Chambers of commerce have been around for hundreds of years and regardless of the size of your business - start-up, small business, large enterprise – A chamber of commerce can be a gold mine of support and information to help you with your business goals.
The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce MCC provides a wide range of services and benefits to help their members develop strong networks, promote their business, stay informed, save on business expenses, collectively advocate and to foster economic development. The priority of the chamber is to help businesses grow by building connections and providing relevant support, information and tools.
The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC), established in 1931, is the umbrella organization for Manitoba’s chamber movement. With a membership comprised of Local Chambers of Commerce as well direct Corporate Members, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce is Manitoba’s largest business lobby, representing over 10,000 businesses and community leaders. The MCC serves as the collective unified voice of business – promoting and protecting the interests of businesses of all sizes, in all sectors and communities across the province.
Membership in the Chambers has many benefits. A few of these include:
The Mbiz Magazine that is published twice a year with a circulation of 250,000 and in conjunction with the Winnipeg Free Press. The magazine showcases company success stories and shares provincial issues with organizations who want to gain a better understanding of issues affecting the economy.
The Mbiz E-Weekly Newsletter keeps members informed, on a weekly basis, of what’s happening in and around the chamber along with provincial career opportunities. Chambers and corporate members are encouraged to submit information to the communications department in order to promote local business and economic growth.
The MCC website is the central hub of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and is a plethora of news, policy updates, events and success stories relevant to Manitoba business. Advertising opportunities are available to members looking to further promote their company's brand.
There are several other benefits to being a member of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce including a very active social media presence. This includes Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Membership gives you reduced rates to specific MCC events giving you opportunity to capitalize on networking and professional development opportunities.
The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce membership represents some of Manitoba’s most important and influential corporate leaders, mid-level managers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, young professionals, educators, political figures as well as representatives from the 66 chambers across the province.
Regardless of the size of your business, membership in the MCC provides the most beneficial professional networking opportunity.