COVID-19 Difference Makers
We are so proud of our Hamilton Chamber of Commerce member companies for stepping up, joining the fight, retooling their business, and diverting resources to support COVID-19 efforts.
Please read more about their efforts below and join us in celebrating them!
Alectra Utilities is providing 16,800 N95 particulate respirator masks to hospitals across its service territory to help address shortages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
LiUNA is preparing hot meals for the frontline workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton. See more here.
Using their 3D printers, the Hamilton Public Library has been producing much needed PPE mask shield parts for frontline medical staff in Hamilton. Click here to read more.
Yordas Group created an online course to support manufacturers switching production to make disinfectants and sanitizers in response to Covid-19 need. Learn more about it here.
GetintheLoop is extending it’s marketing service for free during this uncertain time to help and assist all local businesses. The CCE program supports local companies and bring additional visibility to your business so that you retain your current customer base. Click here for more information.
The LC CARSTAR Group in Hamilton donated one thousand pounds of food and cleaning supplies to the Good Shepherd Foodbank in Hamilton.
HCEtelecom has supported the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Public Works and Emergency Responders in many amazing ways during COVID-19. Click here to read more.
Orchestrated has created a plugin to assist businesses in displaying notices on their website about how they will respond to COVID-19. You can find it here.
The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA (HBSPCA) and Zachary’s PAWS for Healing (ZPFH) will care for pets belonging to persons hospitalized for treatment related to coronavirus. You can read more about it here.
Liem Vu (General Manager of CF Limeridge) and CF Limeridge, raised $8,500 and provided meals to Front Line Health Care and Support Workers. You can see more here.
Momentum Fitness created a 3-week at-home Training Program for $29. Proceeds go to The Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton to support kids eating healthy when their programs resume. Click here to read more.
Gowling WLG Hamilton partnered with TRUE HAMILTONIAN to create a new Hamilton Is Home t-shirt which captures our city’s determination to come back stronger than ever. $5 from the sale of each shirt will be donated to Hamilton Food Share. Click here to learn more.
H2GO delivered treats from Chocolat On James to front line staff of the Hamilton and Cambridge Central Ambulance Communications Centres. These hard working individuals have been putting in long hours to make sure when we dial 911 someone answers the call.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats have created Ticat branded cloth face masks. All proceeds go to Food4Kids Hamilton. You can purchase yours here.
Donate $40 to The Westdale and they’ll give a Front-of –the-Line Movie Pass to front-line workers in public health, hospitals; urgent care facilities, grocery stores, and long term care homes, that can be used when the theatre reopens. Learn more here.
MALLEUM has announced a rent relief program for all residential and commercial tenants. Learn about it here.
In April, Remitr launched SEED, a B2B directory of product and servicing offers of support for small businesses, by small businesses; a way to extend a helping hand to SMBs during COVID-19.
Spark Power has partnered with FoodShare Toronto – an organization providing emergency good food boxes – to thousands across the GTA. Our employees volunteer as drivers and use our fleet vehicles to deliver boxes to families and individuals facing food insecurities. Learn more here.
The Hamilton International Airport partnered with City Kidz with the goal of having their kids make paper airplanes and write their big dreams on those planes. They picked four winners, and for each of those winners, they are supplying those kids and their families with a pizza party.
Cogeco’s Business Solutions Team has several flexible and reliable tools to keep remote work teams productive. Remote work tools include audio conferencing services that let you collaborate with your entire team by hosting up to 100 participants at a time. Additionally, unified voice communications makes it easy for you to stay connected with your coworkers at anytime, anywhere with user-friendly messaging, mobile and meeting features. No on-site installation required. Learn more here.
The Uptown Business Club understands that working from home is not ideal for everyone and that is why they have worked diligently to implement safety measures at their facility. During COVID-19, Uptown will be offering a “special COVID-19 membership” that includes unlimited use of private office space 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Click here to learn more.
The Cleaning House is donating Disinfectant to not for profits such as March of dimes, Paramedic Police Services, The Good Shepard, Luso Canadian Society and more! They have also helped out the community by offering restaurants a $25 gift card when they spend $200 to re-open their businesses. They see the struggle that community members are having to stay open or re-open with new rules and equipment and are trying to help as much as they can.
Food, Restaurant, and Hospitality:
Matt Kershaw, co-owner of the Other Bird Group is feeding nurses and laid off staff with free meals. They are continuing to ask for donations to help support their efforts. You can e-mail Andreana to donate to Kershaw’s efforts. E-mail: email@example.com
The C Hotel by Carmen’s is offering special pricing for Essential Service Workers at their Hotel. Send them an e-mail to book your stay E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn & Ed Brewery is committing to gift 25,000 beers to anyone in the community serving and sacrificing their services during COVID-19. Click here to read more about their initiative.
Collective Arts has launched “More” (a new charitable umbrella) alongside their new line of hand sanitizer, which will support essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about it here.
Law, Legal, Accounting, and Education:
Findlay Law is offering free will planning for anxious frontline COVID-19 workers. More information on how you can access this service can be found here.
CPAs across the province want to contribute their professional expertise to help prepare frontline healthcare workers’ 2019 taxes. Chamber members included are: Deloitte, KPMG, PWC, Grant Thornton and BDO. More information here.
Mohawk College and Hamilton Health Sciences are partnering with a manufacturing firm in Oakville to mass produce face masks for health care workers during the COVID19 pandemic. The intention is to have 10,000 units available per week. More information here.
Design, Print, and Media:
Tik Tok Print & Design is offering floor decals for businesses to promote social distancing and hygiene. Contact them for more information.
Speedpro Imaging Hamilton is offering floor decals for businesses to promote social distancing and hygiene. You can find out more information by calling Bryce at 289-656-0336.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, The Generator (a social media and marketing company) is offering free shout-outs on their social media channels to businesses who are offering products and services during the pandemic. You can send them a direct message here.
Thrillhouse Studios is running a digital campaign to help support Hamilton Food Share by selling custom designed prints and donating all of the proceeds to their cause! You can learn more about what we are doing here.