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HAMILTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES ‘CITIZEN OF THE YEAR’ & ‘CEO OF THE YEAR’ HONOURS AHEAD OF OUTSTANDING BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS ON APRIL 10th

· by Mike Hardill

Rebecca Wissenz to receive Hamilton Citizen of the Year award, while Creative Guild’s Tiffany Simkins named Hamilton CEO of the Year.

Complete list of Outstanding Business Achievement Awards finalists to be announced next week.

Hamilton, ON – The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is excited to name Hamilton’s ‘CEO of the Year’ and ‘Citizen of the Year’, ahead of the 40th annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards, presented by RBC Royal Bank.

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HAMILTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STRENGTHENS LEADERSHIP TEAM WITH APPOINTMENT OF TWO VICE-PRESIDENTS

· by Mike Hardill

Drina Omazic joins Hamilton Chamber as VP, Advocacy & Operations and Mike Hardill added as VP, Marketing & Membership Engagement

HAMILTON, ON – Hamilton Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Greg Dunnett announced today the appointment of two Vice-President roles.

As Vice-President of Advocacy & Operations, Drina Omazic will oversee day-to-day business operations at the Chamber, in addition to acting as the Chamber’s lead on government relations, political affairs, and policy.

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Saying Farewell to our Interns, Mannat & Jessica

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

As the Fall semester comes to a close, we are delighted to announce the successful completion of Mannat Kullar and Jessica Ho’s internship with our team. Over the past few months, these two talented fourth-year Communications students from McMaster University have made significant contributions to our workplace, infusing it with fresh perspectives, creative ideas, and a passion for marketing and communications.

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2024 Applications Now Open for Annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards & Hamilton Citizen of the Year Award

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

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.

Businesses may nominate themselves or another business at obaahcc.ca.

Applications close Friday, January 19, 2024.

The OBAA’s honour local businesses and organizations in Hamilton.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Wins Big for Hamilton Day Initiative

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

Local Chamber Takes Home Two Festival & Events of Ontario Achievement Awards: Best Promotional Campaign and Best Social Media Campaign

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce we have received two 2023 Festival & Events of Ontario (FEO) Achievement Awards for our local Hamilton Day initiative. Hamilton Day was recognized as an award-winning event in the Best Promotional Campaign and Best Social Media Campaign categories.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Releases 2022 Municipal Election Priorities: Ready for Business

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is proud to release its 2022 Municipal Election Priorities. As Hamilton’s oldest institution at 177 years old, the Chamber has the privilege of advocating for our 1,000+ members that employ over 75,000 people in our community. The Chamber is presenting recommendations herein to further strengthen our local economy.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Releases 2022 Provincial Election Priorities

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce submitted its 2022 Provincial Election Priorities to candidates across Hamilton’s provincial electoral ridings.

As Hamilton’s oldest institution, we have the privilege of speaking for our 1,000+ members that employ over 75,000 people in our community. On behalf of our membership, the Chamber presented a suite of policy recommendations to further support and strengthen our local economy for candidates’ consideration.

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Keanin Loomis Wins Provincial Leadership Award at Ontario Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca


May 1, 2022  – HAMILTON, ON
: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its former President & CEO, Keanin Loomis has been named the winning recipient of the 2022 Burnie Gillespie Memorial Award.

The award was presented in Brampton on Saturday at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Annual General Meeting & Conference Gala – an annual gathering for the chamber network to connect, shape our advocacy agenda for the year ahead, and celebrate the extraordinary efforts of our chamber peers. 

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Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit Returns to Hamilton Annual Summit on June 29, 2022, will focus on the Transition to Net-Zero

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

April 20, 2022 – HAMILTON, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 5th Annual Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit (CICS) on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, (8 am – 4 pm) at the Royal Botanical Gardens. First held in 2018 in Hamilton, the annual Summit is making a return to address the Transition to Net-Zero.

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Chamber & Mohawk College Launch “Now Hiring Hamilton”, resources to address hiring, retention challenges for businesses

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

Hamilton-area businesses facing workforce challenges now have more tools to help them find, hire and retain employees, with the launch of a new series of resources from Now Hiring Hamilton.

Now Hiring Hamilton – a collaboration between the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Mohawk College, Workforce Planning Hamilton and the Economic Development Department of the City of Hamilton – released the final report of its research as well as a series of online resources for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the city.

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