Chamber Insider  |  August 16, 2017
The New Event Season is Coming!
Brandon Chamber
We are excited to announce our 2017-2018 Event Season! This year we are premiering two new event series: The Breakfast Series an d Pub Nights!  
The Breakfast events will offer attendees a hot breakfast and chance for a networking experience before the workday begins. Each breakfast will feature a speaker or panel discussing local business topics. The Breakfast Line Up can be viewed here. 
Also new this year are Pub Nights. There is nothing more sociable than getting together at your local pub. Similar to Business After 5's, Pub Nights will put a spotlight on a member's restaurant/lounge/bar. The hosts will be able to showcase their business and offer a sampling of their cuisine to attendees. These evenings will offer attendees an informal and relaxed networking event.  Interested in hosting one? Email us! 
We are also happy to announce our monthly luncheon series line up! Check out our Luncheon Line Up here
Have you signed up for Season Seats yet? If you sign up before September 13th you are entered in to win Winnipeg Blue Bomber tickets!
We also have some great upcoming workshops and other events coming up! Visit our Event Calendar for details!
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Chamber Events
Friday, September 1, 2017 Friday Coffee _ The Chamber
9:00 - 10:00 am
These mini events are held the first Friday of every month and are an excellent networking opportunity for you and your business. No RSVPs, no speeches and open to all, the Coffees are a great way to catch up with colleagues, meet new-comers and practice your networking skills in a casual setting. Join the conversation!
These events are graciously sponsored by Tim Hortons. 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Chamber 101
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Chamber 101 helps you get the most out of your membership by giving you an insider's look at what's available to promote your business, save money, provide benefits to your staff, and make the connections that you need to grow your business and your career and participate in making this city a great place to live, work, and do business.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Victoria Inn
Since moving to Brandon three and a half years ago, Robyn-together with her husband, Dr. Jason Sneath-has started Fraser Sneath Coffee, Bowerbird Holdings, Sneath Projects, and SKIN Clinics.  The four businesses: a cafĂ©, a property development company, a construction company and a skin clinic, are guided by a common goal-providing the highest quality product, whether it's coffee, skin care, or their recently completed Prairie Lofts. With her entrepreneurial passion, hear Robyn speak about being a business owner in Brandon.
Friday, September 29, 2017 Website Marketing
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

I have a website - now what?
Is your website ready for effective marketing and lead capture? Find out what you need. Bring your lunch and join Scott Kasprick from Reaxion Graphics as he talks about how to get the most out of your website.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 Women in Leadership Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Victoria Inn
Come for breakfast and a chance to network before the work day begins. We will feature a panel of local female entrepreneurs. Hear as they tell their stories and their experiences in the business world. 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 2017 Westman HR Conference
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for a day of in-depth hands on Human Resource professional development.
This full-day will provide you with practical, implementable strategies for managing today's workforce. Registration for this event has opened!
Pub Nights

Member News
Home-Building Blitz: Habitat for Humanity held its Kick Off for its newest build with a crew that was made up of mostly women as part of their Women Build program. Read the article.

New Upgrade: Precision Toyota announced through their Facebook page that they are going to almost triple their current square footage with a new building. Get the details.

Partial Eclipse: Brandon University will be holding a viewing of the solar eclipse at the soccer field on campus on August 21st. Read more.

Competitive Advantage: Brandon has ranked quite well on KPMG's latest "Competitive Alternatives" report which ranks a cities' economic competitiveness. Find the article here.

Business Planning: Want to learn how to start your own business? Entrepreneurship Manitoba has a workshop for that! Learn more.

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Advocacy - Working For You
NAFTA: The Minister of Foreign Affairs has given Canadians a look at federal government's NAFTA strategy . NAFTA negotiations began today. Read the full article here.

Tax Changes: The Department of Finance is considering major changes to how corporations are taxed. The proposed rules could have a significant impact on many Canadian businesses: potentially raising taxes, increasing the administrative burden on SMEs and heightening the impact on family-run businesses .   Read more and get involved.

The Power of the Chamber Network - Through your Brandon Chamber of Commerce membership, you are part of the Chamber network - which is supported by the Canadian and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

2017 Westman HR Conference


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