July 28, 2016
Assiniboia Chamber of                                      
Chamber Calendar of Events!
September 15 Breakfast Meeting with Hon. Cliff Cullen, Minister Growth Enterprise & Trade - First 100 days of Government.
Vicount Gort - 7:30am

Community Calendar Events
M B Magazine Publishers Association - TGIF Golf Tournament  Friday August 12, 2016 
See Calendar HERE

Shipping Cost Saving Opportunity!

Does your business ship or receive packages on an ongoing basis, or even infrequently! Your chamber membership provides you with an exclusive offer by UPS, savings of 30% can be achieved. Need to know more contact Richard at the chamber office or register directly through this link.

First Data announces their" Meet or Beat" Promotion!
If First Data cannot meet or beat your current payment processing fees then you earn a $1,000 MasterCard gift card.
Contact Richard at the Chamber Office for your referral. Richard@assiniboiacc.mb.ca

Your Assiniboia Chamber membership can provide you with business services at reduced costs! for shipping, merchant service & more.
Chamber Notes!

Member Referral Program
- Do you know of a business that could benefit from the many offerings and services of the chamber? Submit that business contact to the chamber office for our follow up. When they sign you are eligible for great rewards, including complimentary member luncheon registration. 

Congratulations New Leaf  on your launch of service July 25.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
- increase your membership profile for as little as $50 or become a major chamber partner with sponsorship including named events. Contact Richard at the chamber for further information.

Is your Member Profile Current?

We are only a few weeks away from the printing and distribution of our 2016-17 Member Directory and Buyers Guide. This is your time to ensure that your member listing is current and as it should be. 

Visit the chamber website and Member Directory to review your current member profile. Login to the Member Only portal to update and correct any errors or contact the chamber office.

Member emails will not be published, we are refining our business categories from available information.

Aerospace Industry - Positive News
The recent announcement by Air Canada that it had signed agreements with the province and federal government to fulfill their promise to develop a Western Canadian aircraft-maintenance centre of excellence in Winnipeg is certainly a positive outcome for this community.

Regaining some of the lost jobs and bringing forth new partners will continue to support our aerospace industry.
Read more here.  
Member Directory Cover Photo!
We are looking for an iconic image of our Assiniboia Community to grace the cover of our 2016-17 Member Directory and Buyers Guide. 

Submissions now being accepted, should represent our chamber district (St. James Street - north, west and south to city limits). Submissions should include a brief description of the image and of course your contact information. Selected entry will receive photo credit. info@assiniboiacc.mb.ca  
Information Insight Requested by Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Supporting our New Neighbours.
With the welcoming of 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada and because these news stories have touched the hearts of many Canadians and while the number of privately sponsored refugees is quite large; many of these refugees have ended up in smaller communities across Canada where private groups of all kinds have been their sponsors.
The Canadian chamber network has been active across the country, assisting within their communities to help settle and engage our newcomers. Now, the focus starts to turn to how refugees can find work and integration into the economy. John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has challenged business to help the refugees settle through employment and jobs.
We want to capture the level of involvement that businesses have had in the initial integration and support of newly-arrived Syrian Refugees.  So that we might gather some of this data, we would ask that you fill out this five to ten minute survey*, and show us how your company has helped in the effort.

Thank you! 
Canadian Chamber of Commerce  

Challenge 500! The adventure continues.

We are on our way - check out the growing list of new members.  We will keep you updated as we proceed with the membership growth.

Do you know of a business or organization that can benefit from the value and services of the Assiniboia Chamber? Pass along that contact information and we will undertake the connection with that gfuture member.

What's in it for you the member? - growth of your  chamber will have a positive effect on the chambers programs, offerings and value to the community. Of course we recognize that a little incentive also helps.

Members that refer a new membership will receive a complimentary registration to a 2016-17 monthly member event and be entered into a monthly draw.

Send referrals to: richard@assiniboiacc.mb.ca
Member Profile -
Advance Electronics. 

Located at 1300 Portage Avenue, Advance is Winnipeg's iconic electronics store for good reason. For over 60 years, Advance has strived to deliver Winnipeg the best in product, support and service. 

They're more than just an electronics store...
They are Winnipeg's premiere MTS Dealer, the destination for high end audio systems, a leader in home automation, security, and entertainment, and a highly diversified and leading integrator of professional electronics.  Come experience advanced living for yourself

Advance has been a member of the Assiniboia Chamber since 2015 and has sponsored our our Winnipeg Harvest Holiday fundraiser. Visit their website for more information. 

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