Valley Town Now Suds City- SHED Brewery Opens in Dundas
Partners Ed Madronich and Shawn Till took the former Dundas Valley Curling and Skating Rink and turned it into a modern brewery.
The brewery includes a small bar and entertainment space along side the brewery.
The Next Generation of Hockey Safety- Aegis Impact Protection
Hamilton's Niko Apparel believes modern hockey players continue to raise the bar, smashing records, forcing us to change how we look at our equipment. In order to stay competitive, these players skate a fine line between performance and protection, maximizing mobility without compromising safety.
Aegis neck guards are designed to address the growing need for performance driven throat and neck protection equipment in hockey where mobility is key, but impact protection is a must.
Hamilton Transportation Club Celebrates 90 Years
Since October 21st, 1925, the Hamilton Transportation Club has combined an educational format with social networking. Members benefit from the wide selection of speakers that are representative of all areas of transportation.
Hacking Health in Hamilton
Hamilton is a regional centre for health care and professional training. The Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) system is a network health care centers in the city, providing specialty care for people of all ages and needs. With six hospital sites – including St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, which is nationally renowned for its outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments – HHS has the largest hospital-based workforce in Ontario. In addition, Hamilton is advancing health care through education and internationally recognized research in affiliation with McMaster University and their Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, one of the premier medical schools in the world.
Due to their excellence in health care, Hamilton serves as an attractive destination for health-related start-ups. By bringing Hacking Health to Hamilton, technology creators, business developers, and the established resources in hospitals and health care professionals worked together to create novel, human-centric solutions to problems plaguing health care in our society.
Hamilton Welcomes the World
In March 2016, the City of Hamilton's Economic Development Office in conjunction with some of our community partners including McMaster University, McMaster Innovation Park, and Mohawk College, hosted a delegation from the Lead Generation and Client Account Management Unit (LGCAM) with the Province of Ontario along with International Investment Development Representatives (IIDR's ). This delegation visited Hamilton to gain a better understanding of the communities and where there are opportunities for further investment. Highlights of the tour included stops at major investment areas in life sciences, advanced manufacturing, food processing, and ICT/Digital where participants had the opportunity to get a deeper understanding of Canada's most diversified economy.
The IIDR's are contracted in-market representatives promoting investment in Ontario - they are based in the US, EU (UK, Germany and France) and Asia. This delegation actively seeks foreign direct investment opportunities for Ontario in the areas of advanced manufacturing, clean-tech, ICT, business services and the life sciences sectors.
Success in the City 2016
A day long conference celebrating Hamilton's leading female entrepreneur and professional class.
Trade Builds with Colombia
As part of the foreign direct investment partnership between the City of Hamilton and the Region of Niagara, trade relationships continue to grow with the nation of Colombia. This event from Thursday, March 3, 2016 highlighted the growing investment opportunities between Canada and Colombia.
Hamilton Honours Some of the Top Businesses in the City
The annual Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Awards recognizes top businesses- from the small to the large- including those in Hamilton's Business Improvement Areas.
IBM and Hamilton Health Sciences Make Significant Investment in Downtown Hamilton
IBM and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) announce a joint venture to help area hospital clinicians, researchers, academics and entrepreneurs accelerate the development and commercialization of new healthcare innovations via a new centre in downtown Hamilton.
The centre – with both a physical and virtual collaboration space – will give area healthcare providers, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs advanced technology tools and expertise to improve healthcare outcomes and put Hamilton on the map as a hub for healthcare innovation in Canada.
The target location for the centre is 100 King Street West. More than 300 HHS administrative staff will also move in to the same location in the Fall of 2016.
Starter Company- Hamilton.
If you are between 18-29 years old, you can get up to $5,000 and professional mentoring to start and expand a business in Ontario.
How it works
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.
If you are on social assistance (Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program) you can still apply to Starter Company. Payments from the program may be exempt as income and assets under social assistance, so your monthly social assistance payment may not be affected.
New Leaf Brings New Flight Options to Hamilton.
New "ultra-low cost" airline will help increase passenger traffic at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. The airline will start flying out of Hamilton in February.
NewLeaf will fly to Halifax, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Kelowna and Abbotsford, B.C. to start, with expansion planned for the coming months.
Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show
The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) is Canada’s largest manufacturing show. More than 8,000 manufacturing professionals attend CMTS to discover the latest advancements in machine tool, tooling, metal forming and fabricating, advanced manufacturing including 3D printing/additive manufacturing, automation, design engineering and plant management segments from over 700 potential suppliers.
