October 13, 2016   
Assiniboia Chamber of                                      
Chamber Calendar of Events!
TODAY! October 13 - 2pm 
Business Succession Webinar with SXNM. Complimentary Registration to first 25 Assiniboia Chamber Members. Still time to register 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
Thank you Mike Martyniuk of Mikes Barbershop, winner of the September member referral draw.

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
- 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 postings by our members. 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 essofleetoffers.com/chamber or contact chamber 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.
More Valuable Services from your chamber membership you can use.

Last E-news we told you about the development of 1-800 Members and the value this can provide. Not to mention the opportunity to reduce the operating cost of your merchant service program. 

This time out we will advise of a couple of homegrown programs that can make your business more efficient and in the short and long term provide an increase to your bottom line. Blue Canvas and Zoomfone. 

Blue Canvas provides a full and self service payroll, scheduling and time & attendance management program. They are currently providing their services to over 500 businesses across Canada. Small firms to large organizations can benefit from their services. Contact info@bluecanvasgroup.com for more information.

Zoomfone is a cloud based telephone system that eliminates costly installs and phone upgrades as well as reducing telephony expenses through VoIP technology.  To hear more contact gerald@zoomfone.com.

To review these offers check your member directory or  contact the chamber office for a referral  info@assiniboiacc.mb.ca    
Small Business Month - Canada Post Free Shipping Offer.

Through our membership in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce we are able to bring you a special offer from our member Canada Post - Free Shipping on Tuesdays during Small Business Month (October).

This special offer entitles customers to one domestic Xpresspost™ or one Expedited™ parcel shipment at no cost every Tuesday in October. The offer is open to Canada Post Solutions for Small BusinessTM customers.
To sign up for the program, customers can go to canadapost.ca/freetuesdays. A promotion code will appear on the page each Tuesday in October to take advantage of free shipments available online.
Months of Giving

We are launching our charitable campaign beginning with the October 20 Luncheon.This year we will commence with our Raffle Draw for some fantastic prizes highlighted by a grand prize draw for a 40" HDTV compliments of Advance Electronics and a wide selection of mystery prizes. Raffle tickets are available at each event, from Board Members and the chamber office.

Through October into early December we will be accepting donations, both cash and food for Winnipeg Harvest at our monthly events and at the chamber office. We are also promoting for our members to host a Winnipeg Harvest bin at their place of business to collect food donations. 

Our December 20 lunch event is dedicated to Winnipeg Harvest with a keynote address from David Northcott. The morning of December 20th in advance of the luncheon we will be coordinating chamber members to donate time to pack hampers at the Winnipeg Harvest facility. 
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets!
  • Bring a Tin for the Bin!
  • Cash donations for Winnipeg Harvest - Baby Formula!
  • Volunteer to Pack Hampers!
  • Attend December 20th Luncheon!
Member Profile - AyA Kitchens

AyA Kitchen of Winnipeg is passionate about kitchen cabinetry as well as customer service. Being in the industry for many years we have sourced only trusted suppliers as well as professionals to help us be paramount when it comes to customer satisfaction. We strive to exceed customer's expectations with the quality of our cabinetry as well as our service. Everyone at AyA Kitchens of Winnipeg loves what they do and will go above and beyond to make the customer's experience memorable.

AyA Kitchens of Winnipeg
21 Keenleyside St,
Winnipeg MB, R2L 1Y7 
Member since: 2015

Would you like your business profiled in the Chamber Connection? send your request to info@assiniboiacc.mb.ca
Open to Win!

This is the last reminder to submit your registration for the Open to Win promotion for our 2016-17 Members Directory and Buyers Guide. Did you have a winning voucher in your directory? Contact the office to redeem your gift.


Member Councils are small, by invitation gatherings to meet with other Assiniboia Chamber members, receive presentations on special service offerings, connect with elected officials and discuss topics of the day. 

These councils are meant to be nimble, on the spur events that can be implemented quickly through an email invitation or phone call. Our first couple of member councils are taking place in November with an invitation list developed from our presumptions of member needs.

Topics for our next two member councils are
Payroll & Time Management with a presentation on how contracting your payroll can provide value to your business. The second council topic is
Workplace Safety with the opportunity to gain access to tools to develop and maintain your workplace safety program. 

If you have interest in these or have suggestions for other topics of interest, send an email to richard@assiniboiacc.mb.ca for your personal invitation. Typical member councils are no charge events although from time to time there may be a small fee to cover ancillary services.  

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