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Downtown Winnipeg BIZ: Memo - The latest information for BIZ Members

Dear Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Member,

Downtown gift cards coming soon!

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is launching a Downtown Winnipeg gift card to give customers an easy and targeted way to shop at downtown businesses in our zone. Think of it like a mall gift card, but for downtown: one card allows the shopper to use it at multiple stores, restaurants and service providers.

The first step for launching the gift card will be to set up as many downtown businesses as possible to accept the gift card as payment for purchases. The set-up process is quick, easy and there is no cost to you. A Downtown Winnipeg BIZ staff member will reach out to give you more information and walk you through set up (and/or assist in person).

More info:

  • The gift card works just like a VISA card so if you are equipped to accept VISA payments, you will be able to accept the Downtown Winnipeg gift card once the set-up process is complete

  • The gift card program and any corresponding promotions will be funded by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ

  • There is no cost to Downtown Winnipeg BIZ members to participate

As a downtown community, we’re stronger together, which is why we want as many downtown businesses to participate in the program as possible. We will be sending out more information soon so keep an eye on your inboxes and watch for a visit from our Ambassadors.

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ AGM invitation

Save the date for our Annual General Meeting!

To make our 2021 Annual General Meeting accessible to all members, we’re planning on holding both an in-person and live-streamed event. Members will have to be in attendance (in-person or online) to vote.

  Day: Thursday
  Date: November 18, 2021
  Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  Location: to be determined

We will provide more information as soon as it’s available.

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Connect Grant

Apply for the Downtown Winnipeg Connect Grant today

Applications for the second round of Downtown Winnipeg Connect Grants are still open. Even if you’ve received a Connect Grant before, you are still eligible.

As you may recall, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Connect Grant connects member businesses that need support with Downtown Winnipeg BIZ member experts who can provide it. Many businesses found success in the previous round of Connect Grants. Now, more businesses can benefit from this grant in similar ways.

To apply for the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Connect Grant and for more information, visit our website.

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions:

Thank you,

Kate Fenske, CEO
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