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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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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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