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2020 Business Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

By Wendy Bretz | September 17, 2019 | Comments Off on 2020 Business Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

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…

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Unleashing the Economic Potential of Ontario’s Beverage Alcohol Sector

By Wendy Bretz | July 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Unleashing the Economic Potential of Ontario’s Beverage Alcohol Sector

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…

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WERCC to Partner with WDBA and Bridging North America

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 | Comments Off on WERCC to Partner with WDBA and Bridging North America

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 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce will sign a MoU with the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation on June 10, 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 | Comments Off on Chamber Launches New Affinity Program Partnership with Award Winning InspireHUB

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 | Comments Off on Wine Industry Resolution Receives Unanimous Support

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 | Comments Off on Key Investments Remain Priority for Business Community Ahead of Budget 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 | Comments Off on WERCC Statement in Response to Announced FCA Layoffs

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…

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Welcomed the Honourable Todd Smith – Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 | Comments Off on The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Welcomed the Honourable Todd Smith – Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

March 22, 2019 The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomed Minister Smith for a private luncheon today at Sanson Estate Winery. Participants included WERCC members and leaders of the local agribusiness sector. The discussion around the table included: red tape, the cost of doing business, current regulations and taxation related to agribusiness, field farming and…

A row of grapes growing in a vineyard.

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce to Advocate for Policy Changes Impacting the Wine and Grape Sector

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce to Advocate for Policy Changes Impacting the Wine and Grape Sector

February 19, 2019 On February 8, 2019, the WERCC submitted a policy resolution to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce called: Changes to Alcohol Retail in Ontario Needs to Support Local Industry and Jobs in the Wine and Grape Sector. As the Ontario government considers new retail for wine in the province, it is essential that the…