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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 &…
 

Member Profile: Courtyard by Marriott Burlington

The Courtyard by Marriott Burlington is Halton Region’s newest hotel! The hotel sits on the border of Burlington and Oakville with easy access to the QEW, Highway 407, and within close proximity to Toronto Pearson and Hamilton International Airports. The Courtyard by Marriott Burlington is conveniently located adjacent to the…
 

How to profit from your employee benefits plan

You wouldn’t normally expect an insurer to keep surpluses in their benefits program but with the Chambers Plan that’s exactly what happens. As a not-for-profit benefits plan, the Chambers Plan reinvests these surpluses back into the program to reduce rates, to continue to add additional benefits and provide high-quality service with ever…
 

Member Profile: Javelin Technologies

This past April, Javelin Technologies was named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers (SMEs). The program recognizes SMEs that offer the country’s best workplaces and forward-thinking policies and evaluates employers on their physical workspace, atmosphere, benefits, communications, training, and community involvement.With headquarters in Oakville, Javelin has 115 employees…
 

Want Beautiful Referrals That Close Like Clockwork?

Creating more and better referrals is entirely within your grasp. Beautiful referrals that close like clockwork are the result of four phases in a successful business professional’s network. Can you identify your phase? Which phase would you choose for your business or practice? Phase One – Gee, I was lucky…
 

Agile or Irrelevant – Redefining Resilience

KPMG’s 2019 Canadian CEO Outlook KPMG recently released the 2019 Canadian CEO Outlook which surveyed 1,300 CEOs of large companies from around the world, including 75 in Canada, to get their views on the highest-priority opportunities and most daunting challenges they and their businesses face.   Interestingly, both Canadian and…
 

Our Summer Reading List

Are you developing your summer reading list? Consider these books recommended by the Oakville Chamber’s Marketing Committee. Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World Geoff Mulgan This book explores how organizations can leverage human and machine intelligence together, to better solve business and social challenges in a future…