CentrePort Canada Inc. is the master planner and facilitator of development for North America’s largest trimodal inland port. We are responsible for providing business development and investment attraction strategies that support economic growth and create jobs. We also market and promote the inland port as a destination for business attraction, expansion and retention. Since its inception in 2009, CentrePort Canada has attracted hundreds of millions in development and infrastructure investment.
CentrePort Canada continues to develop at a record setting pace with tens of millions of dollars in new investment each year. Through the CentrePort Canada Partnership Program, CentrePort partners gain real access to:
- early insights into emerging development opportunities;
- introductions and referrals to potential clients;
- marketing and brand awareness benefits;
- and, exclusive invites to networking events with executive-level decision makers.
As a result of the record setting investment and development within the inland port, the CentrePort Canada Partnership Program allows companies and organizations to leverage those business development, marketing and networking opportunities. The program acts as a local vehicle to connect and market Partners to over 1,000+ companies located at CentrePort.
The CentrePort Canada Partnership Program consists of three levels: Platinum, Strategic and Preferred. Depending on the level, Partners benefit from a mix of business development, marketing and networking opportunities. Our Team supports Partners by pulling in business through introductions and referrals, pushing out a Partner’s brand through our marketing and communications channels, and providing opportunities to meet with decision makers.
To learn more about how your organization can partner with CentrePort, contact Jill Chapman, Executive Director, Partnerships & Community Engagement.
Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce
Our membership is open to both the Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Business Community. We believe our Chamber can create the partnerships and synergies essential to the growth and development of both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal businesses. By joining the Chamber, you can become part of this effort.
Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce
The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce came into operation in 1930 to serve the business community on the west side of Winnipeg, which includes the CentrePort Canada footprint. The Assiniboia Chamber provides services and value offerings to its members to support cost effective operations, business promotion and professional development. Through its operations, the chamber works toward economic growth, entrepreneurship and competitive enterprise for west Winnipeg.
The only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs, BDC helps create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. Supporting entrepreneurs in all industries and all stages of development from 123 business centres across Canada, BDC understands a business is more than just dollars and cents.
Joanne MacKean, Business Centre Manager, Winnipeg West
Jonny Loewen, Business Centre Manager Downtown
Behlen Industries LP is currently the largest manufacturer of steel building systems in Canada. Our strong experience designing and manufacturing steel building facilities around the world is one of our greatest assets. The key advantages of using our pre-engineered steel buildings system are: greatly reduced construction time, use of eco-friendly sources like recycled steel, easy to build and manage on site.
Clint Swain, Regional Sales Manager
Bel Acres Golf & Country Club
Whether you are looking at scheduling a small gathering of friends or a large corporate outing, look no further than Bel Acres Golf & Country Club- located only a few kilometres from CentrePort Canada’s footprint. For tournament and Corporate Memberships information, email Robin Henderson.
Bison Fire Protection
Bison Fire Protection is a one-stop, single point of contact for your fire protection needs in Winnipeg. As a partner for your fire protection requirements, you can rest easy knowing that every Bison Fire Protection technician is manufacturer certified to service, design and sell products best suited for your individual needs.
Rob Read, President & CEO
Bison Transport is a multiple-award-winning Canadian transport company. We employ the latest technologies and operate one of the largest and most modern fleets in the industry. With offices and facilities throughout Canada, our dedicated staff and safe, professional Drivers provide a wide range of transportation, warehousing, and logistics services throughout North America.
Brenda Hutchison, Manager, Property Services
For over 109 years, the Bockstael name has been synonymous with construction in Manitoba. We are fueled by an unwavering commitment to exceptional client service and innovation. Bockstael provides professional and reliable construction management and design build services, as a leading regional contractor with a reputation for integrity, transparency, and quality.
Sarah Anderson, Business Development Manager
Border Brokers are an international customs broker with over four decades of experience in providing importing, exporting and logistics solutions for clients across North America. We handle all aspects of cross-border trade and government regulations so companies can transport goods quickly, efficiently and reliably.
Jim Thompson, Account Executive
Cambrian Excavators, a COR® certified company headquartered in Winnipeg, provides expertise in sewer and water installations, subdivision work, excavation and compaction services, directional drilling and snow removal.
