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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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New Generation of Manufacturers Must Embrace Disruptive Technology, says Canadian Chamber report

Guelph, October 7, 2016—The future of Canada’s manufacturing sector will be shaped by our capacity to move away from the traditional manufacturing model, and instead leverage creativity, technology and innovation, reveals a new report released by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce during the Guelph Economic Leadership Forum. In Only the Smart Survive: How Canada Can Remain Competitive in Manufacturing, the Canadian Chamber examines how to reverse the decline in Canadian manufacturing through modern policies and incentives, particularly in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, clean-tech and biotech.

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Guelph Chamber Lays the Groundwork to Ensure the Future Competitiveness of the Provincial Agri-Food Sector in New Report

Guelph, ON, October 5, 2016: Today, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the report Fertile Ground: Growing the Competitiveness of Ontario’s Agri-food Sector, which presents a series of recommendations designed to address barriers to the competitiveness of the agri-food sector in the province. As one of the most significant economic drivers in the province, the agri-food industry employs 1 in 9 Ontarians and represents $36.4 billion in GDP.

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Innovation in Manufacturing to take Centre Stage at Guelph Economic Leadership Forum

Guelph, September 27, 2016: On Friday, October 7, 2016, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will recognize National Manufacturing Day with the ‘Guelph Economic Leadership Forum: On Innovation in Manufacturing’. Noted leader in innovation, David Paterson, Vice President Corporate and Environmental Affairs at General Motors Canada will be the keynote speaker.


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Guelph Chamber Advocates to Remove Agri-Food Export Barriers


Guelph, September 23, 2016: At the recent Canadian Chamber of Commerce Policy Convention in Regina, Saskatchewan, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce received strong national support to remove agri-food export barriers. Chambers of Commerce from across Canada supported the Guelph Chamber policy resolution to harmonize agri-food cross-border trade regulations. Specifically, the approved policy seeks to eliminate inefficiencies at the Canada-US border that currently impact the ability for agri-food product to get to market more swiftly. 

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Join a Dynamic Board of Directors making a Difference in the Community

As an organization with almost 900 Members representing more than 30,000 employees, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce (GCC) has over 188 years of serving the local community. We have been recognized by the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC) with its highest level of distinction. This distinction places the Guelph Chamber in an elite group of Chambers of Commerce in Canada that are demonstrating to the business community that our Chamber is run in a manner that reflects national standards of business excellence. The Board of Directors is the governance organ of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber recently released the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan that can be found by clicking here. 

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Guelph Chamber Hosts Ontario Minister of International Trade

Guelph, August 5, 2016: As part of its continued focus on connecting local businesses with global opportunities, today the Guelph Chamber of Commerce hosted the Honourable Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of International Trade. Earlier this year, the Guelph Chamber welcomed the Ontario Government’s $30 million commitment to the Going Global Strategy in the Ontario Provincial Budget. As one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and noted ‘jobs powerhouse’, Guelph is an especially central ingredient in this strategy as its businesses are well positioned to expand into new markets and be active players in the global marketplace

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2017 budget process underway

Guelph, Ont., July 21, 2016 – Work to develop the City’s 2017 budget is underway. From an internal kick-off to a capital budget information session, City staff and Council are working together to create a budget that provides a solid financial foundation for the delivery of outstanding services for the community.

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Chamber Celebrates 2016 Business Award Recipients

Guelph, June 24, 2016:  On June 23, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce joined leaders in business, government and community to celebrate the achievements of outstanding local businesses, organizations and individuals at the Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala. Recipients of this year’s 2016 Chamber Business Awards were selected from a robust list of finalists and nominees from across Guelph.

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Chamber Leads Guelph-Texas Dialogue on Trade & Export

Guelph, June 7, 2016: On Monday June 6, 2016, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce hosted the Honorable Carlos Cascos, Secretary of State, State of Texas and Ms. Sara Wilshaw, Consul General of Canada, Dallas, Texas for a roundtable discussion with leading businesses and institutions in Guelph. 

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