The Nunavut Business Achievement Awards are presented annually at the Nunavut Trade Show and Conference. 

Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce invites all their members to submit nominations for this year’s Nunavut Business Achievement Awards. These awards highlight businesses and business people from across Nunavut who contribute to their community. Any business or business person working in Nunavut is eligible. The awards will be presented on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019.

Awards are in the following categories:

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: A business that has a positive impact on during 2018-2019, demonstrates leadership, and is actively involved in their community.

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR​​: An individual who has achieved something out of the ordinary during 2018-2019 and who has a ​positive influence in the business community.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: This award recognizes the long-term commitment of an individual to the Nunavut business community.

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT: Awarded to an individual, business, or group who has displayed extraordinary success or innovation in their economic development activities in 2018-2019.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: A business person who goes above and beyond as a volunteer.


Business of the Year - Black Heart Café

Presented by Udlu Hanson, Deputy Minister for Economic Development & Transportation, Government of Nunavut. Accepted by Jospeh Szakacs, Owner of the Black Heart Café

Volunteer of the Year - Clarence Synard

Presented by Victor Tootoo, President of the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce

Business Persons of the Year​ - Mona Godin & Tim Bayne

Presented by 2017 Business Person of the Year, Glenn Cousins.

Lifetime Achievement Award​ - Mark Bray

Presented by Victor Tootoo, President of the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce. Accepted posthumously by Suzane Paquin, representing Mr. Mark Bray.