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Beep, buzz, ping

With all of the tweets, beeps and buzzes distracting us while we work, it can be hard to stay on task. CornerStone Dynamics’ president Adriana Girdler of Burlington – an entrepreneur herself – has penned some productivity hacks to make sure you don’t lose your focus and fall behind. To start, silence it all, Girdler…

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Sustainability in the workplace

Local businesses looking to inspire their employees to get on board with a sustainable workplace need not look past the doors of McMaster Innovation Park. Next week, Sustainable Hamilton Burlington is bringing in experts to talk sustainable companies to local organizations. On the agenda are president of the Sustainability Learning Centre Kathryn Cooper and Refocus…

Sixteen varieties of tomato grow in the Cillis garden.

How Oliver’s gardens have grown

Oliver Allen-Cillis was six years old when he saw some kids in the Sherman-Barton-Street area picking through recycling bins.   When his mom Stacey explained they were probably collecting bottles and cans for money so they could buy necessities, including food, Oliver had a suggestion. The family was trying to raise funds for a trip…

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20 Questions: Tonia Jahshan

Tonia Jahshan: Founder and president of Steeped Tea, 50 Bittern St., Ancaster   1. If you could pick anyone, who would you pick as a business mentor? My business mentors are our Dragons’ Den partners, Jim Treliving and David Chilton. They are always a phone call away when I need inspiration, have a pressing problem, or…

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The Open for Business committee is making progress

A ripple or a wave? Arend Kersten Is Hamilton really open for business? For over a decade, the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce (FCC) has been sending a three-part message to Hamilton city hall: Hamilton is facing significant financial pressures. With property taxes doubling in most cases since amalgamation, the residential taxpayer is “maxed out.” The…

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City takes page out of Blue Jays’ winning ways

Neil Everson Economic Director City of Hamilton   But few Hamilton residents know that our city is on its own winning streak and one that this community should be particularly proud of. Atlanta-based Site Selection magazine has been the leading publication providing current and pertinent data to governments, investors and corporations for more than 60…