Marcus Pflug, General Manager
CGM Engineering is a Winnipeg-based corporation founded in 2016 by Kyle Cormack, P.Eng., Stephen Glockner, P.Eng. Ph.D., and Tony Mitousis, P.Eng. with the goal of providing electrical and mechanical design and consulting engineering services. CGM Engineering offers mechanical and electrical engineering services in western Canada and Ontario. Our electrical design services and expertise include lighting, power distribution, life safety systems, emergency generation and specialty equipment design. Mechanical design services and expertise include heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing system design. Our team encourages LEED® and similar energy-conscious building designs.
Tony Mitousis, P.Eng., LEED AP Principal, Electrical Engineer
For over 70 years, 680 CJOB has been an integral part of Winnipeg and area. 680 CJOB is working every day to be the news and information source you trust. More local news and more local talk keeps you informed seven days a week.
Clear Concepts will be your trusted IT partner, helping you solve complex IT challenges with confidence. ClearCare Managed IT Service Plans include strategic IT consulting, risk management services, business continuity planning, and long-term planning services. Clear Concepts remains grounded in practicality, leaving expensive pie-in-the-sky ideas to our competitors.
Phil Proctor, Managing Partner
Since 1978, Concord Projects has been building a long list of repeat clients. Concord is committed to a team-oriented, fair and honest approach to the construction management, general contracting, and design-build process.
Nolan Ploegman, President & CEO
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates
content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage and inspire audiences
through the platform of their choice. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations
led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network.
Cunningham Business Interiors Ltd.
Cunningham Business Interiors Ltd. is a full-service office furniture provider. We are locally owned and have been proudly serving our valued clients since 1964. With an in-house Interior Designer, Sales Team, Customer Service and our own Professional Delivery/Installation Personnel – Cunningham’s can complete your project from start to finish. With over 30+ manufacturers, some of whom Cunningham’s have had a relationship with for decades, a lot of whom are Canada based – Cunningham’s will listen to your requirements, measure and plan your space to provide the best solution in collaboration with your vision. With clients ranging from office complexes to hospitals, from airports to community clubs – small and larger orders receive the same attention as deserved.
Corinne De Decker, Sales Manager
Cushman & Wakefield | Stevenson
Our strengths are diverse, just like the changing needs of our clients. We provide full-service real estate solutions in brokerage, property management and advisory services to help our clients maximize the value of their real estate. We provide extensive local market knowledge with over 30 years of experience, and we provide our clients with global reach via Cushman & Wakefield’s network of 43,000+ employees in over 60 countries.
Carly Edmundson, Director, Marketing & Communications
Dimensions Insurance Management
Dimensions Insurance Management fills the gap within the current commercial insurance market between the large multi-national firms and the small independent agencies. Dimension’s high-touch offering by skilled insurance professionals focuses on building relationships and providing exceptional service. Dimensions uses a unique platform to deliver extremely competitive rates in realestate, construction and other business insurance products in the marketplace.
Stefano Amato, President & CEO
Economic Development Winnipeg
Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) is the lead economic development agency for Winnipeg, encompassing EDW, YES! Winnipeg and Tourism Winnipeg. EDW champions Winnipeg’s economic growth and facilitates investment promotion and attraction, capacity building and the management of market data.
Bill Coulter, Director of Business Development
Efficiency Manitoba is Manitoba’s newest Crown corporation devoted to energy conservation. Our goal is to make saving energy and reducing energy bills easy, affordable, and satisfying.
We have targets to reduce Manitoba’s consumption of electricity by 1.5% and natural gas by 0.75% annually.We’re committed to achieving this by offering programs and incentives to all Manitobans to help them save energy, money, and the environment.
Visit efficiencyMB.ca to learn more and get started on your energy efficiency journey.
Colleen Kuruluk, President & CEO
Focus Equities, a Canadian corporation, provides the full range of development, investment, financing, construction and operation of complex real estate, energy and infrastructure projects. Founded over 35 years ago by Canadian entrepreneur and visionary Ken Mariash, Focus Equities has an extraordinary track record of success.
In real estate, Focus Equities acts both as the developer of large complex projects and as an active financial investor. Focus Equities and its associated companies have developed, purchased, or sold more than 15 million square feet of real estate and more than 10,000 residential /condominium units throughout North America.
FWS Group are leaders in integrated project design, facility construction and maintenance. Our integrated approach to project development and execution has resulted in many successful construction projects to date. As an early adopter of the vertical integration concept, we have implemented multiple improvements and we continue to support its evolution as we move into the future.
