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  • 10 Strategies to Encourage Your Customers to Shop Local

    It’s now easier than ever to get the products you need, right away, without even leaving the comfort of your own home. With business giants who offer same-day delivery and online-sales with a loyal customer base, how can small businesses keep up? There is so much value in shopping local, not only for the business […]

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  • Preparing your Business for the Holiday Season

    The holiday season is a hectic time for consumers and businesses alike. While this often means higher profits for a small business, it also means seasonal employees, crowded stores, and more inventory. In fact, during this time, stores face a variety of risks related to theft, workplace safety, and property damage. Depending on your type […]

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  • Account Manager

    We are growing our sales team! The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is a business association of economic development champions. As the voice of business for the Greater Kitchener Waterloo area, the Chamber is a strong advocate for continued development of our community and a partner for prosperity. As an Account Manager, you will […]

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  • Year-End Tips for Kitchener-Waterloo Small Businesses

    Carrie Mulrooney of GnarlyBooks.ca, a BBB Accredited Business from K-W, shares how small businesses can get smarter about saving time and money in 2020 with four recommendations to start focusing on growing their business rather than getting lost in the numbers. TRACK HOLIDAY AND YEAR-END BONUSES PROPERLY Many small businesses will be giving their employees a […]

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  • Financial Stress in the Workplace   

    Financial stress can be a significant contributor to reduced productivity in the workplace, and it continues to be a prevalent concern for many employees. Financial stress ranks as the number one source of stress for Canadians, according to the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), and 43% of workers also reported that their work performance had suffered […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards – Service Excellence

    This past February, we were honored to receive the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Service Excellence in Hospitality/Tourism! With this, we were able to attend the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Gala in the spring of this year! Not only was this a fantastic opportunity for a fun night of networking and […]

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  • Thinking Beyond the Raise

    It can be difficult as a small business to recruit and retain the right people. The war for talent is real, and it’s increasingly challenging to compete with both the total compensation packages offered by large companies and the flexibility afforded by the gig economy. As the nature of work and employer/employee relationships changes, one […]

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  • THEMUSEUM – Impact of Business Excellence Award

    Last winter I was surprised and humbled to hear our organization’s name, THEMUSEUM announced from the stage as the recipient of a Business Excellence Award for Non-Profit/Charitable Award. Along with a colleague we thanked the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce saying it must have been a very tough decision considering the stellar organizations that […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards Fuels Momentum

    The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce recently recognized our company, Waterloo Brewing, as Business of the Year at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards. We were thrilled then, and the award remains a source of enthusiasm and momentum for our company. There is no greater asset for a company than feeling like a winner. Success […]

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  • Waterloo Minor Soccer Indoor Recreational Season – Registration Open

    Without further ado, The Club is very excited to announce that registration for the 2019/2020 Indoor Recreational Season is now open for registration! – Teammate requests must be submitted by September 20th for consideration – Early Bird deadline: September 30th For more information on the program and how to register, please click here.

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