Register Today : Mingle Jingle

Only a few days left to register for our final event of the year. Let's make it extraordinary!

Our charity this year is the MFRC (Military Family Resource Centre) and the raffle is really shaping up with all the wonderful donations from our Chamber members. We have Jets tickets, Moose tickets, hotel stays, and much, much more.

Plan to arrive early as we will be entertained with interactive dance lessons from the Westview Dance Club. Music services are graciously being provided by CJNU: Rick Roschuk, Saturday Morning Potpourri host.
Chamber Meets with City Re: Sign Permits

On Thursday, November 28th, the Assinibioia Chamber had the opportunity to meet with the City of Winnipeg's Planning, Property & Development department to discuss sign permits. Thank you to City Councillor (St. James), Scott Gillingham, for arranging our meeting, and to our Chamber member, Tony Magian, representing Husky Service Stations for bringing the issue of sign permit clarity and process to the Chamber, and for sharing your voice at the meeting. Thank you to Tim van der Hoek, Chief of Enforcement and Investigations for his time along with his team members, Kelly Happychuk, Enforcement Coordinator and Katherine Wang, Recording Secretary.

City Council has requested a report from the Department and it is scheduled to be presented in early 2020. The Chamber looks forward to reading the report and sharing the outcomes with its membership.
The Chamber Meets with St. James-Assiniboia School Division

On the morning of Friday, November 29th, the Chamber met with School Trustee, Nicole Bowering from the St. James-Assiniboia School Division to discuss how we can work together on current and future initiatives that connect our youth and businesses in West Winnipeg. Nicole is the new Communications Coordinator for the SJASD School Board.
Day of Advocacy with the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce at the Legislature

On November 27th, the Assiniboia Chamber was happy to participate in the 2nd annual #AdvocacyDay2019. Once again, it was a wonderful day organized by the  Manitoba Chambers of Commerce for Chamber executives across Manitoba to meet with many ministers, deputy ministers and staff of the Manitoba Legislature. Good conversations, relationships being built and working together for the  #ChamberNetwork ensued. Our discussions supported the 7 Pillars for Economic Growth.
Retail Crime Crisis: A Call to Action
By: Karen Viveiros , Director of Communications, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

On November 24, 2019, six leading business advocacy organizations delivered an urgent message to Premier Brian Pallister regarding the rising tide of retail crime and its negative impact on workforce and overall public safety. The group asked the government to call an urgent retail crime summit, resulting in a discussion during the legislature's Question Period on November 27 regarding Manitobans' security. To read the letter, click here here.

To read a government announcement from November 28, 2019, regarding Operation Safe Streets, an initiative that will combine the forces of the Winnipeg Police Service, RCMP and other representatives from law enforcement, including security from Manitoba Liquour and Lotteries, click here.

The Assiniboia Chamber 100% supports the request for a retail crime summit and will work with the Manitoba and Winnipeg Chambers of Commerce to see that it happens.
Connecting with MP Marty Morantz

On November 23, the Assiniboia Chamber was invited to a gathering of local businesses hosted by our new MP for the Charleswood - St. James - Assiniboia - Headingley riding, Marty Morantz. Joining him were MP Pierre Poilievre (Carleton ON) and MP James Bezan (Selkirk-Interlake MB). Conversations included items impacting businesses such as funding and investment regulations, taxation, retail crime, drug crisis and youth education in business and government.
Pallister Delivers Throne Speech

On November 19, 2019, re-elected Manitoba Premier, Brian Pallister, delivers the Throne Speech. To view the speech or print a copy click here.

Numerous news releases from the Province filled up the month of November and included many items that affect Manitoba businesses. One in particular was shared on November 22nd, Province to Eliminate Sunday and Holiday Shopping Restrictions _ _ _ Legislation would Allow Municipalities Options for Retail Business Hours: Fielding.

For all November news releases, click here.

Vote Prosperity Changes to

With the election over and the new government in place, we are transitioning our election platform, Vote Prosperity, to  Roadmap to Prosperity  – a blueprint for restoring Canada’s economic potential that reflects the priorities and concerns of job creators in our network and in communities across Canada. To view full article click here .