Denis Tetrault, Director, Marketing & Sales
GFL Environmental is the only major diversified environmental services company in North America offering services in solid waste management, liquid waste management and infrastructure development. With operations coast-to-coast in Canada and across the United States, we are uniquely equipped to undertake practically any environmental challenge with unparalleled commitment to customer service.
Kerri Moroz, Account Executive
HTFC Planning & Design
Founded in 1969, HTFC Planning & Design is an award-winning firm that specializes in landscape architecture, community and resource planning, economic development, urban and interpretive design, connecting people and places. While their work is focused on the prairie, boreal forest and arctic regions of North America, HTFC has undertaken projects throughout Canada and as far afield as Eastern Europe, South America and Africa.
Monica Giesbrecht, Managing Partner
Inland Audio Visual
Inland AV is a Winnipeg based full-service audiovisual company established in 1937. It now serves all of Western Canada with comprehensive audiovisual services in five locations: Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. Inland AV’s specialists provide a complete range of services through their Sales, Installation, Managed Services and Rentals divisions.
Kim Werbowski, CEO
Inn at the Forks
Inn at the Forks, part of the Sparrow Hotels portfolio, is Winnipeg’s only luxury, boutique hotel. Situated at the heart of The Forks, our guestrooms are refined and modern, with a design acutely focused on the finer things. SMITH Restaurant features a culinary experience, focused on sustainable and locally sourced ingredients and big flavors. Riverstone Spa features treatments designed to naturally harmonize your mind, body and spirit.
Joel Waterman, General Manager
Johnston Group provides employee benefit solutions to companies from one employee to 10,000 or more. We are a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, having held the Best Managed distinction every year since 2001. We call Winnipeg home and we believe strongly in giving back by contributing to our local health, arts, sports, and other community organizations.
We are KGS Group, an employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm based in Winnipeg, serving clients throughout North America. Dedicated to excellence in engineering and project management, our highly experienced team of engineers, scientists and technologists provide a complete range of engineering services for nearly every market. We have the expertise to tackle almost any project, and we care enough to do it right.
Rick Martin, President
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with offices in Northwest Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta, M Builds has been proudly serving the construction needs of Western Canada for over 40 years. M Builds is a multi-faceted company building commercial/industrial facilities, retail and educational structures as well as assisted and senior living facilities.
Tony Nocita, Partner
MacDon Industries Ltd.
MacDon Industries Ltd. is a Canadian based manufacturer of harvesting equipment specializing in the production of pull-type and self-propelled windrowers and specialty pick-up and straight cut combine headers for combines for world markets.
Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, established in 1931, is the umbrella organization for Manitoba’s chamber movement. With a membership comprised of Local Chambers of Commerce as well direct Corporate Members, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce is Manitoba’s largest and most diverse business lobby, representing over 10,000 businesses and community leaders.
Carolynne Jansen, Director, Business Development & Partnerships
Manitoba Trucking Association
The Manitoba Trucking Association exists to develop and maintain a safe and healthy business environment for its industry members and has been doing so since 1932.
Don Stewart, Business Development Manager
MLT Aikins LLP is a full-service law firm of more than 250 lawyers with a deep commitment to Western Canada and an understanding of this market’s unique legal and business landscapes. Based out of six key centres across the four western provinces, MLT Aikins is the only law firm to have offices in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. As one of the 15 Largest Law Firms in Canada (Lexpert, American Lawyer Media), we have the bench strength and geographic scope to meet the increasingly complex needs of clients – from the personal concerns of individuals to the highly sophisticated and comprehensive requirements of major business enterprises.
Brian DeGagne, Business Development Consultant
MMI Asset Management
MMI is a real estate asset management firm located in the heart of the Canadian prairies. We provide access to investment opportunities with real results to our clients through an institutional approach to asset management and development. We are relentless in our process to ensure our clients get real results, leveraged through our expertise and networks built on a foundation of trust and integrity.
Martin McGarry, President & CEO
NASCO is a tri-national coalition of governments, businesses and educational institutions formed in 1994. We are driven by a common interest in the competitiveness of North America by increasing the skilled workforce and collaborating along freight, energy and trade networks.
