Chamber Insider  |  November 8, 2017

Brandon Chamber of Commerce
The province has released details on their Made-in-Manitoba Carbon Tax plan. Read more about the plan here.
Join us at our November luncheon on November 16th and learn how this plan could affect you and your business.
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Brandon School Division: The Brandon Chamber met with the Brandon School Division On October 25th for pre-budget consultations. They also toured the new Neelin High School Off-Campus facility. 

Carbon Tax: The provincial government has released details their Manitoba Carbon Tax Plan. Join us at our November luncheon to find out how this could affect your business.

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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In The News
New City Manager: The City of Brandon announced in a press conference on Monday that Rod Sage has been hired as City Manager. Read more.

Seniors Housing: Daughter on Call has opened its first privately built seniors building.  Read more.

Congratulations MNP: The Lieutenant Governor Award for Business was awarded to MNP at the 34th Annual Manitoba Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala. Read more.

Giving Season: Investors Group and their staff made a large donation to the Assiniboine Community College's Alumni fundraising efforts. Read more.

New location: The Women's Resource Centre has relocated to 729 Princess Ave. They are also now offering Sexual Assault Counselling and Advocacy. Read more.

Grand Opening: The Brandon School Division has announced that the grand opening of the new Green Acres School gymnasium is on November 13th from 2:30-3:30pm. Read more.

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Chamber Events
Thursday, November 16, 2017 ACC
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Victoria Inn, Grand Salon
There is a potential carbon tax hanging over the future of Manitoba that could have a negative effect on local businesses. Join in on the discussion with Cory Kolt, Director of Policy and Communications with the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce and James Battershill, General Manager at Keystone Agricultural Producers.
Friday, November 17, 2017 Tim Hortons
9:00 - 10:00 am
Join us for a special Friday Coffee @ the Chamber on November 17th with guests Deputy Leader, Hon. Lisa Raitt, MP and Larry Maguire, MP. 
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

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Social Media Marketing
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Brandon Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
I want to market my business using social media - now what?Time, effort, and content - discover real social media marketing. Learn what and when to post on social media.  
Bring your lunch and join Scott Kasprick from Reaxion Graphics as he talks about marketing your business on social media.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Business for Breakfast
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Brandon Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
Medical marijuana is already present in many workplaces however with the upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana, new questions and challenges for your business may arise. Our panel, featuring Jill Watt, Director of People at Cando Rail, Marc Watt, Director at Elite Safety Services and a local lawyer from Meighen Haddad, will host a discussion on creating and implementing standards and practices in your business that are both lawful and practical.

Do you have questions about how the use of recreational marijuana may affect your business? If you have specific questions on this topic that you would like answers to please email them to us. 
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