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COVID-19: Looking Back to Move Forward!

2020 will always be a year we will remember, not only because of COVID-19, but because of talented people who managed to rise above this unprecedented situation in their enterprises. Of course, we can’t predict how 2021 will unfold, but with what we all managed to accomplish together, we can…
 

How Innovation and Creativity Helps Watson Investments

Always looking forward, welcoming new technology, and continuously improving are some of the key reasons to our firm's success. When asked to share what we did during COVID-19 that has made us stay successful … I reflected. My business mentor, partner, and Dad, Peter Watson, always promotes continuous evolution and…
 

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…