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May 21st, 2021


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PREPARING FOR THE
NEWCOMER WAVE




May 26th 730-830 am
Free virtual event but registration is required 



Our region's demographics are changing and at an increasingly rapid pace. We'll take a broad look at what Dauphin and the surrounding area's profile looks like when it comes to immigration/ newcomers, a deeper dive on what that all means for employers and what potentially the future holds for the region when it comes to immigration and the workforce. Leading the discussion will be Deborah Slonowsky, Regional Program Manager and Steve Reynolds, Executive Director, of Regional Connections Immigrant Services.

Sponsored by Chamber Group Insurance Plan and City of Dauphin so this session is free for everyone to participate.

The session will start with 15 minutes of networking and then get into the presentation. Feel free to go about your morning routine with us on the side or be actively engaged in the conversation. 

REGISTER HERE









MORNING COFFEE WITH
MLA BRAD MICHALESKI





In the morning on May 20th, MLA Brad Michaleski along with some Chamber Members gathered virtually for a short roundtable Q&A. The group had the opportunity to connect with Brad on a number of topics like cellular/ broadband connectivity, tourism, Ag opportunities, post-secondary education, crown lands, and rapid testing. 




 



 



If it's just you at your business or you're managing a team, the Chambers Plan has options for any scenario. Employee benefits packages from Chambers Plan have all the essentials, plus so much more. With stable rates and ultra-flexible support services, it’s clear to see why it’s Canada’s #1 Plan. To see why, CLICK HERE













 
OUR NEW PAST PRESIDENT 


Thank you to Richard Bankert for his time as Chamber President! The other day we presented him with an award in recognition of his time served as the leader of our volunteer board. Richard joined the board back in the spring of 2016, quickly assumed a leadership position on the executive committee and then took on the challenge of President for the past 2 years. Richard continues to serve on the board as our past president.   



 




Click Here - COVID-19 TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS/BUSINESSES
Provided by MB Chamber of Commerce



 
 


Super-Site info updated - CLICK HERE

Dauphin COVID-19 Vaccine Supersite To Open
The COVID-19 Vaccine site previously operating in Dauphin as a pop-up site will become a permanent supersite opening on May 10th. The site will remain at the Ukrainian Orthodox Hall located at 304 Whitmore Ave. E.

Appointments are now being taken for eligible individuals for the Dauphin Supersite. You can book your appointment at a super site online at https://protectmb.ca/making-your-appointment-is-easy/ with an email address and health card number, or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222.
The eligibility criteria changes often, so please check -
CLICK HERE

 


 


As we've navigated complexities since the arrival of the pandemic, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and us have made it our mission to help our business community persevere. More than one year later, we're still working through changes to protocols and critical workplace health practices, and assessing evolving emergency relief funds.
 
Business is Unusual: A Coronavirus Survival Guide for Manitoba Business 
 
They have also launched an e-newsletter and a robust companion platform, Manitoba Business Matters, to guide Manitoba organizations through the next phase of pandemic recovery.







Panel Discussion Recording: A Guide to Vaccine Policies in the Workplace

One of the most pressing topics surrounding business leaders today is centred on vaccine policies in the workplace. As we move forward, there is still much left unanswered. Listen to Vexxit’s recording of a panel discussion with experts on this topic. Find it on Vexxit Business.
 
Manitoba LINK: https://bit.ly/33Yd68l 

 

 

 

BUSINESS GROUPS CALL FOR A PLAN TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY
 
As Canada nears a major milestone in its vaccination campaign, business groups from across the country, including the Canadian and provincial and territorial chambers, have written the Prime Minister to urge him to take a leadership role in developing a clear and consistent roadmap out of lockdown. 
 
The letter states that a clear and predictable plan for a gradual and safe return to a more normal life would instill public confidence while demonstrating concern for the physical, mental and economic health of Canadians. The letter — copies of which were sent to the premiers — is signed by the heads of more than 60 business organizations representing companies of all sizes, in all regions of the country, employing millions of Canadians.
 
Read the Letter
 



 

Indigenous people in Manitoba will be eligible to book their second-dose appointments starting on May 24 at 11:45 a.m.

In order to book a second-dose appointment, individuals must identify as Indigenous and have had received their first dose of a Pfizer or a Moderna vaccine. Those eligible can call toll-free 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC) to book appointments at super sites, pop-up clinics or urban Indigenous clinics. Daily hours of operation are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. People can also book online at https://protectmb.ca/.  
 




First Data provides simple, affordable, and transparent pricing. If they cannot beat your current processing fees, you will earn a $1,000 Visa® gift card1.  This is for members only.

For a limited time, we are offering members a $300 rebate to switch their payment processing to First Data1
Let us know if you'd like more information on how First Data can help your business and we can get you connected with our direct Fist Data contact.
 



 


 


NEW MEMBER SECTION


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Signup for a free trial membership here and see what it's all about. Over 280 other businesses are keeping their membership active and reaping the benefits. 

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Everything You Need to Successfully Onboard Remote Employees

Onboarding new employees is important, as engaged and connected employees leads to greater success for your business. Onboarding remote employees can be challenging because they are physically distant, but it’s not impossible to create a welcoming onboarding process that nurtures their success. Visit Vexxit Business for a checklist of activities to include when bringing on newly hired remote employees. 
 
Manitoba LINK: https://bit.ly/2S9oKe4 
 







SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 


Job Opportunity - Xplornet
Field Operations Technician for Northwestern Manitoba (Dauphin region), reporting into the Field Operations Manager. In this role, you will be responsible for the hands-on day-to-day integration, repair and maintenance of the fixed wireless network. You will be required to support network build, repair & maintenance activities, audit customer installations as well as handle escalated support requests.
TO READ MORE ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY - CLICK HERE





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Under One Roof 
Due to COVID-19, which left many people isolated with little to no supports, we continue to operate with limited capacity following COVID-19 guidelines on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm with approximately 50 people in attendance per week. Under One Roof is inviting you to sponsor either a meal or transportation for this much-needed program and service. Under One Roof will acknowledge your group or organization through social media and at our programs.
 
For more information on how you can participate, please call (431)738-8352 or email us @ underoneroofdauphin@gmail.com
Thank you and we appreciate your support.












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