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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…

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 |

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…

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

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 |
A row of grapes growing in a vineyard.

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…

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Welcomes the Hon. Ahmed Hussen – Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 |

February 15, 2019 The WERCC will be hosting MP Hussen Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in the Chamber Boardroom. The MP has been invited to engage WERCC members at an informal roundtable to discuss the various government programs – including the Global Skills Strategy – which allow businesses to access international talent. The roundtable will begin…

New WERCC President and CEO Announced

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 |

November 22, 2018 On behalf of the Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce’s (WERCC) Board of Directors, Jason Ilijanic announced today that Rakesh Naidu has been appointed as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective December 12, 2018. “Following an extensive executive search, I am pleased to welcome our new President and CEO, Rakesh…