• Securing Your Business in the Age of Hacking

    BlackBerry Hacking Secure Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Kitchener Waterloo Blog Security

    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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    Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Climate Change Blog Kitchener Waterloo

    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

    Grand River Raceway Event Open House Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Kitchener Waterloo Blog

    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!

    Fort McMurray Fire Red Cross Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Kitchener Waterloo Blog Relief Help Donate

    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!

    2016 Census Community Support Supporter Proud Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Kitchener Waterloo Ontario Blog

    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 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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    Grand River Raceway Elora Event Spotlight Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Kitchener Waterloo Blog

    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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  • Canadian Businesses Need More Resources for Innovation

    For the past five years, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has published its annual Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness. The 2016 edition is reflective of some major economic shifts impacting domestic and international markets. A priority issue in past reports has been the shortage of skilled trades, a challenge for businesses of all sectors […]

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  • An Event Manager’s Experience of the Business Excellence Awards Gala

    The Business Excellence Awards Gala has become not only the premier event in the Chamber’s busy event schedule, it is also the must attend event in the Waterloo Region and I’m extremely proud to say it has grown to over 900 attendees, including the area’s most respected and recognized business leaders from every industry and […]

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