The Money, The Numbers

Price Tag – $2.5 billion to host the Pan Am/Parapan 2015 Games in Ontario. GDP Growth – The province estimates the Games will grow the province’s real GDP by $3.7 billion from 2009 to 2017 but it’s not clear how that figure was generated. Jobs – The province has said Pan Am will create 26,000…

Chris Farias

25 Questions: Chris Farias

1. Who is your business hero? I wish Anna Wintour and Richard Branson would get married and adopt me. 2. Other than your own, what is your favourite company? HBO. 3. What is your favourite television show? The original Twilight Zone series. 4. What business book would you most recommend? Don’t look further than Yertle…

Eagle's Nest Executive Director Debra Tigchelaar holds a mantle clock at Rescued and Restored in Freelton.

Rescused and Restored sorely needed

Lisa Grace Marr The Hamilton Spectator Debra Tigchelaar says Rescued and Restored is about finding treasures. It is that – there are dozens of beautiful sets of china, dining room sets, comfy couches, even restored antiques, but there is another set of treasures benefitting from the ones going out the front door. The Freelton used…

Jeannine Hare, owner of a new Lice Squad clinic, wields her not-so-secret weapon: the lowly lice comb. holds her weapon, a lice comb.holds her weapon, seen here holding a lice comb, has opened a new lice squad clinic in Hamilton - subtly named LS clinic.

Crazy clean, Sexy cars, Cool parties

Lisa Grace Marr The Hamilton Spectator Some people might say Jeannine Hare is crazy. After all, you’d have to be to want to work with lice and run a Lice Squad franchise, right? Toss in the fact it’s her third franchise, that her resumé includes working in a crematorium, and, oh yeah, that she’s expecting…

Solutions for Wastewater Treatment

The contamination of the water supply in Walkerton devastated many people both in and outside the community. This unfortunate event gave Frédéric Dugré the idea to start working in the water solutions industry, eventually forming a company called H20 Innovation. H20 Innovation specializes in the design, manufacturing and commissioning of water and wastewater treatment systems.…

Pachi the mascot will welcome visitors to the Pan Am Games.

Soccer as a Business Marketing Tool

You can’t win if you don’t play could be the catch phrase Hamilton businesses need to adopt when it comes to the opportunity provided by the 16-day Pan Am Games next July. The next step is develop the playbook. For that, the city has turned to a couple of different sources. Jennifer Patterson, a senior…

Registry for Disaster?

Arend Kersten Does the creation of a “lobbyist registry” represent yet another — and perhaps final — nail in the coffin of economic development in Hamilton? After an angry outburst from a volunteer member of the Accountability and Transparency Sub-Committee (who has been lobbying for the creation of registry for years), city council decided to…

McMaster grad Matthew Gardner is co-founder of Videostream.

Ambitious city, ambitious entrepreneurs

Lisa Grace Marr The Hamilton Spectator Matthew Gardner figures he caught the entrepreneurship bug back in high school. Now the new grad from McMaster’s engineering faculty is well on his way, having launched a tech business with fellow Mac grad Jason Moore last year in Kitchener after being accepted into an accelerator program there. Fourteen…

Jocelyne Mainville, a Leasing Manager, and Management Team Leader for Real Properties in Jackson Square.

20 questions: Jocelyne Mainville

1. Who is your business hero? The managers and supervisors that I have worked with over the course of my career, they have been and continue to be my teachers, people who make me use my brain. 2. Other than your own, what is your favourite company? I do not have a single favourite company,…