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The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has many committees covering a wide range of interests and topics. Chamber members who wish to network and meet other Chamber members and who want to be part of a team to design and deliver programs for the betterment of business are just the people we need. Also, committees are designed to enable members to contribute to the development of Chamber Policies as well as to increase their own awareness of community projects, proposed legislation and how it affects their business.
Please check the Events calendar for meeting dates and information regarding guest speakers and agenda items.
Strengthens the Hamilton Chamber by encouraging new members to become involved in Chamber activities; develops and promotes networking and business opportunities for Chamber members such as the monthly Business After Business and Member Orientation Breakfasts.
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the Month @ 12:00 noon
Chair: Suzanne Bauman, Cowan Insurance
To monitor and support growth and development of business in Hamilton; to develop programs, in co-operation with other stakeholders to encourage development of international business opportunities and strategic alliances as they arise; to help improve the competitiveness of local companies with specific emphasis on small business activities, needs and areas of concern; to encourage adoption of environmentally sustainable business practices and promotes business opportunities in the environmental industry sector; to continue to monitor and support growth and development in Hamilton's downtown core; to promote access to and expansion of venture capital sources to facilitate the development and marketing of Greater Hamilton's Businesses; to provide a forum to educate and update about community happenings.
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 12 noon
What if you could have additional sales professionals looking out for potential business for you? That is what the Chamber's networking club, Connections, is all about!
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Description: The mission of the Hamilton Hive is to provide an all-in-one, up-to-date resource for young professionals from across the economic landscape that are looking to start or advance their career and life in Hamilton and to assist in building young professional networks in Hamilton.
Anyone may join the Hive mailing list. Hive Board membership consists of representatives of Hamilton's various Young Professional organizations.
Chair: Melissa McQueen
The Human Resources Committee focuses on providing value to members by:Sharing information with members regarding employment, labour and job creation, workplace legislation and best HR practices; providing an advocacy role to represent members on current issues and employment legislation that effect business and workforce needs, through the development of Chamber HR policies that can be used to lobby local, provincial and federal governments; creating a learning environment through special events, activities, expert speakers and workshops, whereby members have the opportunity to improve their knowledge base and develop new skills to strengthen their business; ensuring a venue for engaging committee members, encouraging involvement and providing networking opportunities that will assist members to grow their businesses and build on each other’s successes.
We will harness the experience, credibility, as well as the intellectual and leadership capacities of our committee members to mobilize community stakeholders in support of the Hamilton innovation agenda. Where appropriate, we will align ourselves with the vision, mission, goals and objectives of our collaborative partner organizations.
We will develop and execute a marketing game plan, through which we will report on best practices and share local success stories to the community at large, by employing social media, the Chamber website, focused events and the local media.
We are the voice of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce for advancing innovation and technology development in Hamilton.
Meets 2nd Thursday of the Month @ 8:00 a.m. at McMaster Innovation Park
Chair: Kevin Browne, Mohawk College