On Tuesday, March 24th, Ontario's Minister of Finance Charles Sousa addressed a packed house of community and business leaders at Cutten Fields as part of the Guelph Chamber's inaugural Guelph Economic Leadership Forum.
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will host Ontario's Minister of Finance, the Honourable Charles Sousa, for a constructive discussion with members of Guelph's business community at the inaugural Guelph Economic Leadership Forum.
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce presented to Guelph City Council as part of a stakeholder engagement and public presentations on the City Budget.
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is a leading business organization with more than 900 members. As the Chamber continues to grow, we have an excellent opportunity for a full-time Member Engagement Associate.
Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Could Have Negative Consequences for Economy
A new survey of business owners from the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce shows that the implementation of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) could have negative consequences for Guelph's economy.
Read the full submission from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to the Ministry of Finance on the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan - "Getting it Right: The Business Perspective on the Undersaving Challenge in Ontario"
"As our community evolves, how businesses effectively interact with their employees and customers will continue to be vital to their success . . . Dr. Lyons brings a wealth of expertise that will help transform how businesses develop their people strategy and effectively leverage it."
Media Release: The City has released the proposed 2015 Capital Budget and Forecast for the community to review and discuss with Council. On Wednesday, February 25th, City of Guelph staff will present Guelph's proposed 2015-2017 Capital Budget and Forecast. During the meeting, community members are invited to make presentations supporting specific investments in buildings, roads, sidewalks, bike lanes, parks, trails, and other assets and infrastructure.
The Chambers of Commerce of Guelph and Greater Kitchener Waterloo and the Brampton Board of Trade strongly support two-way all-day GO rail service between Waterloo Region and Union Station.
An economic "check-in" midpoint of the city's ten-year economic development strategy shows a relatively rosy outlook for the area, especially compared with other regions in Ontario. But challenges were highlighted such as the skilled labour gap and some frustrations over doing business with the City of Guelph.