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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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  • How AIESEC Helps Bring the World’s Top Talent to Local Employers

    A week doesn’t go by without hearing from a local business owner about the difficulty they have in recruiting top talent to take their business to the next level. It’s a consistent issue that governments and business organizations are trying to find solutions to. One such organization that can help with this is the international, […]

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  • ChangeIt Partners with BMO Bank of Montreal to Revolutionize Charitable Giving

    ChangeIt has made it its mission to revolutionize how consumers donate money to the charities of their choice. Yesterday ChangeIt took a big step forward in the mission as it was announced that BMO Bank of Montreal will be partnering with ChangeIt to change how Canadians donate to their favourite charities. BMO Bank of Montreal […]

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  • 4 Steps to Crafting a Successful Marketing Campaign

    I went out for a brisk autumn jog last week and in my haste to fit the exercise into my schedule I completely forgot to stretch and in the middle of my jog I started to cramp up. It destroyed my ability to achieve the workout I needed and also had a residual negative impact […]

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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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  • 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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  • Hockey Helps the Homeless Tournament Coming at Perfect Time

    Ian McLean President + CEO Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Our community is only as strong if every citizen has a safe and warm place to live. Homelessness has become a major issue in Waterloo Region as Out of the Cold program locations are closing their doors due to a number of reasons. Homelessness […]

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  • Social Media and Time Management: An Unlikely Team

    David Tubbs Marketing & Communications Lead Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Social media use has been growing steadily higher for businesses and professionals in all industries and business sectors. From Facebook to Twitter, and even Pinterest, more businesses have taken up the mantle of low cost marketing that social media offers. Many make the jump […]

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  • Canadian Blood Services Needs Your Help

    David Tubbs Marketing & Communications Lead Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Now that the weather is bright and sunny and the business community starts its summer season. What few people know is that as many of us head off on vacations and very active weekdays with kids off school, Canadian Blood Services is now […]

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  • Kitchener Centre Provincial Election Forum Tomorrow

    Ian McLean President + CEO Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce As the province approaches the next election on June 12th the Chamber is once again hosting a series Candidate Forums. These forums are an opportunity to ask questions important to the business community of the candidates in the three local ridings of Kitchener Centre, […]

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