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  • Business Excellence Awards 2021- Nominees, Employee Engagement

    The Employee Engagement Award celebrates organizations in Waterloo Region who have gone above and beyond creating a safe, inclusive and positive work environment. These organizations provide a workplace that prioritizes forward thinking, reduces barriers, provides opportunity for growth through training, and emphasizes diversity. Traces Screen Printing Ltd. was the 2020 recipient of the Employee Engagement […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards 2021- Nominees, Business of the Year 11-50 Employees

    The Business of the Year Award (11-50 Employees) celebrate the small to medium sized businesses in our region that are leaders in their industries. This category has historically highlighted the innovative work year after year. Home Care Assistance was the 2020 recipient of this award. With over 200 worldwide, this franchise has grown to be […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards 2021- Business of the Year Award (1-10 Employees) Nominees

    Small businesses make up 90% of organizations in Waterloo Region. The Business of the Year Award (1-10 employees) highlights the incredible work small businesses have done despite the affects the pandemic has had on them this year. This highly competitive category brings out the Region’s best and brightest year after year. In 2020, The Crack […]

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  • The future of work is digital, adaptable and global

    Future-proof businesses – ones that will survive and thrive in the future – are technically agile and hire talent with a global perspective, including co-op students from the University of Waterloo. This is according to Norah McRae, associate provost of Co-operative and Experiential Education at UWaterloo, from a recent article featured in the Research and Technology Park newsletter. While […]

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  • Budgeting During the Pandemic

    Your saving patterns may have changed as a result of COVID-19. If your ability to save has increased, you are not alone. Many Canadians are saving more than they usually would because their discretionary expenses have decreased, while government support programs have increased. In August 2020, Statistics Canada revealed that, on average, Canadians saved just […]

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  • The Chamber is Hiring an Entry Level Marketing Coordinator

    What we are looking for This entry-level Marketing Coordinator position is dedicated to assisting in promoting the Chamber mission, brand, and activities to the world with a unified voice over multiple communications channels from social media to traditional mediums like newspapers and radio. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the President & […]

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  • Press Release: Chamber Check program launched to keep businesses open and safe

    (WATERLOO REGION, Ont.) – The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce have launched a new certification training program through their Chamber Business Ready platform that aims to help businesses remain open by creating a safe environment for both employees and customers alike. ‘Chamber Check’ is a free and innovative program […]

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  • Benefits of Businesses Working with Students

    Have you thought about working with students in your small business? When you’re swamped with work, it is an enticing thought to bring on more support. It might be a daunting task if you have never worked with a student before, have a small staff, or don’t have any current employees at all. If you’re […]

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  • Jony Studios is on a Mission to Help Musicians, Businesses, and Authors

    Recently Named #1 Recording Studio, by Readers’ Choice Awards, Jony Studios is on a mission to help musicians, businesses, and authors elevate their brand! If you want your business represented well, having high quality audio and video recordings has become tremendously important in 2020.  It displays your commitment to consistent communication to your customers and […]

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  • Financial Stress in the Workplace

    Financial stress is a significant contributor to reduced productivity in the workplace. Stress of this kind has been heightened in 2020 by the economic challenges brought on by COVID-19: Market uncertainty and concerns about a potential recession Financial uncertainty resulting from reduced hours and salaries, layoffs, and possible job loss The new normal of business […]

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