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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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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce applauds funding for the Arts Community and Organizations


by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, March 25th, 2015 – The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce applauds Hamilton City Council for approving a $500,000 increase in the 2015 budget to establish the Arts Program category of the City Enrichment Fund. The allocation is the first budgetary increase for the Arts community in over 15 years.

Over the last five years, the city’s Art Task Force had completed comprehensive research including identifying current programs, a comprehensive survey of arts community funding needs and a comparison of municipal arts funding practices in other Canadian cities.

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Canadian Chamber Network Unveils Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for 2015  


by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, February 17, 2015—The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and its nationwide network of chambers of commerce, associations and businesses, including with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, unveiled its Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness list for 2015. The Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness is an initiative the Canadian chamber network undertook in 2012 to draw attention to the barriers that are holding back Canada’s progress and to urge all levels of governments to act more swiftly in increasing our country’s ability to compete globally.

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Hamilton Region Economic Outlook 2015 Report: Hamilton Economy to Benefit from Lower Canadian Dollar and US Recovery, Manufacturing Sector Grows


by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton Economy to Benefit from Lower Canadian Dollar and US Recovery, Manufacturing Sector Grows

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Credit Unions of Ontario release 2015 economic outlook for Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area

Hamilton, ON, February 11th , 2015: Hamilton is set to outpace the provincial average in terms of employment gains and expand at a faster pace than communities in its broader region, according to a new economic outlook from the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Credit Unions of Ontario.

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Media Release: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce applauds the Province of Ontario’s commitment to a fully funded Light Rail Transit system in Hamilton.


by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, Jan 26, 2015: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is highly encouraged by today’s announcement by Mayor Fred Eisenberger that the Province of Ontario has committed to funding 100% of the capital costs of a light rail transit system in Hamilton.

The project is expected to run along the B-Line corridor with further discussions on an additional link to the new James St North GO Station.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Sounding Alarm on Ontario’s Debt and Deficit


by HCOC

New report provides straightforward analysis of Ontario’s fiscal situation 

Hamilton, October 29th, 2014:  Ontarians should be very concerned about the province’s fiscal situation, according to a new report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

The report, “How Bad Is It? What Do We Do About It?” provides a straightforward account of Ontario’s current fiscal situation.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to Government: Get Employer-Driven Training Programs Right


by HCOC

Hamilton, ON, September 08, 2014: The Government of Ontario must ensure that upcoming changes to the province’s training and employment programs reflect the needs of employers, according to a new report released by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Essential Skills Ontario.

The call comes as the government works to reinvent the way that many training and employment programs are delivered in the province by giving employers a more direct role in the type of training their workers receive.

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2014 Finalists Announced


by HCOC

10 companies have been selected as finalists for LiON’S LAIR, a competition that offers finalists the chance to pitch their idea to a panel of industry judges—the “Lions”—and solicit over $100,000 in cash and in-kind resources.

“LiON’S LAIR is a fantastic opportunity for Innovation Factory and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to work closely with high-potential companies and reward them for their efforts in entrepreneurship,” stated Keanin Loomis, President and CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

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