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Hamilton Chamber Announces 2022 Outstanding Business Achievement Award Winners

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

May 11, 2022 – HAMILTON, ON: At an in-person gala event at Carmen’s Banquet Centre on May 11, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce announced this year’s winning recipients of the annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards (OBAAs) presented by RBC Royal Bank.

This year’s OBAAs honoured local businesses and organizations for their achievements, business growth, and overall impact on the community.

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Hamilton Chamber Launches Rainbow Registered Accreditation Program in Hamilton with Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) are partnering together to offer Hamilton businesses the Rainbow Registered Accreditation.

Rainbow Registered is a nationally recognized safe space accreditation program developed by the CGLCC, Tourism HR Canada, and funded by the Federal government. It recognizes Canadian businesses and organizations that are LGBT+ inclusive, and in turn helps customers, clients, partners and prospective employees to identify LGBT+ friendly businesses and organizations.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce names Blair McKeil as 2022 Citizen of the Year

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Blair McKeil is the recipient of the 2022 RBC Royal Bank Hamilton Citizen of the Year Award.

Blair will be honoured at the Hamilton Chamber’s in-person Outstanding Business Achievement Awards gala on May 11 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre. Registration and ticket information is available here.

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Hamilton Chamber Announces Finalists for Annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

March 16, 2022 – HAMILTON, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the following businesses have been selected as finalists for the annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards (OBAA), presented by RBC Royal Bank.

The OBAAs nominees are ranked 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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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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