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How to improve Canada’s #1 Mid-sized City

As the No. 1 mid-size city in Canada, it is reassuring to know that award-winning Burlington is not one to rest on its laurels. TeamBurlington is made up of key stakeholders that influence and shape the city including: Aldershot Village BIA, Burlington Economic Development Corporation, Burlington Downtown,

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How will you know when the Fat Lady sings?

It starts slowly. It’s barely a whisper, a knowing in the back of your brain that something is off. You ignore it and press on. Until one day you wake up and realize not only has the Fat Lady sung while you were sleep walking through your

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Working together for a better tomorrow

While the dog days of summer are here — and let’s face it, last week’s heatwave really made one feel like dogging it — at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce we take this opportunity to meet with our local politicians. So why meet with politicians? We need

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The Pitch is Back

If you’ve ever struggled to tell someone what you do succinctly and with enthusiasm this session’s for you! Yes, the almighty Elevator Pitch is a powerful tool to engage people to say “tell me more”! Join me at the Burlington Art Centre at 4 PM on Tuesday, July 9th for the

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Chamber honoured for its advocacy work

Spring is a season of new growth. And, as one who is passionate about helping business grow, I am excited to be this year’s Chair of the Board of Directors of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. While most people have some understanding of the work the chamber

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Pie in the Sky

Most of us struggle with it, Einstein aptly lived it and stated it “You can’t solve a problem on the level it was created”.  And let’s face it, Einstein was a pretty bright guy that had more than a couple of good ideas that translated into revolutionary

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I want it all

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Playing chicken with your customers

The customer is king, the power is with the people, average joe and jane are in control. You see it everywhere, described in a number of ways, with the same underlying message. Today’s consumer has a number of choices and if you want them to buy from

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Resolve to Grow

If you’re like me (and many other people I know) the holidays are an opportune time to reflect on what has been and dream about what may come. I use this time to take stock – celebrate the year’s successes, identify what is working, consider what could

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Comfort and joy isn’t synonymous with the holidays for everyone. There are some, through a series of circumstances, find themselves in poverty, others once a contributing member of society are now homeless, and yet others that appear to have it all yet are struggling. I must confess

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