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Chamber Policies

As the Voice of Business, The Chamber must ensure we speak for a majority of our members. Whether an issue is brought forward by a member, our board, a politician or the community at large, we seek consensus and to be well informed in developing credible policy positions.

Policy Process

Policies established by The Brandon Chamber of Commerce are based on consultation with membership, recommendations of the Board of Directors and the direction outlined by the incoming chair of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce.

Policy Approval

In accordance with the bylaws of The Brandon Chamber of Commerce, a majority of two-thirds of the votes cast by board members is necessary to approve each policy position. These policies will be brought to the attention of appropriate government officials and other bodies to whom the recommendations are directed. The method of presentation of each item will be determined by a number of factors, including subsequent events and legislation which may affect the subject matter, additional information that may become available, the timing of a presentation, etc.

Policy Lifespan

Each resolution, once approved by the board, has an effective lifespan of three years unless otherwise stated. After three years, the board of directors can decide whether or not the policy should remain as a current policy position of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce.

Throughout the year, members will be updated and advised of the action(s) taken on each of these positions by way of summaries and reports in Brandon Chamber of Commerce publications.

Click Below to see the Following Policies:

Policy Development Guide

(2015) Red Tape Reduction Policy

(2017) Proposed Planning Act Changes for Cities Outside of Winnipeg

(2018) Prompt Payment Legislation

(2019) Keystone Centre Funding Policy

(2020) Flexible Funding for Post Secondary

(2020) First Nation Development Area Zone (FNUDA)