The Showroom a flourishing fashion designer hub in Hamilton

There’s a new fashion hub in Hamilton And it’s a place that’s overflowing with innovation and creativity. I recently visited The Showroom, a large studio space located at the Cotton Factory, flooded with natural light from huge windows. I was fortunate to meet up with two of the fashion designers that use the space. Both Leslie Smith-Aragona and Ash Bullock

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The Arty Crowd launches as Hamilton’s online hub for artists and art lovers

The Hamilton Arts Council has just launched The Arty Crowd, a brand new digital hub that connects Hamilton artists with audiences and arts opportunities. Check out the website at theartycrowd.ca  If you’re an artist, you can sign up on the site for free. Hamilton Arts Council will promote your events to their 25,000 followers across their social media platforms. You’ll

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Social Media for Artists and Creative Industries: Free Session on Nov.4

Hamilton artists and creative industry business owners are in luck this fall, with the launch a series of free professional development sessions designed for those making a living in the arts. Presented by the Hamilton Arts Council in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Tourism and Culture Division. the series features local experts teaching a variety of skills, tailored for those

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Women Who Rock awards to honour trailblazing women for a 6th year

Do you know a woman who has done extraordinary things during this past year? The Women Who Rock awards wants your nominations of women in the community who have forged a path, shattered a glass ceiling, or sparked a movement. October is Women’s History Month, and it’s the perfect time to honour women who are leading the community in so

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5 Ways to Market Your Business on Social Media During a Pandemic

If ever there was a time to start ramping up your use of social media, it’s during a worldwide pandemic. A good chunk of your audience is sitting at home and they’re using social media more than ever to stay connected to the outside world. Your audience is literally looking for communication from you – don’t disappoint them! Here are

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Hamilton entrepreneur creates shopping platform for local pottery artists

The Northern Kiln is a brand new platform, just launched for local Ontario potters to sell their amazing functional pottery amidst a pandemic that has seen their regular sales avenues cancelled.  The company was founded by Rhiane Heslop, a born and bred Hamiltonian (recently moved to Guelph with her boyfriend), a young female entrepreneur who started the initiative while also

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Women Who Rock 2019. Photo credit: Kobby Krab

2020 Women’s History Month Award highlights Canadian Black Women

(The following is a repost with permission from the author, Evelyn Myrie) “In 2015, I created a platform to celebrate Women’s History Month. Women Who Rock Awards came out of the frustration I felt by the absence of community events or programs that recognize the 1992 Canadian declaration of October as Women’s History Month. Over the past five years, Women

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Girl on the Wing uses lockdown as opportunity to create online shop

Girl on the Wing has been a staple of Hamilton’s boutique shopping scene for years now. Even if you haven’t been in the store, you may be familiar with owner Whitney McMeekin’s handiwork around the city with community events like Hamilton Flea, the Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival, Good Foot Party, and more. Her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit combined

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