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Agri-Food Trailblazer & Leader in Canadian Cuisine to Address ‘Inspirational Women’ Luncheon

Guelph, February 22, 2017: On February 23, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will host the ‘Inspirational Women’ luncheon, presented in partnership with Meridian Credit Union. The event will feature Anita Stewart, Founder & CEO of Food Day Canada, in a thought-provoking and inspiring conversation with Rogers TV’s Trish Stevenson about Anita’s trajectory in agri-food, community building, academia, and Canadian cuisine.

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Guelph Chamber Seeks to Expand Export Strength in the European Union

Guelph, February 17, 2017: Today, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, hosted the French Consul General to Toronto, Mr. Marc Trouyet at a business roundtable. The Guelph Chamber co-led with the City of Guelph, the University of Guelph and the County of Wellington, a delegation of leading local businesses to SIAL Paris, the world’s largest international food trade show.  As part of this activity the delegation was also hosted by Vitagora, France's leading innovation network that assists its food industry and research members in the development of innovation projects. The success of the trade mission and seeing further opportunities for export and partnership was a key focus of today’s roundtable discussion.

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Global Big Data Revolution to Take Centre Stage at Guelph Economic Leadership Forum

Guelph, February 14, 2017: On Wednesday February 15, 2017, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the University of Guelph will host the ‘Guelph Economic Leadership Forum: On the Big Data Revolution. Noted thought leader in big data Jean-Francois Barsoum, Senior Managing Consultant, Smarter Cities, Water and Transportation, Innovation, Research & Development at IBM will be the key note speaker. 

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Chamber Leads Guelph-South Korea Dialogue on Trade & Export

Guelph, February 2, 2017: On Friday January 27, 2017, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce hosted H.E. Mr Eric Walsh, Canada's Ambassador to South Korea, for a roundtable discussion with leading businesses and institutions in Guelph. 

 

"I am excited by what I'm seeing in Guelph, and the opportunities there are for local businesses to succeed in South Korea. The high level of innovation here can make a strong contribution to the trade relationship between Canada and South Korea" says Eric Walsh, Canada's Ambassador to South Korea. 

 

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Guelph Chamber Urges City to Hold on Infrastructure Tax

Guelph, December 5, 2016: The Guelph Chamber of Commerce presented to Guelph City Council as part of the stakeholder engagement and public presentations process on the City Budget. A central objective of the Chamber’s continued involvement in the municipal budget process is to ensure that municipal public finance decisions are made with a lens of sound financial principles that balance support for a community’s range of services with a community’s ability to pay and remain competitive as an investment and growth location. As a means to achieve this the Chamber presented on how the introduction of several escalating taxes and fees at the same time place a significant burden on businesses and their ability to remain competitive.  

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$16 Billion Ontario Tourism Gap Requires a Dedicated Government Strategy

Guelph, November 18, 2016: The Guelph Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has released new data that reveals a significant tourism opportunity gap when compared to international growth rates. According to the organization's report, Closing the Tourism Gap: Creating a Long-Term Advantage for Ontario, Ontario has foregone nearly $16 billion in visitor spending between 2006 and 2012 by not keeping up with global growth trends. While this year has been a strong year for tourism in Ontario, it is important that this recent growth is translated into long-term, sustainable gains in tourism visitation.

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Chamber Welcomes Dynamic New Board at Annual General Meeting

Guelph, November 16, 2016:  The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its incoming 2016-2017 Board of Directors – duly elected at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held Tuesday November 15 at the Holiday Inn Guelph. 

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Leading Healthcare Entrepreneur & Community Philanthropist to Address ‘Inspirational Women’ Luncheon

Guelph, October 25, 2016: On November 9, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will host the ‘Inspirational Women’ luncheon, presented in partnership with McNeil Consumer Healthcare. The event will feature Susan Brown, Co-Founder of Robertson Brown Health Services, in a thought-provoking and inspiring conversation with Rogers TV’s Trish Stevenson about Susan’s trajectory in entrepreneurship and community building.

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Local businesses go global at world’s largest food exhibition

Guelph, Ont, October 24, 2016 – Last week, three local businesses expanded their global presence at Salon International de l’Alimentation (SIAL) – the world’s largest international food innovation and trade exhibition in Paris, France.

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Guelph-Wellington to Lead Trade Delegation to World’s Largest Agri-Food Trade Show

Guelph, October 13, 2016: On Sunday, October 16 2016, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the City of Guelph, the University of Guelph and the County of Wellington will co-lead a delegation of leading local businesses to SIAL Paris, the world’s largest international food trade show.  As part of this activity the delegation will be hosted by Vitagora, France's leading innovation network that assists its food industry and research members in the development of innovation projects. 

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