Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce Appoints a Relationship Builder

Jul 10, 2012 | Chamber News

WINNIPEG, July 6 / — The Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce (ACC) proudly announced the appointment of Rhonda McCorriston as the new Director, Sales and Memberships.

“In addition to the outstanding entrepreneurs and business representatives on the ACC Board of Directors, Ms. McCorriston, is a testament to the new evolutionary era for ACC, which is setting a tone of innovative, strategic and proven talent,” said Karl Zadnik, Chair of the ACC. “We are confident that this appointment will make a significant impact to our organization.”

Rhonda McCorriston joins the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce after 25 years in community economic development working with Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development, the government of Manitoba, and Neeginan Development Corporation. Her position will increase services and memberships, create relationships for procurement, and develop opportunities to grow Aboriginal business for members. With a focus on innovation and industry partnerships, her strengths are in creating relationships where everyone benefits.

The Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce is committed to excellence in providing exceptional value to all its members through its portfolio of innovative and value-added products and services “our goal is to help Manitoba companies connect more successfully with Aboriginal suppliers of goods and services,” said ACC’s founder, Elaine Cowan. “Aboriginal procurement is an essential strategy designed to strengthen corporate social responsibility and enhance partnerships with the Aboriginal community for the benefit of Manitoba,” she added.

The Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce has established itself as a strong resource and voice for Aboriginal business in the province of Manitoba.  Today, the ACC has never been better positioned to grow its membership, enhance its compliment of programs and services and further establish itself as a valued resource within Manitoba’s business communities.  Sean McCormick, Secretary Treasurer and owner of Manitobah Mukluks agrees, “the primary purpose of any Chamber is to have their Members do business with each other.  Success is having members seeking to purchase a service or product, but wanting to purchase from the Membership Directory. Great stuff! No better procurement policy than that.”

Rhonda holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education from the University of Manitoba. She has been involved in community-based adult education and training for over 20 years leading to a Rotary Fellowship and a Community Education Excellent Award for her extensive community service.


Karl Zadnik, Chairperson | Aboriginal Chamber Of Commerce

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