Celebrating a New Business Partnership in King

July 9, 2022

Kingbridge and King Chamber Partner Up: Will Support Growth in Business Community

King City, ON [March 9, 2022]  The King Chamber of Commerce and the Kingbridge Centre are partnering to strengthen the local business community with targeted programs, resources and  events.    The partnership will respond to business needs ranging from recovery after the pandemic, driving innovation adoption, integrating environmental benefits into business models, gathering thought leaders for sharing best practices and supporting the development of new businesses.

As the Kingbridge Centre re-opens to the community in April, the organizations are planning joint events to bring businesses owners and leaders back together, discussing their needs, priorities and opportunities.  The collaboration will include the Chamber having a physical presence at the Kingbridge Centre for a trial period.  This will enable Chamber members to have a regular meeting place, and directly connect King’s business community with the ventures that are participating in the new Innovation programs.  The partnership will also focus on understanding the needs of the business community and for the development of high value programs for the member companies.  Areas under discussion include a grant writing support program, talent attraction and retention initiatives, training and development and joint pursuit of funding opportunities.

“Throughout the pandemic, Kingbridge has been proud to serve the community through its partnership with York Region and the Salvation Army.   Now looking forward to resuming regular business operations, we are excited to build an ecosystem of businesses that are focused on driving innovation, developing climate change solutions and setting the stage for future prosperity”, said Karen Dubeau, Executive Director of Innovation at Kingbridge.

“The King Chamber has worked tirelessly through the pandemic to support local businesses through a Shop Local campaign, advocacy efforts, and rallying business to support community.  We are excited to start in-person events again, and to build strong programs that will benefit our businesses”, said Angelo Santorelli, President of the King Chamber of Commerce. “Our partnership with the Kingbridge Centre will accelerate the economic recovery of local businesses, celebrate successes, and create strategic project and partnering opportunities”,

The King Chamber of Commerce will be holding weekly drop in sessions for member businesses at the Kingbridge location, on Wednesdays beginning in April.   Upcoming joint events will be published on the King Chamber website and all are invited to participate.

Organizations interested in learning more about the partnership should contact Karen Dubeau at Karen.dubeau@kingbridgecentre.com or Alison Mumford at info@kingchamber.ca

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