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Incoming Chair’s Message: Doug Eglington

It is an absolute honour to serve as the Chair of the Board for the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. While I have been a member for over 18 years, I thought it would be best to properly introduce myself to the community by sharing my story.   I was born…
 

Outgoing Chair’s Message: Tim Caddigan

This month brings to close my two-year role as Chair of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. I accepted the nomination with the expectation that beyond the opportunity to give back to the community, it would also provide great learning opportunities for me personally. I expected challenges that would demand creative…
 

Member Profile: Halton Industry Education Council

This past November, Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) turned 30 – and they have a lot to celebrate! Founded in 1989, HIEC is a not-for-profit social enterprise that focuses on partnership, mentorship and workforce development. HIEC was developed in partnership with the four Halton Region Chambers of Commerce, the Halton…
 

Work-Life Balance

By Melanie McGregor, Specialist, Communications and Advancement, Canadian Mental Health Association - Halton Region Branch “Work-life balance” – that elusive, idealized goal that is talked about like it’s the stuff that dreams are made of. But is it really possible? And if so, how?  “Work-life balance” can be defined in many ways,…
 

Listen to This: Top Podcasts 2020

Check out these podcasts recommended by the Oakville Chamber's Marketing Committee. (Click on the titles to listen)   The DailyThe Daily is a podcast that covers the biggest stories of our time covered by journalists from The New York Times. It has a conversational and intimate tone, which makes news…
 

Succeeding in Uncertainty 

By Michelle Pickett and Joe Rafuse, PwC Canada “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” - Paul Romer, Stanford Economist We're experiencing an unprecedented period of uncertainty, change and disruption. While the longest-running bull market in history continues, many believe that the positive economic trajectory won’t continue indefinitely and that…
 

COVID-19 Update from The Chambers Plan

The Chambers Plan has developed a COVID-19 updates link to provide up-to-date information. Please check back to the link regularly as the document will be constantly updated.   Questions in relation to coverage by (insured) employers and employees should be directed to the plan at info@johnstongroup.ca or call the Customer Service line at 1-800-665-3365. Due to high call volumes,…
 

CSR: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

By Warren Leppik Warren Leppik is the Chief Storytelling Officer at Cognition Productions, an advocate marketing company in Oakville. More effective than traditional advertising because of the authenticity of real human connections, his proprietary process harnesses the voices and experiences of your company’s customers to drive your marketing, engagement &…