Meet The Board (2018 - 2019)

 

The Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce is working to ensure that its members are seen and heard. KCC works to ensure that the challenges faced by the businesses within the Kitikmeot region are resolved collectively.  Our membership is comprised of businesses ranging in size from sole proprietorship to large corporation. Each member is truly valued for its contribution to the local business community, and the chamber strives to meet the needs unique to every business.

Jim MacEachern 

Chair

 

Mr. MacEachern currently sits as the President of the Nunavut Economic Developers Association and works as the Assistant Special Administrative Officer for the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Mr. MacEachern is passionate about sustainable economic development in the Kitikmeot region and has continued to champion great initiatives for the region. As one of the only NEDA certified Economic Development Officers for the region, Mr. MacEachern was awarded a certificate of appreciation by Northern Affairs and the Arctic Science Policy Integration, for his notable contribution towards the success of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station now situated in the community of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Mr. MacEachern brings his wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of Economic Development strategies to the KCC.

Amanda Doiron

Vice Chair

 

 

As a professional Architect, Ms. Doiron is very familiar with designing beautiful spaces and innovative business models. In recent years Ms. Doiron has continued to mentor and inspire Nunavummiut, Inuit Entrepreneurs, and local youth as they visit Nunavut Infrastructure Projects she has helped Project Manage, over the years, as well as the more recent Kuugak Café and Ublu Inn establishments she’s helped design and run. Apart from her mentorship efforts with the Inspire Nunavut Program, Ms. Doiron has held several executive board positions at the Cambridge Bay Child Care Society, as well as the Kitikmeot Community Futures Inc. Mr. Doiron brings a renewed vision to the KCC as we set a course for a progressive future.

Sheila Conroy

Treasurer and Secretary

As a long time resident of the Nunavut and Northwest Territories, Ms. Conroy has continued to champion the sustained and progressive economic development of Nunavut at large. Ms. Conroy is the Manager of Community Banking Services at the First Nations Bank of Canada. Having a pulse on the local economic climate and understanding the challenges faced by local businesses has always helped form  Ms. Conroy's on-going work in the region.

Charlie Cahill

Director

 

Originally from Saint Johns Newfoundland, Mr. Cahill completed his business degree from Memorial University and has extensive years of experience in the banking industry and in running and managing businesses. Since 1990 Mr. Cahill has lived in Canada's great North, 25 years of which was in the community of Gjoa Haven with his loving wife and two daughters.  Mr. Cahill is the owner of CAP Enterprises. Mr. Cahill's in depth historical knowledge on the region since its inception has been an continues to be an invaluable resource to the KCC Board. 

Peter Akkikungnaq

Director​

 

Born on the Mainland, Mr. Akkikungnaq is currently a resident of the community of Gjoa Haven. He is the Chair for Business on the Community Economic Committee and a partner of CAP Ltd. As an elder, Mr. Akkikungnaq has continued to inspire Inuit youth entrepreneurs and ensures that the KCC champions Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles in all our on-going initiatives. 

Nadene McMenemy
Director

Ms. McMenemy has spent the last 28 years in the north. She is an advocate for the community of Kuglutuk and a strong voice for Nunavut at large. Ms. McMenemy currently sits on Hamlet Council, for the community of Kugluktuk. Ms. McMenemy and her husband Johnny Kootoo manage the Enokhok Inn & Suites in Kugluktuk.

Peter Laube

Director

Mr. Laube and his wife Helen Koaha have been strong advocates for economic development in the Kitikmeot Region. As business owners of Kalvik Enterprises Inc. Mr. Laube has expanded beyond the boarders of the community of Cambridge Bay. Apart from assisting the Cambridge Bay Fire Hall in getting their first emergency vehicle, Mr. Laube is well known in the community of Cambridge Bay for his philanthropic support of the local daycare, annual Halloween drive, children petting zoo initiative and much more. Mr. Laube is committed to the thriving success of the region.

Born and raised in Cambridge Bay, Nuanvut. Mr. Wilcox is the owner of Jago, a plumbing, heating and electrical contracting company, and owner of Umingmak Lodge Bed & Breakfast, situatued in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

Wilf Wilcox

Director

 

2017 - 2018 Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce Board

 

Wilf Wilcox

Chair

 

Born and raised in Cambridge Bay, Nuanvut. Mr. Wilcox is the owner of Jago, a plumbing, heating and electrical contracting company, and owner of Umingmak Lodge Bed & Breakfast, situatued in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.