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Member Highlight

Ms. Tina Jones

Owner, Jones & Company Wine Merchants

Tina Jones is owner of Jones & Company Wine Merchants and principal of Wine & Drinks College Manitoba (WDCM). With a mission to inspire a great wine culture by connecting wine lovers with real people who make great wine, Tina has directed the company’s growth into the largest private wine store and destination wine school in Manitoba. She has reached for the highest international standards, creating opportunities for advanced wine and spirit studies at WDCM […]

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Member Highlight

Ms. Tina Jones

Owner, Jones & Company Wine Merchants

Tina Jones is owner of Jones & Company Wine Merchants and principal of Wine & Drinks College Manitoba (WDCM). With a mission to inspire a great wine culture by connecting wine lovers with real people who make great wine, Tina has directed the company’s growth into the largest private wine store and destination wine school in Manitoba. She has reached for the highest international standards, creating opportunities for advanced wine and spirit studies at WDCM through the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, and the Wine Scholar Guild. She has expanded the impact of wine education to develop the award-winning magazine, The Cellar Doorhttps://joneswines.com/   

Tina is also an active partner in the dynamic concept The Rink Training Centre, providing innovative individual skill development to all levels of hockey players.  Tina and her partner Brad Rice are also pioneers in Winnipeg, with the first Canadian Sports School Hockey League teams with the Rink Hockey Academy and a newly completed $25 million Center of Excellence project.    https://www.therink.ca/   Tina is also a partner in Winnipeg’s popular Green Carrot Juice Company, a concept for fresh, cold-pressed juices. https://www.greencarrotjuice.com/

Tina’s life and work have centred in Manitoba, where her community service, innovation and accomplishments have been recognized with the Order of Manitoba, Manitoba’s highest honour (2020). The designation recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement, benefiting in an outstanding manner the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and its residents. She has also been named by the Women’s Executive Network with a Top 100 Award as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women (2018); the Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year (2017) from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Manitoba; and the Distinguished Alumni Award (2018) from the University of Manitoba. In early 2021 she received the honour as one of the Nellie McClung Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazer award recipients, a special, historic recognition awarded to women leaders of today and throughout Manitoba’s history.

Tina’s energy and creativity have also made her a tireless community builder. Most significantly her distinguished work as Chair of the Board of the Health Sciences Centre Foundation Board of Directors has raised record funds and touched thousands of Manitobans. https://www.hscfoundation.mb.ca/

FROM THE CHAIR

Welcome to the Business Council of Manitoba.

I am honoured to take on the role of Chair of the Board at the Business Council of Manitoba. Following the many past successful chairs, I look forward to bringing the same passion and dedication to advocating for Manitoba’s best interests.

The Council comprises Manitoba’s leading CEOs with shared vision and belief in our province. Since our founding in 1998, the Council has remained committed to collaborating with key stakeholders in Manitoba to lead, promote, and drive innovation and success. This joint effort between political, business, and community leaders has been instrumental in crafting policies that align with our mission of a stronger Manitoba.

We remain dedicated to non-partisan policy advocacy to all three levels of government regarding issues and advancements that affect our community’s success and well-being.

As incoming Chair of the Board, I am proud to lead the Council through this next chapter and look forward to being apart of making Manitoba a preferred place to live, work, and invest.

As a Council we recognize that our office is located on Treaty One lands, the original territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota, Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Metis Nation and wish to recognize and honour all Treaties.  The Business Council is proud of the many relationships it has formed, and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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Mike Pyle

Chair

FROM THE PRESIDENT

I am very honored to have been entrusted to be only the third President and CEO in the history of the Business Council of Manitoba.

The Council, established in 1998, is proud of its record of accomplishments, offering a constructive, non-partisan voice on major challenges and opportunities for Manitoba and Canada. I look forward to working with our members and our key stakeholders in building on our past successes and continuing to contribute towards realizing the full potential of our great province.

Our membership, through private sector investments and working in partnership with various levels of government, is focused on sustainable long-term growth, jobs and prosperity for all Manitobans present and future.

We welcome inquiries from readers who are interested in the work we do and the opinions we hold. We recognize the value in building support for positive change to make our province more competitive as we look forward to future opportunities and challenges.

Our goal is simple, to provide fact based and innovative input into major policy issues focused on making Manitoba a place where all can live, work and invest in vibrant and healthy communities.

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Bram Strain

President & CEO