Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce

Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce

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The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce supports businesses in West Winnipeg by advocating for the community, making connections that matter, offering business savings, being a reliable resource, and creating an environment of kindness, respect, and happiness in our community. To learn more about the ACC, visit www.assiniboiachamber.ca or call 204-774-4154.

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Walking the talk

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Walking the talk

Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce 3 minute read Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022

I’m Kristi Meek, executive director of the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce and I like to walk the talk.

What I mean by that is that when I join an organization, either as myself or as the Assiniboia Chamber, I like to get involved so that I understand all that is available to me and/or the chamber. Information overload is inevitable, with emails entering your inbox every hour, social media feeds uploading every second, and the old standbys of phone and in-person meetings still being maintained and valued.

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.”

—Helen Keller

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022

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To complement her role as executive director of the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce, Kristi Meek has achieved level 2 designation as an accredited chamber executive (ACE).

Chamber to host candidates’ debate

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Chamber to host candidates’ debate

Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce 2 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022

Understanding who the candidates for city councillor are can be quite cumbersome. People are busy and it is hard to keep up with the campaigns, social media comments, and general media attention to make an informed decision. A debate provides an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates — unedited and unfiltered.

In a recent Chamber membership survey, we asked what worries local businesses most about issues facing them. The top three responses were: attracting staff with necessary skills, bureaucracy/red tape, and pandemic recovery.

Multiple written responses included concerns about wastewater services, IT infrastructure, transit, and crime.

There will be two new city councillors in west Winnipeg given that the two current councillors for the Charleswood-Westwood-Tuxedo and St. James wards are running for mayor.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022

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Since Scott Gillingham and Kevin Klein are running for mayor, there will be two new city councillors in west Winnipeg, so the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce has invited candidates for councillor in the St. James and Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood wards to a debate on Oct. 20.

Businesses honoured at chamber awards

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Businesses honoured at chamber awards

Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce 3 minute read Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2022

On May 19, the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce hosted its Business Excellence awards to a sold-out crowd at the Victoria Inn & Convention Centre. The event was created to celebrate businesses and their achievements, their commitment to excellence and their contributions to the economic growth of west Winnipeg. The nominees selected by community members were all deserving of their recognition, and in most cases, the winner was determined by a single point.

Each award winner has created a notable impact through the management of a business operation or non-profit organization, and all exemplify innovation, excellent service practices, and all have made remarkable contributions to the economic health of West Winnipeg.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Marcos Illana-Mata of Bison Liquors (www.bisonliquors.com) — Bison Liquors’ philosophy is to offer premium quality products at affordable prices and aims to return as much support to their community and consumers by participating in community events, fundraisers, socials, as well as supporting other local charitable causes.

Innovator of the Year: San Vito Coffee House (www.sanvitocoffeehouse.com) — San Vito Coffee House prides itself on being a gathering place for the old and young in west Winnipeg, where you’ll see friends and family, business leaders and politicians, and the west Winnipeg neighbours in a comfortable engaging environment.

Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2022

Representatives of all 2022 Business Excellence award winners are pictured Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce president/ED Kristi Meek, chair Mehmood Batla, and past chair Marty Minshull.

Why join a non-profit board?

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Why join a non-profit board?

Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce 2 minute read Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2022

There are many organizations in West Winnipeg seeking interested people to join their boards of directors throughout the year, and all differ in the commitments they require to fulfill their goals and objectives.

Joining a non-profit board is an investment of your time — giving you an opportunity to give back to your community and share your skills and knowledge while also enhancing your personal and professional development.

From the Small Business BC website, here are four reasons to join a non-profit board:

1. Improve your communication

Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2022

Joining the board of directors of a non-profit organization can help you develop skills and make connections while giving back to your community.