Rod Philips, Chair of Postmedia's Board of Directors.

A tale of two chambers, working together

Hamilton, Burlington understand the value of looking at the economy through a regional lens Keith Hoey Much has been written about the Bay Area Economic Summit (BAES) at the Royal Botanical Gardens June 2. From “meet the new economic power kids on the block” to “Hamilton and Burlington: strength in unity,” it was a very…

Jenn Hudder and Chris Farias

Don’t doubt yourself

“Chris, can you start where Mary Beth left off?”   Chris Farias Sitting in a hot portable my first year of high school, my religion teacher Miss Thews asked me this simple question. I wasn’t worried. I was sure I could take the torch from Mary Beth. After all, I had done it a hundred…

Sergio Di Giovanni

Innovation Factory Entrepreneur of the Month

Brain injury inspires invention of memory aiding app   On an average day, how many small tasks must you remember to complete? Taking your medication, watering the plants, taking out the garbage, or picking your child up from an after-school activity? Now imagine you had a brain injury, or Alzheimer’s, dementia or ADHD, which left…

Jim Commerford

29 Questions: Jim Commerford

Jim Commerford: President and CEO for YMCA of Hamilton Burlington Brantford   1. If you could pick anyone, who would you pick as a business mentor? Galen Weston Sr. — balanced very successful business growth through expansion of sales with philanthropic giving 2. What business or leadership book would you most recommend? “Lean In” by…

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Bylaw threatens businesses

Reducing permitted uses adversely affects financing   Arend Kersten While Hamilton is caught up in the euphoria of the $1-billion LRT announcement, dozens of small businesses in rural Flamborough and Ancaster are fighting for their corporate lives. Thanks to amalgamation, the city is in the final stages of preparing a comprehensive Rural Zoning Bylaw (RZB)…

Murline Mallette

22 Questions: Murline Mallette

Murline Mallette: Executive director at Liaison College Culinary Arts   1. If you could choose anyone, who would you choose as a business mentor? My very first mentor 30 years ago was Dan Oberlander, president of CN Hotels. He gave me the support and confidence to move up the ladder at CN Hotels. Now I count…

A collection of music, sport and art

Behind the scenes at a recording studio (think Abbey Road!), and a ping pong palace Amy Kenny The Hamilton Spectator From Oh! Darling to Ohsweken – the console at Jukasa Recording Studio spent more than a decade at Abbey Road before coming to Jukasa. Besides just being a great story, says head engineer Darren Magierowski,…

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‘Collaborative consumption’ is on the rise in Hamilton

Stories by Saira Peesker Hamilton Business   At the end of a recent workday, Spencer Snowling walked from his downtown office to the nearest SoBi station, where he picked up a community bicycle and rode to Fortinos for groceries. After shopping, he walked a block down Dundurn Street to the nearest Community CarShare hub, where…