Posts Tagged ‘Business Retention Expansion and Workforce Development’
Business Beat: What Does it Really Take to Create Economic Growth?
Economies are complex and the responsibility for economic growth is often largely placed on governments. But the truth is there are many players who impact whether an economy will grow. For example our educational institutions must produce the skills and talent necessary to fill jobs needed for industry to produce goods and services. Research facilities…Read More
Business Beat: Training is an Investment
Imagine this scene around a board table. Times are tight and balancing the budget is becoming an increasing challenge. As the costs for staff training are shared, one manager leans across the table and whispers to another, “Imagine spending that much money training our staff, and then they all leave.” The second manager whispers back,…Read More
Business Beat: What is the State of our City?
Invictus was a fitting conclusion to the State of the City address held by the Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Commerce on January 28th with his Worship, Mayor Ted Clugston delivering the annual address. With over 300 community leaders in attendance, that message summarized the fortitude of our community in the face of adversity,…Read More
Business Beat: The Results are in and Business has Spoken
Business Beat: The Results are in and Business has Spoken In previous articles, I’ve addressed how a sound community economic action plan requires business to be at the front end of what we’re doing. You can’t identify economic problems and implement solutions without the insight of local business. No one understands the issues and have…Read More
Fuelling our Business Community in 2020
Fuelling our Business Community in 2020 Our local Chamber of Commerce is a member driven and people focused organization who believes that the positive impact we create for local businesses ultimately affects the lives of business owners, employees and our community. That’s why we’re active problem solvers, equipped to help our business community by connecting…Read More