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  • Chamber Committed to Attracting Physicians

    Health care is a significant issue for all of us and having access to health care professionals is critical to the well being of families in our region. However, many families, locally and across the province, do not have the benefit of being under the care of a family practitioner. This is why the Chamber’s […]

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  • Province Implements Chamber Recommendations on School Closures

    Thursday, June 29, 2017 Kitchener, ON – The Ontario Ministry of Education has implemented a major recommendation from the provincial and local business sectors in relation to rural and northern education. Yesterday, Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter announced a province-wide moratorium on school closures pending an assessment of the current accommodation review process for boards […]

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  • CAMP – Chamber Accelerator Mentorship Program is now taking applications

    The Chamber Accelerator Mentorship Program (CAMP) is a mentorship-based program designed to help established SME’s in non-tech industries set and achieve new goals and accelerate their businesses. With the guidance of 9 experienced and reputable mentors, up to 7 local businesses will develop milestone-driven action plans for their specific needs and challenges, and meet with […]

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  • Win for Business: Suspension of Unfair Provision in Anti-Spam Legislation

      Win for Business: Suspension of Unfair Provision in Anti-Spam Legislation The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the federal government’s decision to halt the coming into force of the Private Right of Action provision of Canada’s anti-spam legislation that would have hurt Canadian businesses. The PRA was particularly worrisome as it would have exposed […]

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  • The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Presents a Special Event on Cyber Security

    On June 6th, 2017, our Chamber together with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will be offering two highly informative events on cyber security that will be of great interest to businesses of all sizes and sectors across Waterloo Region. From 8:30am to noon, a series of experts from the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) […]

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  • A locally designed screwdriver – it’s like nothing you’ve seen before.

    As part of our Member Profile series, we’ve partnered with Grappleworks Ltd. The team at Grappleworks Ltd. has developed a screwdriver. It’s not just any screwdriver though, when purchased this household tool donates a percentage of the profits directly to a local organization in your community! When asked what inspired this idea, “We wanted to find […]

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  • The talent your business needs to increase online revenue streams

    The DISC Program received over 300 applications from young professionals across South-Western Ontario who are looking for new career opportunities with businesses like yours! We selected the top 30 into the program where they received advanced, hands-on training from industry leaders in the following areas: Customer discovery and persona development that lead to innovation in […]

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  • BERESKIN & PARR DOTS THE “I” IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    Here in the Region, partners Tim Sinnott and Jason Hynes are much more than lawyers. Sinnott has his Bachelor and Masters in Physics while Hynes has his Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering.  While Sinnott works on patents and trademarks, Hynes focuses mainly on patents, from prosecution through to litigation. Their involvement in the […]

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  • 2017 Business Excellence Awards Gala – Congratulations!

    On Wednesday, March 1st we hosted over 900 people at the 2017 Business Excellence Awards Gala at Centre In The Square. Drawing inspiration from the travelling circuses of the 1920s, the Centre In The Square was transformed into the ‘big top’, wrapped in crushed red and gold velvet draping, rope chandeliers, and topped with dramatic […]

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  • Improving Waterloo Region Health Care through eHealth

    eHealth is a term used to describe technologies for communicating and gathering information in the healthcare sector. eHealth is an inclusive system to manage all areas of healthcare from administrative responsibilities to the delivery of healthcare itself (i.e. electronic patient information, laboratory information systems, teleconsults, remote monitoring systems, messaging, Electronic Health Records etc).  The objective […]

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