Rachel Connell, Vice President, Membership & Event
The flexibility to mobilize the right people to deliver unique construction solutions; an unwavering focus on delivering value to your business bottom line; and the capability to leverage innovation to meet emerging challenges and keep you at the fore. This is PCL. As a company that is 100% employee-owned, we collaborate and innovate to help our partners thrive. Our culture of ownership drives your success. Whether you are in the Buildings, Civil, Industrial or Special Projects market, partnering with PCL means you’re gaining a proven, reliable and trusted full-service partner with a mobile network of more than 4,500 experts and professionals across Canada, the United States, Australia and the Caribbean. We leverage the expertise from this vast experience to help our clients and partners build lasting legacies.
Robert Black, Director, Business Development
Pegasus Publications is committed to creating niche magazines, as well as building relationships between readers and advertisers. We combine profitability with integrity. We care about our employees, our readers, as well as the businesses we serve.
Dorothy Dobbie, President
Manitoba’s largest locally owned and operated staffing and recruitment firm. Founded in 2002, Pinnacle has become Winnipeg’s leading recruitment firm as a direct result of industry-specialized recruiters focused on one goal: connecting top talent with top Manitoba companies. Pinnacle delivers on this mission through five distinct divisions:
- Pinnacle Executive & Professional Search
- Pinnacle Office & Administration Staffing
- Pinnacle Industrial Staffing
- Pinnacle Technology Recruitment
- Accountants Now
Terry Cyr, Vice President, Business Development
Prairie Rail Solutions
Prairie Rail Solutions Ltd. (PRS) is a Manitoba based company whose mission and vision is to provide niche market rail services to railway companies, companies which own rail cars and companies which have or require rail access facilities.
Paul Newsome, General Manager
As a locally owned Insurance Contractor in Manitoba for 35 years, we help restore properties after damage from fire, water, mould and more. We have extensive experience working with Commercial Building Owners & Property Managers and understand your unique needs. Prepared with the equipment, tools and technical staff to take on a large volume of specialized projects of every size and scope, our team is ready to go the moment you need us. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year – When the unexpected happens, Priority Helps!
Scott Meyer, President
Province of Manitoba
The Manitoba government is led by Premier Brian Pallister and CentrePort Canada works closely with a number of related provincial departments including Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, Jobs and the Economy, Municipal Government, and Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
Red River College
Red River College is renowned for providing accessible, innovative, applied learning and research in an advanced environment, creating skilled graduates to drive the Manitoba economy. The college’s aim is to steadily meet and exceed the job market’s evolving requirements, and contribute to Manitoba’s economic and social prosperity through exceptional applied education and research.
Megan Havens, Operations & Corporate Relations Manager
At Reimer Soils, we pride ourselves on our ability to best manage the topsoil on major development projects. We have a large, dedicated fleet of equipment and personnel to efficiently optimize the topsoil asset at development projects. We have a time-tested process for preparing the site and re-incorporating the topsoil into productive uses.
Gestur Kristjansson, Principal
Relish New Brand Experience
Relish is a results-driven agency. We provide our clients with strategic, creative and immersive brand experiences through virtually any platform. As a Certified B-Corporation, we strive to empower people and organizations to solve complex challenges and create positive change through strategic practices, design, marketing, technology and innovation. We deliver:
Better Products: Brand development, interactive products and strategies, media campaigns and stakeholder communications. · Greater Impact: Clear, immediate and relevant positioning. Engaging and efficient campaigns. · Meaningful Communications: Engaging narratives, authentic client relationships and organizational alignment.
Rural Municipality of Rosser
Located adjacent to the City of Winnipeg, Rosser became a municipality in 1893. Rosser, Grosse Isle, Meadows, Marquette, Gordon and Lilyfield are some of the communities within the Rural Municipality of Rosser. CentrePort Canada North is located within the RM of Rosser.
Scatliff + Miller + Murray
Scatliff+Miller+Murray was formed with the sole purpose of developing bold new concepts and high-level designs for urban revitalization and sustainable development. Innovative thinking and the practical, on-the-ground, experience that gets projects built is our signature. We work with clients to identify not only what is possible, but also what is practical – no matter what the challenge.
Tom Janzen, Principal
Spark Power is a leading independent provider of end-to-end electrical services, operations and maintenance services, and energy sustainability solutions to the industrial, commercial, utility, and renewable asset markets in North America.
