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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.

COVID-19 Rapid Screening Program Launching in Windsor-Essex

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Rapid Screening Program Launching in Windsor-Essex

Local business owners now have access to an additional tool in the fight against COVID-19 as the Windsor-Essex, Leamington District, and Amherstburg Chambers of Commerce announced the roll-out of the StaySafe™ rapid antigen screening program that aims to put rapid COVID-19 antigen screening kits in the hands of small- and medium-sized businesses free of charge.

Windsor-Essex, Leamington District and Amherstburg Chambers Rolling Out Free Rapid Tests to SMEs in Windsor-Essex

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | May 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex, Leamington District and Amherstburg Chambers Rolling Out Free Rapid Tests to SMEs in Windsor-Essex

The Windsor-Essex, Leamington District, and Amherstburg Chambers of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario and Canadian governments, and WEtech Alliance, have launched the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative. Through this initiative, the Windsor-Essex, Leamington District, and Amherstburg Chambers will roll out free rapid tests for small- and medium-sized businesses in the Essex County Region.

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber Launches Vaccination Transportation Program with Community Partners

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | April 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber Launches Vaccination Transportation Program with Community Partners

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of a new initiative designed to provide transportation to vaccination clinics for Windsor and Essex County residents.

Ontario Chamber Network calls for targeted business supports, in-demand training programs, and bold moves on interprovincial trade during 2021 Advocacy Series

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | March 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Ontario Chamber Network calls for targeted business supports, in-demand training programs, and bold moves on interprovincial trade during 2021 Advocacy Series

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (WERCC) and Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) kicked off their 2021 Advocacy Series. The Network, which comprises leadership from 140 chambers of commerce and boards of trade from across the province, will be meeting with all four of Ontario’s political leaders and one-on-one with key economic caucus members in March.

Business Excellence Awards Goes Virtual

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | March 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Business Excellence Awards Goes Virtual

The Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce ‘Business Excellence Awards’ presented by Windsor Star are going virtual.

Upcoming Budget Should Support Hardest Hit

By Caitlin Hildenbrand | February 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Upcoming Budget Should Support Hardest Hit

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and OCC urge government to address pain points and lay the groundwork for a strong rebound as province grapples with economic fallout of the crisis.