February 23, 2017   
Chamber Calendar of Events!

March 10, 2017:
Changes to the WCB Rate Program and the I mpact on Employers. 
Implementing Return to Work 
Programs.  Register for your 
attendance at  10am, 2pm, 5:30pm  limited seating, no charge event.

March 16, 2017:
Breakfast Meeting
Social Media - Practical Round Tables.
Victoria Inn & Convention Centre

April 20, 2017:
Lunch Meeting & AGM
Mayor Brian Bowman
Holiday Inn Airport West

May 4- 5, 2017
MB Chambers of Commerce  AGM
Assiniboia Chamber is pleased t o be host chamber for this  conference. Join fellow chambers  at the conference or special  events.
Opening Reception May 4, 2017
Journey to Churchill Exhibit 
6pm - 10pm. 
Sponsored by: 
Assiniboia Chamber Members - Affinity Partner Offers   (For Members Only!)
 U PS - New Year New Offer 
U PS is now providing Assiniboia Chamber members a new 40% discount for your shipping needs.We h ave leveraged the buying power of our members to deliver even better savings on the shipping products and services that can help move your business forward.  Visit: www.membersbenefitprogram.com/AssiniboiaCC to take advantage of this new exclusive offer and start building for growth.

First Data -  
Merch a nt services  (credit card payment processing) They will beat your current program costs or provide a MasterCard gift card. A few minutes is all it takes and a review of your current monthly billing. For more info  www.chambermerchantservices.ca
Chamber Notes!

Member Referral Program

Know of a business that could benefit from chamber membership? 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

Online Member Directory
Enhance your business presence of the online directory with the addition of your logo. Only $25 for the year will have your logo placed with your member listing.
or call 204-774-4154

Help Wanted !
Visit the member only pages to view current job postings by our members. 
Important Notice for Business -
Changes to the WCB and the impact on small
/medium business.

T he Assiniboia Chamber has partnered with the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) to provide valuable information sessions on the changes to the WCB Rate Model and how it affects your business as well as the need to focus on Prevention and the Return to Work programs.

To fit your busy schedule we are providing three sessions on Friday March 10, 2017: 10am / 2pm and 5:30pm  
Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West.  
2520 Portage Avenue

These sessions are provided complimentary, registration requested. Select registration by your preferred meeting time.   10am     2pm   

Thank you to the  Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West for providing meeting facilities for this event.  
Using Social Media for Business - Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Email Marketing.  March 16, 2017

If you currently use, want to learn how to use or touch up your skills knowledge on the advantages and processes to utilizing Social Media to promote your business - then this event is for you. We have secured four subject experts to lead this round table format breakfast meeting. Open to members and non-members as well as your employees who can benefit from this session. 
(Speakers L to R: Alyson Shane, Ben Rogers, Adam Boge, Aaron Newnham)

Alyson Shane owner of Starling Social and content blogger will lead the session on the advantages of Twitter.
Ben Rogers is a website content manager and on-line group meeting coordinator will speak to using LinkedIn.
Adam Boge owner of Marketing Without Borders and email expert will discuss the use and benefits of email marketing platforms.
Aaron Newnham managing director of The Marketing Department will provide insight into the opportunities with Facebook marketing.

Thursday March 16, 2017
7:30am Breakfast Meeting
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Avenue
$35 Members & Non-Members

Assiniboia Chamber - New Board Members. 

The nominating committee of the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce is recruiting individuals interested to serve on the Board of Directors.

Potential nominee directors need to be an owner, manager or employee of a member organization in good standing of the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce. Nominees from across a variety of business sectors are put forth for election at the Annual General Meeting to be held April 20, 2017. 

Should you have interest to serve or have a nomination of a member, contact Richard Halliday, President & CEO at richard@assiniboiacc.mb.ca or 204-774-4154 by March 9, 2017
1st Annual ACC Curling Funspiel
Sunday February 12, 2017. 

It was a great afternoon with a full slate of teams competing and socializing in our 1st Annual Curling Funspiel at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club. 
The clinic lead by member and 2017 MB Scotties Champion - Raunora Westcott was 
2017 Funspiel Champions Team Thompson
b eneficial to many of the novice curlers in attendance. The honour of the funspiel Championship went to Team Thompson in a very close round robin tournament.  Look to join us in 2018  for an even larger funspiel. 
Partnership of MB Capital Region - Shifting to Drive March 9, 2017

PMCR's  Shifting to Drive is taking place on March 9, 2017 at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre. Shifting to Drive will bring local, national and international thinkers and doers together to share their stories as we move Manitoba forward, together.

For more information or to reserve your spot for Shifting to Drive - visit PMCR's event information/registration page. Register early to ensure your spot. Information/Registration
Economic Development Winnipeg - Q4 2016 Report

Read EDW's progress report to the community for the 4th Quarter of 2016. REPORT
Member Profiles

Aqua Pleasure Pools (1993) Ltd.
3519 Roblin Blvd.

Aqua Pleasure Pools is a family owned and operated business that originated in 1971 and offers 39 years of experience in the swimming pool industry.  Their retail outlet offers a full line of pool and hot tub chemicals, parts, equipment and accessories.  Complimentary water analysis as well as expertise on all pool and hot tub matters. They have been a chamber member since 2004.  Thinking about a pool or hot tub, spring is just around the corner.

Stella's Cafe & Bakery
116 Sherbrook Street

In December of 1999, Stella's Cafe and Bakery opened it doors to the Winnipeg Market at 166 Osborne Street.  With a focus on in-house baked breads, soups, jam and sandwichs for dine-in or take-away.  Stella's now has several locations in Winnipeg with expanded menus. They have been a member of the chamber since 2009.  Are you Hungry?  Give Stella's a try.

Vist the chamber business directory to review the many varied members of the Assiniboia Chamber Directory
Enhance your Membership Profile 
Tip of the Week!

All Chamber members have access to the  Member Only portal of the Assiniboia Chamber website: www.assiniboiachamber.ca
Add your comany logo to your member web directory listing - increase your profile and stand out for the public web searches.  Only $25 year - contact the office to place your order. 

Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce | | info@assiniboiacc.mb.ca | http://www.assiniboiachamber.ca
1867 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, R3J 3X7