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  • COVID-19 Coronavirus Chamber Update

    03/30/2020 We hope that you, your staff, and families are well. Our Chamber COVID-19 Update for today outlines updates from all levels of government – including details from the Federal Government about the increased wage subsidy announced Friday – as well as an update from Region of Waterloo Public Health. In addition, we are looking […]

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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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  • 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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  • Adjusting to Working From Home

    Employees working remotely for a day or two each week is becoming more and more common. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, many employers are implementing voluntary or mandatory work from home schedules, possibly for extended amounts of time. If you’re working remotely for days on end, the possibility of going off track is a big concern […]

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  • We Are Hiring!

    Account Manager We are growing our sales team and looking for an Account Manager! The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is a business association of economic development champions. As the voice of business for the Greater Kitchener Waterloo area, the Chamber is a strong advocate for continued development of our community and a partner […]

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  • How to Support a Small Business Without Spending Any Money

    There are so many amazing businesses in the Waterloo Region, but it can be expensive to try and support all of your favourites. Small businesses are the foundation of an awesome community and there are alternative ways to support them without monetary value. With the help of different strategies, you can seriously boost the success […]

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  • 10 Strategies to Encourage Your Customers to Shop Local

    It’s now easier than ever to get the products you need, right away, without even leaving the comfort of your own home. With business giants who offer same-day delivery and online-sales with a loyal customer base, how can small businesses keep up? There is so much value in shopping local, not only for the business […]

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  • Year-End Tips for Kitchener-Waterloo Small Businesses

    Carrie Mulrooney of GnarlyBooks.ca, a BBB Accredited Business from K-W, shares how small businesses can get smarter about saving time and money in 2020 with four recommendations to start focusing on growing their business rather than getting lost in the numbers. TRACK HOLIDAY AND YEAR-END BONUSES PROPERLY Many small businesses will be giving their employees a […]

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