The Chamber strives to help and be the voice of business in the greater Kitchener-Waterloo community in order help our members thrive and grow. Hear about what our members are saying about the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce in the testimonials below.
“The Member Profile was an immediate success for us. We had over 150 people visit our website in the first week and that led to 4 in person meetings with quality leads. What I didn’t expect was all the old connections I had reaching out and wanting to reconnect too which was a great bonus. I highly recommend other members to take a look and see if this is a good fit for them.”
Jeff Horst, Business Development Manager – echosims
“Being a Chamber member has allowed us to make new connections with like-minded companies and individuals in the community. Not only have we been able to grow our business through networking and other Chamber events, but we have benefitted from many of the learning opportunities and expos. Whether it be a regular event like CYP, Business After 5, or annual events like the Business Expo, the Chamber helps us get out there!”
Kris Ronan, Director, Intrigue Media
“At The Generous Host, we value our online presence and are actively looking for ways to make sure that our brand is reflected well online. SLN is an integral part of this experience. We value the service they are providing. If you have questions or concerns, the SLN team responds very quickly and professionally. They are truly making digital marketing simple and easy.”
Ian Peers, Sales Manager at The Generous Host
“Our company had been contacted by a Toronto firm regarding potential business locally. I asked how they found out about Berzins and was told by a search on the Chamber’s online Business Directory. That just goes to show you… It works!”
Scott Leggatt, Business Development Manager at Berzins Creative
“Being co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Committee at the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce has been a fantastic and rewarding experience for me. I have come to know and greatly respect the group of professional women who dedicate their time, energy and expertise in helping organize top notch events that address current issues and topics that are relevant to women in our community across industries and sectors.
Also, having attended numerous Chamber functions and events these past few years I did not feel alone in dealing with the common challenges many small business owners face. I consistently found Chamber members and speakers to be generous with their support, time and expertise and I always leave the events feeling re-energized and motivated. Thank you for being such an invaluable resource in our community.”
Nahla Kor, Owner, Kor Capabilities Consulting
“When we founded TribeHR, we knew that in order to build an award-winning business, it would be critical that we be part of an active and vibrant business community – the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce has been integral to helping us realize that vision. Both directly (through awards and recognition) and indirectly (through initiatives like the physician recruitment program) they have helped us build our business and attract the right talent. We’re thrilled to be members of the Chamber and we look forward to a long partnership together.”
Joseph Fung, CEO & Co-Founder of TribeHR
“In December 2010 I met with Membership Manager David MacLellan to discuss the benefits of joining the GKWCC. His advice was simple, ‘To realize full potential from membership, you need to get involved’. So I did. Since then I have attended most Chamber events. I am also a member of a CPN group and the Networking Breakfast Committee. As a result of these activities, I have had high-quality interactions with dozens of new contacts and solid business relationships are developing with several Chamber members. Active membership in the GKWCC opens a lot of doors and creates many great opportunities. I heartily endorse it!”
Greg Schott, Principal at Schott Resolutions
“The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce’s work in physician recruitment is critically important. As the population of Waterloo Region expands, we require world-class health care facilities and professionals to ensure we can attract ad maintain businesses and employees for an emerging knowledge-based economy. I commend the Chamber for their efforts to date and am confident we as a community can continue to address these issues.”
Murray Gamble, President at The C3 Group of Companies
“We couldn’t have been happier with our experience advertising in the Chamber’s Advocate publication. After taking out a half page ad for an upcoming event we were hosting we saw a dramatic increase in interest and registrations immediately after the Advocate was published. We wouldn’t hesitate to use the Advocate as a valuable marketing tool in the future.”
Chris Farrell, Manager at Waterloo Region Small Business Centre
Lisa McDonald. The Sign Depot
Gillian Rees, Rees Communications
Jeff Horst, echosim inc.