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Career Symposium Going Green

April 2024 Economic Development Update: Employment opportunities are a key consideration for youth to remain in Sunrise Corner and for working adults to thrive here and move from other areas to enjoy our incredible quality of life. The upcoming Green Career Symposium will provide options to help make that dream a reality.

The Power of Partnerships

March 2024 Economic Development Update: In a region as large and sparsely populated as Sunrise Corner, with the RMs of Piney and Stuartburn home to about 3600 residents over 3600 […]

The Great Outdoors Don’t Get Much Greater

February 2024 Economic Development Update: With 3,600 square kilometers of quaint communities and pristine natural areas, Sunrise Corner offers an endless list of recreational pursuits for those who love the peaceful solitude of a crisp winter day to enjoy our forests and fields.

Small Business Fuels Our Economy

January 2024 Economic Development Update: Sunrise Corner has a rate of entrepreneurship that is more than double the provincial rate. That’s why one of our main areas of focus since day one has been helping small business grow and new businesses launch.

Local gifts that keep on giving

December 2023 Economic Development Update: The season of holiday giving is right around the corner and many of us are looking for unique gift ideas. Rather than doing another online […]

Partnerships to help local businesses grow

November 2023 Economic Development Update: Sunrise Corner is the partnership of the RMs of Piney and Stuartburn promoting the southeast corner of Manitoba, Canada as an incredible place to live, […]

Supporting local businesses and organizations

October 2023 Economic Development Update: Fall is often considered a time of new beginnings with the start of the school year. It is also the final stretch towards the end […]

Make Memories With Your Big-City Friends

September 2023 Economic Development Update: Pretty much everyone has friends or family that live in large cities. Some locals don’t invite their friends to visit because they feel like there’s […]

Support Local This Summer

August 2023 Economic Development Update: With summer in full swing, Sunrise Corner wants to remind everyone that supporting local means more than just shopping locally. It also means moral support. […]

Introducing Shared Legacy Partnership

July 2023 Economic Development Update: After three years of consultation and planning, we are thrilled to officially announce the Shared Legacy Partnership. Our goal is to help advance understanding of […]

RESULTS: How do YOU think Sunrise Corner should grow?

June 2023 Economic Development Update: In April 2023, Sunrise Corner Economic Development hosted an in-person focus group workshop at Piney Community Hall. We invited a targeted list of residents representing […]

Value of local job and business listings

May 2023 Economic Development Update: There are some rural businesses that operate exclusively by word of mouth. Their new customers or employees come through referrals from customers, friends and neighbours. […]

Sunrise Corner Summer Job Opportunity

Sunrise Corner is the tourism and economic development partnership of the Rural Municipalities of Piney and Stuartburn. We are now accepting applications for a Tourism Marketing Coordinator position that could […]

Why is tourism an important economic driver?

April 2023 Economic Development Update: According to Travel Manitoba: “Tourism in Manitoba is a $1.47 billion industry, representing 2.5% of the province’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and some 10.5 million […]

How do YOU think Sunrise Corner should grow?

March 2023 Economic Development Update: Sunrise Corner is working on an investment readiness assessment and business attraction strategy. What’s that? It’s an in-depth plan and comprehensive toolkit to promote Sunrise […]

Photo/Videographer? Send us your proposal.

Sunrise Corner is seeking qualified vendors to provide a quote on a suite of high-quality photographic and video assets. Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 13, 2023. Please see Request […]

Businesses: Are your customers able to find you?

February 2023 Economic Development Update: The phrase “location, location, location” is often heard when it comes to retail businesses. A high-profile location certainly can help increase the chances of your […]

Attracting the Right Kind of Development

January 2023 Economic Development Update: Since creating a formal, staffed economic development partnership in 2019, the RMs of Piney and Stuartburn have consistently heard from residents that they know development […]

Time to Think About Giving Back

December 2022 Economic Development Update: December has always been a month of giving and gratitude. Volunteering is a gift of time you give to causes and organizations you care about. […]

Sunrise Corner Publishes Community Profile

November 2022 Economic Development Update: Sunrise Corner is excited to announce we have published our first ever Community Profile. A community profile is a snapshot of a community at any […]

Directory Makes it Easy to Shop Local

October 2022 Economic Development Update: Shopping locally supports business sustainability, creates jobs and is more environmentally friendly. To support the “shop local” philosophy, Sunrise Corner created a new online directory […]

Step 8: Launch Your Business

September 2022 Economic Development Update: The reasons for starting a business are as varied as the entrepreneurs who start those businesses. Maybe you want to be your own boss and […]

Step 7: What’s in a business name?

August 2022 Economic Development Update: Every business needs a name and there are many things to consider when choosing a name. It should be memorable and easy to spell and […]

Step 6: Implement Your Marketing Plan

July 2022 Economic Development Update: You’re starting a business and you’ve followed the five steps so far: came up with your big idea, conducted research, determined your business structure, wrote […]

Step 5: Understand Your Financials

June 2022 Economic Development Update: People start businesses for all kinds of reasons, but bottom-line, the business needs to make a profit to be sustainable. Whether it’s a solopreneur’s full-time […]

Step 4: Write Your Business Plan

May 2022 Economic Development Update: Writing a business plan is the process that gets all those business-related thoughts running through your head down on paper. It helps set you up […]

Step 3: Determine Your Business Structure

April 2022 Economic Development Update: Determining the legal structure is an important part of starting a business. There are a number of options from simple to more complex. Whether it’s […]

Sunrise Corner Summer Job Opportunity

Sunrise Corner is the tourism and economic development partnership of the Rural Municipalities of Piney and Stuartburn. We are now accepting applications for a Tourism Marketing Coordinator position that could […]

