Thanks to our sponsors, it was a wonderful night for Chamber members, Board and staff at the Annual Holiday Gathering at the Express Restaurant, December 5th.
Our large group enjoyed excellent food a... Read More »
Lori Raudnask and I had the privilege of going to the first Ambitious City event on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. The guest speaker was Jennifer Keesmaat. She is the Chief Planner for the City of Toronto.
She began by sharing her memories of growing up in Hamilton. Yes, she is a Hamiltonian so when she spoke of Hamilton she really did know what we are about, or not about as you might already have read in the Hamilton Spectator.
Jennifer shared her 8 Principles of City Building with us.
- 1. Places and streets are designed for people (yes, not cars).
- 2. Neighbourhoods need Main Streets. There is a need for neighbourhoods to have their own sense of community. We already see that in places like Westdale, Wilson Street and in Downtown Stoney Creek.
- 3. People need to have choices of how to get around. Cycling, wa... Read More »
Chamber members enjoyed the November 7th After 5 hosted by House of Floral Design at Elm King Plaza, 44 King St. E., Stoney Creek.
The shop is lovely and nicely stocked with many wonderful gift ideas for the holiday season and regular occasions.
We thank Frances and staff for their hospitality and many door prizes.