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  • Business Excellence Award Profile: The Business of the Year Awards

    This year the 2015 Business Excellence Award categories went through a small refresh that included the creation of a new Business of the Year category. In order to honour the strong diversity of business sizes the Business of the Year Awards are now separated as 1-10 Employees, 11-50 employees, and Over 50 employees. Each category […]

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  • Business Excellence Award Profile: Employee Engagement Award

    A happy and engage employee is a productive and loyal employee. As talent acquisition and retention continues to be one of the top priorities for businesses and organizations of all sizes, recognizing those who make employee engagement a hallmark of their values is important to the Chamber. That’s why the Employee Engagement Award is an […]

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  • Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation Recruiting Inaugural Board of Directors

    The Region of Waterloo has established the Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation (WREDC) in order to collaboratively support the ongoing prosperity of our community across the Region. Now that all partnering municipalities in Waterloo Region have approved the WREDC they are now taking applications for those interested in forming the inaugural Board of Directors for […]

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  • Business Excellence Award Profile: Environment and Sustainability Award

    For over 30 years the Chamber has made environment and sustainability a 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 manufacturing, retail, financial services, education, or any other business sector […]

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  • Chambers and Board of Trade Support GO Rail Service Expansion

    MEDIA RELEASE Chambers and Board of Trade Support GO Rail Service Expansion Kitchener, ON – The Chambers of Commerce of Guelph and Greater Kitchener Waterloo and the Brampton Board of Trade strongly support two-way, all-day GO rail service between Waterloo Region and Union Station. A report released in 2014 by the cities of Guelph, Kitchener […]

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  • Business Excellence Award Profile: Health & Wellness in the Workplace Award

    A business is only as strong as your team is. A happy and healthy team will put in that extra effort, stick with your business longer, and produce more great work. Creating a positive environment for health and wellness in the workplace is becoming the hallmark of a well-managed organization because the business benefits substantially […]

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  • Looking Ahead to 2015 – Key Challenges for Small and Medium Enterprises

    As we are about to turn the page on another calendar year, most entrepreneurs will want to reflect back on 2014 economic trends and look forward to how they will impact their businesses into 2015. A few key stories have dominated the economic headlines over the past year. They include the following: Slower demand in […]

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  • Ontario Needs a New Approach to Business

    As the Liberal cabinet positions itself at Queen’s Park following a June 2014 election, one factor should be paramount – the province requires a new economic strategy and approach to business if we have any remote thoughts of returning to the era of John Robarts, Bill Davis and the rest of Canada disliking Ontario because […]

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  • Business Excellence Award Profile: Hospitality and Tourism Award

    Waterloo Region attracts millions of visitors to our community each and every year through world class events, festivals, attractions, food, and accommodations. Supporting those in the Hospitality and Tourism industry have been part of the Chamber’s focus dating back to the early days of the Berlin, Waterloo, and Elmira Boards of Trade and those businesses […]

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  • Stone Soup WR Benefit Concert to Help Those Most At Risk

    The idea of the Stone Soup goes back to the folk story of a community helping those less fortunate by making a large pot of soup where each resident put in the soup what they can starting with a stone placed at the bottom of the pot. On Saturday, February 7th you have the chance […]

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