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Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Successfully Advocates for Businesses at Canadian Chamber AGM

By Gregory Morgan | October 17, 2023 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Successfully Advocates for Businesses at Canadian Chamber AGM

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is delighted to have the support of Chamber network partners across Canada for its policy resolutions submitted for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s (CCC) 2023-2026 Policy Compendium. These resolutions are aimed at streamlining the immigration to workforce pipeline and updating tax provisions for commercial vehicles.

“After reaching out to our Chamber partners locally and across Southern Ontario, we are pleased to see support for our policy resolutions at the national level,” said Chamber CEO Rakesh Naidu. “The resolutions we put forward are designed to help bolster the Canadian workforce and address with the challenges businesses across the country are facing.”

Wage Increase Needed to Combat Affordability, but Predictability for Businesses is Key

By Gregory Morgan | October 2, 2023 | Comments Off on Wage Increase Needed to Combat Affordability, but Predictability for Businesses is Key

Today, Rakesh Naidu, President & CEO of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce released the following statement in reaction to the Government of Ontario’s minimum wage increase which came into effect on October 1, 2023.

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Responds to Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) Announcement

By Gregory Morgan | September 15, 2023 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Responds to Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) Announcement

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased by the announcement that the Federal Government is giving businesses an extra year to repay their Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loans.

“While these loans were a lifeline for businesses during the pandemic, many are still recovering from its effects,” said Chamber CEO Rakesh Naidu. “In the wake of COVID-19, many businesses are still dealing with high inflation, labour shortages, and supply chain challenges. The CEBA loan repayment at the end of the year was a challenge that many businesses might not have been able to handle.”

Chambers Mark National Trucking Week by Urging Action on Industry Challenges

By Gregory Morgan | September 7, 2023 | Comments Off on Chambers Mark National Trucking Week by Urging Action on Industry Challenges

As National Trucking Week casts a spotlight on the vital role trucking plays in the Ontario and Canadian economy, the President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), Rocco Rossi, emphasizes the pressing need to address challenges impacting the sector…

Windsor Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Celebrating the Best in Business

By Gregory Morgan | August 24, 2023 | Comments Off on Windsor Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Celebrating the Best in Business

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, the premier business event of the year to take place at the Chrysler Theatre and St. Clair College Centre for the Arts on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

By Gregory Morgan | August 14, 2023 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the 2023 Recipient of our annual Lifetime Achievement Award. This year after reviewing a number of nominations from the Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the honouree as outgoing President of St. Clair College, Patti France.

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Appoints New Members to the Board of Directors for 2023-2024 Year

By Gregory Morgan | June 23, 2023 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Appoints New Members to the Board of Directors for 2023-2024 Year

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year. The following individuals have been selected from among the many applicants to join the Chamber’s Board of Directors: Angela Scott of Enbridge, Bill Marra of Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, Brad Smith of Felix Culpa Architecture, and David Mady of Rosati Group.

2023 Business Excellence Awards Winners Announced

By Gregory Morgan | May 18, 2023 | Comments Off on 2023 Business Excellence Awards Winners Announced

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce honoured the area’s top local companies, individuals, and organizations on Wednesday May 17th at the Sold Out 2023 Business Excellence Awards, presented by Windsor Star.

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Successfully Advocates for Local Sectors at Ontario Chamber AGM

By Gregory Morgan | May 3, 2023 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Successfully Advocates for Local Sectors at Ontario Chamber AGM

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is delighted to have the support of our Chamber network partners for our policy resolutions submitted for the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) Policy Compendium, 2023-2026. These resolutions covered our burgeoning wine sector, the evolving auto industry, and growing international student population.

Canada’s 2023 Budget Must Address Declining Productivity

By Gregory Morgan | March 27, 2023 | Comments Off on Canada’s 2023 Budget Must Address Declining Productivity

With the economy facing global headwinds, Canada needs competitive investments in innovation, productivity, and sustainable economic growth. However, growth cannot occur without significant and sustained investments from the private sector – and those dollars will flow where productivity is highest. Today, the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the 2023 Federal Budget Submission to lay the path for business predictability and competitiveness.