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Chamber Insider  |  December 13, 2017

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Small Business Tax Changes Update: An update on the Small Business Tax changes has been summarized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The government received over 21,000 submissions in regards to its proposed tax changes. On December 15th, the Senate Finance Committee is releasing its report on the tax changes based on the cross-country consultations in which many Chambers took an active role in. Find out more.

5 Minutes for Business:  The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has released their newest edition of their 5 Minutes for Business with an article on the Comeau case, which will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada this week, and the lasting impact it could have on interprovincial trade. Read the article here.
 
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In The News
Congratulations: Westman Communications Group has been named in the Top 30 Employers of Manitoba. Read more.

30 Years: The Riverbank Discovery Centre celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Brandon Tourist Greeter Program this month. Read more.

Upcoming AGM: Crocus Credit Union will be holding their AGM on December 19th at 7pm. Find more info here.

Bridge Options: The City of Brandon released the four options for the new Daly Overpass Bridge. Read more.

Fundraising Goal: The YWCA has set a goal of raising $10,110 with their Keeping Spirits Bright Campaign. Read more here.

Anniversary: Super Thrifty's Medical Centre Pharmacy celebrates 50 years in 2017!

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Interview with Ariane Riddell, Owner and Operator with Walk the Walk
 
W hat service Walk the Walk do you and your company offer?
I a m a dog walker and I help take care of client's dogs. I pick dogs up at their hom e and walk them in the neighbourhood either alone or in small groups of two. I believ e in using only positive reinforcement training methods with the dogs in my c are, usin g wholesome treats to reward good behaviours and r edirect unwanted behaviours towards more productive ones.

How did you get the idea for your business?

The inspiration point for starting Walk the Walk was my dog Kola. After adopting Kola from the humane society I worked with her to resolve issues she had with anxiety and reactivity. It was so rewarding to see how she improved over time and I enjoyed training her so much that I decided to become a pet care professional.


Chamber Events
Friday, December 22, 2017 Holiday Coffee
9:00 - 10:00 am
 
Join us for a special Friday Holiday Coffee @ the Chamber on December 22nd! 
 
These mini events 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.  
 
These events are graciously sponsored by Tim Hortons

Friday, January 5, 2018 Tim Hortons
9:00 - 10:00 am
 
The first Friday Coffee @ the Chamber in 2018 will feature the Mayor of Brandon, the City Manager and the Treasurer. 
 
These mini events 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.  
 
These events are graciously sponsored by Tim Hortons

Thursday, January 18, 2018 January Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Clarion Hotel & Suites
 
The Business Climate Survey, last completed in 2015, is an important tool to assess the needs and concerns of our membership by feeling the pulse of the business owners in our community. The results of the survey allow the Chamber to address its priorities moving forward; it also provides information for policy and decision makers to create action around the business sector's needs. The survey is presented by MNP LLP.

Luncheon generously sponsored by: myITsource 
  

Monday, January 29, 2018 Business for Breakfast
7:30 - 9:00 am
Victoria Inn
 
Watch the Insider for more Information on this upcoming breakfast featuring Bell Let's Ambassador, All-Star Middle Linebacker, Shea Emry.
 
Interested in sponsoring the event? Email us today
 
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