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Hamilton Chamber Launches Report “Women out of Work: Assessing Hamilton’s Employment Disparities During COVID-19”

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

AUGUST 11, 2021 – HAMILTON, ON: At a virtual launch event on Wednesday, August 11, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce released “Women out of Work: Assessing Hamilton’s Employment Disparities During COVID-19”. This report heard from nearly 1,600 self-identified women over the course of 2020-2021 and highlights the local impact of COVID-19 on women’s careers and livelihood.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Launches “Hamilton Rapid Testing” Program

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

JUNE 9, 2021 – HAMILTON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to provide small- and medium-sized businesses in Hamilton with COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Testing Kits for their workplace. This benefit for businesses is made possible through the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative – an initiative with the Ontario Chamber Network.

The rapid testing kits are free and are available for SMEs with fewer than 150 employees.

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Hamilton Chamber Announces Winners of the 37th Annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

June 1, 2021 – HAMILTON, ON: In a virtual Awards Show on June 1, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce announced this year’s winning recipients of the annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards (OBAAs). This year’s OBAAs honoured businesses who exhibited resilience throughout COVID and those who made great contributions to the local business community.

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Hamilton Chamber & Pride Hamilton launch Pride Community Pages

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

June 1, 2021 – HAMILTON, ON: In honour of Pride Month, Pride Hamilton and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the launch of Pride Community Pages.

Pride Community Pages aims to be a directory of Hamilton businesses that are owned by, friendly to, or providing safe space to the Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ community.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce names Paul Johnson and Dr. Elizabeth Richardson Hamilton’s 2021 RBC Royal Bank Citizens of the Year

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

May 20, 2021 – HAMILTON, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Paul Johnson (General Manager of the Healthy and Safe Communities Department, City of Hamilton) and Dr. Elizabeth Richardson(Medical Officer of Health, City of Hamilton) as the recipients of the 2021 RBC Royal Bank Hamilton Citizens of the Year award. 

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Hamilton Chamber to Roll-Out Free Rapid Tests to SMEs in Hamilton

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

MAY 7, 2021 – HAMILTON: Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario and Canadian governments, launched the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative. Through this initiative, test kits will be distributed through participating local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in Ontario – including the Hamilton Chamber – to small- to medium-sized employers (SMEs).

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Finalists for Hamilton Chamber Outstanding Business Achievement Awards Announced

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

May 5, 2021 – HAMILTON, ON:  The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the nominees for its Outstanding Business Achievement Awards (OBAA). This year’s awards will honour businesses who exhibited resilience throughout COVID and those who made great contributions to the local business community.

The OBAAs nominees are judged on criteria including: entrepreneurship and innovation, employee relations, promotion of Hamilton outside the area, excellence in community relations, and evidence of alignment with their mission statement.

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INDUSTRIAL WASTE HEAT RECOVERY REPORT: Heat Wasted by Hamilton’s Bayfront Area Industries could heat 45,000 local homes

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

APRIL 29, 2021 – HAMILTON, ON: New analysis from the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce – funded by The Atmospheric Fund and developed in cooperation with local heavy industry, the City of Hamilton, and other stakeholders – shows the feasibility of using waste heat from the Bayfront Area, including the potential for a district energy system to serve the heating and cooling needs of adjacent buildings.

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Ontario Vaccination Support Council Portal: Seeking Volunteers from the Hamilton Business Community

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

March 22, 2021 – HAMILTON, ON: The Ontario Vaccination Support Council (OVSC) launched an online portal to connect Ontario’s public health units with private sector organizations offering local support.

The portal will allow for two-way communication between the private sector and public local health units so that organizations can volunteer time or resources to support the province’s vaccination efforts.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Opens Applications for 2021 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards, Hamilton Citizen of the Year

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

February 24, 2021 – HAMILTON, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the call is now open for nominations for its annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards (OBAA) and Hamilton Citizen of the Year Award. The OBAA’s honour local businesses for their contributions to the Hamilton community in the previous year.

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