• New Business Week

    February 22, 2021

    Starting a business is always difficult, but getting a new enterprise off the ground during a global pandemic takes the challenge to a whole new level. That’s why the West End BIZ is celebrating all the businesses that opened since…
    Read more »

  • Holiday Shopping in the West End – Portage Ave

    November 22, 2019

    It is that time of year again, the cold weather is here to stay and you can feel the holiday bustle throughout the streets. We have decided to put together a mini West End holiday shopping guide to help you…
    Read more »

  • Winter Scavenger Hunt

    March 1, 2021

    It may be chilly out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun outside! From March 1st to March 14th, 2021, join the BIZ in an exciting, family-friendly scavenger hunt throughout the West End. Discover clues that will…
    Read more »

  • Valentine’s Day in the West End

    February 3, 2021

    Love is in the West End. Although Valentine’s Day might look a little different this year, the businesses in the West End are making sure it is just as special for you. We have put together a guide of all…
    Read more »

  • Shop Local in the West End

    December 14, 2020

    Looking to get some last minute holiday shopping done? Here are a few gift ideas that you can find in the West End this holiday season. Refill Market: www.refillmartket.ca Refill Market on Notre Dame Ave is a new West End…
    Read more »

  • 2020 AGM & Board Nominations

    October 27, 2020

    On November 18th, 2020 at 12:00pm, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting. This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we have decided to move our meeting online. Business members and members of the public are encouraged to…
    Read more »

  • Ice Cream Day in the West End

    July 17, 2020

    Although summer has looked a little different this year, one thing that has not changed is the hot weather. With the warm temperatures, everyone seems to always be looking for a way to cool down. Luckily, if you are in…
    Read more »

  • Sargent Ave Road Renewal

    May 1, 2020

    Stay up to date with the Sargent Ave road renewal project taking place from May-October 2020. We will continue to update this page with any new information or changes going forward.

  • Distant Dinner Party: International Edition

    March 31, 2020

    Under Winnipeg’s current restrictions, it is difficult to travel but that does not mean we can’t experience new cities! We are thrilled to announce that the West End BIZ will be rebooting Distant Dinner Parties but, this year, with a…
    Read more »

  • Business Resource and Support for COVID-19

    March 18, 2020

    The following resources and support for businesses will continue to be updated and changed with the newest information. Letter to Members – April

  • 5 West End Drinks to Try!

    February 18, 2020

    Winters can get cold, but Winnipeg winters can get very cold. One of the best ways to stay warm during the colder days is to enjoy a delicious hot drink. In the West End you will find a variety of…
    Read more »

  • 2020 Mayors BIZ Awards Nominations

    February 12, 2020

    Nomination deadline: April 3, 2020 The Mayor’s BIZ awards recognize an individual or business that significantly contributes to promoting economic development in our BIZ zone in one or more areas of: place making, special events, marketing, promotion or safety. To…
    Read more »

  • Holiday Shopping in the West End- Sargent Ave

    November 29, 2019

    Sargent Ave is home to a variety of local shops that range from treats to toys and everything in between. The businesses along Sargent Ave are a perfect example of the diversity within the West End community. This blog will…
    Read more »

  • New Executive Director for West End BIZ announced

    July 4, 2019

    WiThe West End Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) is pleased to announce Joseph Kornelsen as new Executive Director for the organization effective August 1, 2019.  Outgoing Executive Director, Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner officially retires at the end of July after more than 12…
    Read more »

  • The Marketing & Communications Coordinator position has been filled

    July 3, 2019

    Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their interest and time.

  • Free storefront washing

    May 23, 2019

    The West End BIZ offers free storefront washing for its members in the month of June. If you would like help cleaning up from spring dust and debris, let us know! Contact Ryan at ryan@westendbiz.ca or by calling 204-954-7900 ext…
    Read more »

  • Construction Notice

    May 3, 2019

    Upcoming water main construction on Ellice Avenue from Home Street to Simcoe Street and on Ellice Avenue from Victor Street to McGee Street.

  • The application period for the Executive Director position is now closed.

    April 18, 2019

    Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted no later than May 24th. Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their interest and time.

  • Executive Director, Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner announces retirement

    March 21, 2019

    West End BIZ Executive Director Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner, announced she will be retiring from the role in July. Having worked in the BIZ industry for 22 years, 12 of those with the West End, her knowledge and experience is well recognized…
    Read more »

  • West End staycation #2

    February 22, 2019

    All winter we’re filling in Winnipeggers on some of the coolest little places in our neighbourhood. There are a lot of quaint little stops in the West End that will help turn your winter in Winnipeg into an adventure discovering…
    Read more »

  • Find your Valentine’s Day gift in the heart of the city

    February 7, 2019

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate the day than in the heart of the city! The West End has the dining experiences, gift retailers and flower shops to make your Valentine’s Day date…
    Read more »

  • West End staycation #1

    January 22, 2019

    Although many of us have mixed feelings about winter, it’s really one of the most beautiful times to explore Winnipeg. If you’re stuck in the city this winter, have no fear – there’s a ton to do in Winnipeg’s West…
    Read more »

  • Pay for parking with your phone

    December 17, 2018

    Did you know you can pay for parking by phone? The new Pay by Phone app from Winnipeg Parking Authority allows you to pay for parking more conveniently. Leave your change at home and pay for your parking from the…
    Read more »

  • Is your business ready for cannabis legalization?

    October 18, 2018

    Is your business ready?  Cannabis became legal Oct 17th.  If you don’t already have updated policies in place, you can find information about creating policies for your workplace by clicking here.

  • A West End Business On A Roll

    October 11, 2018

      So how do you like your ice cream? Soft? Hard? Served in the mouth of a waffle fish? Or what about rolled? Vietnamese rolled ice cream, a recent trend taking social media by storm is changing the taste and…
    Read more »