The Brandon Chamber of Commerce has existed as the voice of Brandon business since 1883. It consists of a diverse membership representing all business types, sectors and sizes. We are 100% privately funded and receive no outside government financial support. Volunteers drive our activities by dealing with grassroots business and community issues through action committees and open discussions.
The Chamber team is grateful for the many volunteers they are privileged to work with every day, and appreciate the time and energy these people give back to their fellow members.
The Executive Committee is comprised of directors who set the agenda for the Brandon Chamber of Commerce Board. They make recommendations to the Board regarding policy and strategic initiatives. They may also act in place of the Board, when the board is not in session. The structure and mandate of this committee is specified in the Chamber bylaws. It is comprised of the President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and the immediate Past President. Members of the Executive Committee are selected and approved by the Board of Directors.
2017-2018 Chair: Tami Rourke, NetSet Communications
Government Relations Committee
The objective of this committee shall be the facilitation and promotion of the chamber with all levels of government including the City of Brandon and Province of Manitoba, and the gathering and sharing of information with same.
2017-18 Chair: Jeff Hood, MNP
The objective of the Events Committee is to organize all aspects of the Annual Chamber Dinner, Golf Tournament and such other special events for the membership as may be required. The Brandon Chamber of Commerce events are the most prominent way the Chamber communicates to the membership. Therefore, quality and image are very important. Our function is to design, organize and host the events for the Chamber membership to create opportunities for business networking, provide information that benefits business decisions and foster active participation in community issues.
2017-18 Chair: Greg Crisanti, Tim Hortons
The objective of the Membership Committee is to communicate with existing members on a regular basis to garner opinions and concerns that the members wish to express or have addressed and to promote the benefits of membership and increase the general membership of the Chamber.
The Membership Committee’s mission is to attract and retain members to the Brandon Chamber of Commerce by promoting the benefits of membership, ensuring quality of the Chamber product and communicating with members and non-members.
2017-18 Chair: Tayona Johnas, Sunrise Credit Union
Business Development Committee
The objective of the Business Development Committee is to promote existing business, attract new business, provide educational seminars and informational sessions and address specific business development concerns within the community.
2017-18 Chair: Cathy Snelgrove, Siere
Workforce Development Committee
The Workforce Development Committee is a catalyst to achieve a workforce that meets the evolving needs of the community by engaging partners and stakeholders to take action to understand and address these evolving needs of employers and community.
2017-18 Chair: Jill Watt, Cando Rail Services
The mission of the Ag Committee is to strengthen and grow the agriculture industry in Westman Manitoba by promoting and educating, attracting value added business, maintaining and growing existing agriculture business, promoting agriculture as a career, and fostering new ideas.
Support Local Task Force
The purpose of the Support Local Task Force is to create buzz and excitement within the local business community that promotes consumers loyalty and strengthens our local economy. The committee’s objective is to strengthen community ties and pride, help strengthen the local economy, educate the business community on the role they play on our local economy, to be a resource for local community connections for business and to encourage consumers to buy locally while educating them on the impact shopping local has on our economy.
Get involved and make a difference!
Join a Committee! If you are interested in being involved in one of the Chamber committees, please contact the Chamber office at 571-5342 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to be on the Brandon Chamber Board? Watch for the call for nominations each spring, and consider putting your name forward.
Can’t commit to a full year of meetings and activities? Not a problem, often we need help with our special events ! Contact the Chamber at email@example.com to see how to get involved.