Who We Are

We are the Brandon Downtown BIZ, an inclusive organization of owners and operators of businesses and services in the Downtown core of Brandon, MB.

About Brandon Downtown BIZ

Uniting for Brandon’s Vibrant Heart

At the core of Brandon lies the Brandon Downtown BIZ, dedicated to the transformative development of our downtown area. Here, business owners, service providers, and community members collaborate to amplify their voices, championing safety, beautification, and economic vitality. As the proactive bridge to local authorities, we ensure your concerns and aspirations directly influence change-making decisions.

Our members benefit from exclusive access to security, maintenance programs, and powerful marketing initiatives that not only promote individual businesses but also enrich the community tapestry. By joining us, you become a key player in the narrative of Brandon’s ongoing renaissance. Welcome to the hub of community action, advocacy, and progress.

Enhance
Community

Be part of an empowered community effort that strategically enhances our downtown lifestyle and business prospects, paving the way for a thriving local economy and enriched urban living.

Driving Downtown Engagement

At Brandon Downtown BIZ, we elevate local businesses by orchestrating social events and raising awareness of downtown's lively scene. This is what we do — connecting people, promoting places, and celebrating the pulse of our city.

Who We Are

Emmy Sanderson

Executive Director

Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, but calling Manitoba home since 2005, Emmy is keenly dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Brandon. With 16 years experience in EMS, a background in residential construction, particularly the restoration of character homes, decades of experience in project management, and an education in Human Resources, Emmy’s background gives her a perfect skill set to bring into her role as Executive Director. Working with the Brandon Downtown BIZ since its resurrection in 2023, Emmy has found a passion in advocacy for, and promotion of, the hundreds of businesses and business owners that make up the downtown business community.

In addition to a lifelong love of downtowns, Emmy also brings her belief of collaboration to her role in building cooperative relationships with the other downtown stakeholders, as well as a seemingly endless supply of personal energy, optimism, and genuine interest in learning from the people she meets in her BIZ adventures.

When Emmy is not working on the BIZ, she spends her time with her 4 children, her 3 bonus children, and her partner Daniel, a downtown business owner. Finding time each day for exercise and keeping a tidy home rounds out her life schedule.

Board Details

Jordan Ludwig

Brandon Business Interiors

Board Chair

Daniel Burns

Burns Maendel Consulting Engineers

Vice-Chair

Ja-On Hillman

Reactive Massage

Secretary/Treasurer

Trent Wilts

Wilts Enterprises and Commercial Property Owner 903 Rosser Ave

Board Member

Daniel Robleski

Downtown Resident

Board Member

Tapiwanashe Magwati

Intritech Digital Marketing

Board Member

Whitney Sharkey

Accent Chartered Professional Accountants

Board Member

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