Success in the City 2017

The annual event saw media and fashion legend Jeanne Beker speak to a crowd of nearly 200 top female entrepreneurs and professionals in Hamilton for International Women's Day.

McMaster World Congress Focuses on Sports Analytics

The McMaster World Congress is a prestigious conference that has taken place for the last 38 years. It is devoted to bringing together academic students and industry professionals from around the world. Through informative presentations and inspirational speaker sessions, the McMaster World Congress provides student delegates with knowledgeable information that would help them better understand how to adapt to real-world situations. The conference also provides ample opportunity for attendees to meet, socialize and network. The McMaster World Congress is one of the largest student-run events at McMaster University, promising to deliver functional and valuable sessions each year to students from every faculty. Since 1978, thousands have attended the conference each year, and it has continued to grow and prosper into a more reputable, headlining event. Today, the McMaster World Congress is one of the longest running business conferences in Canada, and consistently delivers exciting topics on an annual basis

Startup Crawl in Hamilton

To celebrate Global Entrepreneur Week 2016, Mohawk College and the City of Hamilton provided a Start Up crawl for students to experience Hamilton's entrepreneurial community.

Starter Company - Graduation Day

Through a program called Starter Company, you can get: one-on-one guidance from a Small Business Enterprise Centre advisor mentoring with a local successful entrepreneur access to business workshops on topics from writing a business plan and budgeting, to executing a marketing campaign funding of up to $5,000 experience running a business that will better position you to obtain more traditional financing, such as a bank loan Who is eligible You can apply if you're: an Ontario resident aged 18 to 29 not attending school full time To qualify for funding of up to $5,000, you need to be able to contribute at least 25% (in cash or in kind) of the grant amount. Go to for more information.

Hamilton's West Harbour.

The West Harbour remains one of the City's strategic priorities. It enhances the city by providing: clean sustainable parks, recreational spaces, trails and amenities opportunities for investment With the development of Bayfront Park in the early 1990s, people were able to access the water's edge for the first time. It would later extend east to Pier 4 Park and in 2000, the West Harbour Millennium Trail was established. Today the City is looking to draw private-sector investment. Opportunities include mixed-use residential and commercial developments to increase the use of the area for both residents and businesses. Not many other Canadian cities offer this type of waterfront investment.

ESTATE Program Building Skilled Trades Opportunities in Hamilton

‘Employer Skills Training Advantage To Employment’ A skills development program designed to fill specific workforce needs through focused, high level training, within 2 sectors identified in the Greater Hamilton Area. The sectors are: (1) Advanced Manufacturing/CNC (2) Mobile Industrial/Hydraulics Starting in May 2017, it will have a duration of 28 weeks classroom/shop integrated with on-site training with a partner company and guided by a ‘company mentor’. Training for the ‘company mentor’ concurrently to student training will facilitate an effective synergy through guided authentic experiential learning. This will shape skills development and fill specific skills gaps identified within the company. This co-training/mentoring model will support increased market competitiveness for the participating company and a well-trained employee. Program candidates will be charged $350 for administrative purposes, with $200 refundable to successful graduates. For more information, visit:

Chef Wars in Hamilton

Kicking off NOSH- Hamilton Culinary Week (October 17-23) this year was the first ever Chef War in the city. 10 chefs competing over 3 hours to see who was the best of the best. Congratulations to Chef Matt Kershaw (The Other Bird) and Shayne Madadi (Pokeh) who were the co-champions of Chef War 2016.

Ambition Is In Our Blood

Canada's most diversified economy, a strong, collaborative business community, a thriving arts scene, a place whose people give back time and again. It takes hard work to reclaim a city and renew its fortunes, but this is Hamilton. Ambition is in our blood! Special thanks to Producer Michael Pett (Colourblind Productions), Director Christoph Benfey (Low Key Studios), Double Barrel Studios in concept development, Bates Audio Productions, Collective Arts Brewing, Hamilton Health Sciences, In Fine Feather Yoga, Jonny Blonde, Mohawk College, REALTORS Association of Hamilton-Burlington, Rising Signs, Sanjay B. Patel, Simeon Hunter, SoBi Hamilton, and Twin Within for generously donating their time and resources to make this video possible.

