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  • 5 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR A POST-PANDEMIC WORKPLACE

    Getting Back to Business By this point in the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s evident that most office employees can perform their work from home. Now, the emergent challenge for many employers is the continued management of an entirely remote or hybrid workforce, as well as the maintenance of a positive, collaborative work culture for their people. […]

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  • Pension and Retirement Plans During Pandemic Times

    COVID-19 changed our daily lives in every respect. Many businesses needed to close, employees began working from home, and children attended school remotely. As we look back at pension plans for 2020, we can see that industry was also not immune to changes during the pandemic. There have been several large-scale changes since March: The […]

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  • AET Group’s Project Evergreen Achieves ZCB-Performance v2 Certification Through the CaGBC® Zero Carbon Building Standard

    KITCHENER, ON – AET Group is honoured to announce that Project Evergreen, a green design addition and renovation of AET’s headquarters, was evaluated to CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building – Performance Standard v2 and has achieved ZCB – Performance v2 certification. This respected certification reinforces AET’s commitment to conduct our business in a manner that has […]

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  • Accessing Student Talent in Waterloo Region

    About the Program In 2018, the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce (GKWCC) launched the Access Student Talent program to address recruitment and retention gaps for small  businesses in Waterloo Region. The goal of our program is to help connect small businesses with students from our education partners – Conestoga College, the University of Waterloo, […]

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  • Four quick steps to finding fresh, affordable talent during a time of uncertainty

    During these uncertain times, organizations are contending with constant change. Your business today might not look like it did a few months ago. Your goals for 2020 may have had to change. Discussions around the boardroom table, or more likely – discussions over a video platform with kids and pets in the background – may […]

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  • BHER and GKWCC Partner to Create New Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities Within Small Businesses

    August 18, 2020 OTTAWA, O.N. ー The Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) and the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce (GKWCC) have partnered to create 200 new work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities with small businesses in the Kitchener Waterloo region, by expanding the Access Student Talent program. “Canada’s continued prosperity depends on young Canadians having […]

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  • Hiring: Business Development, Access Student Talent Program (Contract)

    The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce’s (GKWCC) Access Student Talent program helps connect small businesses with post-secondary student talent for work-integrated learning opportunities. When small businesses engage in work-integrated learning they can connect with future talent, increase their productivity, raise awareness about their organization and industry, and tap into the creative and innovative ideas […]

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  • 10 Different Ways to Promote Your Small Business’ Products or Services

    Are you overwhelmed with the thought of getting your business out there? It can take a toll on small business owners to constantly think of new ways to promote their products and services. Sometimes when we focus so much on the day-to-day tasks of owning a business, promotion and marketing efforts can be pushed to […]

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  • How to Use LinkedIn to Network in 2020

    If you have no idea what LinkedIn is, it’s time you learned. As of January 1st, 2020, LinkedIn officially has over 575 million users worldwide, and about 40% of those users are engaging and interacting on the platform daily! Over the past few years, the platform has expanded and grown drastically, and as of 2020 […]

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  • 6 Tips for Virtual Networking

    Virtual networking events are rising in popularity and like any networking event, it’s important to be prepared to enhance your experience. There are plenty of varieties of virtual events you may be asked to participate in, including webinars, virtual networking and Zoom calls – which can seem overwhelming! Having this small list of tips will […]

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