Fall/Winter 2021 schedule to be announced.
These programs for the private sector will get small and medium sized enterprises in Yukon growing and working together to improve our economy.
With these programs, the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce will create a business friendly community and a dynamic private sector. The Chamber has heard its members when they say "Do Something!" so these programs reflect what we are doing to cultivate our business sector. Together we will develop a healthy and expanding private sector.
Click on each program below to learn more!
Fall/Winter 2021 schedule to be announced.
Now more than ever, Whitehorse businesses need our support. This has been a challenging time for all of us, but particularly for those people who have invested their lives in building the businesses that we rely on. We don’t need to travel down South, or order online to get the things that we need. Local businesses are happy to feed you, dress you, and outfit you with everything you need and want. Local businesses are part of our community. Local businesses contribute to the lives of Yukoners, support fundraising programs, sponsor teams and organizations, and volunteer to help wherever it is needed. To ‘buy local’ is to support your community, and will help strengthen us.
Think local first when making purchases. It might be tempting to let your fingers do your shopping for you, but supporting local businesses is important. Call around, check local websites, and ask for local recommendations before ordering something online. Supporting local businesses supports community. It’s such an easy way to give back to the businesses that have given us so much.
We live in one of the most exciting and beautiful places in the world. Your friends and family from other places are looking at the photos of your staycation and they are envious. Embrace your good fortune, and become a tourist in your own City. Take in our dining experiences, go on a local shopping spree, treat yourself to a night away in a local hotel or inn, and experience your City again for the first time.
Try something new this summer. Take a sightseeing flight over a glacier, paddle the Yukon River, or go on a horsepacking adventure. Learn new skills, and develop a new understanding of how great local travel can be. Sample locally grown foods, then try international cuisine - experience the wildness of our rivers, and the tranquility of our trails - be inspired by local art, and then listen to the sounds of nature - all without leaving home.
Local businesses should be the focus of government procurement processes. Local companies provide local jobs and stimulate the economy. When you purchase goods or services from a Whitehorse business, you are supporting the families that they employ. Our companies give back to the community, by volunteering, providing sponsorships, and donating to fundraising events. Our companies need to come first, now more than ever.
In partnership with the City of Whitehorse, the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce manages and facilitates the Planter Box Program, which operates annually from June to September. The program provides local businesses the opportunity to advertise their products and services, while enhancing the aesthetic value of our beautiful wilderness city.
Businesses pay a one-time fee and are then permitted to place weatherproof signs on planter boxes in a manner that does not detract from the beauty of the boxes. The planter boxes will be distributed throughout the downtown core of Whitehorse and maintained from June through September. Businesses may reserve a spot beginning in April, and locations will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Corner Planter Box (best for advertising) SOLD OUT
Advertising Cost: $350.00
Permitted sign: up to four (4) weatherproof signs | Permitted sign size: 23” x 24”
Rectangular Planter Box (better for enhancing the front of a business) SOLD OUT
Advertising Cost: $250.00
Permitted sign: one (1) weatherproof sign | Permitted size: 35” x 15”
WCC thanks the Department of Economic Development, Government of Yukon, for providing Community Development funding to refurbish the planter boxes.
Partnering for Success is a Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce initiative created to strengthen economic growth, prosperity and cooperation throughout the territory. This private-sector driven initiative exists to encourage and support our business community, industry associations,governments and First Nations to work together, address common challenges and most importantly, find common solutions for the benefit of all Yukon residents.
It is imperative that as a small jurisdiction,we come together and identify the opportunities that will propel our economy forward – for our generation, for our children and for their children. Vision Partnering for Success is a conduit for cooperation to foster economic prosperity for Yukon.
Partnering for Success is a conduit for cooperation to foster economic prosperity for Yukon.
Partnering for Success acts to foster economic prosperity through strengthened collaboration, understanding and awareness between business and all orders of government to affect proactive, timely and solution-oriented action and change.