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Abigail Cukier Communications

Abigail Cukier writes branded content, annual report copy, newsletters and brochures, press releases and website copy for small and large businesses. She works with clients to provide the effective content they need – on time and on budget. Her social media services include Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter postings to increase your online presence and engagement […]

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By Sean and Martin Simons, Partners Wenex Technologies You may have heard about the updates Google made to its search algorithm in April, often referred to by its greatly overblown nickname: MOBILEGEDDON. The key point about this update is the focus on responsive design. Google regularly updates the technology powering its search, always adapting to […]

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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 »

Did You Know?

Chamber to Introduce New Paperless Billing

Beginning with the February Membership renewals, members will receive their invoices via email. This new process provides an electronic copy for easy filing in office computer systems. The invoice will also have a print option for members wishing to retain hard copies. This is similar to the paperless process used by most utility and service companies. In addition, this new system will provide the option to pay invoices on-line by credit card.

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Community Events

Milmine Insurance Charity BBQ
Friday September 11, 2015
301 Hwy #8 – In front of Milmine’s Office
In support of  the Stoney Creek Community Food Bank
Combo Package (Hamburger, Sausage,  Hot Dog or Veggie Burger and Drink + Chips)
Hamburgers: $3.00
Sausage: $3.00
Veggie Burgers: $3.00
Hot Dog: $2.00
Drinks: $1.00

All proceeds collected will go to the Stoney Creek Community Food Bank