About Us

The West End BIZ is a non-profit organization that works to enhance the business community. The West End Business Improvement Zone (West End BIZ) was established in 1991 and is geographically the largest BIZ zone of the 15 in Winnipeg. Learn more about the history of the West End BIZ

Staff

Our core staff ensure that our neighbourhood is simply the best place to visit in Winnipeg. Our staff have a wide array of responsibilities, handling street and sidewalk beautification, business support, grant administration, tours and neighbourhood promotion. We work hard to ensure your levy dollars go as far as possible. To contact our Safety Patrols directly, please call 204-229-2502.

Joe Kornelsen

Joe Kornelsen

Executive Director

Dave Persaud

Dave Persaud

Safety Coordinator

Gloria I. Ndikumana

Gloria I. Ndikumana

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Daria Magnus-Walker

Daria Magnus-Walker

Downtown Recovery Strategy Ambassador

Susana Decebal-Cuza

Susana Decebal-Cuza

Finance & Administration Coordinator

Anna Jones

Anna Jones

Planning and Project Coordinator

Ed Gegwetch

Ed Gegwetch

Maintenance & Graffiti

Angel Catahan

Angel Catahan

Street Neat Team Member

Ryan Malec

Ryan Malec

Maintenance and Safety

Prashanta Deb

Prashanta Deb

Economic Development Coordinator

Jose Biscocho

Jose Biscocho

Street Neat Team Member

Airam Penaflor

Airam Penaflor

Community Safety Patrol

WORK WITH US!

Winnipeg’s West End is already a gem, but we are working to make it even better…
We love what we do, come join our team and find out why!

Available Positions

Board of Directors

The West End BIZ is run by a Board of Management, comprised of thirteen members, twelve of whom are local business owners and one of whom is the city councillor for the area. Board Members (with the exception of the councillor) are elected at the Annual General Meeting held each year. They are elected for a two-year term of office and can serve up to three consecutive terms before having to step down from the Board to take a minimum one-year break. The Executive Committee of the Board of Management is appointed at the first board meeting held in January of each year. Board members serve in a voluntary capacity.

Chair: Carla Anjos – RBC Portage & Arlington Branch

Vice-Chair: Dr. Gord Partridge – Spectrum health

Secretary: Carla De Luca – De Luca’s Specialty Foods

Treasurer: Martin Trudeau – Belgian Alliance Credit Union

 

Members at Large

City Appointed Councillor Cindy Gilroy – Councillor, Daniel McIntyre

 

Emerito Guevarra – JEM Insurance

Nancy M. Gonçalves – Nancy Gonçalves Law Office

Linda Peters – Goodies Bakeshop

Steffen Zinn – Wall Street Slice

Rick Shone – Wilderness Supply

Sable Birch- Barn Hammer Brewing

Presley Bordian – Capital Commercial Real Estate

Partners & Sponsors

The West End BIZ is grateful to all of our partners for their many ways of support and for their ongoing belief in the work of the BIZ. Collectively, we celebrate the accomplishments! See a full list of our partners and sponsors.