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  • Preparing Youth for the Future of Work

    The recruitment and retention of talent is one of the top challenges that businesses face on their path to success and growth. The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce (GKWCC) consistently hears this feedback from our members. In fact, the theme of the 2019 Manufacturing Summit that we hosted this past May was “Fuelling Your […]

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  • The Importance of Engaging with Post-Secondary Students

    An active growing economy is a healthy economy. But how can businesses grow when there is a talent deficit? As expected with retiring baby boomers, Canada’s economy is going through a talent shortage making it important for small businesses to get engaged with post-secondary students for the future. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce report, Obstacles […]

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  • Employer Insights: Working with Students with Lesley Warren Design Group and Little Mushroom Catering!

    We caught up with our friends Lesley Warren Design Group and Little Mushroom Catering to talk about their experiences with experiential learning and working with post-secondary students. Little Mushroom Catering is a local business founded in Kitchener in 2010 and they are a full service catering company mainly catering weddings, milestones and business/corporate events. Little […]

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  • Very little in budget to support small or large businesses

    Federal government has to overhaul archaic corporate tax system, says Ian McLean Article written by Ian McLean, published in the Waterloo Chronicle. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has concluded that last week’s federal budget contains many interesting measures, however it fails to address fundamental issues for Canadian businesses and their employees. The national business community […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chamber Response to Government of Canada Consultations on Tax Planning Using Private Corporations

    Events Coordinator Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Kitchener Waterloo Job Posting Blog Events

    the greater kitchener waterloo chamber of commerce and waterloo region – a profile The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce supports 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. Waterloo Region is designated as Canada’s […]

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  • SUBMISSION TO THE STANDING COMMITEE ON FINANCE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OF THE ONTARIO LEGISLATURE BILL 148

    SUBMISSION TO THE STANDING COMMITEE ON FINANCE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OF THE ONTARIO LEGISLATURE BILL 148 FAIR WORKPLACES, BETTER JOBS ACT JULY 18, 2017 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 […]

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  • Province Implements Chamber Recommendations on School Closures

    Thursday, June 29, 2017 Kitchener, ON – The Ontario Ministry of Education has implemented a major recommendation from the provincial and local business sectors in relation to rural and northern education. Yesterday, Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter announced a province-wide moratorium on school closures pending an assessment of the current accommodation review process for boards […]

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