Chamber Insider  |  January 24, 2018
Business for Breakfast: Let's Talk Mental Health with Bell Ambassador, Shea Emry
Bell Let_s Talk  
People today are talking more and more about Mental Health including in the workplace. The Chamber has teamed up with Bell Let's Talk to bring awareness to mental health and to help try to remove the stigma from mental health issues. Join us for breakfast and hear the story of one of Bell's Let's Talk Ambassadors, All-Star Middle Linebacker Shea Emry.
Meet Shea Emry: 
All-Star Middle Linebacker, Shea Emry, was one of the fiercest and nastiest players in Canadian football. He has recently retired and has been tackling on a new field: men
Shea Emry 's health. Sidelined with an injury, Emry battled trials of the past, including nega tive self-image and a lifetime of upholding the machismostandards of masculinity in professional sport. Immersed in a culture that expects men to
mask their feelings, Emry recognized the toxic silence of manliness was affecting more than just him. Using his platform in professional sport, Emry founded Wellmen, a movement that proves being a 'real man' is about being a balanced man. He is inspiring a rewilding of the culture of masculinity, one that accepts a more whole and complete human. No part, tear, feeling or grunt left out. 
Monday, January 29th
7:30 am - Networking/Breakfast Buffet
7:50 am - Program begins
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Advocacy - Working For You
City Budget: Brandon Chamber Board members attended the City of Brandon budget Deliberations held on Jan 19th and 20th. Read about the City Budget here.

Have Your Say:  The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce is encouraging the Manitoba Chamber network to take part in two ongoing public consultations. The provincial government is seeking comment on proposed changes submitted by the Pension Commission of Manitoba. he changes appear to be to be slight alterations to strengthen the options to help employees save for their future, and bring Manitoba in line with other provinces. The second is the Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission holding their mandated ten-year review of Manitoba's electoral map. Currently, Manitoba has 57 constituencies, a number that hasn't changed since 1949, despite our population doubling to over 1.27 million people. Click on the links for more information on each.
Bank of Canada Interest Rate Increase: Following January 17th's announcement of a 0.25% increase in the prime lending rate, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is urging the Bank of Canada to be cautious about future increases . Read more about the Canadian Chamber's position.

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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Call for Nominations: The YWCA Brandon are looking for nominations for their Annual Women of Distinction Awards Gala.  Find out more.

Refresh and Rebrand - The Brandon Downtown Development Corporation has dropped the name Renaissance Brandon to reflect the organizations' core function. Read more.

Fine Art: Students from Vincent Massey will have their art on display at Shoppers mall Brandon! Read more.

Readers Choice:
Brandon Sun holding their annual Westman Readers' Choice 2018 awards. Find out more.

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Chamber Events
Thursday, January 25, 2018  RONA Brandon
5:00 - 7:00 pm
2404 Park Ave, Brandon, MB
Join us with host RONA - J&G Supply for complimentary refreshments and socializing after work. RONA Brandon's newly renovated store is a one-stop shop for all your construction and renovation project needs. Their new Design Centre offers 3,000 square feet of inspirational space and full renovations services.

Come and enjoy this informal event; it's a great networking opportunity to create new contacts and grow your business while enjoying some food and drink, and getting to know this growing enterprise.   
Monday, January 29, 2018 Bell Let_s Talk
7:30 - 9:00 am
Victoria Inn
People today are talking more and more about Mental Health including in the workplace. Join us for breakfast and hear the story of one of Bell's Let's Talk Ambassadors, All-Star Middle Linebacker Shea Emry
Interested in sponsoring the event? Email us today

Thursday, February 15, 2018 CENTUM Mortgage
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Victoria Inn
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods is the world's largest manufacturer to grow, make and sell their own line of hemp products. Hear from their Director of Farm Services, Clarence Shwaluk as he shares their story on linking farm activity and acre contracting to retail shelf.
Luncheon generously sponsored by: CENTUM Mortgage 

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