Skilled Trades in Hamilton

The future of advanced manufacturing relies on the contribution from the future of our community- our youth. See some of the young people involved in the advanced manufacturing sector in Hamilton.

Americas Competitiveness Exchange Reaches Hamilton

The Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) is a premier opportunity for sharing Canadian best practices and establishing new networks and partnerships with high-level policy and economic decision makers throughout the hemisphere and around the world. These relationships will help deepen business, trade and investment opportunities for Canadians and will showcase Canada as a business destination. This recent event in Hamilton focused on key Canadian economic sectors such as advanced manufacturing, information and communications technology, clean tech, and life sciences.

Lime Ridge Mall Turns 35

Celebrating 35 years in 2016, CF Lime Ridge is Hamilton's premier fashion destination, offering an exciting shopping experience with over 180 of the most recognizable brands. CF Lime Ridge is conveniently located on the Hamilton mountain with direct access to the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway and HSR transit service.

Queenston Chevrolet Puts New Investment in Gear

Since 1968, Queenston Chevrolet has been a part of the Hamilton economy, and now even bigger with their new investment on the South Hamilton Mountain.

Food Processing in Hamilton.

Food and beverage manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar industry in Hamilton. To learn more about the investment opportunities in this area, visit:

BEAM Becomes a Reality in Hamilton

McMaster University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (Fraunhofer IZI) announce their joint construction of a project centre in Hamilton to develop novel technologies for cell therapy and point-of-care diagnostics. This new project centre will become the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing at McMaster University -- BEAM. Once operational in late 2017, BEAM will be a centre for applied research and development in life sciences and biotechnology with special emphasis on advanced procedures for manufacturing cells, as well products comprising patient-specific and functionalized (stem) cell preparations, biomolecules, biologicals, devices and support structures for bioanalytics, clinical diagnosis and therapy.

More Progress at Hamilton West Harbour

The latest development in the progression of Hamilton's West Harbour waterfront district sees a new boardwalk and transient docking station. Over the next several years, this area will be opened up to more recreational, commercial and residential development. For more information, visit:

Launch Local Program in Hamilton

Launch Local is an entrepreneurship program under the Ontario government that aims to help individuals start their own business and support retention and expansion within the community. Launch Local provides mentoring and training, with the potential of a micro grant for successful applicants, to start and grow a small business in Hamilton.

Summer Company Time in Hamilton

Through a Province of Ontario program called Summer Company, you can get: start-up money to kick-off a new summer business advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get the business up and running For more information, visit:

Hamilton Growing as a "Smart City"

Clearcable Networks host their annual Technology Summit for cable providers in Hamilton, and welcomes attendees from far and wide to one of Canada's "Smart Cities".

Balzac's Expands in Hamilton

Premium coffee roaster now over 10 locations in Ontario and growing quickly with a little help from some CBC Dragons.

Nucor Steel Invests in Hamilton

American steel firm drawn to Hamilton because of skilled workforce and efficient transportation systems.

West Harbour Moment.

In the heart of the city lies a piece of serenity.

#Hamont #westharbour public promenade and transient boating dock work progressing nicely today.

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Digital Disruption

Hamilton Economic Development hosts event on the effect technology has had on real estate decisions, and used the all day conference to include an investment tour to brokers and agents from Toronto and Kitchener/Waterloo.

Stoney Creek Chamber Awards 2016

Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce celebrates the best in business and community at their annual awards gala. For more information about the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce, visit:

Starter Company Clients Helping Starter Company Clients

Kallsen + Stennett Communications, an Ontario Starter Company client gave back to the program by hosting a media relations course in Hamilton to aspiring Starter Company entrepreneurs.