Dear Valued Members,

 

In response to COVID-19 efforts, your Flin Flon & District Chamber of Commerce will be closing our office and will be without our Office Manager until further notice.

The Chamber phone number and gmail address will not be monitored during this period. We will look to resume regular service once things begin to return to normal in the near future.

We will continue to forward important information from our Chamber partners (including the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Chambers) to our valued members during this incredibly stressful time.

If you have an immediate need or question please do not hesitate to contact one of our Co-Vice Presidents at their work emails directly:

Dianne Russell drussell@arcticradio.ca
Kory Eastman keastman@ffcu.ca

Be safe. Best health. Thank you for your continued support of your Chamber and each other.

Chamber in the News
Managing Partner for Placemakers in Canada Hazel Borys is in Flin Flon as part of the Arts Council’s Inspiration Series titled Developing a Northern Vision.  She told the Chamber of Commerce yesterday economic development is about combining existing assets with new ideas to create new values and as Flin Flon moves to whatever is next consultations within the community are essential to come up with ideas on connections to create a more diversified set of industrial markets here that make the community more resilient over time so we’re not dependent  on  just one entity that we potentially create more opportunities whether it’s eco-tourism, whether it’s promoting and widening the reach of the rich cultural offering that Flin Flon currently has or whether it’s welcoming some completely new economies that don’t exist here now.
Borys said one step is looking for what place or ideas might provide the inspiration for what’s next in Flin Flon.
Local Program Coordinator Krista Lemcke for Manitoba Entrepreneurial Hubs told the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce Tuesday they offer help to women at any stage of business.
 
Kylie McKinnon from the University College of the North spoke to the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce yesterday about LYNK, Linking Youth Entrepreneurs with Networks and Knowledge.
President and CEO for Calm Air Gary Bell told the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce yesterday they take their community involvement seriously.  He reported in 2019 for this community they were able to donate 72 thousand dollars and change and that was actually down quite significantly from the year before as in 2018 it was 90 thousand.  He explained they are always looking to help with things you have going on in the community noting they always want to sponsor events and they sponsor the Flin Flon Bombers, Trout Festival and perhaps they can play a bigger role in those kinds of things and Flinty needs some repairs but they don’t do cash so what they could do if there is a group handling that is provide a ticket or two or gift certificates to be auctioned off or used as prizes for some of those fund raisers.   Bell also outlined their discount air fares including their family plan, the student plan and connectors fare with some requirements to be met and engine and interior upgrades underway on their aircraft
Chamber members Becky Cianflone & Kory Eastman welcome the Manitoba Economic Development Tour who were visiting and touring Flin Flon and area October 9th & 10th.  Becky & Kory led the group on a tour of Main Street.  

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Economic Development Tours showcase the excellent business opportunities that exist in the northern region of Manitoba.

The two-day delegations were packed with planned events, arranged tours, and meetings with local elected officials and Indigenous leaders enabling delegates to network with decision-makers, view local operations, and consider future business alignments. These tours provide select host communities with a chance to showcase their value proposition, and to uncover and foster potentially lucrative and mutually-beneficial relationships that may not otherwise exist.

Member in the Spotlight

We would like to congratulate Chamber member Creighton's Pizza on their 20th Anniversary in business!  Thank you for your excellent service to our communities!  

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