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As the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, I will be posting about the latest Chamber news and other information relevant to our members and business community.
The Canadian Chamber network reacts to the possible shutdown of U.S. government
The U.S. government stands poised for its first partial shutdown in 17 years at midnight tonight, after a weekend with no signs of negotiations or compromise from the Congress or the White House. The budget cuts scheduled for tomorrow, October 1, 2013, could mean significant cuts across all agencies in the U.S., including personnel at the Canada-U.S. border. Businesses on both sides of the border would suffer from understaffing not to mention the potential effects on our security. Increased wait times would cost industry billions of dollars, individual travelers would also face major del...
Windsor-Essex Chamber Successful in Getting Canadian Chambers of Commerce Support to Pass Bill C-290, Single Sports Betting
The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce was successful in receiving national support from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce membership to have Senate pass Bill C-290, Single Sports Betting. The resolution also called for Bill C-290 to come into force before the end of 2013. Matt Marchand, Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce President & CEO was in Kelowna, BC from September 28-30, 2013 for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, where he presented the Chamber’s proposed resolution on allowing provinces to decide on Single Sports Betting. The resolution was...
Thank You for Attending our First Online Interactive Town Hall
I just wanted to thank everyone for attending my first Online Interactive Town Hall! I had a great time presenting what we at the Chamber have accomplished over the past year since I have been President & CEO. I also received some great questions and feedback and am confident to say that there will be many mor...
Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce President & CEO to Host First Ever Online Interactive Town Hall for Members
To commemorate my first year as President & CEO of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, I will be hosting an online interactive town hall with Chamber members on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., where I will outline last year's activities and discuss plans for the future of the Chamber. A Question and Answer session with members will follow. This past year has seen the Chamber rise to new vi...
The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce has gone through numerous changes
Over the past few months, the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce has gone through numerous changes in our plan to move forward. From increasing our presence in the media, becoming more accessible to our members, embracing social media, and putting on extravagant and sold-out events, the team here has gone above and beyond in making this Chamber the best possible chamber it can be as we get ready to embark on a new Chamber year. Recently, our efforts were recognized provincially at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting where we were awarded an Advocacy Award for our ...