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A local editor connected with us after finding us in the Chamber database. The story was on recycling and we eventually ended up on the cover of Biz Magazine. This helped us tremendously.

Stephanie McLarty
REfficient Inc.

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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.

Any chamber member in good standing is welcome to participate in any of the Chamber’s events, committees and divisions.  Please register with This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please check the Events calendar for meeting dates and information regarding guest speakers and agenda items.

Ambassadors

Committee Description:

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
Membership in the Ambassadors Committee is currently full. 

Business Development 

To join this committee, contact Whitney Simmons at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Committee Description: 

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

Chair: Bruce Youngblud, Ancaster Financial Centre

Presentation by Hamilton Water
Business Development Committee Presentations 2011-2012

 

Connections

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!

Our Mandate
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce established CONNECTIONS in 1991 as a special program to promote business opportunities among Chamber members.

The success of the program is based on a commitment by each CONNECTIONS member to attend regularly scheduled networking meetings to:

  •     develop on-going relationships among members
  •     create awareness of each member’s product and service
  •     utilize the products and services of members
  •     generate and exchange leads

Please click here for more details.

 

Hamilton HIVE

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.

Website: www.hamiltonhive.ca   HIVE Mentorship Site: hiveconnect.ca

Chair: Melissa McQueen

Human Resources

To join this committee, contact Whitney Simmons at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Committee Description:

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.

Meets 2st Thursday of the Month @ 8:00 a.m.
Location: William Fresh CafĂ©
Co Chair: Al Lutchin, Career Compass Canada
Co Chair: Donna Stevenson, Boomer Match to Business

HR Presentation - October 2013 - EI: What It Is and Why You Want It

HR Presentation - AODA - Overstated, Misunderstood and Essential

HR Committee Presentations Archive

 

Innovation Technology

To join this committee, contact Whitney Simmons at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Committee Mission:

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.

Committee Vision:

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

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