is administered by the Department of Economic Development.
  • It takes a minimum of 10 business days for funding applications to ETF to be approved.  It is recommended that approved applicants seeking funding assistance contact Economic Development as soon as they have been informed that they are approved for the mission to get an application underway. 
  • Eligible expenses may include the cost of air or ground travel, per diems, accommodations and development and printing of marketing materials.
  • Financial assistance may cover up to 50% of the total actual eligible expenses to a maximum of $5,000.
  • Participants must contribute a minimum of 50% of eligible expenses.
  • Only expenses that are incurred after receiving ETF approval are eligible for reimbursement.
  • Eligible expenses must be accompanied by copies of receipts.
  • ETF is available to all businesses and industry related organizations registered in Yukon.
  • Once approved to attend the Mission, applicants will work directly with Economic Development staff to complete an application for financial assistance and determine funding approval.  
Applicants should fully review the ETF guidelines for Small Business before completing their application package: http://www.economicdevelopment.gov.yk.ca/pdf/etf_business.pdf
  • Note: Applicants interested in applying for ETF financial assistance will need to complete the Yukon Enterprise Trade Fund Application at http://www.gov.yk.ca/forms/forms/5000/yg5470_e.pdf;
  • and produce additional information requirements as per ETF guidelines, including
total project costs and estimates.
  • If you have any questions regarding ETF, please contact Brittany Pearson, Program Officer, ETF at Economic Development at (867) 667-8075 or etf@gov.yk.ca



Canada Job Grant

This program supports employers interested in investing in training for current or future employees. Training may be offered by colleges, trade union centres or private trainers. Training can take place in a classroom, a workplace or online. Costs are shared by the employer and Advanced Education.

For more information visit the website and attend the Members' Luncheon Meeting on March 11, 2015. 

Programs

TIAY 2015 Spring Conference and AGM

This year's conference and AGM will be held from April 16-18 in Dawson City. Visit tiayukon.com to view an agenda, register, and learn about guest speakers, as well as transportation and accommodation options.

This year's Gold Rush themed gala dinner will be held at Diamond Tooth Gerties. 


2015 Frozen Globe Awards

Up Here Magazine has made a last minute decision to hold the 2015 Frozen Globe Awards in Iqaluit, Nunavut.  The date set by Up Here Magazine is April 30th and Yukon is a co-sponsor with Nunavut and NWT.  To assist Yukon business nominees attend the event, the Department of Economic Development will accept applications to the ETF program, which will support up to 50% of approved costs. 

To view the poster for this event, click here. Information on ETF funding is provided in the Funding section of this Newsletter. 


 

News Worthy

Dawson City Arts Society to Receive Funding Increase

The Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS) is set to receive a base funding increase of $25,000 this year, pending legislative approval. For the full article, click here
 

Input wanted on proposed regulations for oil-fired appliances and carbon monoxide safety 

The Government of Yukon wants to hear from Yukoners on proposed safety regulations designed to improve oil-fired heating systems and safeguard Yukoners from carbon monoxide and fire. For more details, click here.

Yukon's Emergency Response Centre to host new 9-1-1 Call Centre

The Government of Yukon has allocated more than $1 million in 2015/16, pending legislative approval, to lay the groundwork for expanding emergency 9-1-1 service to all Yukon communities. For the full article, click here.

Announcements

  • KIAC will be holding their AGM on April 9th at 7:00p.m. They are seeking new board members. It is important to them to have representation from different sectors within the community and welcome anyone in the business community who is interested. 
The Fair Exchange rate for the week of March 30, 2015 is: $1.20 per one U.S. dollar

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