Committees & Divisions

Committee and Division Renewal

The Hamilton Chamber, in an effort to continuously improve its effectiveness, is in the process of a full review of its committees and divisions. The overall goal is to ensure the best value for volunteers and your time commitment, while also ensuring the Chamber stays leading edge in its policy-focussed work and its membership services.

A Committee & Division Renewal Task Force has been struck to assist staff in this review. The Chamber’s Board, had approved the Task Force’s Terms of Reference. Click here to view the document.

The Task Force will meet with each existing committee and Division prior to the end of September to provide an update and seek feedback. Their final report will then be prepared for Board approval.

 

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Any chamber member in good standing is welcome to participate in any of the Chamber’s events, committees and divisions.  Please register with w.eames@hamiltonchamber.ca.


Committees

Presentations

Human Resources Committee

The Human Resources Committee is reorganizing into a more education-focused group. Beginning in September, this group will hear from and interact with speakers and panels that address current issues of importance to HR professionals.

Co Chair: Leah Heywood, Super Sucker
Co Chair: Kathryn Wrong, Employment Hamilton

Innovation & Technology Committee

The Innovation and Technology Committee will be reorganizing into a Task Force that will examine Hamilton's technology infrastructure and look at ways to improve.

Chair: Kevin Browne, Mohawk College

Connections

Connections is a category-exclusive networking group that meets every other Thursday morning at the Uptown Business Club (236 Pritchard Road). Breakfast is served at 7:15am, with the meeting beginning at 7:30am.

For more information, click here.


Divisions

Ancaster Division

Provides support and leadership for local business issues relating to the Town of Ancaster. Organizes the annual Ancaster Citizen of the Year and Youth Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Meets 2nd Friday of the month at 12:00 noon at various locations around Ancaster. See calendar or Pipeline for details.
Chair: Wendy Tompkins, RBC Financial Planning

Dundas Division

Provides support and leadership for local business issues relating to the Town of Dundas: organizing the annual Dundas Citizen of the Year and Youth Volunteer of the Year Awards, hosts the annual Christmas tree Lighting Ceremony and Dundas Seniors’ Day.

Meets 4th Wednesday month at 12:00 noon at various locations around Dundas. See calendar or Pipeline for details.
Chair: Steve Roblin, Judy Marsales Real Estate Brokerage

Glanbrook Division

Provides support and leadership for local business issues relating to Glanbrook. Started the Binbrook Farmers Market. Organizes the Annual Tree Lighting and other business events.

Meets 3rd Thursday of the Month @ 8:00 a.m. at various locations
Chair: Linda McFeeters, G. McFeeters Enterprises

YEP Division

YEP! Hamilton will focus Entrepreneurs and Professionals up to and including age 40 to assist the Chamber in fostering growth and encouraging creative innovation by:

Acting as a prime resource for young, current, and next generation Entrepreneurs and Professionals in the City of Hamilton;
Working collaboratively with community partners to build young professional networks in Hamilton;
Focus on the renewal of Hamilton’s downtown core by ensuring young entrepreneur and professional activities occur there with greater frequency.
Ensure that YEP! Hamilton actions are designed to maximize positive media attention for the group, and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

YEP! Hamilton will act also as a platform to:
Utilize technology to link young Entrepreneurs & Professionals across the city to enact positive change;
Focus on raising the profile of young Entrepreneurs & Professionals in Hamilton to assist in the overall communications goal of promoting “Hamilton - City of Entrepreneurs”; and utilize the resources available though the Chamber. "

Meets 4th Thursday of the Month @ 8:30 a.m.
Location: Chamber's office at 120 King Street West, Plaza Level
Chair: Tyler Ferguson, The Farm Network