The History of the Beausejour & District Chamber of Commerce began in 1938 when it was founded by dedicated business leaders of our community. Unfortunately, records prior to 1975 are no longer available on how our business leaders of that era maintained an active role in the community’s growth and well-being. Over the years, commercial leaders of our business community have served to provide education, leadership, unity, marketing ideas and entertainment for the betterment of our area. Be sure to scroll to the end to see Chamber's historical initiatives pictures.
1938- 2013, 75 years of Chamber history
‘Bringing Businesses Together’
In 2013 we celebrated our history of 75 years in our communities for the full year. Beginning with approving the addition of ’75th’ to our logo for the year, holding our AGM at a larger venue with speakers and to celebrate Small Business Week we held an evening with comedian Matt Falk and Keynote Speaker Chris Fougere and trade tables co-hosted with Community Futures Winnipeg River. Chamber’s Objectives:
- To serve Commerce and the Beausejour & District community, take and express positions and opinions on public issues on behalf of its membership
- To promote the economic, civic, educational and cultural interests of the Town of Beausejour and the surrounding area
- To communicate information on topical subjects of interest to the Chamber members
- To facilitate business and social contact among members of the Chamber
- To undertake and carry out projects and activities consistent with the foregoing objectives
The Beausejour & District Chamber of Commerce is an organized body of commerce minded individuals who fill the positions of President, 1st Vice President, Treasurer and a contract position of Executive Director. There are also six Director positions who lead various committees and projects involving Membership, Civic & Public Affairs, Retail Merchants, Tourism and Agriculture. Over the years the Chamber’s membership has cycled with rises and falls of the economic health of the Beausejour area. Membership has varied from 48 to a peak of 104 members, and there has been a few minor lapses of activity from time to time. The majority of the last 76 years the operation of the Chamber was dedicated to promoting and marketing commerce in the area, providing training for businesses, town beautification and leading and lobbying major civic changes in the district. The activities of the Chamber have varied over the past 76 years and our involvement has been from that of a leadership role to that of an information source for the RM of Brokenhead, Beausejour Council and various departments of the Provincial Government. Some, but not all, of the activities are listed below in the order of involvement from 1975 thru to the present time. We hope that you have enjoyed being involved with at least some of them.
Please refer below for a list of Activities, Business (partial) and Chamber Presidents.
At present, the areas of Beausejour, Tyndall and Garson also serve as bedroom communities for our residents who work in Winnipeg and other communities. The Chamber continues to support the growth of the area welcoming new businesses and families into the community.
For more information on how you can become involved please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 204.268.3502.