Pinawa Chamber AGM

Pinawa Chamber of Commerce 2019 Annual General Meeting
May 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm
WB Lewis Business Centre – Conference Room

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Join us for The Pinawa Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting.

Our speakers for the AGM will be Teresa Dukes, President, North Forge and Brent Wennekes, Director, Business Development, Mitacs. Teresa will talk about the future plans for North Forge and the role of innovation in economic development. Brent will provide information on Mitacs – a non-profit that provides funding to connect business and academia to solve challenges and support innovation/commercialization. All are welcome to attend!

About our Speakers…..

Teresa Dukes
Having worked with companies of all sizes, ranging from entrepreneurial teams within large companies to startup entrepreneurs, Teresa realized that innovation is a process that can be mastered within any context. A purpose-driven entrepreneur within large companies and the Interim President of North Forge, an innovation-based economic development agency, Teresa knows the good, the bad, and the amazing when it comes to innovating, including the simple action you do to enable greater innovation in your organization.

Brent Wennekes
Wennekes is a business development leader with a career background in technology, research, innovation, and commercialization. His past experiences include performing as vice-president of Innovate Manitoba and director with the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and the Canadian Association of Internet Providers, as well as founding/operating a small business while attaining his post-secondary education. After spending the better part of the last decade working to support the growth and profile of Red River College’s applied research enterprise, Wennekes joined Mitacs in the role of director, business development for Manitoba. With Mitacs, Wennekes leads the development of new research partnerships between industry and academia to de-risk innovation and support the development of HQP. Wennekes supports several committees and not-for-profit organizations, including North Forge’s Ramp Up Weekend, and the Winnipeg Foundation’s Fast Pitch competition for local charities.

Pinawa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The Pinawa Chamber of Commerce is looking for board members. If you are interested in participating on the board please email

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