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  • Nominees Announced: 2023 Business Excellence Awards Gala

    The 2023 Business Excellence Awards Gala, presented by Cowan Insurance Group, will recognize Chamber members that, through their leadership and involvement, have made exceptional contributions to the betterment of our community. 14 awards will be handed out at the 2023 Business Excellence Awards Gala and nearly 130 nominees will be recognized. Winners won’t be announced […]

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  • Female Founder (January): Chloe Hamilton

    We’re excited to announce a new program… our Female Founders series! On the first Tuesday of every month we’ll announce a new Female Founder, including a video interview of them sharing their business story. Want to be featured as a Female Founder? Contact Heather Hutchings for more details. The second Female Founder that we’re featuring […]

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  • Female Founder (December): Jennifer Seberras

    We’re excited to announce a new program… our Female Founders series! On the first Tuesday of every month we’ll announce a new Female Founder, including a video interview of them sharing their business story. Want to be featured as a Female Founder? Contact Heather Hutchings for more details. The first Female Founder that we’re featuring […]

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  • Truth and Reconciliation Requires Action and Partnership

    For immediate release  September 30, 2022  Statement  Truth and Reconciliation Requires Action and Partnership   (Toronto – September 30, 2022) –To mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce released the following statement:  “Indigenous Peoples make up the fastest growing population […]

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  • The Impact Of An Internet Outage On Your Business And The Backup Solutions To Prevent It

      There isn’t much in today’s digital workplace that doesn’t rely on Internet connectivity. If you were to take stock of all your critical business operations that require connectivity to run, it will give you nightmares to think about what would happen if they were to all shut down. This, unfortunately, was just the reality […]

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  • Grand Valley Construction Association names Jeff MacIntyre as new incoming President

    CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO – The Grand Valley Construction Association announced today the appointment of Jeff MacIntyre as its new incoming president. MacIntyre will succeed Martha George, who has served as president of the Association since 2006. Under George’s tenure, the GVCA has grown into a major player in the ICI construction industry, assisting industry members and […]

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  • Chamber Toastmasters

    By: Gary Brown Future State Of Affairs Inc Being A Better You Have you ever wondered how you would feel if your communication skills were improved? More importantly, how would you feel if your self-confidence was turned up a notch or two? You know that feeling that your communication skills are good and that you […]

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  • The Most Common Phone Systems for Business

    A business telephone system is a critical tool to keep your business connected to the outside world and enables employees to communicate effectively with each other and with external clients and partners. Furthermore, phone calls are still one of the most preferred communication channels between customers and a business or employees and their co-workers. In […]

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  • Harris Law Personal Injury Lawyers

    What are accident benefits, or ‘no fault’, auto insurance claims?  Since 1990, everyone injured as a result of the ‘use or operation’ of a motor vehicle in Ontario, has had the right to claim for a variety of benefits, regardless of fault.    What types of benefits do these no-fault claims usually involve?  Payments for medical […]

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  • Nearsighted Kids – Time for a serious talk about managing myopia

    By Richard Casselli, ood  My name is Richard Casselli and I am an Optician and board-certified contact lens fitter in practice since 1974. Since 2017 I have worked with Dr. Daryan Angle and Dr. Daniela Bugescu, IRIS Optometrists in Waterloo at our location on King Street. As parents we want to do what’s best for […]

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