March 2021 News & Updates
Chamber Annual Meeting Set - March 11, 2021
The Chamber Annual Meeting for the 2020 year will be pre-recorded and available online for Members on March 11th. The recording will include State of the Community Addresses from both Mayor Friesen and Reeve Wiebe as well as Greetings from MLA Josh Guenter. We will also cover regular meeting agenda including audited financial statement and Highlights from the year past and plans and ideas for the future.
The meeting recording will be available on our website and regular social media platforms so Members can view at their leisure.
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Adds ARETE to its Host of Healthcare Options
Whether you’re:
  • an individual struggling with a mental health challenge that’s keeping you from being your best self,
  • a leader faced with a tricky or unique legal, financial or human resources situation that has the potential to impact the business you’ve put your heart and soul into,
  • an advisor wanting products that you can be proud to stand behind, or
  • an insurer looking for customized, high-touch options that make a difference to your organization and the many people you support — we’ve got you.

This ‘people-first’ approach ensures your experience with us will be exceptional. Everything we do, we do with warmth, compassion and the inherent knowledge that everyone and every situation is incredibly unique. You can trust that your resolution will be tailored to meet your needs, and will take you, your team or your organization, further along your journey.
If you are already a Member of Chambers of Commerce Group Plan, simply contact Arete through your regular claim portal. If not, contact the Chamber Office for information about how you can sign up.
We are so Happy to Welcome:

If you know of anyone interested in joining the Chamber of Commerce, please contact us at and we will be happy to call or visit them.
The Manitoba government announced it is making a third round of Bridge Grant payments available to help protect businesses in the province from the impacts of COVID-19. The province has also extended the Manitoba Bridge Grant application deadline until March 31.
Eligible businesses that received a first and second bridge grant payment, each worth up to $5,000, will automatically receive a third equal payment beginning as early as Friday, March 5 and will be notified of the deposit via email.
New program applicants will be eligible for a one-time immediate payment to a maximum of $15,000.
More information about the Manitoba Bridge Grant is available at:
Looking to make a lasting contribution to Canada, its communities and its people? Canada's next census will take place in May 2021. Statistics Canada is hiring approximately 32,000 people across the country to work on the collection phase of the 2021 Census. In the current context of COVID-19, they are committed to ensuring the safety of their employees at all times.
Available jobs for the 2021 Census include supervisory and non-supervisory positions that require collecting census data from residents in your community, mostly on evenings and weekends. Start and end dates vary by position and location, but are between March and July 2021.
If you're interested in helping your community to plan for the future, and meeting new people while earning extra income, then this is the right opportunity for you! Apply online on the Census jobs page of the census website.
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