March 19: Hamilton launches economic recovery working group and website

In this release, the City of Hamilton working in partnership with Hamilton’s three Chambers of Commerce, has formed an economic recovery working group and website to assist businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. 

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

This morning (March 19, 2020) the City of Hamilton announced a partnership with the Hamilton, Stoney Creek, and Flamborough Chambers of Commerce to assist businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information, please continue reading below…

Hamilton launches economic recovery working group and website

The original press release from the City of Hamilton

Press release from the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

HAMILTON, ON – The City, in partnership with Hamilton’s three Chambers of Commerce, is forming an economic recovery working group and website to assist businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

As a first initiative of this new working group, the City of Hamilton and Chambers of Commerce have created a microsite to provide business resources and information, as well as ways to directly contact City and Chamber staff throughout the pandemic. Learn more by visiting www.hamiltonchamber.ca/covid19.

“As we work on pandemic response from a public health and City operations perspective, we are already thinking ahead to the economic recovery that will be needed in the weeks and months to come. That’s why it is imperative we provide helpful information to our business community to help navigate the pandemic from an economic standpoint and assist in the economic recovery. Together with our partners from all three Chambers of Commerce in Hamilton, Stoney Creek and Flamborough, this economic recovery working group will be charting the way forward for our local economy.” – Mayor Fred Eisenberger, City of Hamilton

“Our focus now is to ensure that our business community is fully aware that we are here to assist them through this tumultuous time faced by their businesses and understand that the City of Hamilton and the Chambers of Commerce remain a prime resource for their questions and concerns.” – Norm Schleehahn, Director of Economic Development, City of Hamilton

“Our commitment to our members and the Hamilton business community during this trying time is priority one. As our members work through a myriad of issues in keeping their businesses running and as information changes rapidly from many important sources, this site can be a one-stop, up-to-date resource upon which they can rely. As well, Hamilton Chamber staff are just a phone call or email away.” – Keanin Loomis, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce President and CEO

“The Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting our community, and at a time like this we must all work together to ensure our community has the best, and most up to date information from reputable sources. This information is vital to support our community’s recovery in the best possible way. If you have any questions, please call our office.  Stay safe and stay healthy.” – Patti Hall, Executive Director – Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce

“In these challenging and unprecedented times, we realize that it’s not business as usual for anyone. It is important that we all come together, to navigate this uncharted territory and ensure that we all emerge from this successfully.  The Flamborough Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with the other Chambers in Hamilton and the City of Hamilton in providing information and resources to our local business communities during these times.”  – Matteo Patricelli, Executive Director- Flamborough Chamber of Commerce

 

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