PRESS RELEASE: Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Announces New President
October 15, 2021 (Yellowknife, NT) – The Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Rob Warburton, co-founder of CloudWorks, has been appointed as the organization’s President effective October 12, 2021. Mr. Warburton succeeds Tim Syer, who will continue serving on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Warburton’s appointment provides the Yellowknife Chamber with a unique blend of small business knowledge, community leadership and expertise in real estate and land development.
“Rob’s entrepreneurial experience and knowledge of municipal issues and community development will strengthen the Yellowknife Chamber’s advocacy work and support our goal of creating greater prosperity through growth – increasing our population and attracting more business and investment to Yellowknife”, said Deneen Everett, Executive Director of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Warburton is the co-founder of CloudWorks, a coworking space and real estate investment company that focuses on start-ups, small businesses, governments and non-profit organizations to find the right spaces for them to succeed. Since 2012, he has operated on-demand full service coworking spaces including shared offices, staff accommodations, retail and event spaces here in Yellowknife. Incubating and supporting local businesses has always been at the core of CloudWorks and this continues in his new role with the Chamber.
In addition to volunteering with the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, he was a founding partner of the Yellowknife Car Share Coop, sits on the City of Yellowknife’s Community Advisory Board of Homelessness, and is a member of the GNWT’s Tourism Marketing Advisory Board.
“I am honored and excited to lead the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce during such a pivotal time for businesses. The pandemic has reminded us of the importance of community, the power of collaboration and the resilience of Yellowknife businesses,” said Rob Warburton. “I look forward to engaging with our membership and working with partners and stakeholders to continue strengthening the Yellowknife business community.”
For more information please contact:
Deneen Everett, Executive Director