Member Events & Bulletin Board

Community News & Bulletin Board

Jody Aberdeen, Ghostwriter is looking for freelance and self-employed individuals to join a private mastermind group. Based on the principles of Napoleon Hill, the mastermind will provide connection and support for local area solopreneurs in meeting their business and personal goals. Interested in learning more? Email jody@jodyaberdeen.com.

Jody Aberdeen, Ghostwriter, has launched the beta version of his Story Plumbing Beginner’s Novel Writing Course for creative writers. If you’re writing a fiction book for the first time, this course helps you learn the four key techniques of worldbuilding, character design, plotting, and scene structure that will help create a stronger, more professionally-written book on your first try! For a limited time, you can purchase the Story Plumbing Course at its discounted beta price here: https://jodyaberdeen.thinkific.com/courses/story-plumbing

You are invited to use your tax deductible donations to help bring the world’s finest filmmakers to Hamilton on May 28-30, 2021 via the FIRST Black Indigenous People of Colour film festival at the iconic The Westdale Cinema. Great benefits for businesses sponsoring, check it out http://hbff.ca/sponsor/#BeTheChange call Louise at 905-865-1027 to confirm your sponsorship package

The Bay Area Climate Change Council is hosting a forum on March 9th as they discuss updates on progress toward our region’s climate goals. Click here to register for this event.

CanadianSME has launched this month’s issue of their magazine. You can read it here.

YWCA Hamilton is launching a new Reskilling Program with a focus on providing women and non-binary people with certification training in the advanced manufacturing and specialized technology fields so they can secure better employment in their chosen fields. Interested folks can contact Elizabeth Clayton, at eclayton@ywcahamilton.org with any questions or can register here to begin their onboarding.

Join Barry Reid and Leadership Management International Effective Leadership Development Series. Achieve your most important personal and professional goals and full leadership potential! Learn more here.

Allure Fitness has a special offer this month – open to everyone! They’re offering a free 7 day pass. You can find it here.

Millside Total Communications has created an article on some benefits of staying better connected through hosted phone systems and technology solutions. You can read it here.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Handbags for Hospice Event – Home Edition on March 25th. You can read more about it here. If you wish to donate to this event, please see the attached letter here.

Bosanac Heating & Electric is supporting businesses with an Energy Savings Rebate Program. Click here to find out more.

The Alzheimer Society of Brant Haldimand Norfolk Hamilton Halton (ASBHNHH) is launching a campaign to let their communities know that help is available, and no one has to face dementia alone. You can learn more about the campaign here.

Did you know that DJB Chartered Professional Accountants offers HR Advisory services? Learn more about this service here.

Sign up for the Project Management Seminar with Brock University! Simply put, Project Management is the future of business. Research indicates that employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027. The members of Hamilton Chamber of Commerce can use the code 2021GG10 to avail a 10% discount on most of our programs. You can find out more here.

“Warm up to Creativity” Visit the 1st group exhibition for 2021 at studio k2 artist-run gallery – January to April 2nd. Contemporary Canadian art – online, personal virtual tours and window viewings ’til restrictions lift. Live the power of art

Connect to Careers is the best way to find and recruit new talent – presented in partnership by McMaster University; Mohawk College; Redeemer University; Workforce Planning Hamilton; and Economic Development, City of Hamilton. Does your organization need help to find the right candidates for your open positions? On March 3, 2021, attend Connect to Careers Virtual Job Fair to connect with a diverse audience of motivated students, recent graduates and community members! Register now on OSCARplus. For more information about the fair, contact Teresa Finelli (tfinell@mcmaster.ca).

The Mohawk College/YMCA Newcomer Mentorship Program is now taking applicants. Mentoring a newcomer with international experience will support your professional development and career advancement by developing skills that are relevant to today’s diverse workplace. Mohawk will provide training, information, resources and support throughout the term of the mentorship. Be a mentor – change lives. Apply today!

The IEC of Hamilton and McMaster’s Research Shop are looking to learn more about how small- to medium-sized local businesses in Hamilton find and recruit their employees. If you or someone you know works at a local Hamilton business and is involved with hiring, please fill out this 10-minute survey to share your insights. Survey respondents will be entered for a chance to win 1 of 3 $50 DoorDash gift cards! Take the survey here: https://bit.ly/3lnAUtq. The results of this survey will be used by the IEC of Hamilton to develop strategies to help Hamilton employers more easily recruit their future workforce.


Community Events

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is hosting a live Q & A session with their newest CBS partners at Anova Energy on February 23. Register for it here.

Momentum Business Law is hosting a webinar on February 23 on Early Stage Startup Investment: SAFEs, Convertible Debt or Equity. Learn more about it here.

Join DJB’s HR Advisory Services team on February 25, 2021, from 11:30am – 1:00pm to learn effective strategies for both offensive and defensive plays related to Human Resources in your workplace. Learn more here.

The 29th Annual Ancaster Community Food Drive Virtual Campaign is happening on Feb 28th to Sat March 6th, 2021. Click here for more information.

Join Empowerment Squared on February 26th for a webinar with Ndaba Mandela: Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela. Register here.

Sustainable Hamilton Burlington (SHB) is excited to invite you to our free webinar Get The Better of COVID: Business Resiliency in Trying Times. Register for it here.

Hamilton Black Film Festival will host its inaugural event on May 28 – 30, 2021 at The Westdale Cinema. Hamilton Black Film Festival invites you to be part of their journey by becoming a sponsor. Email: info@hbff.ca or call Louise at 905-865-1027 for more information.

Hamilton Professionals Connecting meets virtually bi-weekly on Friday’s from 3:30 to 4:30. The group has nearly 650 members and is organized by Hamilton Chamber members James Wilson (Overdrive Design) and Sean McCormack (Art Aggregate). The group is for business owners and entrepreneurs in or around the greater Hamilton area looking for professional collaboration in a friendly and casual environment. Join us!


Please contact Julia at j.freeman@hamiltonchamber.ca to submit an event or news item.