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Hamilton Light Rail Transit: Countdown to Construction

· by Whitney Eames

Construction of Hamilton’s light rail transit line from McMaster University to Eastgate Square is poised to begin within 18 months. Preparations include creating a plan to mitigate the negative impact on businesses from construction along the route. This plan — which will be written into the construction agreement with the selected contractor — will feature best practices from cities across North America and beyond.

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Fixing “Pain Points” in Canada’s Innovation Corridor

· by Whitney Eames

Two vocal champions of Canada’s Innovation Corridor — Keanin Loomis, CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Jan De Silva, CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade — spoke about the benefits of collaboration in support of regional economic development on the Bill Kelly Show, AM900 CHML (June 15, 2018).

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Rapid Policy Update: United States of America applies Tariffs on Canadian Steel and Aluminum, Canada Retaliates

· by Huzaifa Saeed

As of Midnight, June 1st, 2018, President Donald Trump and the United States Government has applied a 25% Tariff on Canadian Steel and 10% on Canadian Aluminum. This tariff is an implementation of a section 232 investigation that was extensively covered in March 2018, with significant advocacy and negotiation efforts from the Chamber network, industries on both sides of the border and Canadian Government leading to a temporary exemption for Canada, European Union and other United States allies.

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UPDATE: Leadership Gathering Set for June 26 in Hamilton-Burlington

· by Whitney Eames

Focus on Regional Collaboration to Drive Global Competitiveness

 HAMILTON May 31, 2018: Excitement is building in the lead up to the inaugural Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit on June 26 from 8 am to 4 pm at Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton-Burlington.

This marquee leadership event is an initiative of Canada’s Innovation Corridor Business Council, a partnership of leading chambers of commerce and boards of trade located in Southern Ontario.

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2018 Ontario Provincial Election: Vote Prosperity Platform of Business Priorities and Platform Analysis

· by Huzaifa Saeed

On June 7th, 2018, the Province of Ontario will head the Polling Stations to elect the next Provincial Government. In partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, it’s 135 local Chambers representing over 60,000 businesses, we have launched the “Vote Prosperity” platform to highlight key priorities for businesses. Our efforts began in October 2017, when representatives of the Ontario Chamber Network has been meeting with Party Leadership, elected officials at Queen’s Park and senior public policy leaders, to advocate for the recommendations for a strong Ontario outlined in our Vote Prosperity Platform.

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Leadership Gathering Set for June 26 in Hamilton-Burlington

· by Whitney Eames

Focus on Regional Collaboration to Drive Global Competitiveness

 HAMILTON May 28, 2018: Excitement is building in the lead up to the inaugural Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit on June 26 from 8 am to 4 pm at Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton-Burlington.

This marquee leadership event is an initiative of Canada’s Innovation Corridor Business Council, a partnership of leading chambers of commerce and boards of trade located in Southern Ontario.

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Magnet: Advancing careers, businesses, and communities

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

Recruiting and hiring is a resource-intensive process, and finding the right talent for a job can be challenging, especially when you’re competing for top candidates.

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is helping you connect to the right talent through Magnet, a network powered by a data-rich job-matching technology. Partnering with leading innovative initiatives like Magnet enables us to support our members’ businesses and help differentiate them in the marketplace.

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Canada’s Innovation Corridor

· by Whitney Eames

Regional Connectivity, Global Competitiveness

The Hamilton Chamber is committed to helping our members grow and prosper. More than ever, this means facilitating access to supply chains and markets beyond our local boundaries.

That’s why we teamed up with other leading chambers of commerce and boards of trade across the Greater Golden Horseshoe on a bold economic partnership.

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Recap of a successful 2018 Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM: Hosting, Approved Policy Resolutions & Excellence Awards.

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, May 1st, 2018: This past weekend the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce hosted the Ontario Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting at the Sheraton Hotel, with over 140 leaders from Chambers of Commerce across Ontario experiencing the best our city had to offer. Check out the widget below or the hashtag #OCCAGM on twitter to get a glimpse of the content.

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Rapid Policy Update: Federal Government investments to strengthen Canada’s Trade Enforcement Capabilities, Steel & Aluminum Industries

· by Huzaifa Saeed

April 26th, 2018, Hamilton, ON: Earlier today, the Federal Government announced an increase in funding for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Global Affairs Canada to further strengthen Canada’s trade enforcement. The new funding – more than $30 million over five years, starting immediately, and $6.8 million per year after that – will mean more than 40 new officers to investigate trade-related complaints, including those related to steel and aluminum.

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