News

  • Jun 20

BIZ Job Posting: Sponsorship and Sales Professional

Are you a dynamic, motivated individual, passionate about our downtown? The Downtown BIZ wants you to bring your sales experience, professionalism and energy to increase the sponsorship and advertising sales for our programs to best promote downtown Winnipeg.

 
  • Jun 20

Portage Place Sings New Tune: Indigenous Concert Series to Launch Friday June 24, 12PM

On Friday, June 24, a new Indigenous Concert Series will take the stage at Portage Place Shopping Centre featuring Indigenous artists and performers.

 
  • Jun 09

Take Me Back to the Ballpark for Canada’s Largest Living Flag Event!

Once again, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ invites everyone to participate in the annual Canada Day Living Flag event on Canada Day, July 1st. For the sixth-year anniversary of this annual event, and 51st anniversary of the Canadian flag itself, the photo will be returning to Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes.

 
  • Jun 09

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Staff Selected for New York Fellowship Program: June 19-24

The International Downtown Association (IDA) has selected 26 of the industry’s brightest professionals for the inaugural year of the Emerging Leader Fellowship Program.

 
  • Jun 07

Second Annual Indigenous Gardens Sprouts on Portage Avenue

The second annual Indigenous Gardens, an initiative of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Aboriginal Peoples’ Advisory Committee and Placemaking Committee, has taken root on Portage Avenue with five garden beds located in front of APTN, showcasing a variety of Indigenous plants, schemes, and materials.

 
  • Jun 01

Downtown Blossoms into Summer: 170 Flower Baskets to be Installed June 1

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ will be installing 102 giant flower baskets along Portage Avenue, 46 medium flower baskets on other downtown streets, and 22 vault baskets around bases of trees – in addition to thousands of planted flowers in baskets and sidewalk planters on Main Street, Graham Avenue, Donald Street, Chinatown, Broadway, and other areas in the heart of our city – to welcome Winnipeggers and tourists to our downtown this summer.

 
  • May 30

Downtown BIZ’s #finditdowntown Initiative Wins ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year’

Today, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s marketing campaign – #finditdowntown – was honoured by more than 200 industry experts at the Winnipeg Tourism Awards of Distinction as Marketing Campaign of the Year (over $2,500).

 
  • May 25

City Councillors & Downtown Office Workers/Visitors Pledge to Commute by Transit for Annual #busisbetter Campaign: June 6-10

From June 6 to 10, coffee and reusable transit pass holders/coffee sleeves will reward those coming downtown by bus. New this year, current transit users will be able to nominate 300 of their co-workers who normally drive to work for a free five-day transit pass.

 
  • May 20

BIZ Job Posting: Communications and Research Assistant

The Communications and Research Assistant will report to the Executive Director and Managing Director, providing direct assistance in the compilation of research/data about downtown issues, writing of content related to the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s programs/services correspondence to public and community partners, and scheduling support for BIZ member/stakeholder meetings.

 
  • May 19

New Tours to Introduce Event Organizers to Downtown Opportunities: May 19

A series of familiarization (FAM) tours will be coordinated in 2016 by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ to invite event coordinators and planners interested in hosting events downtown, to tour venues and outdoor spaces, and to learn more about the incentives available to them.