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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce recruiting Project Assistants for the Bay Area Economic Summit (June 27th, 2017)

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Job Description: Bay Area Economic Summit Event Scribes and White Paper Research Assistants (4 Positions). June 27th, 2017. (Paid Opportunity)

Hosted by the Hamilton and Burlington Chambers of Commerce.

Background

What is a Chamber of Commerce?  Chambers of Commerce are membership associations representing the voice of the business community and major public sector institutions.

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Hamilton Chamber launches Survey on Canada – US Trade and Supply Chain for Steel and Manufacturing industries

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Monday, May 23rd, 2017, Hamilton, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is are launching a survey to collect the concerns and recommendations of the Canadian Steel Industry, and related manufacturing industries within the supply chain.


Background: The Canadian steel producers create over 22,000 direct and more than 100,000 indirect jobs through nineteen facilities across five provinces, with over $14 billion in annual sales.

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City of Hamilton to discuss the future of the Vacant Unit Rebate Program on June 7th

· by Huzaifa Saeed

The City of Hamilton is considering the future of a 30% Vacant Unit tax rebate that is offered through application to over 500 businesses annually. It is available for both Commercial / Industrial properties are coded and assessed by MPAC – no application required and Land with no buildings/structures or land not needed to support business.

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Media Release: Hamilton Chamber strongly concerned about potential labour and employment standards reforms: Changes would discourage investment, eliminate jobs and diminish economic opportunities in Ontario, especially among small business owners

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, Monday, May 15, 2017: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne warning against potential changes to Ontario’s Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Employment Standards Act (ESA), including the introduction of a $15 minimum wage.

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Rapid Policy Update: Ontario’s 16 point Fair Housing Plan

· by Huzaifa Saeed

RAPID POLICY UPDATE: Brought to you in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan

Today, the Ontario government released a set of 16 comprehensive measures aimed at helping Ontarians find affordable homes and bring stability to the real estate market. The OCC applauds the government for taking action to ensure affordability, however, they believe that measures should target increasing supply and protecting landlords while encouraging new opportunities for growth.

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Let your Councillor know: The Business case behind the B-Line Light Rail Transit Project

· by Huzaifa Saeed

History and Context

As you know, The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce continues to play a leadership role on several fronts important to our membership and the wider community. One significant ongoing priority is modern transportation infrastructure necessary for the movement of people and goods, locally and beyond. A major component of this infrastructure is Hamilton’s LRT system now in development.

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Hamilton Anchor Institutions publish a letter of support for the LRT and BLAST Rapid Transit networks

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Yesterday, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce joined leaders of nine other pillar institutions in the City to sign a joint letter urging City Council to continue implementing the city’s rapid transit plan, starting with the B-Line light rail transit (LRT) line and A-Line bus rapid transit (BRT) line.


Full text: March 21, 2017

To: His Worship Mayor Fred Eisenberger, City of Hamilton, And Members of Hamilton City Council

Hamilton, Ontario

Dear Mayor Eisenberger and Members of Hamilton City Council,

As anchor institutions in Hamilton, we believe in the transformative potential of a robust transit system, including both traditional and rapid transit, for the health and prosperity of our city.

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Media Release: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to Appear Before House of Commons’ Standing Committee on International Trade re: Steel Industry

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, March 20th, 2017: On March 21, 2017 (3:30-5:00 pm) the Hamilton, Sault Ste. Marie and the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce will provide testimony at the House of Common’s Standing Committee on International Trade on its study concerning the Canadian Steel Industry’s Ability to Compete Internationally.

The invitation from the federal government is an outcome of efforts over the last few months to elevate the challenges facing the steel industry across Canada, and especially within these three communities.

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Membership call to action: Business case for an additional LRT stop on Bay Street

· by Huzaifa Saeed

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has been a longstanding advocate for the importance of the B-Line LRT project as a city building asset and economic development tool to revitalize and grow the downtown core.

Through our LRT Task Force, we have been a leading voice in evidence-based advocacy since 2012, not just for the business case behind the project itself, but also towards conditions that will maximize the economic impact of the project.

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