Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 1st - 9th


Hosted every year here in Russell, enjoy a week of fun this coming October 1st to 9th! With a  large assortment of games and events, we’re sure you wouldn’t want to miss this. Check out photo below for full details or visit www.beefandbarley.ca for more information. See you there!


OCTOBER 4th - Community Infusion

Last year Fusion Credit Union launched our Community Infusion competition with a stated desire of:

“Community Infusion is focused on economic development as a means of positively affecting our communities, which could include elements such as job creation or opportunities, community engagement, small business and entrepreneurial support.”

This past June we embarked on the second year of our competition. Several applications from local businesses were received and scored through a vigorous scoring criteria. Fusion Credit Union judges narrowed the list down to eleven entrepreneurs who were asked to submit detailed business plans. After the judges reviewed and scored all business plans the "Final Five" were determined. These entrepreneurs will be pitching their business concept in front of a live audience and panel of judges on October 4, 2022, for a chance to share in $30,000 of grant funding.

This event is free to attend, and we cordially invite the public as well as all Chamber members to join us in showcasing the entrepreneurial spirit Western Manitoba has to offer. Event details are as follows: 

Date: Tuesday October 4, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: George P Buleziuk Community Centre, Russell,Manitoba
Details: Free Admission

Snacks available to purchase
Winners will be announced following the business pitches.


OCTOBER 12th - WTC Webinar: Choosing a Business Structure

Attendees will learn:


  • The differences between corporations, sole proprietorships, and partnerships
  • The advantages and disadvantages of each structure
  • Receive tips on how to choose which one is best for them.

This free webinar takes place online on October 12th, 2022
from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (CST)


OCTOBER 16-22 - Small Business Week 2022 Event

The economic recovery has brought new challenges for Canadian entrepreneurs. Inflation, labour shortages and supply chain challenges are threatening their profitability. Finding better, more productive ways of working will help business owners drive the Canadian economy beyond these challenges to create a more inclusive and sustainable future. 

Join us on Small Business Week (October 16 -22) to find out more and to celebrate the passion, audacity and impact of Canada's dreamers and doers.

Interesting story? Success story? Great pivot strategy? We are inviting you to nominate a Manitoban company that inspires you. Great leader? Inspiring speaker? We want to invite motivating speakers to share valuable lessons. 

Eligibility criteria:
• Nominees must be based in Manitoba
• You may nominate more than one business
• You can nominate yourself or your own business

Submission deadline: September 20


OCTOBER 19th - Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) cohort.

World Trade Centre Winnipeg is planning a new Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) cohort.


The cohort will begin on October 19, 2022, for businesses looking to be export-ready. The schedule is as per below:

  • October 19 & 20 (in person): learn and connect with industry experts
  • October 28 (in person): develop a personalized export plan
  • December 2 (virtual): 1-on-1 mentoring sessions with export expert.

TAP has helped over 1700 companies across CANADA expand their businesses and export their products and services by providing them with the right tools, resources and contacts.


Limited places!



World Trade Centre Winnipeg is planning a new Business Planning Program (BPP) session.

This program is for all entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs and the next session takes place this winter, 2022. 

The BPP consists of:
- Seven half-day sessions
- A business advisor assigned to help, guide & support you
- Personalized support and access to industry experts
- A detailed workbook tailored for this program.