Archive for March, 2012

David Miller Speaks in Hamilton

Former Toronto Mayor David Miller – a global champion of sustainable cities – will be in Hamilton on Thursday April 12 to speak at a joint assembly of the Canadian Club of Hamilton and the Rotary Club of Hamilton. His address is titled We... More

YEP Welcomes Renewal

I just participated in something very significant – an Executive Roundtable hosted by Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals Hamilton (YEP).  This group operates as a division of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and is helping to attract, retain and develop Hamilton’s next generation of wealth... More

Renewal Help On Wheels

There’s a gap in the local renewal economy waiting to be filled by energetic entrepreneurs with designer tool belts. More and more people who own properties in historic areas of Hamilton are investing in structural and aesthetical maintenance and improvements.  Why? Likely two reasons:... More

Chamber Champions Sustainability

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce – host organization for Renew Hamilton – announced a new umbrella policy theme at its Annual General Meeting held yesterday. Moving forward, the Chamber will play a leadership role in growing Hamilton’s economy through advancing green infrastructure.  Examples include... More

Capturing Gore Pilot

The City of Hamilton and a variety of partners will team up this summer to pilot an outdoor pedestrian mall in downtown Hamilton.  It’s part of a multi-phase master plan intended to redevelop The Gore, a feature of our city’s urban core since the... More

Benefits of Renewal Incentives

Financial incentives are an important piece of the renewal puzzle.   Right now we’re working with the City of Hamilton and others to promote awareness and use of available incentive programs.  It starts by communicating the benefits as they relate to different stakeholders.  Here’s... More

Listening to Others

This week we met with a number of developers currently participating in Renew Hamilton to listen to their ideas on content for our education program now in the design phase. The goal is to develop and deliver an education curriculum that will help promote... More