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  • Chamber Supports Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation Syrian Refugee Fund

    The Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation recently announced that it has created the Immigration Partnership Fund for Syrian Newcomers. This dedicated fund will use community donations to support up to 1200 Syrian Refugees that will settle in our community. The KWCF also announced that it will be matching these donations up to $400,000. The GKWCC has donated […]

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  • Housing Market Boosts Waterloo Region Economy

    For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Housing Market Boosts Waterloo Region Economy Kitchener, ON – The most wide-reaching provincial economic forecast of the year, the Ontario Economic Update 2016, was released today by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Credit Unions of Ontario, with support from the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber […]

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  • Made Right Here: We Love Local Business

      If you’ve been watching CTV News the past few Saturdays you may have noticed something new with the “Made Right Here” segment. The Chamber is excited to be partnering with an outstanding community and Chamber member Heffner Lexus|Toyota|Scion in supporting the weekly segment that highlights one local business that is creating products for those […]

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  • Waterloo Region Business Community Supports Syrian Refugee Re-Settlement

    During the election Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to relocate 25,000 Syrian refugees to the safety of Canadian soil before the end of the year. Of that number, experts believe that Waterloo Region will welcome approximately 1,000 Syrian refugees to our community as part of these efforts. The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce supports […]

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  • Guest Post – How well do you know your clients?

    Often I am asked if my organization “specializes” in Business-to-Consumer (B2C) or Business-to-Business Marketing (B2B)? My response? Neither. We specialize in Person-to-Person marketing. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some differences between the channels which would be best suited to engage your target audience. At the end of the day though, it is not […]

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  • Chamber to Play Host to Family Medicine Residents

    For Release: Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 MEDIA RELEASE 17th Annual Family Medicine Resident Weekend Chamber Plays Host to Family Medicine Residents Kitchener, ON – This weekend, local family physicians and business and community leaders will join volunteers of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce in hosting 17 family medicine residents and their partners from […]

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  • Sweeping Support for Canadian Chamber Policy Resolutions

    Canada has chosen a new government and new direction. The business community will now be faced with a new set of challenges and opportunities. This past weekend the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) held its Annual General Meeting and Convention in Ottawa. Chambers from across Canada met to debate policy resolutions important to business across […]

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  • Policy Resolutions Ready for Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM

    This weekend the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) is hosting its Annual General Meeting in the nation’s capital of Ottawa. The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce will be there sponsoring three carefully crafted policy resolutions for the CCC to consider making priorities this year. With the Federal election results uncertain, this year’s AGM is […]

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  • Junior Achievement Re-Introduces the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

    Entrepreneurs are a rare breed. They go where only others have imagined and they create. They have long driven our community from its early development as a farming region into one of the most diverse economies in Canada. On November 5th Junior Achievement Waterloo Region will be honouring those entrepreneurs who have helped shape and […]

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  • UBER Haus: Waterloo’s Newest and Only Oktoberfest Festhallen

    Oktoberfest brings our community together like few community festivals can and Waterloo is now home to its newest and only festhallen location at Maxwell’s Concerts & Events: UBER Haus! Maxwell’s has been a longtime venue for music, corporate events, and having an outstanding time and with its new and expanded venue Oktoberfest celebrations are a […]

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