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  • What a Falling Loonie and Lower Commodity Prices Mean for You

    Over the past 6 months Canada has seen two very important changes in its national economy that will impact business here at home in Waterloo Region. The first is that the Loonie has fallen to roughly $0.88 to the U.S. Dollar, and the second is that commodity prices—specifically crude oil—have fallen dramatically. Falling Loonie We […]

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  • Waterloo Region Has Decided

    Ian McLean President & CEO Greater KW Chamber of Commerce After a vigorous municipal election campaign across Waterloo Region, the votes have been cast, counted, and the people have spoken. On behalf of the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce I wish to personally congratulated Berry Vrbanovic, Dave Jaworsky, and Sandy Shantz the new mayors of […]

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  • Municipal Candidate Survey Results for Kitchener, Waterloo, and Woolwich Township

    Ian McLean President & CEO Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Over the past month the Chamber has hosted Candidate Forums for the Kitchener, Waterloo, and Woolwich Township mayoral elections as well as Candidate Forums for the candidates running for Regional Chair and Regional Council for Kitchener and Waterloo. In the lead up to the municipal […]

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  • BDC Small Business Week Returns – October 19-25

    Ian McLean President + CEO Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce It’s BDC Small Business Week once again. On behalf of the Chamber I would like to salute the thousands of small businesses in Waterloo Region who help our Region grow and prosper! Our Chamber is comprised of business of all sizes but is primarily […]

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  • Learn How to Become a Supplier to the Government of Ontario

    David Tubbs Marketing & Communications Lead Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce The Government of Ontario will be hosting a reverse trade show and seminar on November 4th in Toronto called “Supply Ontario” aimed directly at businesses like yours to supply goods and services in order to serve future needs. In addition to the trade […]

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  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce Priorities Focus on R&D, Labour Market, Infrastructure, and More

    Ian McLean President + CEO Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce In lead up to the next federal budget the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of 9 key recommendations that they have put forward to the government to address. The goals of the priorities listed is to support prosperity, competitiveness, and innovation […]

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  • Solving the High Cost of Hydro Through Collaboration

      Ian McLean President + CEO Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce   During the spring election one of the major issues that came up was the high cost of hydro in the province of Ontario. It continues to be an issue with many businesses. On the local level, the wonderful work saveONenergy is doing […]

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  • Bank of Canada Business Outlook Survey Encouraging

    Ian McLean President + CEO Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce The Bank of Canada released its latest Business Outlook Survey results for the Summer 2014 and they hold encouraging signals for business in Canada, while maintaining caution. There were a number of indicators in the survey results that point to firms in Canada are […]

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  • Ontario Votes Today

    Ian McLean President + CEO Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Today is Election Day in Ontario. A lot of campaigning and rhetoric has been thrown around over the past several weeks, but today you as the voter have the chance to cast your vote and be heard. Regardless of who you vote for, voting […]

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  • Architecture + Commerce: How Architecture is an Economic Driver

    Ian McLean President + CEO Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), in partnership with the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a truly unique event on Friday, June 13th. A diverse panel of experts come together to discuss the importance of architecture, how it can help individual businesses […]

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