The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce recognizes that the value of membership is different for everyone and in order to achieve the most value to all members, we provide a wide variety of specialized services and products. Through business and membership relationships that the Chamber operates as and invests in, we are delighted to provide and share these benefits to help our business members reach their organizational goals.
As a Chamber member and in addition to most of the benefits mentioned below, you will be able to:
- Meet and network with business leaders, government officials and decision-makers at our local and national events
- Gain visibility and exposure through our Online Directory and our annual Membership Guide and Business Directory (print)
- Build your brand by sharing your knowledge and expertise through our speakers, Chamber Connection eNewsletter articles, sponsorship and advertising opportunities and much more
Advocacy & Policy
Benefit from a unified voice for business-friendly legislation at all levels of government. You can also meet and network with local elected officials during receptions and events. Our membership in the provincial and national Chamber organizations provides resources and strength in lobbying for good government and a viable economic business community. Local issues are undertaken with your needs in mind. For more information, click on the Advocacy & Development menu tab.
Networking & Events
Monthly networking events are held at many locations throughout West Winnipeg and over Zoom - an online platform. At every networking event, you will be connecting with other local businesses and potential customers. Typically our in-person events see anywhere from 5 to 30 attendees; a nice, quaint group that allows for dedicated connections.
Online Event Calendar
Visit www.assiniboiachamber.ca/events to see all upcoming Chamber and Community events. If your business is celebrating a milestone, hosting an event (sale, meeting, anniversary), we encourage you to post your event here as we market the calendar on our social media sites and in our newsletters. This is a free* service to the entire community. (*To upgrade the event promotion with a logo and images, there is a $50 fee.)
Marketing Your Business
Helping you spread the word … that’s what we do! Advertising via one of our communications (social media, Chamber Connection eNewsletter, website, Chamber TV) is a great way to raise your visibility.
The Assiniboia Chamber office has a wonderful walk-by traffic location (across the bridge to Assiniboine Park and next to Sargent Sundae on Portage Avenue). With a 50” TV in our front window, passersby stop (enjoy their ice cream) and look in our window to see marketing loops that include: Chamber News, Events: Chamber and Community, Member News, Advertisements, Weather Updates, Quotes, etc.)
Our convenient office location (across the Portage Avenue bridge entrance to Assiniboine Park and next door to Sargent Sundae) means we get a lot of foot traffic! Whether folks stop by to ask questions, pick up promotional material and attraction flyers or to watch our Chamber TV we love to connect with the public to promote our members. Member flyers and business cards are on display; ready for us to hand out to visitors.
Social Media Advertising
Our Chamber is active on a variety of social media platforms. Follow us to find out what we are up to!
Is your business on social media? Let us know your handle so we can follow you and share, like and retweet your events, promos and information about your business. Sharing your posts means more views for you and your business.
Website Listing and Advertising
As a Chamber member, your business information is automatically added to our website. Want to step it up a notch? We encourage you to take advantage of our hands-on site to add a link to your website, map and photos to maximize your company’s listing. You can also post your Public Offers & Discounts and add upcoming events in our online calendar. With your member login, changes are just a click away!
Chamber Membership Services
Proudly display your certificate to let patrons know you are a member of the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce. Also, affix your Chamber decal on your business window. We will also send you a .jpg of our member logo to add to your website and social media sites.
Looking for space to hold your next meeting or seminar? Give us a call (204) 774-4154 to book our boardroom and upstairs dining/classroom area. Free for members, small fee for non-members. For more information click here>>
The ACC purchased the Pro version of Zoom and wants to share it with you at no charge! If you need to host an online meeting that is longer than 40 mintues, to record your meeting, or to ask your attendees questions using a polling feature, then the Pro version of Zoom is available for you to use.
Member Information Centre (MIC)
The MIC is an internal website just for members. You can view and edit company information, which automatically updates the Chamber Online Directory. Plus, download the free mobile MIC app for on-the-go access. Login today!
Whether you are celebrating the opening of a new business, anniversary, or the expansion/relocation of an existing business in West Winnipeg or surrounding area, we are excited for your success. Promoting the event, inviting the Chamber Board and local government officials, and so much more is what the Chamber offers to help you mark this momentous occasion. For more information click here>>
The Connection eNewsletter (monthly, public)
A monthly e-newsletter that is distributed to Chamber members and the community at large.
Chamber³ eNewsletter (weekly, members only)
A weekly e-newsletter that is distributed to Chamber members only and focusses on items that help your business directly by being visible, being heard and being present. To view past newsletters, click here.
Savings and Discounts
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan is Canada’s largest group benefit program for small business, serving over 30,000 firms. As a Chamber member, you can use Chambers Plan to protect yourself and your employees with comprehensive group benefits including dental and health insurance. For more information, click here.
Public Offers & Discounts
Members have the ability to share a special rate to fellow Chamber members and the community at large by providing an online offer and discount that we will promote through our website, Chamber³ eNewsletter, The Connection eNewsletter, and social media sites. View current offers and discounts here
Member To Member (M2M) Deals (Members Only)
As a member of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, our Chamber can pass some remarkable savings onto our members. Our Chamber has also created affinity partnerships for our own members' benefits as well. Check them out here.