Chamber Insider  |  June 21, 2017
Meet the New Board
The Chamber is pleased to announce the members of the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Representing a broad range of industries and business size, they will bring a diverse perspective and skill set.
Back row from left: Spencer Day* (Progressive Sanitation), Greg Crisanti (Tim Hortons), Tayona Johnas (Sunrise Credit Union), Scott Norosky* (South End Lumber Ltd.), Tanya LaBuick* (LaBuick & Co.), Steve McMillan (VJB Developments), Jordan Trotter (C&C Rentals).   Front row from left: Terry Burgess (RBC Royal Bank), Jeff Hood (MNP), Tami- Rae Rourke (NetSet Communications & I-Netlink Wireless), Cathy Snelgove (Siere). Missing: Trent Sholdice (Meighen Haddad), Jason Thorpe (Thorpe Construction), Jill Watt* (Cando Rail Services Ltd.).

*New Directors elected this year
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Chamber Events
Friday Coffee at the Chamber: Last Coffee of the season
Friday, June 23, 2017 Tim Hortons
9:00 -10:00 am
These weekly events are an excellent networking opportunity for you and your business. No RSVPs, no speeches and free to all members, the Coffees are a great way to catch up with colleagues, meet new comers and practice your networking skills in a casual setting. Come, enjoy a cup of coffee and a treat and join the conversation!

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Member News
2017/2018 Compensation Survey: Take the People First Compensation Survey for Manitoba Employers. Participate Now!

Get your BBQ:
The Brandon Sunset Rotary Club is holding its first Ribfest this August at the Riverbank Discovery Centre. Get the details!

Base Commander: Lt.-Col. John Cochrane is leaving his post as Base Commander at CFB Shilo early next month.  Learn more here.

Business Workshops: Entrepreneurship Manitoba has many upcoming workshops including Ask an Accountant and Business Planning. Check out their calendar.

Explore Canada: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Esso to hold a photo sharing contest to celebrate Canada 's 150th. Find out more !
Mission to China: Manitoba Trade and Investment is heading to China in November to attend the Food and Hotel Show in Shanghai. The mission would also allow Canada to engage China on market access issues and discuss areas of mutually beneficial collaboration. More Info here.

Construction to Begin: Construction on VBJ Developments' 54-unit subdivision on the North Hill will begin soon. Read about it here.

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Advocacy - Working For You
Soybean Plant: More forces are uniting to bring a soybean processing plant to Westman. Check out the full article.

Anti-Spam Legislation: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce comments on the federal government's decision to halt the coming into of force of anti-spam legislation that would have hurt Canadian businesses. Read their take on it.

NAFTA - To modernize NAFTA, the North American Economic Alliance has been launched. This alliance offers a platform for three private sector organizations to reach the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce offers insight on it. Read the full article.

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

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