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Luncheon Series

Brandon Chamber Luncheons

These popular events are held monthly from September to June and feature presentations from business, industry, government, and institutional CEOs on topical information of importance to the business community. These luncheons draw a large attendance with 250-450+ attendees and provide prime networking opportunities.

There is also Season Seating purchase that are available prior to the first September Lunch. See More

*Please note that luncheon dates and speakers are subject to change.

For more information and to register visit our Events Calendar.

Looking to Sponsor an event? Sponsorship of Chamber events and programs is a great way to build your company’s brand and gain visibility with key business stakeholders. A variety of sponsorships are available to member businesses of all sizes. View sponsorship opportunities.

The 2019-2020 Luncheon Season line up:

Workforce of the Future

September 26, 2019

Victoria Inn, Grand Salon

Sponsored by: Sunrise Credit Union

Does your business have the skills needed for your current and future employees? The digital-age mandate for businesses to reinvent talent strategies and employee management is here. Join us as our panel of experts discusses the future of workforce.

Our speakers include Chris Poot of Return to Work, Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba; Rob Starkell from Westcan Human Resources; and Mark Frison, President of Assiniboine Community College.


Kickoff to Small Business Week

October 17, 2019
Victoria Inn
Sponsored by: Compass Credit Union

Join us as we kickoff Small Business Week, which takes place across Canada from October 20 to 26. Guest speaker Robert Ritchot, founder of humble+fume (formerly BOBHQ), shares his experiences as an entrepreneur in Brandon. We will also acknowledge and celebrate our members’ milestone anniversaries.



5G and the Future of Connectivity

November 21, 2019
Clarion Hotel & Suites
Sponsored by: Assiniboine Community College

What does the future of 5G look like in rural Manitoba? Join us as Ben Cowan from Telus discusses mobile connectivity and business in the age of disruption.

Ben Cowan has worked for TELUS in the cellular industry for the past 20 years.  His evolving mandate over that time was to ensure that TELUS clients enjoy a superior network experience and to secure TELUS’s ranking as the fastest wireless network in Manitoba and across Canada. Specifically he is responsible for the reliability and resiliency of TELUS access network in the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario.  He is also working on developing strategic projects and partnerships in advance of the launch of 5G in Canada.


Holiday Luncheon

December 5, 2019
Keystone Centre
Sponsored by: Westoba Credit Union

Tis the Season! Come out and celebrate this joyful time of year with colleagues, staff and friends. Treat your staff and meet some new business contacts at the same time. Join us for a delicious lunch, DJ from Trident Music and our 3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater contest! A cash bar will be available as well.

We will be selling 50/50 tickets but this year’s 50/50 comes with a twist! We will pull three tickets, the ticket holders will come up and in order of their ticket number being drawn will pick from three wrapped gifts. One will win the cash and the other two will win surprise prizes!! All proceeds will go to the Dollars for Scholars Scholarship fund.


Celebrating Manitoba Success

January 22, 2019
Grand Salon, Victoria Inn
Sponsored by: myITsource

What better way to ring in the New Year than by celebrating a Manitoba success story!

Hailey Jefferies joins us from Prarie Fava, recipient of the 2019 Start-up of the Year by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce.

About the Speaker:

Hailey Jefferies is President of Prairie Fava and holds a degree in Business from George Brown College in Toronto. After graduation, she and her husband moved back to the Prairies to join his family’s fifth generation seed business. There she found her passion for health and protein alternatives, which ultimately led to discovering fava beans as a nutritious plant-based food ingredient.


Impacts of Trade in Manitoba

February 13, 2019
Clarion Hotel & Suites, Regency Ballroom
Sponsored by: Brandon University

Mariette Mulaire, President and CEO of World Trade Centre Winnipeg, joins us to discuss the impacts of digitization on trade in Manitoba.

About the Speaker:

Born in St-Pierre-Jolys, Québec, Mariette has served as CEO of World Trade Centre Winnipeg since 2013. She previously worked 10 years for the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM) as Executive Director, as well as Western Economic Diversification Canada and Canadian Heritage. Mariette received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and was the recipient of the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction award in the “Leadership” category in 2012.



Champions of Agriculture and the Environment

March 26, 2020
Victoria Inn
Sponsored by: Progressive Sanitation

Join us as we celebrate our Champions of Agriculture and the Environment luncheon with keynote speaker Karla Guyn, CEO of Ducks Unlimited Canada.

About the Speaker:

With more than 20 years of experience, Karla Guyn is a respected international conservation leader with a PhD in biology. She is passionate about wetlands and waterfowl, and previously served as National Director of Conservation.

Ducks Unlimited is the country’s leading wetland conservation organization.


State of the Province

April 23, 2020
UCT Pavilion, Keystone Centre
Sponsored by: Westman Communications Group

Details to come.



State of the City

May 21, 2020
UCT Pavilion, Keystone Centre
Sponsored by: Brandon First

Details to come.