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  • BEA Gala: Health & Wellness in the Workplace Award

    2018 business excellence awards health & wellness in the workplace award sponsored by grand river hospital This award category seeks to acknowledge members who are doing incredible things for their employees. Workplace culture has become the cornerstone of company success – companies are now emphasizing the importance of providing opportunities for leadership, growth, comfort, work-life […]

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  • Mayor Berry Vrbanovic: Construction/Economic Activity

    As I reflect on the past year, it’s fair to say that the City of Kitchener has been at the forefront of economic growth amongst Ontario municipalities! For 10 years, Kitchener made a $110 million investment into its Economic Development Investment Fund (EDIF) which was leveraged with hundreds of millions in new investment from private and […]

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  • BEA Gala: Environment & Sustainability Award

    2018 Business excellence awards environment & sustainability award sponsored by union gas, an enbridge company This award category is unique in that it promotes the conversation surrounding the human relationship with the planet, and the significance of implementing sustainability measures not only for efficiency and best practice, but for longevity. This award shines a light […]

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  • BEA Gala: Business of the Year Award (50+ Employees)

    2018 business excellence awards Business of the year award (50+ Employees) This award category seeks to celebrate those businesses or organizations that are not only key players in the Region’s economic landscape, but as large employers with over 50 full-time staff. This ultra competitive category is often comprised of noteworthy companies and organizations – names […]

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  • BEA Gala: Business of the Year Award (11-50 Employees)

    2018 business excellence awards Business of the Year award (11-50 Employees) This award category follows the same format as the Small Business of the Year category, but is catered to medium-sized businesses that are making a splash in the Region. These businesses have gone above and beyond in ensuring that they’re leaders in their respective […]

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  • BEA Gala: Employee Engagement Award

    2018 business excellence awards employee engagement award sponsored by conestoga college institute of technology & advanced learning This award category seeks to acknowledge local companies who are doing incredible things for their employees. Employee engagement goes beyond fostering a safe, inclusive, and positive working environment – it means forward thinking, reducing barriers, opportunity for growth […]

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  • BEA Gala: New Business of the Year Award

    2018 business excellence awards new business of the year award (<2 Years) Sponsored by bell canada The New Business of the Year Award (<2 Years) is the newest award category introduced in this year’s line up! With such a strong tech and startup presence in the Region, we felt it was important to provide an […]

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  • A Glimpse into Woolwich Township

    The Township of Woolwich is an interesting blend of urban and rural, small c conservative and progressive. The Township wraps around the Region, sharing borders with Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and Wellesley.  With a population of about 25,000, we encompass approximately 31,912 hectares a landmass that is greater than the three cities combined. We have experienced […]

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  • Waterloo Region Businesses Looking for New Manufacturing & Agri-Food Investments

    A recent Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce membership survey identified the auto manufacturing and food processing sectors as priority areas for new investment and employment attraction. Approximately 20% of the Waterloo Region workforce is currently employed in manufacturing therefore it appears businesses are looking for expansion and the direct and indirect benefits manufacturers provide […]

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  • Perrin Beatty, President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

    Perrin Beatty, President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, joined us to discuss the new trade agreement between Canada & Europe as well as the strong impact Chambers across the country have when advocating for local businesses. He took some time to mention the tireless efforts  Chambers across the country have made against […]

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