October 29, 2020 – HAMILTON, ON: This week, the Hamilton Chamber participated in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s (CCC) Virtual Annual General Meeting, where chambers from across Canada voted on policies the network will advocate for in Ottawa.
The Hamilton Chamber advanced a resolution, co-sponsored by the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, calling for the Canadian government to create a basic income pilot project and assess the potential costs, benefits, pitfalls, challenges and outcomes of a nationwide basic income social assistance program.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 – HAMILTON, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it is working with the Government of Ontario on a Labour Market Partnership to conduct research to measure the impact of COVID-19 on female-dominated sectors.
This project will be regional in scope and will be completed in partnership with the YWCA Hamilton, Workforce Planning Hamilton, Goodwill The Amity Group, and McMaster University.
July 29, 2020 – HAMILTON, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce published a Post COVID-19 Economic Blueprint for the City of Hamilton’s newly-established Economic Recovery Task Force.
In consultation with its members and tapping into its national, provincial and regional networks, the Chamber’s Post COVID-19 Economic Blueprint includes short term and long term recommendations for all three levels of government to ensure a smooth, equitable, and sustainable transition for Hamilton and beyond.
[UPDATED JULY 20, 2020]
Wearing a mask or face covering will be required in enclosed public spaces beginning July 20, 2020 under City of Hamilton By-Law 20-155. This includes restaurants, retail stores and malls, hair salons, places of worship, public transportation, and other enclosed spaces.
For a full list of information and details on face coverings and the new masks by-law, visit hamilton.ca/masks
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce joined the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership in a shared letter, urging the US government to reconsider the removal of the Trusted Traveler Program.
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) removal of New York State from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler Programs (Global Entry, FAST, SENTRI, and NEXUS) threatens the future of a robust international gateway and a shared culture.
Last week, Chamber staff traveled to Saint John, New Brunswick for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s AGM, where chambers from across Canada voted on which policies the network will advocate for at a federal level.
The Hamilton Chamber proposed a resolution, Addressing Regulatory Barriers Affecting the Cannabis Industry. The resolution was approved with over 91% of the votes in favour.
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has served as the definitive voice of local business since its inception in 1845. Throughout its history, the Chamber has played an important role in advocating for policies that enhance the social and economic prosperity of our city. Over the years, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has maintained a constructive dialogue with our federal representatives to address the concerns of our 1,000 members and the wider business community.
This summer, we engaged two remarkable undergraduate students from McMaster University to assist with our Industrial Waste Heat Recovery Project, a business-led initiative funded by The Atmospheric Fund and focused on advancing next generation energy systems in Hamilton’s Bayfront Industrial Area (click HERE to learn more).
With input and encouragement from the Project Working Group, the students reached out to participating companies to gather vital information needed to help produce a baseline report on the current state of waste heat recovery systems and technologies in a study area that features two leading steelmakers and a range of other energy intensive industries.