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New Accessibility Requirements for organizations in effect as of January 1st, 2015

· by Huzaifa Saeed


RAPID POLICY UPDATE: Courtesy of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce 

This Rapid Policy Update contains information about accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) that came into effect January 1, 2014. It also provides important details about new accessibility requirements that will come into effect on January 1, 2015.

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City Manager’s Breakfast

· by Nataly Ling

Chris Murray

City Manager Chris Murray spoke to members of the Chamber and their guests yesterday morning at the Waterfront Banquet Centre. The room was completely sold out. You can hear Mr. Murray’s comments here.

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Ambitious City with Mayor Naheed Nenshi

· by Nataly Ling

Naheed NenshiAmbitious City

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce presents the 2nd Annual Ambitious City. We are pleased to welcome speaker, Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi. A moderated Q + A session with last year’s Ambitious City Keynote, Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief City Planner of the City of Toronto, will follow.

Tickets: $50 (+HST)

Register here.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Tips & Guidelines

· by Nataly Ling

Commercial Electronic messages include:

  • Email
  • Text Messages
  • Personal Social Network Messages

According to the Canadian government, any email sent to/from a Canadian computer, mailbox or network falls under jurisdiction of CASL; but the legislation is specifically targeted at individuals or organizations attempting to generate commercial activity. The regulation will be one of the strictest anti-spam policies in the world and will likely significantly affect the communications efforts of businesses of all sizes.

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Lion’s Lair Submissions Closed

· by Nataly Ling

Lion's LairSubmissions 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.

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Congratulations to our Outstanding Business Achievement Awards winners!

· by Nataly Ling

OBAA Winners

Last night, the Hamilton Chamber held the 30th Annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards. The gala dinner, held at Carmen’s, was attended by over 350 guests. The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce congratulates the following winners.

Red Hill Coffee Trade

Red Hill Coffee Trade is all about providing a coffee experience.

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Hamilton Economic Summit Set for June 5

· by Nataly Ling

Hamilton Economic SummitThe Hamilton Chamber of Commerce today announced plans for its seventh annual Economic Summit, our city’s premier leadership initiative focused on the future of the local economy in a global context. The event will take place at the Scottish Rite in downtown Hamilton on Thursday June 5 from 1 pm to 5 pm followed by a leadership reception.

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