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Merchants Bank Building Heritage Site

Merchants Bank Building MB Historic Resources Branch

Originally the Merchants Bank, this building is now home to the Brandon Chamber of Commerce. photo: Manitoba Historic Resources Branch

The stately granite-clad Merchants Bank Building, constructed in 1907, occupies a corner lot on Rosser Avenue at the western end of Brandon’s business core, where several branch banks of this type were located.

Constructed in a period of extraordinary growth in Brandon, the bank represents an important era in the city’s commercial development.

The classically inspired Merchants Bank Building was designed by the Montreal architectural firm of Taylor, Hogle and Davis.

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It is a fine, modestly scaled example of Beaux-Arts Classical architecture and a good demonstration of the type of branches Canadian chartered banks built in smaller centres in the early 1900s.

Canada’s Historic Places

The Merchants Bank opened its first Brandon office in 1882, shortly after the townsite was chosen.

The Merchants Bank was absorbed by the Bank of Montreal in 1922.

The building was donated to the City of Brandon and served as the first public library from 1944–83.

The city gave the structure to the Brandon Chamber of Commerce and, following major renovations, it officially reopened in 1986.

The renewal of this graceful structure maintains the distinctive character of the Brandon business district and ensures that the important building boom of the first decade of the twentieth century will be remembered.

Manitoba Historic Resources Branch

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THE GREEN SPOT

Hopper Feeder Green Spot

Small Hopper Feeder

• This feeder’s screens are made of patented, expanded mesh with a rust-resistant polyester powder-coat finish keep its new appearance year after year.
• The durable, plastic construction is made from 14 recycled plastic containers, with built-in drainage to help keep the seed dry.

In the countryside

Train photo by Jo-Anne Douglas

Train coming into Brandon from the west

photograph by Jo-Anne Douglas

THE CINNAMON TREE

Treska Jewellery The Cinnamon Tree

Treska Collection

How to sit fit at your keyboard and monitor.

Jordan Ludwig, owner, Brandon Business Interiors

Jordan Ludwig, owner, Brandon Business Interiors

Here are some tips on positioning courtesy of Allseating: 

The key to keying

Using a keyboard tray to help prevent wrist pain and repetitive strain injuries.

While keying, keep your arms at right angles (aim for 90 degrees) and close to your body.

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Your wrists should be straight so you don’t see any wrinkles.

Keep your mouse close to the keyboard – preferably on a mousing platform – to minimize reaching.

Monitoring your posture

Your monitor height keeps your back straight and your head up, which is crucial to avoiding neck strain and injuries.

Align your monitor so it’s centered between your shoulder blades and positioned about an arm’s length away from your face.

The height should be so that the top line of text you’re reviewing is at or just below eye level.

BRANDON BUSINESS INTERIORS

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Metropolis Layout 7

• Metropolis offers an extensive array of worksurface/desk shapes and sizes adapting to any floor plan, even when a small footprint is required.
• Clean lines and a sophisticated aesthetic add distinguished appeal to any office space.