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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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  • Business Excellence Award Profile: Innovation Award

    Often, we assume that innovation means technological innovation. However, innovation simply means developing a product or service that didn’t exist before and covers every industry sector. As you can see from our Business Excellence Innovation Award nominees, only one of these nominees could be labeled a technology company. Past winners include technology companies such as […]

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  • Business Excellence Award Profile: Environment and Sustainability Award

    Now, more than ever, environment and sustainability is a pressing priority for our business community. As one of the largest business communities in Canada it is always important to remember the impact our businesses have on our environment regardless of whether you’re in regardless of the business sector you are in. The organization is awarded […]

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  • Business of the Year Award

    Similar to the last few years, the 2017 Business Excellence Award includes three Business of the Year categories. In order to honour the strong diversity of business sizes, the Business of the Year Awards are divided into 1-10 Employees, 11-50 employees, and Over 50 employees. Each category is strongly represented with amazing nominees and is […]

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  • Digital Innovation Skills Certificate (DISC) Program

    Together with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College and private partners Shopify  and Hubspot; The Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its involvement with the Digital Innovation Skills Certificate (DISC) Program. The program will connect small businesses with a Digital Growth Team of graduate students and industry coaches who will create […]

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