Step 2: Research Your Business Idea

March 2022 Economic Development Update: So, you want to start your own business. You’ve done some soul-searching and determined a big idea for your start-up. It’s something you’re good at […]

Another Year of Double-Digit Growth in Sunrise Corner

February 1, 2022 (Vassar/Vita, Manitoba) – The year-end accounting of residential building permits is in and the numbers confirm that the Rural Municipalities of Piney and Stuartburn have experienced another […]

Step 1: Start Your Business with a Big Idea

February 2022 Economic Development Update: If 2022 was the year for something new, what would that look like for you? Perhaps your “something new” is starting a business and becoming […]

Sunrise Corner’s Online Directory is Now Live

January 2022 Economic Development Update: It’s a new year and we’ve got exciting news – our online directory is now live on the Sunrise Corner website. We are proud to […]

Give the Gift of Supporting Local

December 2021 Economic Development Update: With the holiday season upon us, Sunrise Corner wants to remind everyone that supporting local means more than just shopping locally. It also means moral […]

Local Business Promotion Made Easy

There are so many great small businesses in our region and Sunrise Corner Economic Development is proud to promote and help grow these businesses that add so much to our […]

Sustainably Developing Sunrise Corner

November 2021 Economic Development Update: Sunrise Corner is focused on developing our region to present new opportunities to residents in a sustainable way that preserves the rural quality of life […]

Small Business Exit Strategy – Part II

October 2021 Economic Development Update: When I started a marketing agency years ago with two partners, the first thing our lawyer asked: What’s your exit strategy? We laughed because we […]

Small Business Exit Strategy – Part I

September 2021 Economic Development Update: All business owners should have an exit strategy, a plan for the owner to exit their business while the business continues to operate for the […]

Customer Service Tips

August 2021 Economic Development Update: One of the great things about doing business in small communities is that business owners and customers are often on a first-name basis – they […]

Moving Towards Reopening

July 2021 Economic Development Update: As Manitoba hits its first vaccination target and we hear about the US border potentially opening on July 5 to those who are fully vaccinated, […]

Assistance for Community Volunteers

June 2021 Economic Development Update: Sunrise Corner recognizes the volunteers who work tirelessly to fundraise and maintain their community buildings. These community halls and related facilities like skating rinks, pools, […]

Telling Your Business Story Online

May 2021 Economic Development Update: So many small businesses in Sunrise Corner – makers, bakers, artisans, authors and tradespeople like carpenters, plumbers and electricians – are operated from home. If […]

Win with Our Website Scavenger Hunt

Sunrise Corner has launched a new website and to get you familiar with all the great resources, we’re hosting a scavenger hunt contest where all the answers to the questions […]

New Sunrise Corner Website Launched

April 2021 Economic Development Update: Sunrise Corner is the partnership of the RMs of Piney and Stuartburn promoting the southeast corner of Manitoba as an incredible place to live, work, […]

Deciphering the “alphabet soup” of conservation

While the Nature Conservancy of Canada has long been a private landowner in the RM of Stuartburn, working on conservation in and around the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, residents of […]

Sunrise Corner’s Path Forward

March 2021 Economic Development Update: The Piney Stuartburn Economic Development Board, the guiding force behind Sunrise Corner, has completed their strategic planning process.

Passionate about Sunrise Corner?

Sunrise Corner is seeking a Tourism Marketing Coordinator for a seasonal employment opportunity.

News Release: Positive Growth in 2020

RMs of Piney and Stuartburn enjoyed increased development in 2020

Seeking Landscape Master Plan for Recreation Areas

Sunrise Corner’s 2020 strategic planning process identified a goal of creating five new tourism products over the next five years.

Give the Gift of Shopping Local This Christmas

So many Sunrise Corner businesses have stepped up during the pandemic to ensure we have local access to the products and services we need and want. With the holiday season […]

Sunrise Corner Salutes Our Local Essential Businesses

On this #ThankYouThursday, Sunrise Corner would like to extend our appreciation to the essential retailers that have really gone above and beyond in recent months. The pandemic has clearly shown […]

Stay at Home, Shop Local

Staying home does not mean you can’t shop – and shopping local is the best way to support your neighbours and community. Sunrise Corner is home to countless unique and […]

Videographer? Send Us Your Proposal!

Sunrise Corner is seeking qualified vendors to provide a project quote on the Seasons of Sunrise Corner video series. Deadline for submissions is Monday, January 6, 2020. Please see Request […]

Be Part of Tourism, Develop the Community!

See below for the newly developed position, presented by the RMs of Piney and Stuartburn, in partnership with Sunrise Corner.

Art that Makes A Difference

There are endless ways to make quilting become art. Stitched Art is a rarity you won’t find anywhere else.

More Than Just a Greenhouse

It’s a sunny afternoon in mid-May when I decided to visit Prevost Perennials in South Junction, MB. I’m greeted by the songs of birds, creeping vines, exotic fruits and potted […]

Welcome Our New Marketing Plan!

To kick off the summer, Sunrise Corner held a launch for our new marketing plan Friday, April 26.

Ready to Promote?

Sunrise Corner now has two, portable, roadside signs for local advertising.

The Southeast Farmer’s Market

Cheery vendors and a taste of community awaits you at the Southeast Farmer’s Market in South Junction.

Summer Employment Opportunity

Click here to view the Summer Employment Opportunity Notice!

Welcome to Sunrise Corner!

Join us Saturday November 5th, from 9-11AM as we reveal the new logo and tourism plan for Sunrise Corner!