Why The Winnipeg Chamber?
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce boasts a remarkable history, predating the City of Winnipeg itself. Serving as the voice of local businesses for 150 years.
As the largest organization of businesses in the city with 2000+ members, we provide a platform to help local businesses in Winnipeg thrive.
Member-centred and community-focused, our approach is results-driven. Empowering your business every step of the way through our advocacy, diversity and inclusion pillar, and programming focused on topics that matter to you.
So why a Winnipeg Chamber Membership?
Keeping Government Accountable
Through our work, we understand more than most the value and power of collective impact.
As a long-standing leader, we serve as a fair and balanced voice that has earned public officials’ and community leaders’ respect and trust.
Backed by real-time data and fueled by real-life business experiences, we continue to develop and implement innovative policy and advocacy activities that will increase thought leadership and impact advocacy.
On their own, small and medium businesses can’t always afford the benefits that size and scale can purchase. The Winnipeg Chamber gives you access to those programs so that any member – regardless of the number of employees – can afford the benefits they need to face the business day with confidence.
From employee benefits to merchant service discounts and low cost office supplies, learn more about our cost-saving options for your business..
Discount Tickets to Invaluable Events
The Chamber is known for events. With 100+ functions a year – from a dozen members gatherings to policy topics with 1000+, we’re experts at bringing the Winnipeg business community together.
While many of our events are free and open to the public, some are member-only, giving our companies exclusive access. Members get 50% off the ticket price for all our paid events.
Networking and Warm Introductions
Even in a city known for having only a few degrees of separation between Winnipeggers, it can be hard to know every business person, supplier and potential client for your industry. After all – you’re busy with your business.
Let us do the work for you. We’ll help create a warm introduction the next time you are looking to connect.
A Community Movement
Initiated and run by The Chamber, CODE (Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity and Equity) is a new community movement dedicated to creating inclusive and welcoming workplaces.
CODE supports you and your team’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) journey (wherever you are!) through peer-learning groups, workshops and conferences, human resource support, and quality curated DEI tools and templates. Many resources are offered for free or at a reduced member price.
Business Support Specialists
Our team meets with businesses of every sector and size each day, gathering feedback on their challenges, connecting them with resources and learning which “best practices” deliver results.
With all that experience, The Winnipeg Chamber’s staff are an invaluable resource at your disposal as you try to grow your organization, whatever your stage of the business life cycle.
A Communications Network
Our Chamber’s communications tools are at your disposal, including
- Our monthly e-newsletter
- Our social media following (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)
- Our business-focused blog
- Our network of media contacts
- Our member events calendar
If you have news, upcoming events or a story to share with our members – and the wider community – visit our Promote your Business page for free member-only ways to get in front of businesses.
Our members love to connect, share their business story and help peers succeed. In the spirit of “shop local” many Chamber members offer one-time deals or ongoing discounts to other Chamber members to encourage businesses to join the community. You can find current offers here.
“When I came to Canada in 2017 as an immigrant The Chamber gave me a springboard through events and the from there I had the opportunity to meet people, they guided me, provided advice on what to do and I developed confidence so it has been awesome. It is a one-stop-shop for business owners.”
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The cost of membership is affordable (starting at $530/year) and is based on the size of your company. We look forward to helping you and your business find the perfect fit within The Chamber.