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Truth and Reconciliation Requires Action and Partnership

By gmorgan_gmorgan | September 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Truth and Reconciliation Requires Action and Partnership

“Today, several community-based organizations are hosting events, conversations, and days of action to commemorate residential ‘school’ Survivors and honour their stories throughout the province. We encourage business owners in Windsor-Essex to take part in these important learning opportunities and reflect on the local and national history that continues to shape the experiences of Indigenous Peoples across Canada,” said Windsor Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Rakesh Naidu.

Cross Border Chambers Welcome End of ArriveCAN and other Border Measures

By gmorgan_gmorgan | September 27, 2022 | Comments Off on Cross Border Chambers Welcome End of ArriveCAN and other Border Measures

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is delighted with the Government of Canada’s decision to end the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app and other border restrictions. The Detroit Regional Chamber joined it’s Canadian counterparts in applauding the Canadian government’s decision.

Border Chambers of Commerce ask government to Scrap the App

By gmorgan_gmorgan | August 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Border Chambers of Commerce ask government to Scrap the App

A coalition of Chambers of Commerce representing border communities across the country is calling on the Government of Canada to lift the remaining COVID-related border restrictions and to suspend use of the ArriveCAN app.

Windsor-Essex Chamber Successful at Ontario AGM: Support for Trucking Industry & Outstanding Advocacy Award

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | May 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Chamber Successful at Ontario AGM: Support for Trucking Industry & Outstanding Advocacy Award

The Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce saw great success and recognition at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) Annual General Meeting (AGM), in Brampton, ON from April 28 – May 1.  Members of the local Chamber were in attendance to participate in policy and advocacy sessions with their peers from across the province. 

Open letter from Canadian businesses to our elected representatives

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | February 11, 2022 | Comments Off on Open letter from Canadian businesses to our elected representatives

Canadian businesses have suffered under the strain of constant disruptions over the last two years. The challenges they have had to overcome have included COVID-19, extreme weather events, increasing inflationary pressures, labour shortages and supply chain disruptions. Now achieving a successful recovery is threatened by the ongoing blockades of the critical infrastructure that enables the livelihoods and well-being of all Canadians.

Joint Statement: Canadian, U.S. business associations call for immediate action to open Ambassador Bridge

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | February 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Joint Statement: Canadian, U.S. business associations call for immediate action to open Ambassador Bridge

The Canadian, Ontario and Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement regarding the closing of the Ambassador Bridge today amid protesting blockades.

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber Announces Extension of WEVax Transportation Program

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | August 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber Announces Extension of WEVax Transportation Program

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the extension of their WEVax Transportation Program thanks to High Priority Community Funding (HPC) from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Joint Statement From Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (WERCC), Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC) and Canada-U.S. Business Association (CUSBA)

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | July 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Joint Statement From Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (WERCC), Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC) and Canada-U.S. Business Association (CUSBA)

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce President & Chief Executive Officer, Rakesh Naidu joined Sandy K. Baruah, President and Chief Executive Office, Detroit Regional Chamber, and Mark High, President, Canada-United States Business Association in a joint statement urging the United States government to reopen the border to Canadian residents safely.

Chamber Report: Better Budgets, Bolstering the Fiscal Resilience of Ontario’s Municipalities

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | July 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Chamber Report: Better Budgets, Bolstering the Fiscal Resilience of Ontario’s Municipalities

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released its latest report, Better Budgets: Bolstering the Fiscal Resilience of Ontario’s Municipalities. This policy brief identifies 14 recommendations for both the Province and municipalities which can bring immediate and long-term relief to communities across Ontario.

Canadian Chambers call for urgent cross-border collaboration to accelerate vaccination

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | May 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Canadian Chambers call for urgent cross-border collaboration to accelerate vaccination

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today about the importance of exploring every avenue to accelerate the vaccination of Canadians.