On Thursday May 21st 2015, almost 200 guests came together to help celebrate our Annual Citizen of the Year Awards.
Our Emcee and President, Lori Raudnask led us through the evening, announcing the six winners and showing a video presentation of each winning person or company. Please click on the links below for,
Hamilton Economic Video of our Citizen of the Year Night
Citizen of the Year, Chad Cieslik
Sponsored by Donald V. Brown Funeral Home Ltd.
Junior Citizen of the Year, Sara Salmon
Sponsored by Stoney Creek News/ Lion’s Club of Stoney Creek
Outstanding Large Business of the Year, DeFaveri Group Contr... Read More »
Troy Treleaven, Managing Partner and Vice-President of the Dale Carnegie Business Group, the Canadian Franchisee for Dale Carnegie and Associates gave the second in an Educational Series presentation on “Finding the Time to Grow and Change our Business”.
The presentation focused on:
– Why small business leaders need to identify how they and their business use time and how to make the most efficient use of it
– Time management tools and techniques that actually work.
– Time management suggestions
– Using software to maximize time
– How to identify the worth of using an assistant or outsourcing everyday tasks that occupy what could be more productive time.
The goal of the presentation is that all business leaders will have at least 1 day per week of extra productive time to invest in growing their business
Sean Donnelly, President of ArcelorMittal Dofasco gave a presentation on the current state of ArcelorMittal Dofasco to a well attended and enthusiastic audience at the Express Restaurant.
Call it a tale of two steel companies — the best of times for one and the worst for another.
On one side is ArcelorMittal Dofasco, profitable, stable and looking to hire 300 people a year to keep its booming Hamilton mills producing.
On the other is United States Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh, with $75 million in losses for the first quarter of 2015 and its Canadian branch in creditor protection.
The contrasts between the companies were displayed Wednesday. U.S. Steel president Mario Longhi cited unfair foreign competitors for forcing thousands of layoffs and leaving his mills running at barely more than 72 per cent of their capacity. On the same day, AMD president Sean Donnelly told the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce his company is running at up to 97 per cent of capacity and is having trouble filling the jobs it has to offer.
Donnelly said AMD is facing “a huge wave of retirements in the next few years” as baby boomers cash out of the workf... Read More »