Business Opportunities

Voice of Young Entrepreneur

Cheers erupted as Dr. Daniel Hyams, PhD was announced as this year’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Hamilton Chamber’s Outstanding Business Achievement Awards gala held March 31. Hyams is the executive director of Fermata Inc., a music therapy centre headquartered in downtown... More

The SeedWorks Revealed

To become truly exceptional, an adaptive reuse project requires three things — a remarkable building, an innovative developer and a bold idea. Success comes from blending these ingredients into a unique product that attracts high end tenants. This rare occurrence is happening now at... More

Richard Allen Podcast

Here’s the PowerPoint presentation and audio recording from Richard Allen’s talk at today’s Entrepreneurs Success Workshop hosted by Platform 302 [@platform302], Hamilton’s premier location to operate a young business. The talk is titled “How to Make Money in the Renewal Economy.”  Richard Allen is... 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

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...

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,...

Five Questions with David Miller

Today’s Hamilton Spectator included a piece by Meredith MacLeod titled Five Questions with David Miller. Miller, the former mayor of Toronto and a global champion of the green economy, will speak at a luncheon event in Hamilton on April 12.  His topic: We can... 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

Renewal Publicity

Right now we’re writing an article that highlights a few examples of private sector firms that are utilizing City of Hamilton grant and loan programs to help with the costs of revitalizing buildings in the historic Gore Park Precinct. One example is a Toronto... More