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Become Export Ready: Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces New Trade Accelerator Program

By Wendy Bretz | March 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Become Export Ready: Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces New Trade Accelerator Program

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Toronto Region Board of Trade, is pleased to bring the Trade Accelerator Program to Essex County. The Trade Accelerator Program is an innovative four-session initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of businesses to better prepare them for an expansion into international markets. This program…

Local Chamber of Commerce Urges Federal Government to Find Amicable Solution to Railway Blockades

By Wendy Bretz | February 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Local Chamber of Commerce Urges Federal Government to Find Amicable Solution to Railway Blockades

(Windsor, ON) – It has been two weeks since the commencement of the rail blockades across the nation. Since that time, Via Rail has cancelled more than 500 passenger trains and has now announced the layoff of approximately 1000 workers. This is an unprecedented situation according to Via Rail’s president and CEO, Cynthia Garneau. CN…

30th Annual Business Excellence Awards presented by Windsor Star Finalists Announced

By Wendy Bretz | January 24, 2020 | Comments Off on 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards presented by Windsor Star Finalists Announced

Windsor, ON (January 15, 2020) – The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and their Presenting Sponsor, Windsor Star announced the 2020 BEA Finalists in ten categories for the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards (BEA) at the Art Gallery of Windsor.   The 2020 BEA Finalists are: Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP…

30th Annual Business Excellence Awards presented by Windsor Star News Conference and Reception

By Wendy Bretz | January 16, 2020 | Comments Off on 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards presented by Windsor Star News Conference and Reception

January 14, 2020 Windsor, ON (January 14, 2020) – The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor, Windsor Star, will be announcing the finalists for the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards (BEA) at the Art Gallery of Windsor located at 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.…

STAKE HOLDERS MEET TO PUSH FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF SINGLE SPORTS BETTING

By Wendy Bretz | December 16, 2019 | Comments Off on STAKE HOLDERS MEET TO PUSH FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF SINGLE SPORTS BETTING

(Windsor, ON) –The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and Local 444 hosted a round table this morning at Caesars Windsor to discuss the legalization of single sports betting. Sports betting is already a multi-billion-dollar industry in Canada. Legalized gaming would enable regulators to better police match fixing, money laundering and other unwanted activities associated with…

2019 Scholars Honoured at the ATHENA Scholarship Luncheon

By Wendy Bretz | November 1, 2019 | Comments Off on 2019 Scholars Honoured at the ATHENA Scholarship Luncheon

(WINDSOR, ON)  The ATHENA Scholarship Fund (Windsor) and the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the 20th Annual ATHENA Scholarship Luncheon this morning at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. Guest speaker for this year’s luncheon, Senator Gwen Boniface, Senate of Canada made a guest presentation entitled, “A Look at Leadership through the Rear…

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Introduces New Platform to Help Businesses Export

By Wendy Bretz | October 31, 2019 | Comments Off on The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Introduces New Platform to Help Businesses Export

(Windsor, ON) October 31, 2019 – The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of the Great Lakes Ready platform for its members in Windsor-Essex. Great Lakes Ready is a joint initiative with the Council of the Great Lakes Region and Magnet Export Business Portal. In today’s climate of border-less trade,…

Chamber and Windsor Star Partner to Promote Digital Health and Chamber Members

By Wendy Bretz | October 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Chamber and Windsor Star Partner to Promote Digital Health and Chamber Members

(Windsor, ON) October 28, 2019—Windsor Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Windsor Star are working together to provide Chamber members the opportunity to receive an extensive report on their digital foot print and an opportunity to receive a complimentary spotlight in the Windsor Star both print and online. Members are invited to complete Postmedia’s…

Chamber Network Highlights Importance of Small Business To Ontario Economy and Communities

By Wendy Bretz | October 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Chamber Network Highlights Importance of Small Business To Ontario Economy and Communities

(Windsor, ON, October 21, 2019) – Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce launched Small Business Too Big to Ignore, a campaign taking place October 21 to 25, 2019 for Small Business Week highlighting the important contributions of small businesses to communities across the province.   “Small businesses of 100…

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Accelerator Announce Partnership to Support SMEs

By Wendy Bretz | October 18, 2019 | Comments Off on The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Accelerator Announce Partnership to Support SMEs

In light of Small Business Week commencing October 20th, the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Accelerator held a joint media conference this morning to announce their new business partnership focused on supporting SMEs in the Windsor-Essex region. “The Accelerator partnership with the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is a wonderful example of our…