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Canadian Chamber of Commerce launches New Report & Local Infrastructure Advocacy: Investments in Trade Infrastructure Are Necessary to Maintain Canada’s Competitiveness in Global Markets

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce released a report that advocates the need to invest in trade-enabling infrastructure in order to maintain our competitiveness in global markets. In The Infrastructure that Matters Most, which was produced in cooperation with the Canada West Foundation, the CCC makes five recommendations to the federal government:

  1. Make trade infrastructure an equal priority in the $120-billion Federal Infrastructure Plan
  2. Make trade infrastructure investment decisions using merit-based criteria
  3. Renew the federal commitment to Canada’s trade corridors
  4. Partner with industry to develop a national trade infrastructure committee
  5. Consider the proposed federal infrastructure bank to enhance trade infrastructure investment

For our export-based economy, trade-enabling infrastructure is the category of infrastructure that has the strongest connection to our long-term global competitiveness and economic well-being.

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Media Release: Leverage the private sector to put patients first: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce positions commissioning as solution to health system woes

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, May 31, 2016: Today,  the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released a new report, Prescription for Partnership, which points to the need for health care stakeholders, both public and private, to put patients first. This report takes a closer look at the role commissioning can play in re-orienting a system that too often operates in response to budgetary pressure.

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LIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 LION’S LAIR COMPETITION!

· by Huzaifa Saeed

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Innovation Factory are excited to announce the five Lions for the 2016 LiON’S LAIR Pitch Competition. For the first time, the panel features three women – including two well-known Hamilton entrepreneurs. Four Lions from the 2015 contest are returning: Mario Paron (KPMG), Michael Macaluso (CARSTAR), Cheri Chevalier (Microsoft) and Tonia Jahshan(Steeped Tea).

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Hamilton Chamber at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM: Policy Resolutions & Awards.

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, May 2nd, 2016: The Ontario Chamber of Commerce had it’s annual general meeting on April 28th to 30th in Oakville. The annual meeting is an opportunity for Chambers across Ontario to hear about the progress of the organization, hear from leaders of all three provincial parties, build networks and share best practices with other Chambers and lastly set priorities through the policy resolution process.

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Media Release: Too Few Entrepreneurs Able to Scale Up Their Business; Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Report Identifies Six Barriers to Growth.

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, April 21, 2016: Today, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), released the report, Breaking Barriers: Ontario’s Scale Up Challenge, which identifies the major roadblocks preventing Ontario businesses from expanding and presents recommendations to best support business owners in taking their ventures to the next stage of growth.

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Media Release: Ontario’s Skills Gaps Widens By 9%: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Report Points to Immigration Reform As Part Of The Solution

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, April 4, 2016: Today, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released a report entitled, Passport to Prosperity: Ontario’s Priorities for Immigration Reform, which presents a series of recommendations designed to reduce Ontario’s costly skills gap and improve the labour outcomes of immigrants in the province and Hamilton.

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Media Release: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Morriston Bypass Coalition Applauds Ontario Government’s Funding Commitment to Critical Highway Infrastructure Project  

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, March 29, 2015 – The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Morriston Bypass Business and Economic Development Coalition, applauds the Government of Ontario’s decision to invest in the region’s transportation infrastructure by constructing a Highway 6 Bypass around the Village of Morriston, ON beginning in 2019.

“This project was a critical priority to the connectivity of businesses in Hamilton within an important trade corridor between the GTHA, Southern Ontario and the United States affecting over ten million vehicles and hundreds of millions of value in commercial goods,” said Keanin Loomis, President & CEO, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

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Media Release: Hamilton and Ontario Chamber of Commerce Leading Conversation about Health Care System Transformation in Ontario

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, March 15th 2016: In a landmark report released today, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has outlined an opportunity to bring real and meaningful change to Ontario’s health care system. The report, Transformation through Value and Innovation: Revitalizing Health Care in Ontario, coincides with new survey data showing that the province is ready for health care modernization and service delivery reform.

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Congratulations to the 2015 Outstanding Business Achievement Award winners!

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, March 9th – The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Outstanding Business Achievement announced at a sold-out gala dinner on March 8th, 2016 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre.

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Small/Medium/Large Business of the Year: These awards were presented to a profit-centred private business organization, whose business achievement made an outstanding contribution to Hamilton in 2015.

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