Hamilton’s fiercest entrepreneur and rare disease warrrior gets Women of Distinction nom

As one of Hamilton’s very successful entrepreneurs, Maureen Worron-Sauvé’s notable achievements make it clear why this city loves her, and why her nomination for the YWCA’s Women of Distinction awards is so well-deserved. Maureen is the co-founder of award-winning Core Urban, the Hamilton construction firm dedicated to community, restoring historic buildings with a focus on adaptive reuse and an eye

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Entrepreneur living the dream, making kids’ dreams come true

Daniela Lazzaro is literally living the dream. She’s in the business of making dreams come true for kids, dressing up as their favourite princess, and hanging out with super heroes every day. We caught up with Daniela to find out more about how she started Minikinz Entertainment, a local children’s entertainment company. What’s the story behind how you started your

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The Generator named one of Hamilton’s Fast 40

Hamilton Fast 40 Hamilton released a list of the Top 40 Fastest Growing Businesses in Hamilton this year. The catalyst for the program was a desire to see more Hamilton companies recognized on Canadian Business Magazine’s Growth 500 annual rankings (just four companies made it in 2016 and 2017). This past year saw 12 Hamilton companies now on the list. The first

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Hamilton’s Blend Catering launches studio cooking classes

Blend Catering is a fast-growing Hamilton-based business owned by Chef Erica Guidi. Erica has developed a cult following for her indescribably delicious cuisine. To the excitement of her fans, she has recently launched In-Studio Cooking Classes, including Vegan and Keto Classes, and Pasta Making Workshops. The classes are also great for corporate team building, wedding party ‘get to know you’

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Little Paws for Your Little Pause

Jill Johnson, owner of Little Paws Cat Sitting, started her business both out of a love of cats and out of necessity. After Jill and her wife adopted two rescue cats from Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, one of the cats ended up requiring insulin shots twice daily. Whenever the couple wanted to go away on vacation, they found it near impossible

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Lick the Whisk: Fempreneurship Through the Generations

Lick the Whisk Fempreneurship Through the Generations On Barton street just off James St North, two next door neighbours share more than just a neighbourhood…they share a family! Mother, Maria Silva, is owner of The Little Grasshopper Café; a family-owned business specializing in Canadian and Portuguese Cuisine. This neighbourhood favourite, open since 2015, serves up everything from breakfast classics to

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Learning the secret to success with BodyBreak’s Hal and Joanne

Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod are a big part of many people’s childhood memories in Canada– who doesn’t remember the BodyBreak theme song or those ParticipAction spots between Saturday morning cartoons? So it was a pretty big fangirl moment to actually meet these icons in person. Part of the Generator team flew to Calgary to help our friends at Scleroderma

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Local fempreneurs taking their sauces to the top

A quick chat turned into a big success. But it didn’t happen overnight. For Jo Ann, Marlow and Mary, sauce is more than just a business. It’s a way of life. Hamilton has become a place for sauce making (think Dawson’s, Cooksville, Natal, Twisted Tomato, etc) and La Dee Da is the next big thing. We asked co-founder Mary some

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Cat cafe coming to Hamilton this summer

What kind of business do you open when you’ve studied animal science in university, and paid for your education by working your way up in the hospitality industry? A cat cafe of course! Nicole hails from Toronto originally, and more recently from Guelph where she studied at University of Guelph. The first business she started was an events company. Nicole

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Tannice Goddard leads as example for multi business-running fempreneurs

Tannice Goddard, a recent Hamilton transplant, demonstrates the multiple entrepreneurship drive that is a growing trend among women business owners. The talented and knowledgeable freelance book designer also runs a yoga business with a focus on classes for the over 40 set and those younger that need a class to allow “time to integrate” the postures within the body. We had

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