October 23, 2017   
Chamber Calendar of  Events!

Future Meeting Dates to Remember

Annual Christmas Luncheon in Support of the Children's Hospital Foundation
Lunch Meeting

January 18, 2018
Member Referral Program
Thank you to our winners of Blue Bombers ticket packages for their referrals.  There are still 2 tickets for the Oct. 28th Winnipeg Blue Bombers game available to be won.  Deadline for the draw is October 25, 2017.  So get your referrals in quickly.

It's not too late to enter a business that you believe would benefit from chamber membership. Send us the company name, contact and phone number - That's It, That's all you have to do. (204) 774-4154 or
Assiniboia Chamber - Affinity Partner Offers   (For Members Only!)

Payment Processing for your POS, Mobile & Web based needs.
Book a comparative analysis of your current provider, if they can't Meet or Beat your current service then you are eligible for a $1k M/C gift card.

Remember to tell them you're an Assiniboia Chamber member.   
Ask Your Government Representative
Here is your chance to connect with and ask questions of your elected representatives from three levels of government. Our panel session will allow you the opportunity to address and receive a direct response from your City  Councillor , MLA or MP.

Panelists confirmed to-date include :

Councillor  Scott  Gillingham
MLA Scott Johnston 
MP Robert-Falcon  Ouellette

Send in your questions in advance to allow our panelists time to research on your issue and present at the meeting. Come prepared with issues that affect all our members across our region.
This breakfast meeting is your opportunity to discuss topical issues outside of an election period with the representatives that you have placed in their roles.

Sure to be a lively and interesting event for all.

  Breakfast Meeting 
Thursday November 19, 2017
Victoria Inn and Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Avenue
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Tax Reform - The Saga Continues

We have made some headway in easing the proposed Tax Reforms with the recent notice of remediation by the Federal Government.  However there still remains more to do in leading to a fair tax review.

Thank you to Adam Kilfoyle of Heartland CPAs who led us through an informative session on the proposed Tax Reforms.  Adam's presentation was current to the changes made up to October 18/2017.  There were several good points brought forth; stay informed, communicate with your MP and certainly do use your CPA.

The Return of The Business Excellence Awards 2018 
(The BEA's)

The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce has been recognizing excellence within our business Community for some time.  As the primary organization working within and for the business community of West Winnipeg we have updated our award program to now include all businesses within  our service territory, not just Chamber members.  The 2018 BEA's will be presented at the Chambers 88th Annual AGM Luncheon on May 17, 2018.

Award Categories

New Business of the Year 
(operating less than 2 years)
Small Business of the Year 
(less than 20 employees)
Medium-Large Business of the Year
 (more than 20 employees)
Business Person of the Year
Chamber Business of the Year
(maintains membership in Assiniboia Chamber)

Nominate a deserving business 
Nominations are now open and the deadline is December 15, 2017.  See website for the Nomination Form or send email to  

Holiday Cheer for the Rest of the Year

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Learn more and register today: http://bit.ly/holiday_chambermember

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