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Job Posting: Membership Manager


by Whitney Eames

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s Membership Manager will be taking maternity leave in August 2015. This opening is available initially on a contract basis to cover her absence, but could evolve into a permanent position if market conditions support.

Please click here for a description of the posting.

Please direct applications and inquiries to Whitney Eames at w.eames@hamiltonchamber.ca.

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Media Release: Local Business Leaders Press Provincial Government on Regional Issues


by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, MAY 27, 2015: Local business leaders from Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) chambers of commerce and boards of trade met with Ontario cabinet ministers on Monday to discuss key issues impacting the regional economy.

In a wide ranging discussion held at Queen’s Park, business and government leaders touched on three priority areas: solving gridlock and improving transit, planning for growth and infrastructure, and promoting economic growth across the region.

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Media Release: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce applauds the Province of Ontario’s $1.2 Billion Capital Investment Light Rail Transit system and new GO Station in Hamilton.


by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, May 26th, 2015: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is overjoyed by this morning’s announcement by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne that the Province of Ontario has committed to funding approximately $1.2 Billion in the City of Hamilton to cover 100% of the capital costs of the B-Line Light Rail line and a new GO Station at Centennial Street.

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Job Posting: Bay Area Economic Summit Event Scribes and White Paper Research Assistants (4 Positions in total)


by Huzaifa Saeed

Job Description: Bay Area Economic Summit Event Scribes and White Paper Research Assistants (4 Positions in total). June 2nd 2015. Paid Opportunity.

Hosted by the Hamilton and Burlington Chambers of Commerce.

Background

What is a Chamber of Commerce?  Chambers of Commerce are membership associations representing the voice of the business community and major public sector institutions.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce & Ontario Chamber of Commerce Network submit feedback on Cap & Trade


by Huzaifa Saeed

The Government of Ontario recently announced that it is adopting a province-wide cap and trade system as part of its strategy to reduce Ontario’s impact on climate change.

In response, the Ontario Chamber Network has provided government with a written submission outlining the principles that the Ontario government should incorporate into the design of the system to mitigate the impact to the business community.

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Spring 2015 Business Regulatory Update


by Huzaifa Saeed

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) quarterly Regulatory Update summarizes what employers need to know about the latest changes to the regulatory environment for businesses*.

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, as part of OCC’s network is actively engaged on the topics below and would welcome your feedback or concerns to educate our advocacy efforts.

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Rod Phillips to Speak at the Hamilton and Burlington Bay Area Economic Summit on June 2nd


by Huzaifa Saeed

HAMILTON May 19, 2015: Event organizers today announced that Rod Phillips, a prominent Canadian business leader and chair of the not for profit organization CivicAction, will be a featured luncheon speaker at the inaugural Hamilton and Burlington Bay Area Economic Summit on June 2 at Royal Botanical Gardens.

“Mr. Phillips brings a wealth of leadership experience gained in the private, public and charitable sectors to our conversation on regional development,” said summit spokesperson Keanin Loomis, CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

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Media Release: Hamilton and Burlington Team Up for Economic Summit June 2 Event to Strengthen Cooperation and Boost Regional Influence


by Huzaifa Saeed

HAMILTON May 12, 2015 — Prominent leaders from the adjacent cities of Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario will participate in the inaugural Bay Area Economic Summit at Royal Botanical Gardens on June 2, 2015.

The day-long gathering, inspired by the Greater Bay Area Committee co-chaired by Councillor Judi Partridge (City of Hamilton) and Rick Craven (City of Burlington), is being co-hosted by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Burlington Chamber of Commerce.

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Hamilton Chamber advocates for Long Range Goods and People Movement Policy and the Implementation of a One Business Number for Ontario


by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, May 5th, 2015:  The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce delegates attended the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting in Cornwall, ON this past weekend. A cornerstone of the event is an annual policy resolution session where individual chambers are allowed to submit policies that are then voted on by the membership for adoption as OCC Advocacy Priorities.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce comments on the 2015 Provincial Budget and applauds commitment to Hamilton Rapid Transit, still looking for clarity over specifics


by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, April 23rd, 2015 — The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce applauds the Ontario Government for formalizing its commitment to a fully funded Rapid Transit project in Hamilton in the 2015 Budget tabled today. However, the Hamilton Chamber is also hoping to receive clarification on details of the budgetary allocation in the near future.

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