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  • Why Use A Consultant For Your Business?

    In the current economic environment, it is important that businesses find ways to stand out, tighten their operations, and increase their revenues while keeping expenses low. As many businesses struggle to stay ahead of the competition, the day-to-day operations of the business are more than enough to keep management busy, especially in smaller businesses where […]

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  • Chamber Plus Network (CPN)

    Chamber membership has its perks, that is, if they are used. One of these perks is the Chamber Plus Networks – or CPN for short. These groups meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for breakfast or lunch, with a brief presentation and an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to the group each […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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