Hamilton Building Relationships with Colombia
In October 2015, ProColombia and the Colombian Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications hosted the first-ever technology focused Business Matchmaking forum to pair over 70 Colombian companies with an expected 150 to 200 Canadian and American buyers and investors in Toronto.
The event included the launching of "Colombia Bring IT On," the country's official campaign promoting a thriving sector that includes IT, Software and Digital Services companies. The campaign focuses on countries with high demand for services in these sectors such as the U.S., Canada, Spain, England and countries in Central and South America.
Flour Power in Hamilton.
The first flour mill to be built in 75 years in Ontario will be located at the Port of Hamilton, with P&H Milling Group spending $40 million on the facility, with $5 million in support from the Ontario government.
Good things brewing once again in Hamilton.
Collective Arts Brewing is a grassroots craft brewer based in Hamilton, Ontario that aims to fuse the creativity of craft beer with the inspired talents of emerging artists, musicians and filmmakers. Matt Johnston and Bob Russell founded Collective Arts Brewing on two beliefs: The first that creativity fosters creativity. And the second, that creativity yields delicious pints.
Each of their beers is a work of art. On the inside, they proudly brew some of the most well-crafted beers with the help of their brewmaster, Ryan Morrow. On the outside, they feature limited-edition works of art by artists and musicians that change every few months. Added bonus? Through the augmented reality technology of their partner Blippar, all labels come to life through the free Blippar mobile phone app. Simply scan the label to hear the music, see the videos and view artist bios.
Fibracast Expands in Hamilton
Recently, Fibracast, based in the Ancaster Business Park, announced a $30-million, 91,000 square foot expansion of their high-tech water facility in the Red Hill Business Park.
The company, founded in 2010, will ultimately employ about 100 people, mostly graduates of Mohawk and McMaster.
Welcoming the World- Mohawk College Interact Summit
The InterAct 2015 Leadership Summit featured community, industry and academic leaders who promote and support global themes, cultural diversity and a welcoming environment for newcomers. The Summit provided a unique opportunity for participants to ask, explore and find answers to the question of how Hamilton can support newcomers and create welcoming communities.
Starter Company - 1 Year Old
If you are between 18-29 years old, you can get up to $5,000 and professional mentoring to start and expand a business in Ontario. For more information, visit: http://www.ontario.ca/page/start-company-young-adults.
The Americas Investment Playbook 2015
The 2015 Pan Am Games held in Ontario provided a significant opportunity to the Hamilton-Niagara Region for economic development – both from a short-term and long-term perspective. To take advantage of this opportunity the Hamilton and Niagara Regions worked together to strategically develop a detailed “Playbook” of programs and events that were designed to promote investment, trade and provide exposure to companies within this Region.
The goal was to engage firms from Latin American countries and the United States (firms from other interested countries were also welcome) who had an interest to invest in our Region in the following three sectors:
Agribusiness and Food Processing
ICT and Digital Media and
Advanced Manufacturing with a focus on Power Generation and Clean Technology
Steel Day 2015
Steel Day is an interactive and networking event for members of the design, construction and structural steel industry. Across the nation - steel fabricators, mills, service centres, galvanizers, HSS producers, bender-rollers and others open their facilities, job sites, and offices. Architects, engineers, contractors, developers, students, educators and the general public are invited to see how the steel industry contributes to building Canada.
Lions Lair 2015.
LiONʼS LAIR is an annual competition presented by Innovation Factory and The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. The competition gives ten of the region’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of Hamilton’s top business experts, the “Lions,” for a chance to win over $160,000 in cash and in-kind resources. This event brings together the entrepreneurship and innovation community in Hamilton, Ontario.
Air Cargo Centre Opens in Hamilton.
$12 million, 77,000 square foot Air Cargo Centre at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport supports the expansion of cargo operations at the Airport, and stimulate job creation and economic development for the City of Hamilton and greater region.
All Aboard West Harbour GO.
New GO Service to and from Hamilton builds transportation capacity in the city.
Summer (Company) in Hamilton.
Through a program called Summer Company, you can get two things:
- 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
Learning how to run your own student business is one of the best summer jobs you can have. You get to be your own boss while learning what it takes to manage a business. Sales, marketing, invoicing, bookkeeping, customer relationship, management — these are just a few of the highly useful skills you will develop.
Digital Canaries Making Hamilton a Film Hotspot.
Digital Canaries is a film & digital production company with new film studios, amazing sets and post production facilities in Hamilton, Ontario. What the film production calls for, Digital Canaries can accommodate. http://www.digitalcanaries.com/