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  • Echosims is very big on transparency, realistic expectations and having fun with their clients.

    echosims is this month’s Chamber member profile. Founded by Jeff Horst and Matt Martin just over five years ago they have been successful at growing a talented team that, like them, is very big on transparency, realistic expectations and having fun with their clients. “You don’t have to go to Toronto anymore to get great […]

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  • Profitable marketing: it shouldn’t be revolutionary, right?

    This month’s member profile features echosims a local digital marketing company that builds sales-focused websites and online marketing campaigns for B2B and B2C customers. “It seems obvious: don’t invest in marketing that costs you more than the profit it generates, but the reality is that most businesses cannot accurately gauge the effectiveness of their marketing […]

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  • Securing Your Business in the Age of Hacking

    In the world of mobile devices comes business opportunities, revenue streams, increased customer satisfaction and employee efficiency; but as a business owner, you need to make sure that when you go mobile, you do it securely. On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce along with event sponsors BlackBerry and Rogers, […]

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  • CHAMBER FORWARDS LETTER TO PREMIER ON CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN

    The recent release of a confidential Ontario government cabinet document has raised serious concerns across the provincial business community with respect to energy affordability and long term supply. Our Chamber has forwarded correspondence to Premier Wynne. To download this letter please click here. We also encourage Chamber members and businesses across Waterloo Region to consider […]

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  • Grand River Raceway Open House on May 18th

    Member Profile – Grand River Raceway No one sets the pace quite like Grand River Raceway. Where else can you put a harness race horse through its paces as you travel around the track in the company of a professional driver? It’s just one of the many extraordinary things that the staff at the award-winning […]

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  • Canadians help Canadians. Help the people of Fort McMurray!

    A Message From the CEO: The flames of Fort McMurray have chased away the city’s residents, more than 80,000 people with the most destructive wildfire Alberta has experienced in more than a century. As a community our hearts go out to those displaced and who are now refugees in their own country. You can help […]

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  • The 2016 Census is here!

    The 2016 Census is here! We would like to encourage community members to complete the census questionnaires as you receive them in early May. You can complete your census questionnaire online at www.census.gc.ca. Simply enter your 16-digit secure access code and follow the instructions. If you received a letter, your secure access code is located […]

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  • A BUSINESS OPEN HOUSE THAT REALLY GOES THE DISTANCE

    In this month’s Member Profile we featured Grand River Raceway. Located in beautiful Elora it is the perfect spot for your next corporate event! Bring your appetite, drive a racehorse, win prizes and see for yourself on Wednesday May 18th when Grand River Raceway’s Meetings & Events Services host their Business Open House from 3pm […]

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  • Federal budget gets mixed review from business sector

    The 2016 federal budget tabled recently by Finance Minister Bill Morneau provides a high volume of commitments on a high volume of spending portfolios. However, as the Canadian Chamber of Commerce noted, it is a budget that is spread too thin. There are investments in skills development however the cancellation of small business tax reductions […]

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  • Reform of the healthcare system requires innovation

    Last month I wrote about the fiscal challenges facing hospitals in Waterloo Region and in particular the layoffs at the Grand River institution. The recent provincial budget provided some relief, with an allocation of an additional $345 million for Ontario hospitals, or a one per cent increase in their base budgets. However, over the longer […]

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