Assiniboia Chamber President Elected to National Board of Chamber Executives
On September 20th at the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC) AGM and Conference in Saint John, New Brunswick, Kristi Meek, President | Executive Director was elected to the Board. CCEC provides a supportive peer network of professional development opportunities, resources and knowledge for Chamber professionals who are empowered to excel in their role and make an impact on their Chamber and Community. Her position on the Board was made by appointment from the Chamber Executives of Manitoba (CEM).

Along with colleagues across Canada, Manitoba also has representatives from the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Loren Remillard, Vice-Chair, and from the Dauphin Chamber of Commerce, Stephen Chychota.
Your Attendance is Requested: Bylaw Changes and New Member Admissions; Thursday, October 10
In accordance with our Bylaws under the Board of Trade Act, Part II, the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce is required to host quarterly meetings of the membership. An email was sent to all members on Monday, September 23rd that outlined the Bylaw changes being brought forward as well as the new members being admitted. The meeting will be followed by a sit-down with City Councillor, Kevin Klein.

This event is also open to the public. We hope to see you there, register today! Click here or the ad below.
Assiniboia Chamber Travels to Saint John, NB for Canadian Chamber AGM
Adam Kilfoyle, Chair and Kristi Meek, President|Executive Director joined more than 300 chambers of commerce across Canada recently in Saint John, NB for the Canadian Chamber AGM and Conference. A highlight of the event is the policy resolutions debate, and this year there were 76 proposals to vote on. As a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we share our members' voice when supporting the national advocacy efforts with the federal government, and 66 out of 76 proposals were voted in favour of.

Vote Prosperity Platform Proposals Adopted by Federal Parties 
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Vote Prosperity Platform is gaining traction in the early part of the election. The Conservative Party announced small business policy proposals taken directly from our Vote Prosperity platform, including implementing a 2-for-1 rule for new regulations, creating a new cabinet minister to lead red tape reduction efforts and requiring all ministers to include growth and competitiveness measures in their mandates. In addition, the Green Party and the Conservative Party have both pledged to undertake a comprehensive review of the taxation system. 
Do you have any questions or concerns that you would like to ask the federal candidates?Please forward them to by Friday, October 11, 2019.
Provincial Departments Release Annual Reports
Manitoba government departments have released their annual reports, highlighting achievements made during fiscal year 2018-19 and the results of all provincial programs and services. Click here to read full news release.
Minimum Wage in Manitoba is now $11.65
Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen confirmed the increase of 30 cents per hour will raise the current minimum wage to $11.65 from $11.35 and ensure that Manitoba remains competitive with other provinces. This adjustment is based on Manitoba's 2018 inflation rate of 2.5 per cent, rounding up to the nearest five cents.

Information on the minimum wage and other employment standards is available at:
The Government of Canada is Looking for Innovators and Entrepreneurs
The Government of Canada is looking for Canadian small businesses and innovators to develop novel solutions to challenges. Through the Innovative Solutions Canada program, they are partnering with eligible Canadian small businesses and facilitating the early development, testing and validation of prototypes, as well as preparing a pathway to commercialization. 
Register today!
This year's Small Week™ Kickoff Luncheon will be one for the books. Once again, complete with the Biz Alley!

**Early bird registration deadline ends October 4th.**
Manitoba will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020
Let's help celebrate our great province on it's 150th anniversary. Grant applications to celebrate are due November 12th.

Funds are available these categories:
  • Celebrations
  • Leave a Legacy
  • Honour a champion