Chamber Insider  |  October 25, 2017

Business Awards Time is running out! Show your support for fellow member businesses and nominate them for a Chamber Business Achievement Award today!
The Brandon Chamber of Commerce is proud to be opening the call for nominations for our 2018 Business Achievement Awards!
Help us celebrate business success, innovation, leadership and contribution to our community! We encourage interested businesses to nominate themselves, or to nominate any qualified and deserving individual or member business!
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Advocacy - Working For You
Fighting for NAFTA:
In the new edition of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, the Canadian Chamber's Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, provides an update on the NAFTA negotiations and the potentially deal-breaking proposals U.S. negotiators have presented. Learn more about the U.S.'s demands and how they could affect Canadian business. Read the article here.

Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Survey:
The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains has directed the INDU Committee (Parliamentary Standing Committee for Industry) to conduct a statutory review of CASL. That process began on September 26. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce would like to deliver a response to government about businesses and other organizations' experience of this legislation that was implemented three years ago. The government has opened the door for feedback on CASL. This is our opportunity. We encourage you to complete the Canadian Chamber's survey here. The survey is open until October 27, 2017. 

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
Merger Approved: Crocus Credit Union and Erickson Credit Union members voted in favour of an amalgamation that will take effect January 1, 2018. Read more.

Local Business is Sold: NetSet Communications has been sold to Xplorenet. Read more.

Get Out Your Dancing Shoes: The 26th Field Artillery Regiment will be holding their 69th Annual Brandon Military Ball November 4th. Read more.

Cattle and the Rodeo: Manitoba Ag Ex kick off the province's largest all breeds cattle show and will share the same weekend with Manitoba's rodeo championship. Read more.

Report on Strategic Plan: Brandon City Council provided a progress report on the 2015-18 strategic plan.  Read more.

New Program: Lucky Break Rand & Tack will be offering a Veteran/PTSD Adult program next month. Read more.

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Pub Nights

Chamber Events
Friday, November 3, 2017 Tim Hortons
9:00 - 10:00 am
Join the conversation! These mini events are held the first Friday of every month and 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

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.
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.
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