September 30, 2016   
Assiniboia Chamber of                                      
Chamber Calendar of Events!
October 13 - Business Succession Webinar with SXNM. Complimentary Registration to first 25 Assiniboia Chamber Members. Register Here

October 20 - Lunch Meeting - From Basement to Boardroom  the rise of BOB FM to International Media giant with founder - Howard Kroeger. Register Here 
Chamber Notes!

Member Referral Program
Know of a business that can benefit from our many services and programs? Send us a note, call the office or stop by. All referrals entered into our monthly draw.

Member referral draw sponsored by:

Winnipeg location - 
1838 Portage Avenue.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
- Minutes for Members is your opportunity to address the attendees at a future member breakfast or lunch to promote your business. For only $75 including event registration you are provided with three minutes of undivided attention including brochures at each place setting. Contact Richard at the chamber for further information. 204-774-4154

Help Wanted !
Visit the member only pages to view job posting by our member. 1 position currently listed. 

Assiniboia Chamber Members - Affinity Partner Offers

Esso Business Card
Have a sales force or a fleet of vehicles? Would exceptional fuel savings and fuel management tools be of value? Save 3.5 cents per litre with the Esso Business Card Program. See or contact chamber office.

Payroll & Time Management
When you need a self-service payroll and scheduling service consider Blue Canvas. For information and a referral contact Richard at the chamber office or

Your Assiniboia Chamber membership provides for many business services at preferred rates or with additional benefits. Remember to advise these service providers of your Assiniboia Chamber membership to take advantage of your benefits. 
Are you maximizing your chamber membership? We provide Valuable Services you can use.

Many of our members have taken advantage of the Chamber Benefit Plan that is only available with your Assiniboia Chamber membership. This plan continues to be one of the most stable and reliable plans available. 

There are also additional services with your membership that can save you time and money.

1-800 Members is a revised program that now offers not only 30% savings with your UPS Shipping services but also provides savings on your everyday office supplies through Novexco and technology equipment savings with Lenovo. Free shipping, next day delivery and valuable savings are provided. 

Are you utilizing a payment processing service in your retail, on-line or delivery service business? Have you had a recent review of your merchant services program? First Data can provide you with a competitive quote not only on your discount fees but also on the more important back-end fees. If they can't meet or beat your current program then they will provide a $1,000 Master Card gift card. Isn't that worth 15 minutes of your time!

The Assiniboia Chamber has additional programs that can save our members both time and money. We will highlight additional member benefit programs in the next edition.

To review these offers or to learn more visit the chamber website or contact the office   
Small Business Week -
Howard Kroeger Bob FM  
"From Basement to Boardroom". 

Our next member lunch is October 20, 2016 and it is fitting that it is during small business week. 

Our guest speaker is Howard Kroeger, President of Kroeger Media which produces the Bob FM radio format for radio stations across North America.

This is truly a made at home success story, join us as Howard takes us through the development process of this international media success story; that started from his home in rural Manitoba. Truly an innovative and interesting subject. 

Members and Future Members welcome - Register Here.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce - AGM 
We were there!

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM and Convention was held September 17 - 19 in Regina. Representatives of the Assiniboia Chamber were in attendance where we participated in the all important Policy Resolution debate. 64 policies were approved that will now set the direction and action for our Canadian Chamber to implement. 

The Assiniboia Chamber is pleased to represent our business community on the national stage.    
2016-17 Member Directory & Buyers Guide "Open to Win!"

Delivery of the 2016-17 Member Directory & Buyers Guide is complete. Did you receive your copy? Be sure to keep on hand for future reference.  

Did you Win? Be on the lookout for our Open & Win promotion in the directory envelope. Random directories have gift redemption vouchers inserted for valuable prizes and those without have instructions on how to enter into our grand prize draw for a great gift package. 

Peruse your directory, support your fellow businesses and look for your chance to win!   

Thank you to our prize sponsors: 
Dave's Quick Print, Calabria Market, Sheraton Four Points, Morier Benefits, Red Bomb Fireworks and the Assiniboia Chamber.

Business Succession Planning - Free Webinar, October 13 - 2pm.

It was identified in the member survey that business succession planning is a topic of keen interest to many of our members. We have partnered with SXNM SuccessionMatching Ltd. to present a complimentary webinar on transitioning your business. 

Join this webinar on October 13 at 2pm - Complimentary for the first 25 chamber registrants (Value $40). Alison Anderson CEO of SXNM will lead a presentation including;
Market Conditions
Three types of Succession Planning
Timelines & Expectations
Resources available to business owners in Manitoba 

This is an important topic that we don't want you to miss out on - participate in the webinar from the comfort of home or your office. Register HERE.

Webinar brought you by the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce and SXNM.  
Member Profile - St. James Hotel

We felt it was important to profile a second hotel in our member profile series. We welcome Daniel Swidinsky the new owner of the St. James Hotel which has been a member of the chamber since 1993. 

The St. James Hotel has been a staple in the accommodation and social environment in St James since 1928. Home to the Fox and Hounds Tavern which is equipped with all the amenities of a popular 21st century sports bar. Host to many sports teams and celebrations - visit them when you're in the area.

The St. James Hotel has recently contributed a wall to host a new mural. 

1719 Portage Avenue
Member Since 1993

Would you like your business profiled in the Chamber Connection? send your request to

Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce | | |
1867 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, R3J 3X7