Chamber in the Media

The Greater KW Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest and influential organizations in Waterloo Region and as such we are routinely interviewed on the radio and television. Below you will find segments that the Chamber and our CEO, Ian McLean have been featured in.


  • Wynne visits region, promotes plan of ‘fairness and opportunity’

    KITCHENER — Premier Kathleen Wynne spoke with Kitchener-Waterloo’s business community on Monday, providing an overview of her government’s past record and future plans. “Our plan addresses head on the issues of fairness and opportunity,” Wynne said to the crowd in downtown Kitchener at a luncheon hosted by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. The […]

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  • Conservative leader criticizes tax reform proposals

    KITCHENER — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer voiced criticism of proposed Liberal tax reforms for small businesses during a visit to the Waterloo Region. Scheer had a daylong schedule of events in the region on Friday, which included lunch at the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce attended by about 100 local business owners and professionals. […]

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  • Supply management a local hot-button issue with NAFTA

    The reopening of the North American Free Trade Agreement – talks got underway this week – is but the latest saga in a long history of Canadian trade and tariff issues. “Tariffs,” as the historian Robert Bothwell put it in his Penguin History of Canada, “were the great theological question of nineteenth century politics,” and […]

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  • Committee hears from all sides in labour debate

    There was no lack of opinions shared with Ontario’s standing committee on finance and economic affairs as delegates lined up to have their say concerning Bill 148’s amendments to the employment standards and labour relation acts Tuesday, July 18, in Kitchener. The committee heard from about 20 organizations and individuals during the course of the […]

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  • Businesses and volunteers honoured in Kitchener

    Every year, the Business excellence Awards Gala is attended by over 900 members, including the area’s most respected and recognized industry leaders. Organizations of every size are represented, from international companies to mom-and-pop shops. This segment from CTV News Kitchener showcases our 2017 Business Excellence Awards Gala at the Centre in the Square:

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  • Businesses, volunteers honoured with Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce awards

    KITCHENER — A pork processor, marketing agency and divorce mediation firm have been named businesses of the year by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. Conestoga Meat Packers Ltd., Intrigue Media Solutions Inc. and Fairway Divorce Solutions were honoured Wednesday at the annual Business Excellence Awards gala at Centre in the Square. Conestoga Meat […]

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  • Bringing young doctors to Waterloo region necessary as older ones retire

    Local organizations say it’s an ongoing process to attract doctors The number of residents in Waterloo region who need a doctor may have dropped in recent years, but it’s the increase in the number of doctors who are retiring that concerns Ian McLean. He’s president of the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and he’s hoping the […]

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  • CTV Kitchener: Local Hero

    For over a decade, the Chamber has recognized that family physician recruitment is critical in meeting the primary health care needs of our rapidly growing population. Lack of access to family practitioners is not only a serious community health care issue impacting our citizens, it is also an economic development issue impacting our business community. […]

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