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Rod Phillips to Speak at the Hamilton and Burlington Bay Area Economic Summit on June 2nd

· by Huzaifa Saeed

HAMILTON May 19, 2015: Event organizers today announced that Rod Phillips, a prominent Canadian business leader and chair of the not for profit organization CivicAction, will be a featured luncheon speaker at the inaugural Hamilton and Burlington Bay Area Economic Summit on June 2 at Royal Botanical Gardens.

“Mr. Phillips brings a wealth of leadership experience gained in the private, public and charitable sectors to our conversation on regional development,” said summit spokesperson Keanin Loomis, CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

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Media Release: Hamilton and Burlington Team Up for Economic Summit June 2 Event to Strengthen Cooperation and Boost Regional Influence

· by Huzaifa Saeed

HAMILTON May 12, 2015 — Prominent leaders from the adjacent cities of Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario will participate in the inaugural Bay Area Economic Summit at Royal Botanical Gardens on June 2, 2015.

The day-long gathering, inspired by the Greater Bay Area Committee co-chaired by Councillor Judi Partridge (City of Hamilton) and Rick Craven (City of Burlington), is being co-hosted by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Burlington Chamber of Commerce.

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Hamilton Chamber advocates for Long Range Goods and People Movement Policy and the Implementation of a One Business Number for Ontario

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, May 5th, 2015:  The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce delegates attended the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting in Cornwall, ON this past weekend. A cornerstone of the event is an annual policy resolution session where individual chambers are allowed to submit policies that are then voted on by the membership for adoption as OCC Advocacy Priorities.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce comments on the 2015 Provincial Budget and applauds commitment to Hamilton Rapid Transit, still looking for clarity over specifics

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, April 23rd, 2015 — The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce applauds the Ontario Government for formalizing its commitment to a fully funded Rapid Transit project in Hamilton in the 2015 Budget tabled today. However, the Hamilton Chamber is also hoping to receive clarification on details of the budgetary allocation in the near future.

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce Rapid Policy Update: Ontario Introducing a Cap and Trade System: What Businesses need to know

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Earlier today, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that her government will be implementing a cap and trade system as part of its strategy to reduce Ontario’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Globally, rising GHG levels are the main contributor to climate change.

This represents a significant policy shift that will have implications for Ontario’s business community.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce applauds funding for the Arts Community and Organizations

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, March 25th, 2015 – The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce applauds Hamilton City Council for approving a $500,000 increase in the 2015 budget to establish the Arts Program category of the City Enrichment Fund. The allocation is the first budgetary increase for the Arts community in over 15 years.

Over the last five years, the city’s Art Task Force had completed comprehensive research including identifying current programs, a comprehensive survey of arts community funding needs and a comparison of municipal arts funding practices in other Canadian cities.

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Chamber Presents Pre-Budget Submissions to the City and Province

· by Huzaifa Saeed

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has submitted two pre-budget submission documents to the municipal and provincial government over the last month. The submissions highlight our recommendations to the respective elected officials on the priorities of the Chamber.

1) Provincial Pre-Budget Submission: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce submitted our pre-budget submission outlining our membership’s provincial priorities to Finance Minister Charles Sousa as part of their public consultation process.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce hosting funding workshop: Social Capital Partners

· by Huzaifa Saeed

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to a special information and feedback session on employment led by Social Capital Partners (SCP’s) on Thursday March 26, 2015.

SCP develops new approaches to addressing Canada’s employment challenges. They design and prove new models that benefit both employers and job seekers and collaborate with strategic partners that can have the greatest impact. 

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5 Minute Business Intelligence by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce: “Home Sweet Home: Is US Housing Set for Growth?”

· by Huzaifa Saeed

The 4th quarter was disappointing for economic growth in the US, but buried in the details is a lot of great news. In fact, the sector that could benefit the most in the coming growth cycle is US housing, because it has reached a turning point due to pent-up demand. This could provide a major boost to US consumer spending and, of course, Canadian business.

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Canadian Chamber Network Unveils Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for 2015  

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, February 17, 2015—The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and its nationwide network of chambers of commerce, associations and businesses, including with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, unveiled its Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness list for 2015. The Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness is an initiative the Canadian chamber network undertook in 2012 to draw attention to the barriers that are holding back Canada’s progress and to urge all levels of governments to act more swiftly in increasing our country’s ability to compete globally.

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