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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce says businesses are concerned about Ontario pension plan

· by Nataly Ling

Hamilton, ON, October 08, 2014: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is concerned that Ontario’s proposed pension plan will negatively impact economic competitiveness and job creation in Hamilton. The Chamber is joining a coalition of over 50 chambers of commerce and boards of trade from across the province in voicing its concern to the Government of Ontario.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to Government: Get Employer-Driven Training Programs Right

· by Nataly Ling

Hamilton, ON, September 08, 2014: The Government of Ontario must ensure that upcoming changes to the province’s training and employment programs reflect the needs of employers, according to a new report released by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Essential Skills Ontario.

The call comes as the government works to reinvent the way that many training and employment programs are delivered in the province by giving employers a more direct role in the type of training their workers receive.

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2014 Finalists Announced

· by Nataly Ling

10 companies have been selected as finalists for LiON’S LAIR, a competition that offers finalists the chance to pitch their idea to a panel of industry judges—the “Lions”—and solicit over $100,000 in cash and in-kind resources.

“LiON’S LAIR is a fantastic opportunity for Innovation Factory and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to work closely with high-potential companies and reward them for their efforts in entrepreneurship,” stated Keanin Loomis, President and CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

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Ontario’s Political Parties Respond to Hamilton Chamber of Commerce 2014 Provincial Election Platform

· by Nataly Ling

Hamilton, ON, June, 9, 2014: Ontario’s three major political parties have officially responded to the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s priorities for the 2014 provincial election.

Initially released two weeks ago in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Election 2014: Business Priorities outlines the major challenges inhibiting economic success in the province and provides recommendations to all political parties.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Announces Agenda for Hamilton Economic Summit: An Investor’s Guide to the Ambitious City

· by Nataly Ling

HAMILTON May 9, 2014: Today, The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce announced the agenda for the 2014 Hamilton Economic Summit: An Investor’s Guide to the Ambitious City.  The fast-paced, half-day event, will feature Hamilton’s institutional leaders and a couple special guests.

Agenda

Dr. Patrick Deane- President, McMaster University
Geoff Cape – President and CEO, Evergreen
Dr.

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Business Confidence Surges In Hamilton-Niagara, Leads The Province

· by Nataly Ling

Hamilton, ON, FEB 11th 2014: The Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula region leads the province in business confidence, according to a new survey from the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Leger Marketing. The annual Ontario Business Confidence Index shows that 59 percent of surveyed businesses are confident in Ontario’s economy–up a significant 15 percentage points from last year.

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Life Science Report Released by Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Makes Key Recommendations for Capitalizing on Hamilton’s Strengths

· by Nataly Ling

February 3, 2014 – Hamilton, ON Today the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce released a report titled “Building a Life Sciences Cluster: A Case for Hamilton,” outlining how the city’s future prosperity depends on its ability to extract greater commercial development from its current strengths.

The report documents Hamilton’s broad strengths and assets in life sciences, and looks at other regions around the world that have become economic powerhouses by successfully creating industry clusters.

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Nominations Open for Glanbrook, Ancaster and Dundas Community Awards

· by Nataly Ling

Celebrating excellence in Glanbrook, Ancaster and Dundas

Nominations are open for Citizen of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year and Business of the Year in the communities of Glanbrook, Ancaster and Dundas.

Citizen nominees 

must have performed the act for which they are being nominated in a voluntary capacity in the local community for which award they are being nominated, over and above those required of them in the performance of their regular professional duties.

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