What is a Biz?

A Business Improvement Zone (Biz) is an association of business people who join together to promote their mutual interests. The concept of joining together provides the local business district with a voice on how to attract clients and customers to their place of business, to undertake improvements and co-operatively market their businesses.


2014 Festival of Banners

24 Feb : 16:49    printer friendly  create pdf of this news item 
The Festival of Banners is back for 2014 Proudly sponsored by NVR Construction!!!

The Biz is once again hosting our annual Festival of Banners student art contest sponsored by the businesses in our community. Students living and/or going to school in Transcona may enter a design either to the BIZ office or to their art teacher at school.

Forty-two students will be selected to paint their designs on large banners to be displayed for a year in the community. The Transcona BIZ, will award certificates and cash prizes to the students who create the top three designs in each of the age categories.

The theme for this year is Transcona Memories / Transcona Hi Neighbour 50th Anniversary. Students are invited to use their ingenuity to create an aesthetically appealing design which displays their view of Transcona Memories / Transcona Hi Neighbour 50th Anniversary.

Contest Specifications

Theme: Transcona Memories / Transcona Hi Neighbour 50th Anniversary

Content: All banners must be an original design.

Design: The design should be considered finished artwork and coloured in the manner you intend the larger design to be. As the banners are placed high, simple designs with bright, bold, solid colours are best.

Submissions: The design should be on medium cardstock/tag paper measuring 4” x 11”. The finished design will be projected and traced onto both sides of the banner before the painting sessions, by the Transcona BIZ.Submissions must have the student’s name, grade, school, and teacher’s name clearly printed on the back of the design.
Deadline for submissions is April 11, 2014.
Prizes: Monetary prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.
Please Submit entries to the art teacher or Principle at the child's school or to the Transcona BIZ office at 108 Bond Street


Transcona Centennial Square "Buy a Brick Paver Campaign"

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Transcona Centennial Square "Buy a Brick Paver Campaign"

Due to popular demand we are proud to announce a new campaign!
$250 for a 8"x 8" engraved cement paver on the ground in the TCS

Reserve your Transcona Centennial Square Paver today!
call 204-222-8566 or transbiz@shawbiz.ca

Download a copy of the application form

Transcona BIZ Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

25 Nov : 15:50    printer friendly  create pdf of this news item 
Attention all BIZ Members and partnering organizations. Join us as we decorate Christmas trees in the Transcona Centennial Square!

Trees will be installed in the Square and strung with lights, your company or organization's job is to decorate the trees in a fun and festive manner. Use your imagination and be creative. This is a fun and engaging contest with Square guests voting for their favorite tree!

This contest will run in conjunction with the Transcona BIZ Winter Wonderland. Sponsorship of a 5-7 foot lit and installed tree is $200.00. The decorations to reflect your company or organization is up to you!
A limited number of trees are available so if you are interested- Call or email the BIZ office to reserve your tree 204-222-8566 or transbiz@shawbiz.ca

Transcona BIZ Winter Wonderland

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The Transcona BIZ is proud to present "Winter Wonderland" in the Transcona Centennial Square! Partnering Sponsor NVR Construction
Visits with Santa- Bring your own camera for a photo!
Hot Chocolate Tent
and the Transcona BIZ Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Thursday December 12th to Sunday December 15th
Thursday 5:00-8:00pm
Friday 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday 5:00-8:00pm
Sunday 3:00-6:00pm

Events are free with a donation to the Transcona Food Bank- Join together and fill the sleigh with with items for those in need this holiday season.

Transcona Centenial Square Grand Opening

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Monday, September 9th, 2013

Official Grand opening ceremonies 3:00pm

Performance by Zoe Adams / Genessa Ruffeski from Rainbow Stage's Annie 2012 3:30pm

Performace by local country music artist Jason & Tom Petric 3:45pm

Performance by magician Dean Gunnarson 5:00pm

Performance by Doreen Bissett School of Dance 5:45pm

Headliner entertainment - the Danny Kramer Band!! 6:30-8:30pm

Facebook & Twitter page

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Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/TransconaBiz
Go check it out and like the page!
Also check out our twitter feed @TransconaBiz

Transcona BIZ Staff

Transcona BIZ Summer Concert Series

17 Jul : 10:31    printer friendly  create pdf of this news item 
The Transcona BIZ is proud to present the Transcona BIZ Summer concert Series!
This is a free concert series that will take place on Friday's, 11:30am-1:30 pm starting July 19th-August 30th at the Transcona Centennial Square on the Archambault Pavilion.

Kicking off the summer concert series will be a jazz trio led by drummer Glenn Radley, featuring Devon Gillingham on bass and Tim Seier on guitar. The trio will be playing interpretations of some of their jazz favourites, ranging from Songbook standards to hard bop hits. Come down for some swing!

July 19th- the Glenn Radley Trio
July 26th- Jason Petric
August 2nd- Sister Dorothy
August 9th- the Lower Companion
August 16th- the Transcona Trubadoors
August 23th- GLS
August 30th- The Walsh Twins

Please come down and join us for this wonderful Summer Concert Series!!
See you there!!!

The Transcona Centennial Square "Buy A Brick Campaign"

22 Feb : 14:59    printer friendly  create pdf of this news item 
The "Buy A Brick Campaign" is sold out. The generous support of sponsors raised over $115,000.00 for the construction and maintenance of the Transocna Centennial Square. Thank you to all supporters!

Platinum- Sold Out
Gold- Sold Out
Silver- Sold Out
Bronze- Sold Out

A new "Buy a Brick Paver Campaign" is currently underway. Brick pavers in the Transcona Centennial Square can be purchase for $250.00 each. Please see details above, call 204-222-8566 or e-mail transbiz@shawbiz.ca for more information.

Transcona Biz 2013 Market Garden

31 May : 11:56    printer friendly  create pdf of this news item 
The Transcona Biz Market Garden will be running once again this year!
We are running from Thursdays July 4th until August 29th. Location TRANSCONA CENTENNIAL SQUARE.
Time 11am-3pm

We are very excited to be having the market garden in the TCS this year please do come and check out this years market garden!
Market Garden Customer Appreciation Day August. 15th! Come check out the great prizes, snacks, entertainment & face painting!

July 4th- Mikayla
July 11th- Allan Patterson
July 18th- Ross McKernan
July 25th- Chantal Kuegle
August 1st- Mikayla
August 8th- Ross McKernan
August 15th (Customer Appreciation day)- Stewart
August 22nd- Chantal Kuegle
August 29th- Allan Patterson

Downtown Streetscape Revitalization Program 2013

24 Feb : 10:42    printer friendly  create pdf of this news item 
As part of the Downtown Streetscape Revitalization The Transcona BIZ is once again running the Storefront Improvement Program (a matching grant for businesses to update the appearance of their Storefront in accordance with the over all theme of the Revitalization.)

The 2013 program will again be launched on March 15th 2013. Businesses can pick up applications at the BIZ office.
The Revitalization theme is "Old Town"

Download information and application forms
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