June 01, 2016
Assiniboia Chamber of                                      
Upcoming Chamber Events!
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.

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

Golf Tournament registration and sponsorship now available!.Gather your 4some, sponsor a hole or provide merchandise for prizing. WE need your participation and support. (Hole & Sign Sponsor SOLD OUT)

-The 2016/17 Member Events Schedule being developed. If there are particular topics or speakers of interest let us know for inclusion I the programming. We are in the process of confirming a powerful speaker and message to launch our series. .

- Coming Soon! In our ongoing effort to provide value to our members, we will be distributing a short member survey via email in the coming months. In the meantime should you have any suggestions do contact Richard at 774-4154 or richard@assiniboiacc.mb.ca

- Sponsorship Opportunities. The 2016/17 sponsorship package is in development and available soon. This is a great option to promote your business and brand to our members and general interest community. If you have interest, contact Richard at the chamber to discuss and be timely for the member guide production and distribution to 4,000 businesses.
Annual Chamber Golf Tournament - June 17 Assiniboine Golf Club
Mark your calendars for Friday June 17 at the Assiniboine Golf club. As in past years this is destined to be the premiere golf event organized by your chamber.  New format this year to allow you time to get away for your weekend. Registrations are now open - organize your foursome or register individually, a great time will be had by all. 

Assiniboine Golf Club
2045 Ness Avenue
Registration/Lunch 11am
Tee - Off                  12nn
Wind-Up                   4 pm 
Tournament sponsors include Walt Moris Group of Companies, Winnipeg Hyundai, National Leasing, BDC Business Development Bank & Stantec. Limited Sponsorships available  richard@assiniboiacc.mb.ca
Budget 2016 
By the time this E-News is circulated we will have been presented with the new governments first budget and have had a chance to receive a presentation by the Minister of Finance.

In their campaign promises, the Pallister government made multiple promises that we expect to see in the Budget including:
  • Increasing the Basic Personal Tax Exemption;
  • Indexing Personal Income Tax Brackets;
  • Committing to the 96/4 Funding Model for Tourism Investment;
  • Developing an Access to Capital Strategy; and
  • Undertaking a Value for Money Review of government spending.
In your opinion how did the government do? we are interested to hear your perspective. richard@assiniboiac.mb.ca                                                                    
Challenge 500! The adventure begins.

 The gauntlet has been dropped at this year's AGM. As President of the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce I have challenged myself to increase the chamber membership to 500 within one year.

I expect to be able to report at the next AGM in May 2017 that we have achieved this goal. Of course this cannot be achieved without the help of you the membership. Your referrals and recommendations of fellow businesses who can benefit and achieve value in our organization are critical to achieving this target.

We will provide updates as we proceed, but do send in those referrals - who knows there may even be referral rewards?   Contact r ichard@assiniboiac.mb.ca                                                                    
The Chamber E-News - Summer Editions
It's time to slow up the production of our weekly E-News, we will reduce the frequency over the summer period to a rotation of 3-4 weeks. We would appreciate any feedback on the E-News, what information would you like to see, perhaps more information on business happenings in our district?, activities and events taking place? Links to business information? You tell us and we will deliver. Is the weekly frequency too much?
We will always be doing separate event notices prior to them taking place, so plenty of reminders on our activities.
Give us your insight 
If it's June it must be time for - The Ex!
It's that time of year when we once again celebrate all things Manitoban with our annual extravaganza - The Red River Exhibition.

Just before the beginning of summer vacation season is our annual ode to Animals & Agriculture, Competitions, Entertainment, Midway Rides and OH YEAH - The Food. Gather the family, grab your friends and journey out to the grounds for some great times.

This years event takes place June 17 - 26, visit their website fro more information. http://www.redriverex.com/ 

Member Profile - A&S Homes

See yourself in an A&S Home
A&S Homes builds modern designed new homes in Winnipeg in high-demand communities that accommodate an array of buyer tastes. Browse their featured models, and find one that works for you. You can find A&S in many of the new developments across Winnipeg and they have been pleased to be a part of the Assiniboia Chamber since 2004. Visit their website HERE

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