In The News

Debi Pratt Given Lifetime Achievement Award

October 10, 2019

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Debi Pratt will be honoured at the Women in Business Awards for her 40-plus years of achievement in the wine industry. The woman who, alongside Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser, was a pioneer in the development of the Niagara, Ontario and Canadian wine industries, is the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. The…

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September 10, 2019

The GNCC has released its 2019 Federal Election platform, “Powering the Future of Niagara.” This platform focuses on taxation & regulation, environment & social well-being, and technology & innovation. Powering the Future of Niagara Taxation & Regulation Overhaul and simplify the Canadian tax system for the 21stcentury Canada’s tax system, last comprehensively reviewed decades ago,…

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The Chamber and the Carbon Tax

September 3, 2019

Climate change is a serious threat to our way of life, and its consequences are already being felt in rising food prices, droughts, and extreme weather phenomena. Canada has received a higher level of warming since 1948 than most countries in the world and has seen a correspondingly higher level of climate impact, with Canadian…

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CAA Now offering auto and home insurance to GNCC members

August 21, 2019

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce are excited to share with you the news of a new insurance partnership with CAA Insurance Company. CAA Insurance was chosen because of their focus on delivering value, outstanding claims service, loyalty discounts and trusted brand presence. With CAA Insurance, GNCC members will…

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Province launches public consultation on land use and housing policy

July 23, 2019

Ontario residents will have 90 days to comment on changes to Ontario’s land-use policies which, according to Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark, will create more housing stock in the province. Clark announced the consultation during a speech at a Great Niagara Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Rockway Vineyards in St. Catharines Monday morning. Clark said…

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Emilio Raimondo named as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC)

June 25, 2019

Niagara architect Emilio Raimondo has been named Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). The award of a Fellowship of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) recognise the recipient’s enhancement of excellence in the practice of architecture, in particular in one or more of the areas of design, building science, research, public…

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Employment Opportunity: Member Sales & Program Manager

June 4, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Member Sales & Program Manager Reports to: Vice-President of Operations Job Overview GNCC is focused on expanding our membership base and driving continued sustainable organizational growth. This Sales Manager role will be responsible for promoting and supporting GNCC products and services. We are looking for a hard-working, passionate individual with an…

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Charles Conteh: Engaging the next frontier of manufacturing in Niagara

May 31, 2019

From the economic decimation of cataclysmic plant closures, layoffs and a massive spike in poverty some 20 years ago, Niagara has moved to seeing positive trends in manufacturing in recent years. Employment in the region’s manufacturing sector has increased 13 per cent over the past six years (2012-18). Sector-wide, manufacturing employment increased by 2,075 jobs…

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GNCC co-sponsors resolution calling for tax relaxation on Ontario wines

May 29, 2019

The wine and grape industry is a massive driver to the province’s economy. In 2015, it contributed $4.4 billion to the Ontario economy by supporting 18,000 jobs and hundreds of small family-owned businesses, while also attracting over 2.4 million tourists to wine country every year By Rakesh Naidu Windsor Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce On…

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Niagara College President Dan Patterson to conclude his tenure in June 2020

May 28, 2019

President Dan Patterson, the dynamic, visionary and tireless leader of Niagara College, has advised the Board of Governors that he will conclude his tenure as Niagara College president when his current term ends on June 30, 2020. While he remains as passionate and energized about Niagara College as he was at the beginning of his…

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One Year Board Vacancy

May 21, 2019

Under GNCC’s by-laws, the Board can fill a limited time Board vacancy with a qualified candidate. We have a one-year Board position open from June 2019 until April 2020. If you are interested in putting your name forward, please fill out our form (download: PDF | DOC) and email it to Jennifer Weeks at admin@gncc.caor…

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Brock partners with Niagara chambers for landmark survey

May 15, 2019

Brock University is partnering with the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) and South Niagara Chambers of Commerce (SNCC) on a survey to better understand how the talent and skills capacity of the region lines up with the needs of employers. The Chamber of Commerce Survey is now open on the Brock University website and…

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GNCC Comments on Proposed Government Reform in Niagara

May 13, 2019

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, as Niagara’s largest business organization, wishes to offer these comments on the Government of Ontario’s proposal to review and potentially alter the governance structure of Niagara. Our mandate is to improve business competitiveness in Niagara and to foster an environment where our members can thrive. The GNCC is agnostic…

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Niagara Region Special Olympics Athletes attending World Games

March 29, 2019

The 2019 Invitational Youth Games will bring 2,500 Special Olympics athletes (intellectual disabilities) to Toronto May 14-17, 2019 for a first-ever International high school aged competition. Eight Niagara Region High Schools have qualified and will send teams to the Games. Our goal is to “Draft” all of these student-athletes and get them to the Games…

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The formation and future of Goodman Group

March 20, 2019

The newly formed Goodman Group has united multiple services under the Goodman School of Business umbrella. Having combined existing and new branches, it is now looking towards the future. “By formation of the group, we are providing direct access to the Niagara community so they can more easily and readily access what we have to…

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