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  • BEA Gala: Employee Engagement Award

    2018 business excellence awards employee engagement award sponsored by conestoga college institute of technology & advanced learning This award category seeks to acknowledge local companies who are doing incredible things for their employees. Employee engagement goes beyond fostering a safe, inclusive, and positive working environment – it means forward thinking, reducing barriers, opportunity for growth […]

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  • BEA Gala: New Business of the Year Award

    2018 business excellence awards new business of the year award (<2 Years) Sponsored by bell canada The New Business of the Year Award (<2 Years) is the newest award category introduced in this year’s line up! With such a strong tech and startup presence in the Region, we felt it was important to provide an […]

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  • A Glimpse into Woolwich Township

    The Township of Woolwich is an interesting blend of urban and rural, small c conservative and progressive. The Township wraps around the Region, sharing borders with Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and Wellesley.  With a population of about 25,000, we encompass approximately 31,912 hectares a landmass that is greater than the three cities combined. We have experienced […]

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  • Waterloo Region Businesses Looking for New Manufacturing & Agri-Food Investments

    A recent Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce membership survey identified the auto manufacturing and food processing sectors as priority areas for new investment and employment attraction. Approximately 20% of the Waterloo Region workforce is currently employed in manufacturing therefore it appears businesses are looking for expansion and the direct and indirect benefits manufacturers provide […]

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  • Perrin Beatty, President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

    Perrin Beatty, President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, joined us to discuss the new trade agreement between Canada & Europe as well as the strong impact Chambers across the country have when advocating for local businesses. He took some time to mention the tireless efforts  Chambers across the country have made against […]

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  • Member Profile: Homer Watson Medical & Professional Centre

    Already over 50% leased, the ultra new Homer Watson Medical and Professional Centre will sparkle with one of the most complete compliments of medical services and professionals in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. Jason Tompkins, Leasing and Operations Manager for the project noted, “From family doctors to specialists to optometrists, ophthalmologists, dentists, orthodontists, audiologists, physiotherapists, psychologists, […]

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  • Cowan’s One Source Advantage Program

    Cowan’s One Source Advantage Program Local businesses are the foundation of our community, providing employment opportunities and enriching the community through the services and products they supply. That’s why it’s critical that existing businesses and entrepreneurs get the best opportunity to thrive and grow. Did You Know? Insurance is an important part of a business’ […]

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  • Chamber Member Rewards Program: ProfitPoint

    We’ve been saving people so much money for so long at ProfitPoint that we almost take it for granted. Recently a business consultant was reminding us that executives spend a tremendous amount on marketing campaigns to net a $10,000 profit. We often earn this much for our clients in one meeting with very little effort […]

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  • Member Profile: Homer Watson Medical Centre

    Scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2018, the energy efficient building will contain a common area Board Room that can be individually booked for events and meetings. In addition to plenty of parking, it’s readily accessible to Kitchener, Cambridge, and Waterloo via the 401 and Conestoga Parkway. This month we highlight Homer Watson […]

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  • The Political Balancing Acts of Bills 148 & 139

    As the Ontario electorate moves incrementally to a June 2018 or earlier provincial vote, the incumbent Wynne administration is operating against conventional acumen and proposing major legislative changes which could, or could not, shift the results. Public debate and media attention has been largely focused on Bill 148, the proposed changes to the provincial Employment […]

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