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  • We’re Taking Part in the 30-Day Carbon Cleanse

    The Chamber is excited to be participating in Sustainable Waterloo Region’s 30 Day Carbon Cleanse through its Regional Carbon Initiative. For the next 30 days the Chamber and our staff will be taking part in a series of sustainability challenges to lower our carbon footprint. Each week during the challenge there is a targeted theme. […]

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  • Waterloo Region-Based Startup Beagle Inc. Impresses Microsoft

    Congratulations to locally-based software company Beagle Inc. on becoming the first Canadian startup to join the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator program as part of the program’s second cohort of businesses. Beagle is joined in the cohort with 13 other top-level startups out of over 600 companies from across North America who applied to be part of […]

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  • 7 Tips for First Time Networkers

    I’ve been there. Walking into a networking event for the first time and feeling that onslaught of anxiety surge through your body as you walk up to a small group of people chatting whom you’ve never met before. Let’s face it, networking for the first time is tough. But networking is a natural part of […]

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  • Business Books Worth Reading: “The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster”

    We live in an entrepreneurial region. It’s hard to walk around and not walk past someone who has started a business. They’ve taken the plunge into entrepreneurship for their own reasons and they have had unique experiences along the way, but they all go through nearly the same type of emotional journey along the way. […]

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  • Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation Recruiting Inaugural Board of Directors

    The Region of Waterloo has established the Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation (WREDC) in order to collaboratively support the ongoing prosperity of our community across the Region. Now that all partnering municipalities in Waterloo Region have approved the WREDC they are now taking applications for those interested in forming the inaugural Board of Directors for […]

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  • Stone Soup WR Benefit Concert to Help Those Most At Risk

    The idea of the Stone Soup goes back to the folk story of a community helping those less fortunate by making a large pot of soup where each resident put in the soup what they can starting with a stone placed at the bottom of the pot. On Saturday, February 7th you have the chance […]

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  • Warning of Spammers Claiming to Be Associated with the Chamber

    It has come to our attention that foreign spammers outside of the Chamber’s control or influence have started targeting a portion of the Chamber’s members in a potential email scam with the following subject title and message: “Another Referral Brought to you by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Good day, My name is […]

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  • Do you want to do Business in South Korea?

    Are you doing business in South Korea? Do you want to do business in South Korean? Then be part of a trade mission there in 2015. The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development Canada is organizing a trade mission to Seoul and Busan, South Korea from February 9-13, 2015. The Canadian government will lead […]

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  • Introducing the Chamber’s New Membership Referral Program

    The Greater KW Chamber of Commerce is the 2nd largest Chamber in Ontario and one of the largest in all of Canada, but we can always be bigger! We know that one of the strongest ways the Chamber grows is through our already outstanding members telling other businesses about the benefits of a Chamber membership. […]

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  • Thank You to Mayors Carl Zehr and Brenda Halloran

    Last week was the last official week on the job for mayors Cark Zehr and Brenda Halloran. Yesterday was the first official day on the job for their successors with Mayor Bob Vrbanovic taking over in Kitchener and Mayor Dave Jaworsky in Waterloo. I had the chance to speak last week at “A Tribute to […]

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