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  • The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Presents a Special Event on Cyber Security

    On June 6th, 2017, our Chamber together with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will be offering two highly informative events on cyber security that will be of great interest to businesses of all sizes and sectors across Waterloo Region. From 8:30am to noon, a series of experts from the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) […]

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  • A locally designed screwdriver – it’s like nothing you’ve seen before.

    As part of our Member Profile series, we’ve partnered with Grappleworks Ltd. The team at Grappleworks Ltd. has developed a screwdriver. It’s not just any screwdriver though, when purchased this household tool donates a percentage of the profits directly to a local organization in your community! When asked what inspired this idea, “We wanted to find […]

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  • Business Excellence Award Profile: Environment and Sustainability Award

    Now, more than ever, environment and sustainability is a pressing priority for our business community. As one of the largest business communities in Canada it is always important to remember the impact our businesses have on our environment regardless of whether you’re in regardless of the business sector you are in. The organization is awarded […]

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  • We’re Hiring: Marketing and Communications Project Coordinator

    We’re Hiring a Marketing and Communications Project Coordinator! The Marketing & Communications Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and managing all of the Chambers marketing needs. They will work with internal and external resources for the planning, development, implementation and measurement of all of the Chamber’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities. […]

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  • Reform of the healthcare system requires innovation

    Last month I wrote about the fiscal challenges facing hospitals in Waterloo Region and in particular the layoffs at the Grand River institution. The recent provincial budget provided some relief, with an allocation of an additional $345 million for Ontario hospitals, or a one per cent increase in their base budgets. However, over the longer […]

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  • Canadian businesses need more resources for innovation

    For the past five years, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has published its annual Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness. The 2016 edition is reflective of some major economic shifts impacting domestic and international markets. A priority issue in past reports has been the shortage of skilled trades, a challenge for businesses of all sectors […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards Nominations

    The nomination and selection process for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards (BEA) has officially ended as the award winners are now finalized, and will be kept under lock and key until they are announced at the Gala on February 18. Ever wonder how we determine the winners? In September, nominations are opened. We ask Chamber […]

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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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  • Erica Ehm to be Keynote Speaker at 8th Annual Inspiring Women Event

    Teri Hetherington Events Coordinator Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce The time for the 8th Annual Inspiring Women Event is fast approaching. We are honoured this year to be hosting five tremendously fabulous speakers each with their own stories of inspiration, perseverance, and encouragement. We’re excited to welcome our keynote speaker, Erica Ehm, creator/publisher of […]

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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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