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Achieving Continued Balanced Budgets Only Possible if Businesses Grow

Guelph, April 28, 2017: In response to Budget 2017, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce while commending the government for Ontario’s first balanced budget since the global recession, expressed concern that there is no clear long-term plan in areas where businesses see increasing cost such as energy and cap and trade. The only means for the government of Ontario to see continued balanced budgets is if there is a strong and robust private sector.

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Regional Economic Summit to Focus on Growing ‘Jobs Powerhouse’

Guelph, April 26, 2017: The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the 2017 Regional Economic Summit on May 12, 2017 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. The Regional Economic Summit will look at how to structure the investments required for the region to thrive amid the population and economic growth expected over the next two decades.  The event will be the largest single gathering of leaders in the region.

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Inspirational Women Luncheon with Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let's Talk

Guelph, April 25, 2017: In the lead up to Mental Health Week, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will host the ‘Inspirational Women’ luncheon, presented in partnership with Sotheby’s International Realty Canada and The Mortgage Centre. The event will feature Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk, in a thought-provoking and inspiring conversation about mental health with Robin Lee-Norris, Partner at Miller Thomson LLP.

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Interested in Doing Business with Government? Here's your Chance to Learn How!

The Ontario government in collaboration with its Provincial, Federal and Regional partners, are hosting a FREE seminar which will help you learn how to do business with the Guelph Cooperative Purchasing Group, the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada. You will hear how each level of government does its purchasing, and how to bid on government contracts.

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‘Guelph, Our Gift to Canada’ Book to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Guelph, April 04, 2017:The Guelph Chamber of Commerce has partnered with noted Canadian landscape photographer Richard Bain and Binea Press Inc, to produce a high-quality tabletop book on Guelph, to be released in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The book, titled ‘Guelph, Our Gift to Canada’ will contain images that depict our historical past, quality of place, transportation, infrastructure, medical research, education, financial sector innovation, technology, culture & entertainment, philanthropic pursuits, and sports & recreation.

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Guelph Leads United Kingdom & Canada Dialogue on Trade & Export

Guelph, April 4, 2017: Today, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Guelph engaged the British Consul General in Toronto Mr Kevin McGurgan, for a roundtable discussion in Guelph.

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Guelph Chamber Welcomes Globally Focused Skills & Innovation Budget

Guelph, March 23, 2017: The Guelph Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Government of Canada’s 2017 Budget commitment to building globally competitive small-and-medium sized enterprise, while making important and strategic investments in skills development and innovation. As one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and noted jobs powerhouse, Guelph businesses are well positioned to expand into new markets and be active players in the global marketplace.

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Guelph Chamber Leads Canada – U.S. Dialogue on Trade & Export

Guelph, February 27, 2017: Today, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce hosted Mr. Juan A. Alsace, Consul General of the United States to Toronto for a roundtable discussion with leading businesses and institutions in Guelph.

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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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