• On-Street Paid Parking Price Increase 2018

    April 11, 2018

    The following content is from the Parking Store. You can find more info by visiting the Parking Store website here. This spring, on-street parking rates will be increasing by $1.50. This change will take approximately six to eight weeks to…
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  • We’re Hiring!

    March 2, 2018

    We are looking for a few great people to work with us this summer! Do you want to maximize your outdoor time? Contribute to a wonderful community? Add awesome work experience to your resume? Applicants are encouraged to apply early…
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  • Local retailer brings outdoor spirit to the heart of the West End

    January 24, 2018

      If you have ever rented a canoe in Winnipeg, chances are you have rented from Wilderness Supply. Well, we’ve got very exciting news: the prominent local outdoor retailer has just relocated to the West End! According to owner Rick…
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  • We’re hiring Community Safety Patrols

    January 22, 2018

    The West End BIZ Community Safety Patrol are responsible for promoting a safer and friendlier West End by serving as extra “eyes and ears” on the street. They assist the Winnipeg Police Service by observing and reporting any concerns and…
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  • The most central doggy daycare and grooming in Winnipeg? Central Bark

    December 8, 2017

    Have you been wondering why there isn’t a convenient doggy daycare and groomer in Winnipeg’s central area? You’re not alone. Terry and Katie were thinking the same thing. That’s why they opened their doggy daycare and spa with a name…
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  • Cool Gardens 2018: call for submissions

    November 21, 2017

    Storefront Manitoba has launched the international design competition Cool Gardens 2018: Call for Submissions.  Cool Gardens:  Cool Gardens is a public exhibition of contemporary garden and art installations that offers a shift of sensation for the summer—cooling—as a general theme for public projects…
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  • Construction on Ellice Avenue – Arlington to Erin

    August 29, 2017

    The following letter was delivered to businesses along Ellice Avenue affected by road construction between Arlington Street and Erin Street. Reference: City of Winnipeg 2017 Regional Street Renewal Program: Ellice Avenue Rehabilitation and Reconstruction We wish to advise you that…
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  • New Mural to Thrive in West End!

    July 13, 2017

    MEDIA ADVISORY Winnipeg, MB – On Thursday July 13th, at 10:00 AM the West End’s BIZ will be unveiling the latest addition to our outdoor gallery, “Woven Together”. The mural is located at 555 Spence Street, on the south wall…
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    April 18, 2017

    Media Advisory –Tuesday April 18, 2017 WINNIPEG, MB – On Wednesday April 19, over 175 students and staff from West End school General Wolfe will help fill hundreds of bags full of garbage and recyclables from West End walkways, boulevards…
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  • West End Trends report released

    March 29, 2017

     Winnipeg’s West End is growing! Learn about all the changes taking place in our neighbourhood in our new Trends Report.

  • Professional Development for businesses- GOAL SETTING for Business Owners

    February 28, 2017

    The Manitoba Marketing Network is holding a workshop for business owners wanting to learn about goal setting. See event details below: Where: Norwood Hotel When: Thursday, March 9th Price: $25 Success in Business is always paved in benchmarked GOALS In…
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  • New mural will celebrate Canada’s 150 anniversary

    February 9, 2017

    As part of the celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary, The West End BIZ is excited to announce a brand new mural will be created in the Saigon Park area. This mural is made possible with generous assistance from the Department…
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  • January 25, 2017

    Latest from the Chamber of Commerce: Taking Small business to city hall for solutions

  • December 1, 2016

    After 20 years owning a franchise flower shop, Debbie Reuther decided to go independent. The Flower Lady has been open now for three years in a cute little shop on Portage Avenue. #flowershop #localbusiness #westendwpg #westendbestendwpg #winnipeg A photo posted…
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  • Winter graffiti removal

    November 24, 2016

    This is the time of year that temperatures are below freezing more than they’re above. That means there are some slight changes to how we do graffiti removal. But have no fear, all graffiti can be removed throughout the winter….
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  • IDA conference coming to Winnipeg

    November 2, 2016

    One of the biggest events for BIZs/BIDs/BIAs in North America is taking place in Winnipeg in 2017: The 63rd Annual International Downtown Association Conference. The International Downtown Association (IDA) conference attracts business district managers, executive directors, city planners, and others…
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  • First mural unveiling of the season: A Women’s Parliament

    July 28, 2016

    This week we had our first mural unveiling of the summer. The mural celebrates 100 years since the vote was first extended to some women in Manitoba in 1916. The mural portrays a scene from the play “The Women’s Parliament,”…
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  • Newest West End Mural Remembers Suffragist History

    July 25, 2016

    ‘Never explain, never retract, never apologize. Just get the thing done and let them howl.’ -Nellie McClung, 1915 For Immediate Release – Monday July 25th, 2016 Winnipeg, MB – On Tuesday July 26th, at 10:30 AM the West End’s BIZ will…
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  • Daniel McIntyre Ward 2016 City’s Budget Consultation 

    March 4, 2016

    Date: Monday, March 14, 2016 Venue: 999 Sargent Avenue, Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm City Councillor Cindy Gilroy will be talking about the budget with constituents of her ward. Come and learn about the 2016…
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  • Erin and Wall Update

    February 11, 2016

    Last summer our Program Support Assistant, Aaron, surveyed businesses in the Erin and Wall corridor to learn about what businesses in that area would like to see happen in our neighbourhood. From these surveys, we have put together a package with…
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  • 2016 grants now available

    January 11, 2016

    It’s a new year and that means we are taking grant applications once again. Have you got a major project on your to-do list that you keep meaning to get to? We’ve got the perfect thing to help you get…
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  • Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit

    October 6, 2015

    On October 22, the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a half-day event with Mayor Brian Bowman’s office. Small business owners are invited to offer their input on what they need in order to succeed in Winnipeg. There will also…
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  • Free service for West End businesses: Brush up BIZ

    July 16, 2015

    Does your business need a few exterior touch ups? This summer the BIZ is offering you an opportunity to have your store-front spruced up for free! Being a business owner is a lot of work, and it’s easy to get…
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  • Free Facade Washing

    May 6, 2015

    Does the front of your business look dirty? Would you like the front of your business to look a little more inviting? We have a solution for you – West End BIZ offers a free Business Façade washing service. We will…
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  • Construction on Portage begins on Monday

    May 1, 2015

    The City will be undertaking road rehabilitation to Portage Avenue beginning on Monday, May 4. Construction will be taking place on eastbound Portage Avenue from Sherburn to Maryland and on westbound Portage Avenue from Minto to Empress. The project will…
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