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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce & Mohawk College Launch “Now Hiring Hamilton”, a new initiative to support SMEs with workforce development and retention strategies

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

January 25, 2022 – HAMILTON, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce together with Mohawk College have launched an initiative under an Ontario Labour Market Partnership (OLMP) to support local small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) with workforce development and retention strategies.

The project aims to generate a workforce development and onboarding strategy along with a community asset map scanning the Hamilton SME landscape, their needs, existing resources, and gaps in resources to support SMEs and job seekers alike in a COVID-19 recovery context.

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Hamilton Chamber President & CEO, Keanin Loomis, Announces Resignation

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

January 19, 2022 – HAMILTON, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s Board Chair, Louis Grilli, has accepted the resignation of President and CEO, Keanin Loomis, which will be effective March 4, 2022.

“Keanin has led the complete transformation of our 176-year old institution,” said Louis Grilli, Hamilton Chamber Board Chair. “When he started in 2013, the Board tasked him with reestablishing the Chamber into a relevant, modern pillar institution in our community – I would say he’s done that and then some.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Opens Applications for Annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards & Hamilton Citizen of the Year Award

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

January 14, 2022 – 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) & Hamilton Citizen of the Year Award, presented by RBC Royal Bank.

To submit an application for your business – or nominate a business – visit obaahcc.ca

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce brings back “Hamilton Day” on Saturday, November 20 – A one-day celebration to support local

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

October 20, 2021 – HAMILTON, ON: On Saturday, November 20, 2021, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is bringing back Hamilton Day. The organization first held the event in 1931 during the depths of the Great Depression to boost spirits and the local economy. While it was only one day in an economic downturn that carried on for years, Hamilton Day was symbolic of a rallying spirit in the face of adversity.

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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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