AGM 2010: Outgoing Chairman Dennis Brownlee Passes the Torch

May 1, 2010 | Government News

Dennis Brownlee (c) receives a token of appreciation from Wayne McWhirter (l) and Graham Starmer (r)

Dennis Brownlee (c) receives a token of appreciation from Wayne McWhirter (l) and Graham Starmer (r) on behalf of the MCC

Dennis Brownlee oversaw a year of tremendous change for the Manitoba Chambers as it developed its ground-breaking website, revamped its by-laws and transitioned from the end of one three-year plan to the beginnings of another.    

Brief Bio

Dennis is the Fixed Operations Manager for Blight Equipment in Portage.  As such, he has been a partner in the RGMazer Group since October, 2005.  Prior to joining the group he owned and operated a successful New Holland equipment dealership in Portage for 17 years. Dennis is a past president, and lifetime member of the Portage la Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce and has spent seven years as a director of the Manitoba Chambers of commerce serving as a Regional Vice Chair for the Central region in 2007/2008.  He has been an active member of the Finance Committee for two years and chaired the events committee.  In his leisure time he enjoys golfing, curling, and country music concerts.  He and his wife Barb have two grown children, daughter Erin and son Jason, both of whom have left home and are pursuing their own careers. 

Access Dennis’ formal report here

Dennis Brownlee’s Banquet Speech as Outgoing Chairman

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce thanks the Russell and District Chambers of Commerce for hosting our 2010 AGM and these sponsors for making the event possible (click on the company name to access their website):

AV Sponsor

Avent Pro

Chairman’s Reception

Meyers Norris Penny LLP


Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance


OlaTech Corporation 

Tribal Councils Investment Group Of Manitoba Ltd.


Imaginets Resources Corp

Manitoba Public Insurance

Southport Aerospace Centre Inc.

MTS Allstream

Manitoba Pork Council

Procurement Services Branch

Rogers Communications Inc.

Manitoba Lotteries Corporation

Manitoba Hydro

Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

Women’s Enterprise Centre


Credit Union Central of Manitoba

Maple Leaf Foods

Entrepreneurship, Training & Trade

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Corporate Supporter

TD Merchant Services

Canada Safeway Limited

Travel Manitoba

PCL Constructors

The Canadian Wheat Board

Trivia Contest

Cando Contracting Ltd.

Peak of the Market 

2010 Speakers Series Keystone Sponsor:


 To find out more about the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation click here 

 2010 Speakers Series Diamond Sponsor:


To find out more about the Tribal Councils Investment Group Of Manitoba Ltd. click here.

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