HAMILTON May 9, 2014: Today, The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce announced the agenda for the 2014 Hamilton Economic Summit: An Investor’s Guide to the Ambitious City. The fast-paced, half-day event, will feature Hamilton’s institutional leaders and a couple special guests.
Dr. Patrick Deane- President, McMaster University
Geoff Cape - President and CEO, Evergreen
Dr. Hubert R. Krygsman - President, Redeemer University College
Rob MacIsaac - President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
Tom Murphy- Former Mayor Pittsburgh
Chris Murray- City Manager, City of Hamilton
Frank Scremin - President and CEO, Hamilton International Airport
Dr. Kevin Smith - CEO, St. Joseph’s Health System
Bruce Wood - President and CEO, Hamilton Port Authority
The summit will also feature videos from Mohawk College and McMaster Innovation Park on their initiatives, along with updates on Chamber-led economic actions, including its task forces and committee work. The program will conclude with a panel featuring various Hamilton investors, moderated by CHML’s Bill Kelly. Content will be presented by local leaders in concise talks supported by dynamic images, infographics and videos. Emphasis will be placed on the spinoff benefits needed to move Hamilton forward.
“It’s an opportunity to take stock of our economic progress and spark new actions to advance the goal of Hamilton becoming Canada’s top midsize city measured by talent, investment and quality of life.” said Chamber president and CEO Keanin Loomis. “We’ve been working over time as a community to capitalize on these significant strengths. HES 2014 will show how these advantages are translating into community wealth and highlight related investment opportunities tied to future growth.”
The event will take place at the Scottish Rite in downtown Hamilton on Thursday June 5 from 1 pm to 6 pm followed by a leadership reception. To register, contact the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce at 905-522-1151 or visit hamiltoneconomicsummit.ca
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Keanin Loomis, President and CEO, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
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Submissions are now closed for the 2014 LiON’S LAIR competition. Thank you to everyone who submitted a business plan for consideration.
Over the next few weeks our fantastic evaluators will be going through each submission and scoring them accordingly. From the applications received, ten finalists will be selected to pitch their idea to a panel of experts in a television studio environment. The video shorts will then be presented at the LiON’S LAIR Gala at Carmen’s Banquet Centre, on October 2, where over $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded.
Finalists will be announced sometime in June, so stay tuned!
For more information on LiON'S LAIR please visit pitch-it.ca.
Last night, at a dinner held at the Ancaster Mill, the Ancaster Division of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Ancaster Community Awards.
RBC Citizen of the Year:
Ancaster Mill Youth Volunteer of the Year:
Abby Sparling, Ancaster High School
Heritage Household Services Business of the Year:
Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home
The awards, which were attended by 150 people, were also sponsored by The REALTORS Association of Hamilton/Burlington and the Ancaster News. The Youth Volunteer of the Year received a bursary from the Rotary Clubs of Ancaster.
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