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
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.
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Community Safety Patrol
Finance & Administration Coordinator
Planning and Project Coordinator
Maintenance & Graffiti
Maintenance and Safety
Economic Development Coordinator
Street Neat Team Member
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: Jeremy Epp – Independent Jewellers
Secretary: Carla De Luca – De Luca’s Specialty Foods
Treasurer – Martin Trudeau – Belgian Alliance Credit Union
Emerito Guevarra – JEM Insurance
Dr. Gord Partridge – Spectrum health
Chris Molinski – Quest Metal Products Ltd.
Linda Peters – Goodies Bakeshop
Steffen Zinn – Wall Street Slice
Rick Shone – Wilderness Supply
Sable Birch- Barn Hammer Brewing
Presley Bordian – Capital Commercial Real Estate
Members at Large
City Appointed Councillor Cindy Gilroy – Councillor, Daniel McIntyre
BIZ Liaison Martin Pasieczka – City of Winnipeg
John Unger – Johns the Hair Designer
Rennie Zegalski – Capital Commercial Real Estate
George Ingram – Ingram Consulting
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.