August 12, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COCKTAIL POP-UP FOR 250 – AT SECRET ROOFTOP LOCATION – TO CELEBRATE WINNIPEG’S BEST DESIGNED BUSINESSES
Downtown Winnipeg – An urban rooftop pop-up cocktail reception will celebrate Winnipeg’s best designed businesses as the winners of the 2nd annual Commerce Design Winnipeg contest will be announced. The event, hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and StorefrontMB will treat attendees to delicious cuisine and conversation about Winnipeg’s emerging design culture.
When: August 28 (5PM to 7PM)
Where: Location to be revealed at noon on August 28
Why: Awarding winners of 2nd annual Commerce Design Winnipeg contest
Food provided by Diversity Food Services
“Five of the nine winning businesses from last year’s Commerce Design Winnipeg contest are located downtown,” said Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “As a result, many of these businesses have noted increased sales and visits. That’s why we’re excited to host this event – to promote the importance of attractive storefronts and why they are essential elements for a vital city and a vibrant downtown. When businesses keep in mind the importance of well-designed spaces, both patrons and our city win.”
Brought to you by StorefrontMB, City of Winnipeg, Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and the Ville de Montréal, Commerce Design Winnipeg rewards Winnipeg merchants for the exceptional quality of the interior and exterior design of their businesses and highlights the talents of Manitoba designers. Every year it will honour merchants who have called upon qualified design professionals to help them design or renovate their business premises. First started in Montreal, Commerce Design competitions now run in cities across the world including Luxembourg, Marseilles, and New York. Businesses have reported improved visibility in their neighbourhood, an enhanced sense of pride on the part of their employees, and new customers. The designers of the businesses also enjoy greater visibility.
Tickets can be purchased online at: http://www.winnipeg-chamber.com/events/Shades-of-Cool-Rooftop-PopUp-Cocktail-Reception-56976/details
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