Join Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist of BDC – Canada's bank for entrepreneurs – for an overview of the economy, here and abroad, and where it's headed. Learn how the higher interest rates and the looming economic slowdown are changing our business environment and discover how entrepreneurs can forge a path forward in a context still marked by labour shortages and global uncertainties.
Wrapping Up a Morden Christmas is an annual shopping event. Support our participating locations and #shopmorden!
Wrapping Up a Morden Christmas has become a great holiday shopping tradition in Morden, attracting large crowds to the participating retailers. Retailers offer promotions and shoppers have a chance to win some fabulous prizes! The event is typically held the third Thursday of November.
The Morden Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting is held annually in March; the Mayor is invited to present the State of the City Address. The board of directors is elected by the membership and the reports from the previous year are adopted.
We hold 3-4 luncheons/workshops each year. Taking part in these educational events provides learning opportunities for your business. Attendees can also take advantage of networking at these events to raise the profile of their business. Let us know if you have a topic you’d like to learn more about.
The Home & Life Show is an annual Spring event held in March to showcase a variety of businesses to the community. This is a great opportunity to visit numerous businesses under one roof and see what new products and services they have to offer. This 2 day free event has a little something for everyone from home décor, furniture, landscaping, health & beauty to outdoor activities. The Home & Life Show runs Friday 3:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm at the Access Event Centre.
The MDCC Community Open golf tournament is a casual fun way to connect with other people in the community. No golf skills are required for this fun 9 hole scramble with lots of fun contests and prizes. This annual event is open to everyone and takes place on a Thursday evening in June at the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club followed by a BBQ dinner on the patio.
The MDCC Awards Gala is an annual event held each fall where we recognize the outstanding contributions of our members. Nominations are submitted by the general public for the following award categories: Business of the Year (< 7 employees), Business of the Year (7+ employees), Not for Profit of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year. Each Year we have a keynote address by an inspiring speaker. 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year – Lili Krushel, Bella’s Castle Not for profit of the Year – Royal Canadian Legion, Morden Branch #11 Business of the Year (less than 7 employees): Crocus Real Estate Ltd. Business of the Year (more than 7 employees): True North Electric
2021 – No Awards Presented due to pandemic
2020 Entrepreneur of the Year – Kyle Wiebe, Maverick Industries
Not for profit of the Year – Many Hands Resource Centre
Business of the Year (less than 7 employees): Morden autobody
Business of the Year (more than 7 employees): Morden Co-op
2019 Entrepreneur of the Year – Merle Block, Checker Signs
Not for profit of the Year – Morden Community Thrift Shop
Business of the Year (less than 7 employees): Horizon Earthworks
Business of the Year (more than 7 employees): Fringe Salon & Spa
2018 Entrepreneur of the Year – Richard and Vanessa Klassen, DanceWorks/Candlewick
Not for profit of the Year – South Central Cancer Resource
Business of the Year (less than 7 employees): Morden Nurseries
Business of the Year (more than 7 employees): Decor Cabinet Company
2017 Entrepreneur of the Year – Blayne Wyton, Prairie Barnwood
It’s complimentary for chamber members and offers the opportunity to mingle with other busy business people while supporting the honoured host and learning more about their business. Hosts open their doors for the Business After Hours, which features food, drinks, door prizes and of course plenty of networking.