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  • How to Use LinkedIn to Network in 2020

    If you have no idea what LinkedIn is, it’s time you learned. As of January 1st, 2020, LinkedIn officially has over 575 million users worldwide, and about 40% of those users are engaging and interacting on the platform daily! Over the past few years, the platform has expanded and grown drastically, and as of 2020 […]

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  • 6 Tips for Virtual Networking

    Virtual networking events are rising in popularity and like any networking event, it’s important to be prepared to enhance your experience. There are plenty of varieties of virtual events you may be asked to participate in, including webinars, virtual networking and Zoom calls – which can seem overwhelming! Having this small list of tips will […]

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  • Chamber Member Local Promotions & Updates

    We want to continue to support our Chamber members during this time and encourage our community to choose shopping local where they can. Please share your offers and we will happily share them on our social media and website. This offer is only available for our Chamber members.

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  • Here’s Why Local Business Benefits Waterloo Region

    Photo by Explore Waterloo Region There’s a lot of talk surrounding shopping local right now. If you don’t own a local business, you may not fully understand the benefits that come with customers choosing to shop local. With Kitchener-Waterloo being a hub for many businesses, there is ample opportunity to choose to support a locally […]

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  • COVID-19 Coronavirus Chamber Update

    04/21/20 We hope that you are keeping warm on this cold Spring day. Today, the Prime Minister announced updates to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), including that the CEWS application portal will open on Monday April 27, 2020. For more on this announcement as well as other updates, please see below. Region of Waterloo […]

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  • How to Encourage Wellness in the Workplace While Working from Home

    With more businesses operating remotely it’s important to consider how we can take day-to-day wellness practices from the workplace into the home. Now more than ever it is important to consider the different ways staff can be supported through continuing to foster positive workplace relationships, mental health support and keeping in mind staff’s personal well […]

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  • Your Business’ Online Presence is More Important Now Than Ever

    With COVID-19 causing businesses to shut down or alter daily operations, it is becoming apparent that an online presence is essential in being able to reach your customers in an accessible way. From e-commerce, to sharing relevant content and moving towards buying online through curbside pick up or delivery, it’s more important than ever to […]

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  • Chamber Not For Profit/Charitable Organization Member Updates

    Amidst these difficult times, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some amazing Charities and Not For Profit member organizations that could use the support of our community. We will share their updates/needs in one centralized location. If you are a Charitable Organization or Not-For-Profit that is a Chamber Member and you wish to […]

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  • How your Chamber is Supporting your Business During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

    With COVID-19 being on the top of every business owners’ mind, it can be difficult to manage all of the elements involved in running your business. With many closures, staff lay-offs and reduced business hours, many small businesses have fallen on tough times. We want businesses of all sizes to know and understand the resources […]

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  • How to Support Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

    It’s an unsettling time right now for many small business owners and our community. With frequent (yet necessary) updates surrounding COVID-19 Coronavirus, it can be difficult to focus on anything else. During this time we must think about how we can continue to support our community without gathering in groups. Social distancing is essential in […]

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