Message from the Chair – Warren Thompson
Welcome to the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce website. The Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business for west Winnipeg and we look forward to hearing from you and serving you through our programs, events and networking opportunities this year.
We have launched our fall program with a great kick-off lunch featuring Jim Young and a presentation on New Leaf, a new travel company to be based out of Winnipeg and offering flights and travel packages to better serve the travel demand in Winnipeg and the surrounding region.
We hosted a forum for our federal candidates for the west Winnipeg riding of Charleswood, St. James, Assiniboia and Headingley in early October and provided an opportunity for business to hear from the candidates. We congratulate all the candidates on their campaigns and look forward to our future interaction with Dr. Doug Eyolfson as our new MP for the riding as well as Robert-Falcon Ouellette who is the new MP for Winnipeg Center which is in part located within our west Winnipeg area.
Our executive participated in the national Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in October in our nation’s capital and it was a great opportunity to connect with the many Chambers across this great country. Our Chamber received its formal recognition on becoming one of the few Chambers in Canada that has “achieved accreditation with distinction” as a Chamber and we are very proud of that effort.
Accreditation is a formal acknowledgement that member chambers of commerce/boards of trade have been successfully evaluated by the Canadian Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC) against rigorous national standards of policy, service and performance.
The many businesses and services reflected in our Chamber provide a great opportunity for ‘business to business’ benefits as well as convenience of buying from local suppliers. The Chamber is an opportunity for each business in our area to connect, market, participate and learn through involvement on our committees.
Our chamber interacts and advocates on behalf of our members to all levels of government, whether local, regional or national through its affiliation with the other chamber levels as well as developing strong long term relationships.
We look forward to seeing you at an event in the near future and are working to making your decision to be a Chamber member an easy one that will provide opportunities for both personal and business growth.
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