Resource Partners

NRC-IRAP

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) provides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market. If you operate an innovative small or medium-sized business in Canada, we can help you build your innovation capacity and take your ideas to market.

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Sustainability & Innovation for Business Growth

As the economy roars back to life, it’s become clear that the past 18 months have fast-forwarded long-term disruption. From growing labour shortages and the rise of remote work, to the expansion of digital business and increasingly frequent climate events; Canadian entrepreneurs will need to focus on innovation, inclusion and sustainability to maintain their growth amidst these changes.

Join us during BDC Small Business Week 2021 as we hear from Derek Earl, Vice President of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg on “Sustainability & Innovation for Business Growth.” Derek will highlight key trends in the global economy and share some illustrations of how sustainability and innovation are increasingly important to business strategy for growth and trade.

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2021 Roundtable Mentor Event – Moving Your Company Online

The Business Development Committee was thrilled to present the 2nd installment of the Steinbach Chamber’s 2021 Virtual Roundtable Mentor Event! This event focuses on Moving Your Company Online. Join us as we hear from Emily Maki, Marketing Advisor Captain at Homefield. Emily will answer FAQs about what it means to take your business online, including first steps to take, how to improve your current online presence, most important things to do, and important things to avoid.

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Accessibility Customer Service Training

Free for our Chamber Members!

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Chamber Group Insurance (Affinity Program)

Through Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, Steinbach Chamber members can deliver executive level life, disability and health insurance at prices made for emerging businesses. Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, home-based business or part of a larger firm, benefits are an important part of your financial security. The Chambers Plan creates a solid foundation for that security, based on a benefit program that can be designed specifically for business owners of any size. You will get the flexibility and security you need, along with a benefits program that’s personalized for you and your company. You will also get rate stability, guaranteed coverage, customer service and additional advantages not offered anywhere else. You will even have access to Business Assistance Service, providing the resources to help manage your business more effectively with access to professional accounting, legal and human resource experts, confidential coaching, and referral services all at NO additional cost.

See why over 25,000 business owners selected this plan, visit www.chamberplan.ca.  For more information, contact our coordinator:

Andy Anderson, CAIB | Associate Insurance Broker
Call or Text: 204.746.5589
andya@valleyfinancial.ca

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First Data Canada (Affinity Partner)

At First Data Canada, they look for every opportunity to help customers leverage more value from each transaction – developing new solutions to make them simpler, faster, safer, and more rewarding. First Data delivers the most competitive rates on Mastercard and Visa fees, taking the pain out of the cost of doing business. First Data Canada offers merchants wide selection devices and payment options, so you never have to say “no” to a customer’s preferred payment method. Plus, the Chamber has negotiated market-leading rates for our services, which are not open to seasonal price adjustments. If you have any questions on the First Data Affinity Program, please contact Salhar Memon, our Steinbach Chamber Member representative at First Data for more details:

Salhar Memon
1.888.925.9163 ext. 602-3520
salhar.memon@firstdata.com

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Digital Presence & E-Commerce Webinars

These Social Media and E-Commerce webinar videos are provided FREE of charge by the World Trade Centre Winnipeg:

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Steinbach Chamber Member Kits – COVID Poster

A resource for your business.

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Trade Accelerator Program (WTC Winnipeg)

Canada’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative and dynamic program aimed at helping Manitoba’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) overcome barriers to exporting. The WTC Winnipeg is pleased to offer TAP in Manitoba, a program that has rapidly gaining momentum across Canada, and a reputation of achieving real results, fast. Through its Expert partners, TAP gives companies access to top exporting advisors, resources and contacts. Companies are given the opportunity to work with industry leaders to build a comprehensive Export Plan, and then begin its implementation.

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North Forge Technology Exchange

North Forge Technology Exchange is an innovation-based economic development agency and a powerhouse community to fuel Manitoba’s innovation economy providing entrepreneurs with award-winning mentors, rockstar subject matter experts and a four-stage startup program. Armed with Canada’s largest non-profit fabrication lab, they operate out of 27,000 square feet across Innovation Drive and Innovation Alley in Winnipeg, Canada.

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