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  • Financial Stress in the Workplace   

    Financial stress can be a significant contributor to reduced productivity in the workplace, and it continues to be a prevalent concern for many employees. Financial stress ranks as the number one source of stress for Canadians, according to the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), and 43% of workers also reported that their work performance had suffered […]

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  • Thinking Beyond the Raise

    It can be difficult as a small business to recruit and retain the right people. The war for talent is real, and it’s increasingly challenging to compete with both the total compensation packages offered by large companies and the flexibility afforded by the gig economy. As the nature of work and employer/employee relationships changes, one […]

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  • Succeed In International Markets with the TAP Program

      The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is proud to host KW’s first Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), facilitated by the Toronto Region Board of Trade and the World Trade Centre Toronto.  This dynamic, hands-on workshop is geared to provide companies with access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts, giving them the training and support they need to […]

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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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  • Chamber Plus Network (CPN)

    Chamber membership has its perks, that is, if they are used. One of these perks is the Chamber Plus Networks – or CPN for short. These groups meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for breakfast or lunch, with a brief presentation and an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to the group each […]

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  • Meet the Chamber’s New Co-Op Team

    Once again, the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce (GKWCC) is excited to welcome a new co-op team! Our two new students – Katherine Schill and Mark Griffin – will be working alongside Allison Mitchell, Experiential Learning Outreach Coordinator, on the Access Student Talent initiative that the GKWCC is piloting in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University, University […]

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  • Create It Custom! By Silveri Jewellers

    Sometimes you have a vision for the perfect jewellery piece, you  know exactly what you want but it feels like everywhere you look you haven’t found anything exactly like the piece you’re dreaming of. At Silveri, we’re all about making your dreams come true and that’s what we got to do recently with Sharon and […]

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  • ISU Corp Software Wins Canadian Business Excellence Award

    ISU CORP, a leading custom software solutions enterprise, has announced that they have been awarded the Canadian Business Excellence Award for Private Businesses 2019, presented by Excellence Canada and The Globe and Mail. The Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses is a national award administered annually. This special designation recognizes businesses from all industries […]

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  • Digital Marketing Apprentice Program

    We live in a digital dependent world with more and more people connecting online everyday. So what does this mean for your business?  Digital marketing has never been more important and essential to the growth and success of a business than right now. But coming up with a successful digital marketing plan isn’t always easy […]

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  • The Chamber’s New Co-op TEAM!

    For the first time, the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce (GKWCC) is proud to announce that we have developed a Co-op team! Our co-op students – Anika Ibrahim, Brody McManus, and Harvir Grewal – are working with Allison Mitchell on the GKWCC’s initiative, Access Student Talent that is being piloted in collaboration with Conestoga […]

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