Chamber in the Media

The Greater KW Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest and influential organizations in Waterloo Region and as such we are routinely interviewed on the radio and television. Below you will find segments that the Chamber and our CEO, Ian McLean have been featured in.


  • ‘I deserve to be here’: Waterloo Regional Police acting Deputy Chief Shirley Hilton talks about overcoming self-doubt

    Longtime police officer tells International Women’s Day breakfast: “I was in my own head explaining to myself all the reasons I didn’t deserve the job, rather than all the reasons I did deserve the job.” WATERLOO — In her decades-long career with the Waterloo Regional Police, acting Deputy Chief Shirley Hilton says one of her […]

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  • Chamber businesses, individuals honoured with excellence awards

    KITCHENER — A beer maker, a caterer and an event planning firm were among the businesses honoured this year by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. They were named businesses of the year at the chamber’s annual Business Excellence Awards gala Thursday night at Bingemans. Waterloo Brewing Co. was named Business of the Year for […]

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  • Future doctors from across Ontario in the region this weekend

    The Chamber of Commerce is trying to convince them to set up a practice here This weekend, the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is hosting 16 family medical residents and four emergency medical residents and their partners from across Ontario in hopes of convincing them to settle in Waterloo Region. This is the 20th year of hosting […]

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  • St. Jacobs among the stops in pitch to young doctors

    Having visitors in from out of town? Chances are one of the stops on any tour of the area will include the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market. It’s no different for those hosting a group of medical residents in an effort to sell them on setting up practices in Waterloo Region. The market is one of […]

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  • Kitchener-Waterloo chamber to host 20 residents as part of annual family doctor recruitment drive

    The Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce will host 20 medical residents this weekend as part of its annual recruiting drive. Sixteen family practice residents and four emergency medicine residents, along with their partners, will be in town as the chamber of commerce attempts to showcase the Kitchener-Waterloo area as an attractive place to continue their […]

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  • Canadian ambassador talks trade, tariffs and Trump

    The new United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement still awaits final approval, and Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. said it won’t be universally applauded. KITCHENER — If you’d asked David MacNaughton a month ago whether a new trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico was possible, he probably would have said no. MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador […]

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  • Local councillors must send message on open tendering

    Current legislation does not allow many qualified Waterloo Region companies to bid on major projects says Ian McLean As the Oct. 22 municipal election is rapidly approaching, a dominant issue for the local business sector is the newly-elected Ford administration’s response to the ongoing issue of municipal tendering. For many years our Chamber and business […]

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  • 12th Annual Inspiring Women

    On Thursday September 20, 2018, we hosted the 12th Annual Inspiring Women Event in partnership with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre. The event was featured on the ‘In Your Backyard’ series on CTV, where they highlighted the theme ‘Passion is Purpose’. There are 3 videos in this series with the titles: Lyndsay emcees the […]

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  • Doctor recruitment an ongoing issue in Waterloo Region

    WATERLOO REGION — Recruiting family doctors continues to be a vital pursuit in Waterloo Region. “We have to be out selling this region as a place for doctors,” said Ian McLean, president of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. “We need to be on top so we don’t start sliding back.” Although recruitment efforts […]

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  • Canadian business supports government position on trade

    Businesses community stands united against Trump’s illegal tariffs says Ian McLean The new Ontario government is days away from being sworn in and international trade issues are expected to dominate the provincial and national business agenda for the foreseeable future. All provincial chambers of commerce, local boards of trade and chambers of commerce, and the […]

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