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  • Business Excellence Award Profile: Innovation Award

    When you think innovation you often jump immediately to technological innovation. But when it comes to the Business Excellence Awards the Innovation Award is much more than that. In fact, there is only one nominee for the 2015 Innovation Award who can be labeled a traditional technology company. Innovation is about developing a truly innovative […]

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  • The Effects of Falling Oil Prices

    In the early days of 2015, the Canadian business agenda has been dominated by falling oil prices and a drop in the Canadian dollar. The political discussion is now focused on whether these trends are positive or negative, and for which regions of Canada. Overall, the drop in oil prices is expected to dramatically shift […]

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  • Leadercast 2015 Offers New Location and New Leadership Experts

    For the past 4 years Leadercast has been an important part of our event calendar and this year the list of world-renowned speakers and leadership experts to help Build Leaders Worth Following. Every year Leadercast speakers focus their talks on particular themes that have included Beyond You and Simply Lead. The 8 keynote speakers that […]

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  • Warning of Spammers Claiming to Be Associated with the Chamber

    It has come to our attention that foreign spammers outside of the Chamber’s control or influence have started targeting a portion of the Chamber’s members in a potential email scam with the following subject title and message: “Another Referral Brought to you by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Good day, My name is […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards Profile: Non-Profit/Charitable Award

    Our Region is a strong and collaborative community that bands together to take care of those in need. We have a well-rounded and strong non-profit sector that exemplifies the best of our community and the Chamber is excited to recognize those non-profit/charitable community organizations that are doing tremendous work for Waterloo Region through the Business […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards Profile: Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    Being nominated for a Chamber Business Excellence Award is a high honour for any business or professional in Waterloo Region. Every year the community comes together for the Business Excellence Awards Gala to highlight those in our business community who are doing tremendous work day in and day out and making our Region the greatest […]

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  • Do you want to do Business in South Korea?

    Are you doing business in South Korea? Do you want to do business in South Korean? Then be part of a trade mission there in 2015. The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development Canada is organizing a trade mission to Seoul and Busan, South Korea from February 9-13, 2015. The Canadian government will lead […]

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  • Province’s Pension Legislation Still Has Questions to Answer

    Last week, legislation was tabled at Queen’s Park that is the first major step in creating a public pension system for Ontario. For the Ontario business sector, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), a series of issues need to be addressed before this legislative initiative proceeds. If passed, Bill 56 will require Ontario employers to […]

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  • Introducing the Chamber’s Membership Referral Program

    The Greater KW Chamber of Commerce is the 2nd largest Chamber in Ontario and one of the largest in all of Canada, but we can always be bigger! We know that one of the strongest ways the Chamber grows is through our already outstanding members telling other businesses about the benefits of a Chamber membership. […]

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  • What a Falling Loonie and Lower Commodity Prices Mean for You

    Over the past 6 months Canada has seen two very important changes in its national economy that will impact business here at home in Waterloo Region. The first is that the Loonie has fallen to roughly $0.88 to the U.S. Dollar, and the second is that commodity prices—specifically crude oil—have fallen dramatically. Falling Loonie We […]

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