Cole Prusak, Business Development Manager
Staffmax Staffing & Recruiting
Headquartered in Winnipeg and with offices across Canada, Staffmax is a leading provider of High- Quality Temporary Staffing, Full-Service Permanent Recruiting, RPO (recruitment process outsourcing) and Executive Search Services. Staffmax is known for providing READY, RELIABLE & EXPERIENCED employees across all roles and disciplines. Using advanced recruitment technologies, AI and a team of dedicated specialized recruiters we are able to find hidden talent quickly to fill roles on our client’s timeline.
Kevin Gill, President
Super 8 Winnipeg
Whether you need a hotel on the East or the West side of Winnipeg, we will ensure you have a SUPER stay. Super 8 Winnipeg West is located just east of the perimeter making it very convenient for traffic heading in and out of Winnipeg from the West side. Super 8 Winnipeg East is located just west of the perimeter for all the traffic coming in from the East side of the province. Both properties, owned by InnKeepers, include a hot breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and Parking.
Candace Sharpe, General Manager
TDS believes that collaboration is essential to providing outstanding professional service. Our collegial workplace fosters greater teamwork, responsiveness and communication. An exclusive member firm in Manitoba of Lex Mundi, TDS is a fullservice firm of 100+ lawyers providing services in over 25 areas and has language capabilities in English, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
Mark Howe, Director, Business Development & Client Relations
The Munro Group
The Munro Group is a Canadian collection of development-focused businesses. It consists of Hugh Munro Construction – a heavy civil construction company, Fort Whyte Lowbedding, Lilyfield Quarry – an aggregate resource distributor, ClearSecure Distribution – the supplier for RockGlass, and SecureAll Screens. Each of these companies is motivated by similar values like community progress and development, safety & security, and client connections.
Colleen Munro, President & CE
United Way Winnipeg
United Way is an organization built upon an idea – an idea that when people come together and share their knowledge, experience, talents and resources, we can make things happen that we never could by working on our own. When you invest in your community through United Way, you’re joining tens of thousands of others, supporting strategies, partnerships, and programs that are changing the lives of Winnipeg kids and families for the better on a scale that simply wouldn’t be possible without you.
Joanne Patenaude, Senior Manager, New Partnership Development
Western Economic Diversification Canada
For more than 30 years, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has been
working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of
western Canadians. We aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West
by focusing on business development, innovation and community development
Our history began as an industrial developer and that still remains true today. We have a proven track record in the development, construction, and management of industrial space. We are actively involved in every stage of development, from land acquisition and master planning, building design and construction.
Sam Sidhu, President
Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, incorporated in 1873, helps build a city where business can prosper. As well as taking business concerns to government, The Winnipeg Chamber’s programs and services create competitive advantages for its members, including for-profits, associations and charities. We serve as a catalyst for a healthy, growing community where businesses can relocate and expand.
Jon Goodspeed, Vice President, Business Development
Winnipeg Free Press
The Winnipeg Free Press is Manitoba’s largest daily media outlet, providing news, comment, information, advertising and related services to the city and province via our print and digital platforms. Our journalism is locally focused and nationally recognized. We provide top quality audiences to our advertisers in the printed paper, digitally and through blanket delivery of flyers to all doorsteps.
Michele Prysazniuk, Advertising Executive
Winnipeg Metropolitan Region (WMR)
The Winnipeg Metropolitan Region (WMR) is comprised of 18 municipalities that include and surround the City of Winnipeg. WMR provides the platform for municipalities to work on projects that cross boundaries that support good growth, good stewardship and good governance.
Colleen Sklar, President & CEO
WORLD TRADE CENTRE WINNIPEG
The World Trade Centre Winnipeg (WTC Winnipeg) is a bilingual private sector-led organization and member of the Canada Business Network. The WTC Winnipeg caters to the business community by acting as an information portal for Manitoba entrepreneurs. Equipped with access to extensive market research databases and privileged access to global leaders through its World Trade Centers Association membership, the WTC Winnipeg is a key resource for those seeking comprehensive information, research and connections.
Mariette Mulaire, President & CEO
Xpromo.ca, a division of Xpressions Corporate Promotional Products, is your Canadian source for decorated apparel and promotional products. We pride ourselves on having the most extensive selection of brands and apparel – whether you’re on the golf course, in the workforce and everything in between. We also specialize in work and safety wear and custom decoration.
Mark Hauser, President & CEO