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Bringing our Community Together

February 23, 2021

Liz Choi, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer at Education Canada Group (ECG), knows first-hand the benefits a Chamber membership has to offer. 

As incoming Chamber Board Chair, Liz wants to ensure businesses in our community have the tools they need to thrive. For many, a Chamber membership can be that first step. 

Liz Choi at a Chamber Luncheon.

“Building the connection and having that sense of belonging is key,” said Liz. “Being a member of The Chamber is like having access to unlimited levels of mentorship. It has multifaceted benefits. That’s why we want to help bring those businesses together, especially during a time like this.” 

At the onset of this pandemic, Chamber staff took the opportunity to connect with members to examine the support needed throughout the business community. While some organizations have been able to continue operations throughout the shutdown, there are some who haven’t been as lucky. 

Difficulties like this can force our members to re-think where their money is being spent. However, two organizations have come out and made the situation just a bit better for some of our members. 

Education Canada Group and TC Energy Corp. have graciously stepped up to cover the cost of membership dues for several of our members.

“I think it all comes down to being a part of a business community,” said Liz. “It is difficult for new small businesses or struggling businesses to prioritize the Chamber membership, but that is when you need it the most.”

Amie Seier, founder of The Community Gym, was one of the businesses to be sponsored by ECG. Due to provincial restrictions, Amie and her team have felt the struggles associated with the pandemic, but have found a way to keep pushing forward.

Photography by Mike Sudoma

“Getting sponsored into the Chamber was a HUGE blessing. As a small business owner hit heavily by the pandemic, extra funds have been tight and we have been working really hard to limit expenses,” said Amie Seier.

Liz Choi

“The sponsorship by ECG was so unexpected and helpful. We are so grateful to take part in an amazing campaign, and I also look forward to utilizing the many benefits The Chamber has to offer.”

Liz hopes to continue to showcase why it’s important for businesses to be members of The Chamber. This opportunity just made sense. 

“When you know of a great place, you bring a friend. So we wanted to play a role in bringing a friend or business to the chamber especially in the pandemic,” smiled Liz. “We want those businesses to feel a sense of community in addition to the benefits the chamber offers. They need to know they are not alone at this.”

Amie Seier and The Community Gym are a part of our #ReimagineWPG campaign.

Photography by Mike Sudoma

Read Amie’s story about how she and her team embraced change this year. By launching Community365, a dynamic online workout platform, her clients can feel a sense of belonging and take part in any Community class– any time, anywhere.

#ReimagineWPG recognizes Winnipeg business owners who have embraced the change forced upon them by today’s global pandemic to ultimately spark innovative business plans and achieve unexpected success.

At the end of the day, it’s all about your business. You want to see your business succeed and grow and that’s why we’re here.

Providing a platform to help local businesses in Winnipeg thrive is what we stand for – whether it’s advocating for you, connecting you with the right people at the right time or setting you up with the support and programs you need to grow.

CLICK HERE to join The Chamber today!

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