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Lead with Pride: Best Practices for Advancing 2SLGBTQIA+ Leadership

June 29, 2023

In collaboration with community and partners, Pride at Work Canada undertook a study on 2SLGBTQIA+ senior and executive leadership across multiple industries and sectors – the first study of its kind in Canada. Pride at Work Canada recently undertook a study on 2SLGBTQIA+ senior and executive leadership across multiple industries and sectors – the first…

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2023 Kingston Business Awards Winners

May 19, 2023

We are thrilled to recognize exemplary models of excellence and community service by businesses and leaders in the greater Kingston area, and the invaluable contribution they make to Kingston’s economic development, unique character, and outstanding quality of life. Congratulations to all of our recipients, and thank you to the sponsors, awards committee members, judges, and…

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Bill 85, Building a Strong Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2023, passes.

May 19, 2023

Corporations may be eligible to receive Corporate Income Tax support for investments in buildings, machinery and equipment used for manufacturing or processing. Highlights contained in the 2023 Budget include: The new Ontario Made Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit, which provides a 10 per cent refundable Corporate Income Tax credit to help local manufacturers grow, create new…

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Daytime closure of Bath Road between Centennial and Queen Mary scheduled for May 24

May 19, 2023

The City of Kingston has approved a request by CN to close Bath Road to motorists in order for the organization to continue rehabilitation work on the rail crossing between Centennial Drive and Queen Mary Road. The City of Kingston has approved a request by CN to close Bath Road to motorists in order for…

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Executive Summit Series from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

May 17, 2023

The 2023 Executive Summit Series will feature ten sectors and explore how each contributes to our country’s economic success. The Executive Summit Series provides the opportunity to take a deep dive into issues our political leaders need to consider to ensure public policies drive business success. Each event will ignite insightful conversations with some of…

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Employment Standards Act Policy and Interpretation Manual

May 11, 2023

A manual for legal experts to help interpret the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act and their regulations. The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development has updated the Employment Standards Policy & Interpretation (P&I) Manual to include recent legislative and program policy updates. The P&I Manual explains how the…

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Brave New Workplace – A Smith Business Insight Podcast

May 10, 2023

A Brave New Workplace. That sounds like just what we need right about now – a positive vision of the workplace that is productive, healthy and safe – for everyone. One led by brave leaders willing to step away from the status quo. A Brave New Workplace. That sounds like just what we need right…

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Chamber Releases Q1 2023 Kingston Council Report Card

May 4, 2023

The report card is a quarterly document that tracks how city council voted on business issues. The document is the result of work by the Chamber’s member-led advocacy committee and Chamber staff. As announced earlier this year at their State of the City event, the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce is pleased to unveil our…

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Ontario Launches New Interactive High-Speed Internet Map. The Ontario government is launching a new interactive map that will make it easier for residents and businesses to learn more about provincially funded high-speed internet projects across the province.

May 1, 2023

Province announces service providers for 14 high-speed internet projects. Users can search the map by address, community or municipality to find project details, including information on construction status and internet service providers that will be delivering reliable high-speed internet in unserved and underserved communities. “I am so proud to launch this new online tool that…

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Kingston Chamber Joins Community Leaders for OCC’s 2023 AGM and Convention in Niagara Falls

April 26, 2023

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that its 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Convention will be held in Niagara Falls from April 27 – 29, 2023. The event will be hosted by the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce and Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. Did you know joining your local Chamber…

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