Archive for October, 2012

Speaker Series Featured in Spec

Today’s Hamilton Spectator featured a story about the Renew Hamilton speaker series titled Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests. The article, written by Meredith MacLeod, zeros in on our October 30 event that will include a local tribute to internationally acclaimed architect Bruce Kuwabara... More

Chris Murray Podcast

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Breakfast with the City Manager on October 22, 2012 at the Waterfront Centre. Below is a full length recording of Chris Murray’s address before an audience of 150 leaders representing all sectors of Hamilton’s economy.  The... More

Ty Shattuck Podcast

Below is the audio recording of Ty Shattuck’s keynote address titled Leading Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the second annual Hive X Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Hamilton on October 20, 2012. Ty Shattuck (middle of photo) is president and CEO of... More

Love Your City Resources

The City of Hamilton is undertaking a comprehensive approach to develop a cultural policy and plan.  This multi-phase project titled Love Your City will result in the following outcomes: – Identify cultural resources in Hamilton – Identify potential opportunities for the development of culture... More

Showtime for Downtown Hamilton

Seeing is believing. That’s why video is such an effective tool in the court of public opinion. It’s hard to argue with visual evidence backed by expert testimony. In cities throughout North America, videography now plays a lead role in winning grassroots support for...

Meet Tim Jones of Artscape

Tim Jones is a champion for the role that the arts play in transforming cities and communities. Under his direction as President and CEO since 1998, Artscape has grown from a Toronto-based affordable studio provider to an internationally recognized leader in city-building through the...

Oct 10 Michael Shuman Event

Michael Shuman, one of the world’s top specialists in how to raise local finances to grow local businesses, will share his insights and strategies at a special lunch and learn session at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday October 10 from 12 noon... More

McMaster Students Go Local

Renew Hamilton has teamed up with the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice at McMaster University to help design and deliver a new graduate course called Development of Local Sustainable Communities. The goal is to introduce students to community building practices using the... More

David Adames’ Message of Change

The opinion piece below first appeared on the editorial pages of The Hamilton Spectator on September 22, 2012 on the occasion of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM and Conference in Hamilton.  The photo features, from left to right: David Adames, president and CEO,...

Learning to Love Hamilton

How does a city that has so much come to believe it has so little?  How does a city with so many assets come to see them as liabilities? How does a city gain self-confidence and learn to love itself? These are the sorts... More