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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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  • 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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  • University of Waterloo Releases Its First Community Impact Report

    Over the past 58 years since the University of Waterloo was founded it has had a significant impact not only on the students that have graced its campus. It also continues to have a very real impact on the Region of Waterloo and its global brand. Today, the University of Waterloo published its first Community […]

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  • The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics Comes to Laurier

    Today Wilfrid Laurier University made a significant change to its distinguished School of Business & Economics with a major endowment from one of Canada’s leading names in business and technology. From now on Laurier will be home to the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics in honour of BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion) co-founder and […]

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  • Request for Proposal: Loyalty and Rewards Program Delivered Primarily Through a Chamber App

    Request for Quote To ensure all current members have equal access to KW Chamber contracts, the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce is issuing the following: Request for Proposal for Member Rewards offerings. Loyalty and rewards program delivered primarily though a Chamber App. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to invite prospective vendors […]

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  • 5 Ways to Stay Productive During the Summer

    For a large number of businesses and professionals the summer months bring with it a downtime for their industry. As the kids come home from school for the summer and your summer routine takes hold it might be difficult to feel productive, especially if your business cycle is typically in the middle of a natural […]

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