Frontpage Tags #focus on business

Tag: #focus on business

Matthew Grogono shows off a freshly cut glass that will be ground down and polished on his one of a kind custom 1955 Hoover washing machine he built with Gary Vaillancourt. He's been using the machine since he started Old Town Glassworks in 1994. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

Focus on Business: Old Town Glassworks

In the early 90s then Mayor, Pat McMahon, once told Matthew Grogono that recycling was not something that would be done in the Northwest Territories. “We’re a mining town. We make it, we break it, we throw it away. We are at the end of the road,” Grogono quotes McMahon. “You can’t recycle in the...
Pablo Saravanja, left, and Jay Bulckaert with their Inspire 2 drone they use for their media production company Aerials North. Bulckaert is the certified pilot who operates the drone while Saravanja works the camera.

Focus on business: Aerials North

Jay Bulckaert and Pablo Saravanja, better known as the founders of the Artless Collective production company and the Dead North Film Festival, have spent the past few years branching out into the world of drones with their company Aerials North. Today they’re working with $10,000 drones and $4,000 cameras, but it didn’t start out that...
Rob Warburton, one of two partners who own and operate CloudWorks, says he's “hot to trot” for Yellowknife and provides a unique “turnkey” real estate service. He's seen here in one of his CloudWorks boardrooms available for booking for any of his clients.

Focus on Business: CloudWorks

Rob Warburton has always been passionate about real estate. From drawing floor plans as a child to owning his first house at 18, he always had his finger on the pulse of the real estate market, despite choosing a career in adventure tours. Guiding tours is what initially brought him to Yellowknife in 2005 before...
Mary Kelly plays a new piano she able to buy to help outfit her new business. It is one of several instruments she has available at Music Space. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

Focus on business: Music Space

The recent winner of the YK Win your Space contest Mary Kelly was able to take her growing home based business to the next level and provide a real community space for music education. Kelly, who holds a masters degree in community music, said that her business Music Interchange was to facilitate music education, especially...

Focus on business: Dash Event Designs and Rentals

Cynthia Mufandaedza never had any intention of becoming an event designer, but four years ago she seized on an opportunity to purchase the inventory of another event design business whose owner was leaving town. Mufandaedza and her husband, Randy Moyo, have been running Best Movers since she and her husband came to Yellowknife seven years...
James Croizier has been the owner of Ogre's Lair for well over a decade now and has slowly amassed a large collection of games and gaming supplies which cram every corner of his shop in lower floor the Centre Square Mall. January 19, 2019 Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

Focus on Business: Ogre’s Lair

In the lower level of the Centre Square Shopping Mall, tucked away amid empty retail spaces is a bustling hub of gaming activity known as the Ogre’s Lair. At first glace the store looks a little chaotic with every square inch of wall and window space tightly packed with a wide variety of colourful board...
January 21, 2019 Sarah Kalnay-Watson is the owner of Let Me Knot, offering wedding consulting, event planning, floral services and marriage officiating out of shop in the CloudWorks One building on 52nd street, downtown Yellowknife. Brett McGarry/NNSL photo

Focus on Business: Let Me Knot provides far more than flowers

To say that Sarah Kalnay-Watson, the owner of Let Me Knot on 52 Street, is just a wedding planner would be vastly understating her duties. She acts as a wedding and events planner, but also as a florist and even administers marriage and officiates weddings out of her quaint shop. “Some of my friends joke...