Blog

  • Libro KW CYP 2019 Series – Mentor Mix & Mingle at Maxwell’s

    The annual Libro Chamber Young Professionals Mentor Mix and Mingle has become one of the most popular networking events of the season because of its unique “speed dating” style. This year, over 120 Young Professionals came out after work and class to Maxwell’s Concerts and Events to ask questions, hear about overcoming challenges, and discuss […]

    Read more
  • BEA Gala – Non-Profit/Charitable Award

    2019 Business Excellence Awards Non-Profit/Charitable Award Sponsored by MTE There are three components that help build a healthy society where people can flourish: governance, economy, and civil society. The goal is to have three components intersect with one another seamlessly. The Non-Profit/Charitable Award seeks to acknowledge the incredible contributions of civil society – non-profit and […]

    Read more
  • BEA Gala – Young Professional of the Year

    2019 Business Excellence Awards Young Professional of the Year Award The Young Professional of the Year Award is another award that has been revamped. In previous years, this award was titled the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, which had a narrower focus on young people building a product or business from scratch. This award is […]

    Read more
  • BEA Gala: Service Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism Award

    This award category highlights outstanding service within the hospitality and tourism field. From catering companies to local attractions or venues, each business is focused on delivering the most memorable guest experience possible, which makes them stand above the rest. This award is given to an outstanding business or organization that has demonstrated a commitment to […]

    Read more
  • BEA gala – Innovation Award

    Sponsored by BlackBerry Limited Historically, the Innovation Award has been a popular category at the Business Excellence Awards Gala. Waterloo Region is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of Canada as higher education and creative thinking is fostered through various accelerators, think-tanks and of course, the world-renowned universities and colleges. Students and entrepreneurs from […]

    Read more
  • Meet the Chamber’s New Co-Op Team

    Once again, the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce (GKWCC) is excited to welcome a new co-op team! Our two new students – Katherine Schill and Mark Griffin – will be working alongside Allison Mitchell, Experiential Learning Outreach Coordinator, on the Access Student Talent initiative that the GKWCC is piloting in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University, University […]

    Read more
  • BEA Gala – Health & Wellness in the Workplace Award

    Sponsored by Grand River Hospital This award category seeks to acknowledge businesses that are doing incredible things for their employees. Workplace culture has become the cornerstone of company success – companies are now emphasizing the importance of providing opportunities for leadership, growth, comfort, work-life balance, flexibility, and even forming internal social committees to plan events […]

    Read more
  • BEA Gala – Business of the Year (50+ Employees)

    Sponsored by the University of Waterloo This award category seeks to celebrate those that are not only key players in the Region’s economic landscape, but have over 50 full-time staff. This ultra competitive category is often comprised of noteworthy companies and organizations – names that ring familiar in the ears of anyone working or living […]

    Read more
  • BEA Gala – Environment & Sustainability Award

    Environment & Sustainability Award Sponsored by Union Gas, An Enbridge Company This award category is unique in that it promotes the conversation surrounding the human relationship with the planet, and the significance of implementing sustainability measures not only for efficiency and best practice, but for longevity. This award shines a light on those that have […]

    Read more
  • BEA Gala – Employee Engagement Award

    Employee Engagement Award Sponsored by Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning This award category seeks to acknowledge companies who are doing incredible things for their employees. Employee engagement goes beyond fostering a safe, inclusive, and positive working environment – it means forward thinking, reducing barriers, opportunity for growth through training, and emphasizing diversity. […]

    Read more