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May 14th, 2021


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TWO PART EVENT WITH
MLA BRAD MICHALESKI




The first part of our session with MLA Michaleski will be a video early next week. Then we can gather in the morning of May 20th to have a casual roundtable discussion/ Q&A with Brad. This event is open to all and free to attend but registration is required. This event will be held online so those that register will be sent the meeting link. 

More event details and to register - CLICK HERE









We have the full stories featured on our website. Please visit this link and enjoy some of our amazing local business stories. 

Click Here for
Members Inspire Stories


Hopefully, you've been noticing our stories in the Dauphin Herald and Parkland Shopped these last few weeks and been enjoying them! We have a few more that will pop up in the paper for May as well. Keep a close eye out for those. These are inspirational stories of some Chamber Members from across the region. These businesses took on the challenge of the pandemic and did what they could in order to continue serving the community.


 



 



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




 



The virtual Annual State of the City Address was held on May 11th. If you haven't seen it yet or would like a review click on the video above. 

Messages from:
Our Chamber President Gabe Mercier 
President and CEO for the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Chuck Davidson,
Mayor Dowhan on his address on behalf of council and more.





 
 
MANITOBA CHAMBER
ECONOMIC SUMMIT & AGM

Economic Summit
Huge congrats to the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce on holding their full day of their Economic Summit, AGM and Policy Debate. A very successful day that highlighted so much going on provincially and across the country in regards to economic recovery and paving the pathway going forward.
  
 

Our Policy Continues To Live
Our policy regarding increasing celluar connectivity in rural MB, which we introduced to the Manitoba Chamber's of Commerce in 2017 was passed by the membership at the policy debate at that AGM. Since then the MB chamber and the network used that document to work with government and various organizations in order to move forward with better mobile connectivity for rural Manitoba. Since it was up for renewal this year, we were able to update it with a better focus on broadband connectivity as well. We're thrilled to see that the membership of the MB Chamber passed our policy once again and look forward to our efforts in getting this policy into action so we can see improvements in connectivity for rural Manitoban businesses and residents. 
CLICK HERE to view our submitted policy


New Board of Directors 
A big congrats to the 2021/22 board of directors and our Executive Director Stephen Chychota on making it on the board for the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce! Stephen will be representing the Chamber Executives of Manitoba but would also bring insight on behalf of the Parkland and rural MB. 









PROVINCE TO PARTNER WITH XPLORNET TO IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY TO HUNDREDS OF RURAL, REMOTE AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT MANITOBA
Read the full press release - click here

On the subject of our policy ( located above) which was passed yesterday at the MB Chamber AGM, we are pleased to see advancements made in our province regarding the dedication to connectivity. So many First Nations, Northern and Rural communities across the province will benefit from this project. Hopefully, our efforts to equip the MB Chamber and the Chamber network with this policy will help further the ability to grant more rural areas in Manitoba with broadband and cellular services.  






 




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.






You are invited to one of the most highly anticipated virtual events in Canada on Tuesday, May 18 at 12pm CT. The team at Vexxit brings together a panel of experts to answer your questions and shed light on this pressing topic facing leaders across the country. Join Lisa Cefali of Legacy Bowes, Scott Hoeppner of TDS Law and host Lauren McNabb of CJOB 680 for a live discussion on vaccine policies in the workplace. 

As a business owner and an employer, there is a responsibility to keep your team safe and healthy in their work environment. An employee's rights as an individual is also of the utmost importance. Is it an organization’s responsibility to develop vaccine policy? Is a workplace policy the best option? Are there exceptions to the rule? They’ll answer these questions along with questions submitted by Canadian business leaders, employees and the public at large.

 

Save your seat here and submit your questions in advance:  bit.ly/2SAH8MV





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


Up for grabs!



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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Clue two. Number three is north of membership advantages.

CHAMBER MEMBER TIP: 



How to Build a Strong Digital Reputation
by the World Trade Centre

June 1
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Presenter: Aaron Newnham, TMD Marketing


Click here to learn more







SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 


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.





Wage Subsidy Program 
The Talent Opportunities Program (TOP) is an initiative of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) designed to help employers located anywhere in Canada hire college and university students on work placements.
 
Employers hiring eligible students may receive a wage subsidy up to up to 50% of the wages (to a maximum of $5,000) for each net new placement or 70% of the wages (to a maximum of $7,000) for each net new placement for the following under-represented groups: Indigenous people, person with disabilities, newcomer, first year student, visible minority and/or women in STEM.

Applications may be submitted through the online portal at http://occ.magnet.today/
For More Information contact the Ontario Chamber of Commerce directly: mailto:top@occ.ca.






Manitoba Youth Jobs Program and existing Green Team grants
The new $15-million Manitoba Youth Jobs Program will provide employers a 50 per cent subsidy on wages paid to eligible employees during the program period of May to September 2021, with a maximum of up to $25,000 per employer.

More information is available online for the Green Team program at www.manitobago.ca  and Manitoba Youth Jobs Program at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/programs/youth-jobs.html.


 

Canada–Manitoba Job Grant
The Canada-Manitoba Job Grant helps employers offset the costs of training new employees, or costs associated with developing the skills of their existing workers to meet the requirements of their present job, or to attain a promotion.

To access the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant – Employer Fact Sheet, please click here.
 
To access the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant Application form, please click here.
(The CMJG application is an Excel spreadsheet. It takes time to open. Please be patient. Thank you!)
 
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions related to the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant, please click here.

 
 





Does your business or organization have something to share? Let us know. It most likely will show up here in a future issue of Chamber Matters.



 
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