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New Award Category for 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards

By Wendy Bretz | September 24, 2019 |

Windsor, ON (September 24, 2019) – The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the 30th year of its signature event, the Business Excellence Awards, with a new award category.   “As we celebrate the Business Excellence Awards 30th anniversary, the BEA Committee is pleased to announce the Green Innovation Award”, says Rakesh Naidu, President…

2019 Federal Debate Presented by the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce

By Wendy Bretz | September 17, 2019 |

Windsor, ON – The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the highly anticipated 2019 Federal Debate on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.  The debate takes place from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Hellenic Cultural Centre, 3052 Walker Road Windsor. Craig Pearson, Managing Editor of the Windsor Star, will be the moderator and will…

2020 Business Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

By Wendy Bretz | September 17, 2019 |

Nominations are now open for the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce’s  Business Excellence Awards. Each year the Business Excellence Awards (BEA’s) recognize and celebrate local individuals, businesses and organizations for outstanding achievement. The evening’s program holds an unprecedented reputation and explodes with excitement from approximately 1,000 guests as they gather to pay tribute to the…

Unleashing the Economic Potential of Ontario’s Beverage Alcohol Sector

By Wendy Bretz | July 22, 2019 |
bottles of alcohol and wine

Ontario Chamber Network Recommends a Comprehensive Approach to Alcohol Reform in Ontario (Windsor, ON) – Today, the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (WERCC) and Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released a new report, Refreshing the Sale of Beverage Alcohol in Ontario. This report outlines how the Province could modernize the sale and distribution of beverage…

WERCC to Partner with WDBA and Bridging North America

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 |
partnership slide from WDBA power point presentation

June 14, 2019 The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce was invited to join WDBA and Bridging North America as a delivery partner for the implementation of the Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan. The Chamber will partner in the following initiatives:   Support the planning of and outreach for information sessions directed at vendors;…

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce will sign a MoU with the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation on June 10, 2019

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 |

June 10, 2019 Windsor -Essex, Ontario Canada – Monday, June 10, 2019 The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in order to collaborate for the development of modern infrastructure facilities for the food processing sector in Chhattisgarh as well as to facilitate the…

Chamber Launches New Affinity Program Partnership with Award Winning InspireHUB

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 |

May 16, 2019 Chamber Launches New Affinity Program Partnership with Award Winning InspireHUB Windsor Ontario, May 20, 2019 – The WERCC is pleased to announce a new Affinity Program Partnership with Windsor-Essex based InspireHUB. InspireHUB was awarded the 2018 Business Excellence Award for Innovation. InspireHUB is the creator of the award-winning IHUBApp that helps organizations solve their…

Wine Industry Resolution Receives Unanimous Support

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 |

May 6, 2019 On May 4, 2019, WERCC President & CEO Rakesh Naidu attended the Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM where he defended the previously submitted policy resolution: Changes to Alcohol Retail in Ontario Needs to Support Local Industry and Jobs in the Wine and Grape Sector. The resolution received 100% support from the OCC delegates.…

Key Investments Remain Priority for Business Community Ahead of Budget 2019

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 |

April 5, 2019 KEY INVESTMENTS REMAIN PRIORITY FOR BUSINESS COMMUNITY AHEAD OF BUDGET 2019 Ontario’s business advocate takes candid look at province’s $348 billion debt in latest report (Windsor, ON) –  Yesterday, the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released their most recent report, Accounting for Ontario’s Debt, offering…

WERCC Statement in Response to Announced FCA Layoffs

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 |

March 29, 2019 “The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the announcement given yesterday by FCA that 1500 employees will be laid off this September. Our thoughts are with the employees and their families who have been impacted. The Chamber is also concerned about the potential impact to the supply chain in the…