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  • IRIS the Visual Group: Member Advantage

    IRIS Optometrists and Opticians in UpTown Waterloo work with children at an early age to help prevent nearsightedness and encourage stable eye health through such methods as orthokeratology and blue light protection. They also assist seniors with visual impairments to enjoy a fuller lifestyle through such visual aids as telescopes, illuminated magnifying glasses, and prisms. […]

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  • 100 Mile Feast – Canadian Harvest

    100 Mile Feast – Canadian Harvest The Annual 100 Mile Feast is an outstanding evening with delicious local food and wine pairings. This event aims to celebrate local agriculture and culinary talent. This year, in celebration of Canada’s 150th, we will be exploring the spectrum of Canadian grown food! Andrew Coppolino of Waterloo Region hosts […]

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  • Thank you to our Sponsors, Volunteers & Members!

    The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce wants to send a BIG thank you! With members, volunteers and sponsors like you, we are able to provide a sustainable business community in the Greater Kitchener Waterloo area as well as foster growth and positive change. It is only through your support that we are able to […]

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  • SUBMISSION TO THE STANDING COMMITEE ON FINANCE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OF THE ONTARIO LEGISLATURE BILL 148

    SUBMISSION TO THE STANDING COMMITEE ON FINANCE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OF THE ONTARIO LEGISLATURE BILL 148 FAIR WORKPLACES, BETTER JOBS ACT JULY 18, 2017 The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and Waterloo Region – A Profile The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce serves over 1700 members representing all sectors of the Waterloo Region […]

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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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