Applications open for 1Awards

Are you a Hamilton or Burlington area small business that’s been up and running for at least two years? Do you have 50 employees or less? If so, FirstOntario Credit Union’s 1Awards might be for you. To be eligible for the fifth annual awards, businesses have to demonstrate “measurable growth” like an expanding workforce and…

Thinkstock photo by maselkoo99.

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…

A college and universities session at the Bay Area Economic Summitt featuring local area education executives. Taking the microphone, Dr. Christine Bradaric-Baus, VP Academic Mohawk College.

Hamilton & Burlington Bay Area Economic Summit

The leadership event, held on June 2 at the Royal Botanical Gardens, was focused on regional development and covered everything from transportation and innovation to health sciences and quality of life. Keynote speakers included Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Rod Phillips, chair of Postmedia Canada and chair of CivicAction.