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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce submits provincial pre-budget submission

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, February 4th: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has submitted a pre-budget submission in response to a public consultation process announced by the provincial government. The recommendations were also presented to Associate Minister of Finance MPP Mitzie Hunter, MPP Eleanor McMahon and chair of cabinet MPP Jim Bradley at a pre-budget townhall in Hamilton last week.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce & Morriston Bypass coalition submits letter to Premier.

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Monday, February 1st, 2016, Hamilton, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce was a signatory to a pre-budget letter submitted today to Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne and members of her cabinet. The letter is part of an ongoing advocacy process to secure government funding (provincial, federal or a combination of) to construct a bypass near the village of Morriston on highway six.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce Presents: 5 Minutes for Business (January 2016) : Infrastructure Spending & Global Markets

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Every other Tuesday, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce releases 5 Minutes for Business, a publication written by Hendrik Brakel, their Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy. In these publications, Hendrik briefly describes current issues that affect the Canadian economy and provides insight on what it will mean for Canadians today and the future.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce presents its 2016 Federal Budget recommendation report

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, January 14th, 2016: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has submitted a pre-budget submission in response to a public consultation process announced by the Federal Government. The recommendations were also presented to local Liberal MPs, Filomena Tassi (MP Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas) and Bob Bratina (Hamilton East-Stoney Creek) yesterday during a community pre-budget townhall.

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Media Release: Bay Area Poised for Growth as Manufacturing Strengthens: Ontario Economic Update 2016

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton – Burlington, ON, Dec 10th, 2015: The most wide-reaching provincial economic forecast of the year, the Ontario Economic Update 2016, was released today by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Credit Unions of Ontario, with support from Hamilton and Burlington Chambers of Commerce. The Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), which is made up of Hamilton, Burlington, and Grimsby, will experience above-trend employment growth during the next two years, reflecting the end of the major restructuring in the manufacturing sector.

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December 2015 Regulatory Update for Businesses in Ontario

· by Huzaifa Saeed

The December 2015 regulatory update is presented here to our members in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC). Regulatory Update summarizes what employers need to know about the latest changes to the regulatory environment for businesses to stay in compliance.


Ministry of Energy launches energy-savings program for small business

This initiative is intended to support energy-saving practices among small businesses and to help them save money.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce Presents: 5 Minutes for Business: US Interest Rates and UN Climate Change

· by Huzaifa Saeed

US Interest Rates about to rise: What does it mean for Canada?

After seven long years with interest rates at zero, the U.S. Federal Reserve will almost certainly raise rates by 0.25% at its next meeting on December 15.

It has been warning about a coming rate hike since 2013. In the last Fed statement, it changed the wording it has used for years about “In determining how long to maintain this target range…” to “In determining whether to raise the target range at the next meeting…” In the obscure language of Fedspeak, this is like waving your arms and hollering.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce presents: 5 Minutes for Business: The Red Wave and What it Means for Canadian Business

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Canadians have spoken decisively and given the Liberals a majority (in the recently concluded Federal Election) that no one thought possible. (Why do we even read polls anymore? Maybe we’d be better off scanning the stars.)

Here’s why the pollsters got it wrong. The number of people who voted Liberal shot up a staggering 149%, from 2.8 million in 2011 to 6.9 million this past Election Day.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Is Hamilton Canada’s Brooklyn? TVO’s Steve Paikin to Moderate Ambitious City Event on November 16

· by Whitney Eames

MEDIA RELEASE
Is Hamilton Canada’s Brooklyn?
TVO’s Steve Paikin to Moderate Ambitious City Event on November 16

HAMILTON October 30, 2015 — The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce today announced details of its third annual Ambitious City, a marquee event devoted to new and emerging leadership trends in progressive community building.

This year’s event will feature a spirited, interactive conversation on the question: Is Hamilton Canada’s Brooklyn?

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Letter from the President: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce supports Horizon Utilities merger proposal

· by Keanin Loomis

Mayor Fred Eisenberger and Council

City of Hamilton

71 Main St. West

Hamilton, Ontario

L8P 4Y5

Re: Endorsement of Horizon Utilities Merger Proposal

Your Worship and Members of Council: You know the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce well as this city’s voice of business and an active contributor to improving the vitality of this great city for all its residents.

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