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Celebrating business and community

June 27, 2014

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Last night, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Guelph Awards of Excellence gala. It was a beautiful evening for celebrating business and community leaders. As part of the event I presented Mayor’s Awards to four local “difference makers.” You can read about this year’s Mayor’s Award winners here. Thank you Andrew, Charles, Alina, […]

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Smart City Building – Making Every Dollar Count

June 19, 2014

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Council made great progress last night solidifying its new approach to city building, thanks to the inspired and brilliant work of Enterprise Services. Guelph Enterprise Framework First, we approved a new Guelph Enterprise Framework and Tool to strengthen Council’s decisions when making strategic capital investments.  The framework and tool will do three key things: –          Maximize the […]

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Economic Summit well facilitated

January 23, 2013

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I was impressed with the facilitation at our recent Economic Summit that had been arranged by the Planning Committee.  It certainly contributed to a successful event and the notes are quickly being assembled to develop next steps. Here are my introductory remarks along with some of the visuals that were presented for those unable to […]

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Council’s Role and Record – Planning and Development

February 16, 2012

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A report is going to committee next week summarizing the changes made to improve our development approvals process and the next steps to further streamline the process. For background, see three previous posts: Let’s be Candid, Let’s be Candid – Part 2, Let’s be Candid – Part 3.  Some of the comments of those interviewed to identify […]

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Exciting news from the Chamber of Commerce

January 5, 2012

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Just in from Lloyd Longfield…. The Board of Directors has approved the Chamber moving to the Downtown, to create a Chamber Business Centre.  A site has been selected in the Walker Building at 111 Farquhar Street, across the tracks from the new transit terminal on the 2nd and 3rd floor of Guelph’s oldest industrial building […]

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Funding for the Arts

July 13, 2011

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The City was successful in receiving $75,000 from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s Creative Communities Prosperity Fund.  An additional $48,300 will be generated from the private sector which is being facilitated by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and Guelph Arts Council.  The funding will be used to undertake cultural mapping of our community cultural […]

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