Guelph, January 28, 2016: The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the 2016 Regional Economic Summit, to be held January 29 at The Frank Hasenfratz Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing. This half-day apex forum will generate input from key stakeholders as we map our region’s prosperity into the future. Specifically, participants will be given the opportunity to learn about and provide guidance towards the key collaborations and investments required for our regional economy to thrive alongside the population and economic growth expected over the next two decades. A recent economic outlook placed the region as a leader in job growth. Employment in the region is expected to grow by 1.1 percent in 2015 and is forecast to grow by a further 1.1 percent in 2016 and 1.3 percent in 2017. Forecast job growth is led by the services sectors such as health, education, accommodation and food services.
On January 7th 2016, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will host its dynamic speaker series centred around inspiring women leaders. The upcoming ‘Inspirational Women’ luncheon, presented by Meridian Credit Union, will feature Kathy Bardswick, President and CEO of The Co-operators Group Limited, in an intimate conversation with Rogers TV’s Trish Stevenson about Kathy’s trajectory to influence and leadership.
Guelph, December 1, 2015: 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. In order to achieve this, the Chamber urged the City to commit to investing in a thorough Service Rationalization Review.
Guelph, November 19, 2015: The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its incoming 2015-2016 Board of Directors – duly elected at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held Wednesday November 18 at Holiday Inn Guelph.
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is set to launch a dynamic new speakers series centered around inspiring women leaders. Beginning in November, the Inspirational Women Luncheon will serve to showcase inspiring and dynamic women who have made significant achievements in their lines of work – from entrepreneurs to leading political figures.
On Wednesday, October 7th, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will kick off Manufacturing Month with the 'Guelph Economic Leadership Forum: On Cross-Industry Manufacturing.' This luncheon will focus specifically on Guelph's strengths as a hub from cross-industry manufacturing both within specific manufacturers as well as across the sector.
The Guelph Chamber will host Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist with CIBC World Markets Inc. at its upcoming Breakfast Academy this Friday, September 18th at the Delta Guelph.
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce released 'A Federal Agenda for Guelph - Fostering Growth and Prosperity by Strengthening Our Competitive Edge'.
On September 29, 2015 at 7 pm, the Guelph Chamber will partner with the Guelph & District Association of Realtors (GDAR), Rogers TV and Cutten Fields to host a federal candidates' debate - to be held at Cutten Fields and broadcast live on Rogers TV.
The Guelph Chamber is pleased to announce the execution of a letter of agreement with the Guelph Young Professionals Network (YPN) - a sign that fantastic collaborative programming and exciting new synergies lie ahead.