Sunday, February 16, 2014

Chamber lunches, connections and caribou

CCFSB Networking Event
Feb 12th, 2014
Hotel Norwood

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Chamber lunches, connections and caribou

The Chambre de commerce francophone de SaintBoniface (CCFSB) gathered a record number of people today at its annual Festival du Voyageur networking lunch, held at the Norwood Hotel.

Over 190 people attended.

The 190 attendees included city councillors, Members of Parliament, business owners, the Official 2014 Voyageurs, World Trade Centre Winnipeg staff, Université de Saint-Boniface Business students, Junior Achievement of Manitoba Achievers (high school business students) among with a plethora of company representatives from all industries.

The Official Voyageurs with a few Chamber guests. 

In line, I met Colin Grover, of Pike Projects, who collaborated on Hygge House, the winning project in the 2013 Warming Hut competition. I also spotted Obby Khan, former Winnipeg Blue Bomber and now owner of Shawarma Khan.  

These type of events give us the opportunity to learn about projects and the people behind them, and to share with them what we represent and what we are working on. In many cases, we can find synergies and ways to collaborate.

Here are some other takeaways from attending JCI Winnipeg members Simon Méthot and Sachit Mehra : 

“This particular networking event is the biggest one on the Chamber events calendar. We kick off the Festival du Voyageur with a traditional meal, a shot of Caribou and a lot of French-Canadian “Joie de Vivre”. Today, I met a university student networking for summer employment opportunities, Rob Campbell of Sysco, who trained me years ago as a Junior Achievement of Manitoba volunteer and Alejandro Dominguez-Suberbie, of Community Futures Triple R, who I will be working with this summer for the R Biz Camps. There are great opportunities here. Think we can ask Pike Projects to draw up a new Santa Float?” – Simon Méthot

“It was a pleasure to attend the Francophone chamber of commerce luncheon today. I met an array of influential business people from all across Winnipeg and Manitoba. Truly, the Chamber recognizes the importance of doing business not only in English, but both official languages. C'était un plaisir d'assister aux Diner-Rencontre de la Chambre de commerce francophone de Saint-Boniface mercredi dernier.  J'y ai rencontré plusieurs gens d’affaires influents de tous les coins de Winnipeg et du Manitoba. Vraiment, la Chambre reconnaît l'importance de faire affaires non seulement en anglais, mais dans les deux langues officielles.” – Sachit Mehra

The room was buzzing with energy as we moved about the room with Red Moon Road setting the tone with a few songs.

Red Moon Road

Special thanks to Matt Allard, Executive Director at CCFSB, for sharing this opportunity; I’m even more excited now for the “Sugar Shack” fun JCI Winnipeg will be having on February 15th and 22nd at the Festival du Voyageur – He Ho!

Danelle Hueging
JCI Winnipeg

L'adhésion de JCI Winnipeg à la Chambre de commerce francophone de Saint-Boniface est du a l'appuie financier du Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes

JCI Winnipeg's membership to the Chambre de commerce francophone de Saint-Boniface is due to financial support from the Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes

1 comment:

  1. Seems to be an enjoyable networking gets together party. I went for a painting carnival at one of the spacious corporate events NYC with my friend last month. Loved the inspiring ideal displayed art. Bought two of them for my living room. Will surely go for their next collection event.