If you’re visiting Churchill and you’re looking for a place to stay, owners David Daley and Bill Dingwall invite you to the Aurora Inn, their 22-room, apartment style suite hotel, open year round.
Daley and Dingwall weren’t always in the hotel business. A few years ago, the Aurora’s previous owners decided to sell, but they wanted to ensure the hotel stayed locally owned and operated. They approached Daley and Dingwall, who they had known for years, to see if they would be interested in buying the hotel.
Daley and Dingwall thought it was an amazing opportunity, and they soon started their research into the financing they would need and other business issues.
“As you can imagine,” said Daley, “buying a hotel is definitely life changing and more than a little stressful, but the Communities Economic Development Fund provided some needed financial assistance, and they helped move our project forward by providing quick responses to the many questions we had.”
Both Daley and Dingwall live in Churchill. They are very proud that their hotel is open year round and that it has created job opportunities in the local community.