Small Business Advisory Council

What is the Small Business Advisory Council?

The Small Business Advisory Council is a group of small business members from a variety of sectors. They work alongside our team at The Winnipeg Chamber to help shape things like our programming and events, based on current issues that are important to Winnipeg’s small business community.

Our advisory council helps plan and brainstorm events like the Small Business Forums, where our goal is to not only give you access to experts who can help you elevate your business, but also give you access to each other, for an opportunity to network, make some new connections, and learn from other local small business owners.


Our Co-Chairs

This year’s co-chairs for the council are Larissa Peck (Tandem Collaborative) and Kristine Tubiera (LMVA Consulting). Both Larissa and Kristine are excited about the opportunity!

Larissa Peck | Co-Chair
Co-Owner– Tandem Collaborative
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When you are not working on your small biz, what are you doing?

Some volunteering in the arts and non-profit sectors, some gardening, reading, enjoying time with friends and family and making perogies!

Kristine Tubiera | Co-Chair
CEO– LMVA Consulting
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If you had a movie about your life, what celebrity would play you?

Lol … Sandra Bullock. Thinking about her in movies like Miss Congeniality and The Proposal (the chant/dance around the fire). This was a hard question!


 

Joseph Chaeban
President– Chaeban Ice Cream
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When you are not working on your small biz, what are you doing?

Running after the kids!

Nicholas Douklias
Kitchen Wizard/ Owner– Helios Restaurant & Catering
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If you had a movie about your life, what celebrity would play you?

The Rock… obviously!


 

Joseph Edogbeni
CEO & Director– HEYRU CANADA INC.
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What is one interesting fact about yourself people wouldn’t know?

One of my favourite things to do is dancing salsa!

Ogo Okwumabua
Owner/ CEO– Zueike
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If you had a movie about your life, what celebrity would play you?

Micheal B Jordan or Denzel Washington!


 

Arturo Orellana
Chief Strategy Officer– GFIT Wellness
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What is one interesting fact about yourself people wouldn’t know?

I am a Spanish Lawyer!

Lucas Robinson
Partner– R&B Wild Caught Fisheries Canada
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What smartphone feature would you actually be excited for a company to implement?

Bring back the headphone jack!


 

Lynn Tran
Director of Operations– GoodLocal 
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What is one interesting fact about yourself people wouldn’t know?

I love putting together bouquets of flowers or decorating with flowers and greenery for events. My dream was always to own a floral shop or to own a wedding venue!

Amy Tung
Founder– I AM LOVE PROJECT INC.
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If you had a movie about your life, what celebrity would play you?

Mulan – a good balance of the yin and yang.