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Diversity & Inclusion Vital in Attracting & Retaining Top Talent


Guelph, April 29, 2016: With the celebration of Guelph Pride in the month of May, on May 11, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will host its May Lunch & Learn featuring Pride at Work Canada’s Executive Director, Colin Druhan.  The event is presented in partnership with Miller Thomson LLP and McNeil Consumer Healthcare. 

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Canada Music Week Ushered in by Music City Guelph Symposium


Guelph, April 28 2016: On Wednesday, April 27, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Guelph, Hillside Music Festival, and Regional Tourism Organization 4, hosted a half day symposium entitled Guelph as a Music City: What Successful Music Tourism Sounds Like. Music is one of Guelph’s richest potential assets; the size, diversity and vibrancy of the cluster sets the community apart from just about any other jurisdiction in Canada. With Guelph being a leader in this area, we stand to benefit even more from the estimated $455 million in revenues generated every year by the sector for the Canadian economy. The event focused specifically on how Guelph’s strengths can be leveraged so that our community continues to be a leader in music tourism.

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Press Release: Global Business Leader to Address Guelph Community at ‘Inspirational Women’ Luncheon

Guelph, April 21, 2016: On April 22nd, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will host the ‘Inspirational Women’ luncheon, presented in partnership with Royal City Realty and The Mortgage Centre. The event will feature Linda Hasenfratz, President and CEO of Linamar Corp., in a thought-provoking and inspiring conversation with Gleam Media’s Helen Stoumbos about Linda’s trajectory to influence and leadership.

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The Sharing Economy Takes Centre Stage at the Guelph Economic Leadership Forum

For Immediate Release | March 23, 2016

Guelph, March 23 2016: On Wednesday, March 30, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the University of Guelph and Deloitte, will host the ‘Guelph Economic Leadership Forum: On the Sharing Economy’. The sharing economy has an estimated global value of $100 billion and is forecasted to grow to an estimated $335 billion in global revenues by 2025. Municipal governments play an important regulatory role, and can take leadership in establishing an innovative regulatory framework. This luncheon will focus specifically on how Guelph’s strengths can be leveraged so that our community will become a leader in the sharing economy.


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Guelph Chamber Welcomes Commitment to Going Global Strategy in Provincial Budget

Guelph, February 26, 2015: The Guelph Chamber of Commerce welcomes the $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 businesses are well positioned to expand into new markets and be active players in the global marketplace. 

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Bank of Canada Top Brass to Address Canada’s Fastest Growing Community

Guelph, February 12, 2016: On Wednesday February 24, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will host Lawrence Schembri, a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, for a constructive discussion with members of Guelph’s business community at the Guelph Economic Leadership Forum. The Forum, hosted in partnership with RBC, will provide the avenue to discuss risks to financial stability and how the private sector and individuals could be impacted.

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Press Release: Region’s Future Prosperity To Be Mapped At Upcoming Economic Summit

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.

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Press Release: International Business Leader to Address Community at ‘Inspirational Women’ Luncheon

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.

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Press Release: Guelph Chamber Urges City to Initiate Service Rationalization Review

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.

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Chamber Membership Elects New Board at Annual General Meeting

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.

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