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  • Income splitting – how the new rules will impact you & your family

    article provided by bdo canada On December 13, 2017, the government released new rules designed to prevent income splitting using private corporations. Originally proposed as part of the July 18, 2017 private company consultation paper issued by the Department of Finance, the new rules simplify what was initially proposed and are effective January 1, 2018. The […]

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  • BEA Gala: Innovation Award

    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 […]

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  • BEA Gala: Service Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism Award

    2018 business excellence awards service excellence in hospitality & tourism award sponsored by the waterloo region tourism marketing corp This award category has been reworked this year in order to highlight outstanding service within the hospitality and tourism field. From catering companies to local attractions or venues, each business is focused on delivering the most […]

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  • Pre-Budget Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs of the Ontario Legislature

    The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and Waterloo Region – A Profile The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce serves over 1700 members representing all sectors of the Waterloo Region economy. Our membership includes small, medium and large employers in one of Canada’s most progressive and innovative regions. Our economy is among the most […]

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  • BEA Gala: Small Business of the Year Award (1-10 Employees)

    2018 business excellence awards small business of the year award (1-10 Employees) Over 90% of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Membership is made up of small business. In fact, small business plays a relevant role in shaping Waterloo Regions’ economic landscape – which is why the Small Business of the Year Award category is always […]

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  • BEA Gala: Health & Wellness in the Workplace Award

    2018 business excellence awards health & wellness in the workplace award sponsored by grand river hospital This award category seeks to acknowledge members who 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 […]

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  • Mayor Berry Vrbanovic: Construction/Economic Activity

    As I reflect on the past year, it’s fair to say that the City of Kitchener has been at the forefront of economic growth amongst Ontario municipalities! For 10 years, Kitchener made a $110 million investment into its Economic Development Investment Fund (EDIF) which was leveraged with hundreds of millions in new investment from private and […]

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  • BEA Gala: Environment & Sustainability Award

    2018 Business excellence awards 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 […]

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  • BEA Gala: Business of the Year Award (50+ Employees)

    2018 business excellence awards Business of the year award (50+ Employees) This award category seeks to celebrate those businesses or organizations that are not only key players in the Region’s economic landscape, but as large employers with over 50 full-time staff. This ultra competitive category is often comprised of noteworthy companies and organizations – names […]

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  • BEA Gala: Business of the Year Award (11-50 Employees)

    2018 business excellence awards Business of the Year award (11-50 Employees) This award category follows the same format as the Small Business of the Year category, but is catered to medium-sized businesses that are making a splash in the Region. These businesses have gone above and beyond in ensuring that they’re leaders in their respective […]

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