The BIZ is essentially an association of business people, within a defined commercial/residential area, who join together to promote their collective interests. The basis of these collective interests stem from sharing a common geographical location, promoting a healthy business environment, and directing positive change in the community where necessary.

Currently, there are sixteen (16) BIZ groups operating in the City of Winnipeg. A management board elected by the membership, directs each BIZ This Management Board prepares an Annual Program, Budget, and Zone Levy rate for the BIZ which requires the approval of the BIZ membership at its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Subsequently, this package is forwarded to City Council for its approval. The City then collects the Zone Levy as part of the regular business tax and returns the Zone Levy portion to the BIZ to be spent in accordance with the approved program.

Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles

In the Summer of 2015, the Management Board undertook the process of reviewing their Board Governance and creating a Mission & Vision statement that best identifies the mandate of the Old St. Vital BIZ.  Since its inception, in 1996, the Old St. Vital BIZ has prided itself on serving the business community and chose to outline their most recent guiding principles as well.  Click here to view.

 

THE BIZFEED

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Events

Our meetings are held once a month at the BIZ office at Unit B-604 St. Mary’s Rd. If you are a business in the zone area you are welcome to attend.

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Area

We represent approximately 160 business owners/members in the Old St. Vital Area. The Zone area runs from Carriere Avenue down St. Mary’s Road to Hull Avenue, from Niakwa Road and follows the Seine River back.

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