The Chamber's December opened with a pop-up holiday market, expert advice on managing seasonal business swings and networking with over 150 small business owners.
Even amid the hecticness of the holiday season, we were gratified to see a large turnout at our latest Small Business Council Forum - and experience the energy and wisdom that emerges when so many dynamic individuals come together in one community. Attendees engaged in a lively discussion of riding December's peaks and valleys while getting some holiday shopping done in support of Winnipeg entrepreneurs.
The Forum also included an announcement of upcoming engagement with city hall. On January 16 Chamber staff and some members of the Small Business Council will head to our city's political epicentre to discuss recurring issues facing the business community - permit delays, clarity around work for architecture and construction companies and others. City administration have also expressed a strong interest on communicating their priorities and programs to the Council and look forward to member feedback on how best to achieve that.
The next free Small Business Council Forum is set for February 9. All Winnipeg Chamber members with fewer than 50 employees are automatically considered part of the Council and are welcome to attend, network and experience the benefits when the drivers of Winnipeg's economy come together to speak in one voice.