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…

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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…

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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…

A view of Hamilton's downtown commercial area from the Mountain. A recent report calls Hamilton a “city of opportunity.”

Welcome to our ‘city of opportunity’

Conference Board of Canada forecast says it will be fourth-fastest growing city in Canada this year. Meredith MacLeod The Hamilton Spectator Hamilton is a “city of opportunity” for corporations looking for alternatives to the congestion and overheated real estate market of Toronto, says commercial property giant Colliers International. In a study released Thursday, Colliers says…

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Time for businesses to plan for climate change

Climate change is one of the biggest issues of our time, yet it’s not appearing in the business plans of most organizations — especially small- to medium-sized businesses. As a local non-profit, we at Sustainable Hamilton aim to change this. Sandi Stride Climate change is real: it’s happening now, here. Although most people realize we…

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Old brick Victorian getting royal treatment

Developers of a new office/commercial renovation project want to blend Victorian brick with the tastes of young urban professionals. Mark McNeil The Hamilton Spectator The vacant Victorian era building has a long way to go before it becomes remotely ‘royal,’ but developers of the new Royal Brick Works project on John Street South believe they…