Vasudha Seth, a marketing executive with ArcelorMittal Dofasco, was formally introduced as the new Chair of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce at our 168th Annual General Meeting on March 25, 2014. She takes over from past Chair Louise Dompierre and will serve a two year term. In keeping with a time honoured tradition, Vasudha was sworn in by the Mayor of Hamilton, Bob Bratina. During her remarks, Vasudha thanked fellow board members and the Chamber staff, and touched on several priorities moving forward, including sustained action on five theme areas arising from the 2012 Hamilton Economic Summit: Advanced Manufacturing, Creative Industries, Education, Health Sciences and Transportation. CLICK HERE to listen to her remarks. The AGM was held at Michelangelo Events and Conference Centre, and sponsored by Meridian Credit Union, Netaccess, and Guyatt + Moffatt Chartered Accountants.
Friday, March 21 - Business after Business with the Hamilton Bulldogs
Location: Gibson Lounge (85 York Boulevard)
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cost: Free to attend for all members and guests. Tickets are being offered to attendees at the reduced price of $10 per person. To buy tickets in advance, please contact Kellin Enslev, Manager of Group Tickets at 905-546-8175.
Tuesday, March 25 - Annual General Meeting
Location: Michelangelo's (1555 Upper Ottawa)
Time: Business Meeting - 5:00pm, Reception - 5:45pm
Cost: the business meeting is free to attend. Reception: $15
To register, contact Whitney at
or 905-522-1151, Ext 100.
Monday, March 31 - Outstanding Business Achievement Awards
Location: Carmen's (1520 Stone Church Road)
Time: Reception - 5:00pm, Dinner 6:00pm
Cost: $90+hst per person (member), $110+hst per person (non-member), $850+hst per table of 10
To register online, please click here.
Committee and Division Meetings:
Human Resources Succession Planning Panel - Thursday, March 20
Location: The Hamilton Spectator Auditorium
Glanbrook Division - Thursday, March 20
Location: 447 Wing (3210 Homestead Drive, Mount Hope)
Dundas Divison - Thursday, March 20
Location: Dundas Museum and Archives (139 Park West)
Time: 12 noon. Please RSVP to
. A light lunch will be served.
HAMILTON (March 4, 2014) - The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has announced the
finalists for the 30th Annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards (OBAA’s). The award
recipients will be announced at the Awards Gala ceremony on Monday, March 31, 2014, at
Carmen’s Banquet Centre.
• Rapscallion Rogue Eatery
• McCallum Sather Architects
• Red Hill Coffee Trade
• Vrancor Hotels Group
• Steeped Tea
• Countrywide Recycling
IRONMAN (sustained performance over a period of minimum 15 years):
• First Canadian Title Hamilton
• Yale Properties
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR (up to age 35):
• Daniel Hyams, Fermata Inc.
• Joe Acardi, Red Brick Rentals, Platform 302, Green Smoothie Bar
• Christoph Benfey, Low Key Studio
• FactorE Design Initiative
NOT FOR PROFIT:
• Good Shepherd Centre
• Hamilton Artists Inc.
• Innovation Factory
CENTURY: (serving Hamilton continuously for 100 years or more) all listed will receive a
• Hamilton Golf and Country Club
• TD Bank
The Hamilton Chamber would like to thank the sponsors of this year’s Outstanding Business Achievement Awards including our Major Sponsors OLG, Bell, Taylor Leibow, and Bank of Montreal, our Program Sponsor Cogeco, and our VIP Reception Sponsor Dan Lawrie Insurance.
Tickets for the OBAA’s are available for $850 for a table of 10, or $90 per person, plus HST. Tickets are available from Whitney Simmons at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce:
or 905- 522-1151 ext. 100. Reception begins at 5:00 PM, with dinner at 6:00 PM. Other event details and on-line registration for Hamilton Chamber members, available at: www.hamiltonchamber.ca
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Media Contact: Marie Nash, Creative Coordinator
2013 OBAA Finalists Announcement