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Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Announce Business Excellence Awards Finalists

By Gregory Morgan | January 27, 2023 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Announce Business Excellence Awards Finalists

The Premier Business Event of the Year’, recognizing outstanding businesses, individuals and community groups, the 2023 Business Excellence Awards (BEAs) will be held in person Wednesday May 17th, starting at 6:00pm.

The event includes a Red Carpet Arrival, Awards Show in the Chrysler Theatre showcasing 12 categories, and an elegant dinner in the Skyline Ballroom at the St. Clair College Centre For the Arts.

Three Award winners were announced during today’s News Conference, hosted by BEA Chair Shelby Colarossi. The event at the J.P. Wiser’s Experience Centre was sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Western Ontario.

Economic Growth Strategy Critical as Ontario Faces Uncertain Times

By Gregory Morgan | December 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Economic Growth Strategy Critical as Ontario Faces Uncertain Times

Against the backdrop of rising interest rates, inflation, constrained supply chains, labour shortages and fears of a recession, it is critical for governments to focus on creating the right conditions to support competitiveness, productivity, and long-term economic growth. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has identified critical areas that must inform Ontario’s growth strategy outlined in today’s release: Supporting Economic Growth in Uncertain Times.

Ontario’s Tourism Industry Needs Comprehensive Growth Strategy

By Gregory Morgan | December 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Ontario’s Tourism Industry Needs Comprehensive Growth Strategy

While domestic and inbound tourism improved in the latter half of 2022, the industry is not expected to fully recover from the pandemic until 2025 – a situation that looks grimmer as a recession approaches, cost of living goes up, and consumer spending behaviour shifts. Ontario’s tourism sector is calling for a comprehensive strategy to address ongoing impacts of COVID-19 border closures, capacity restrictions, and structural issues.

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Partners with Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association

By Gregory Morgan | November 17, 2022 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Partners with Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association (DWBIA). These two organizations represent thousands of local businesses and are working together with the goal of providing even more savings and benefits to their respective members.

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Partners with Better Business Bureau

By Gregory Morgan | October 17, 2022 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Partners with Better Business Bureau

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and BBB Serving Western Ontario are excited to announce a unique partnership between their two organizations set to commence just in time for Small Business Week. With a unified goal of creating a stronger, cohesive, and ethical business community, the two unique yet complementary organizations have coordinated to offer substantial cost savings to their potential and current members.

Truth and Reconciliation Requires Action and Partnership

By Gregory Morgan | 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 Gregory Morgan | 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 Gregory Morgan | 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.