Chamber Insider  |  August 2, 2017
Potential Taxation Changes

The Dep artment 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.     

On July 18, Finance Canada launched a consultation on how "tax-planning strategies involving corporations are being used to gain unfair tax advantages."
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and its Taxation Committee are currently studying how the proposed changes will affect members and will submit recommendations to Finance Canada.
Chamber Breakfast Series

Chamber Events
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, 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
South End Development: An annexation proposal for a 170-acre site south of Patricia Ave is currently being reviewed by the Manitoba Municipal board. VBJ Developments has proposed a commercial hub that will include everything from a grocery store, restaurants, a strip mall to a hospitality section. Read the article.

Open House: Further to the South End Annexation mentioned above, there will be an open house on Wednesday, August 9th from 5-7pm at the Brandon Design Studio (638 Princess Ave). The City will address the concerns raised from the first open house. Get the details.

BU is going to the Skies: Brandon University has announced a new university-credit course to be offered this fall that will teach students how to safely and legally fly drones. Learn more. 

Golf Course Changes: Horizon Builders has released their development plans for the Wheat City Golf Course that will include a new restaurant, condos and a hockey arena making it a year-round destination. Read more.

Volunteers Needed: The 2017 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Track & Field Championships will be in Brandon on August 9-15, 2017. They are looking for volunteers! For more information or to register as a volunteer please click here. 

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Advocacy - Working For You

Chambers Unite on Carbon Tax: The Manitoba Chamber of Commerce has joined with provincial Chambers across Canada in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the impact on businesses that climate policy will have. Read more.

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


Chamber Member Staff Spotlight
Interview with Erin Wells, General Manager at the Do Erin from the Dock On Princess ck on Princess

What exactly does your company do? 

We are a full service restaurant and pub. 


How long have you been at this job?

I have been with the Dock for 4.5 years.


What are the goals for your business?

Our goal is always to provide a fun and relaxing place for our guests. We want to give them the best experience possible.

Read the full interview here.
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