Mark your calendars and gather your business cards!
Join us for an exciting evening of connection as we gather the vibrant Manitoba business community for our WTC Talks event in February. On Wednesday, February 21st from 4-6 pm, we invite you to Devil May Care Brewing, where a night of networking and inspiration awaits.
Prepare to be inspired as we present two remarkable Manitoban entrepreneurs, Joseph Chaeban and Albert El Tassi, who will take you on their captivating business journey.
Learn firsthand from these accomplished entrepreneurs as they share their triumphs, challenges, and the invaluable lessons they’ve acquired along the way. Following their talks, we invite you to participate in a stimulating Q&A session to delve deeper into their stories.
Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your journey, we hope that this event will motivate you to expand beyond Manitoba’s borders and reach for the stars!
Date: February 21, 2024
Time: 4 – 6pm
Location: Devil May Care Brewing Company
155-A Fort St
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C8
President at Chaeban Ice Cream/Chaeban Artisan
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As a second-generation dairy scientist, Joseph has a wealth of knowledge in the dairy industry. He wanted to give back to the community as a way of saying “thank-you” for sponsoring his wife’s family and safely bringing them from the Middle East to call Winnipeg home. Further, he wanted to find a way to support his family by providing employment when they arrived in Winnipeg. So, together with his wife and their third business partner, Darryl Stewart, the plans for Winnipeg’s first super-premium, made-from-scratch hard ice cream shop were put into motion. In March 2017, Chaeban Ice Cream began its small beginnings. Leases were signed, contractors were hired, and recipes began to be developed.
In true Winnipeg fashion, Chaeban Ice Cream opened its doors on the first day of winter in December 2017. Today, Chaeban Ice Cream thrives with Winnipeg’s resounding support and love of ice cream (in all seasons). Their ice cream and cheese can also be found in grocery stores across Canada.
Albert El Tassi
President & CEO, Peerless Garments LP
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Albert El Tassi is a well-known businessman and philanthropist who works tirelessly to promote understanding, tolerance and respect not only in Winnipeg but globally.
Mr. El Tassi started in the shipping department of Peerless Garments Ltd. shortly after his arrival in Canada in 1969. As of June 2006, he has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Peerless Garments LP, which is a garment manufacturer and importer carrying two main businesses: leather and cold weather garments.
He was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal; he is a Member of the Order of Canada; he was named to the Order of Manitoba; and he was named Humanitarian of the Year in 2012 by the Canadian Red Cross, among numerous other honours.