The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce is an organization of businesses seeking to further their collective interest while advancing their community, region, province and nation.
The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization with members from all size of businesses; single entrepreneurs, small, medium and large enterprises, home-based businesses, not-for-profit and community organizations. We work together to build a healthy economy that benefits West Winnipeg.
The St. James Board of Trade obtained its charter on March 19, 1930. It became the St. James Chamber of Commerce in 1950. In 1969, the Assiniboia Chamber, which had been formed in 1959 amalgamated with the St. James Chamber to become the St. James-Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce.
At the 1996 Annual General Meeting the name was modified again to The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce to reflect the current reality of the part of the City of Winnipeg that the Chamber represents.
Our service territory encompasses the western half of the City of Winnipeg commencing at St. James Street and all points to the north, west and south to the city limits. This includes the airport area, Centreport, Red River Exhibition Park, Assiniboia Downs complexes as well as the Kenaston Boulevard Power Centres.
Our mandate guides the Chamber Board to provide effective representation of the over 100,000 citizens and 4,000 businesses who live, work and play in West Winnipeg.
To foster a healthy business and professional community in the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce region that works together for economic growth; promotes entrepreneurship and is dedicated to competitive enterprise.
The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce and its growing membership is a visible and informed catalyst for economic growth in West Winnipeg through its networking, programming, advocacy and ongoing communications with its member businesses, government and the community at large
- To create opportunities for business and social contact among chamber members (network)
- To effectively represent local business interest to government (advocacy)
- To provide beneficial programs and services to chamber members (inform)
- To support the principles of the chamber movement: "Good Government, Good Citizenship and Good Business"