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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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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Keeping it Radicool

On a typical summer day, sun protection is often the last thing on your mind. Until it’s too late. That’s where Radicool and Hamilton’s Mike McCarthy come in. Originally launched in Australia in response to the growing epidemic of skin cancer in the country, Radicool UV Beachwear is dedicated to reducing overexposure to the sun’s UV radiation, which can cause

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Cool Canadiana

Nestled in the downtown neighbourhood of James Street North in Hamilton, White Elephant is the go-to spot for shoppers looking for handmade goods from independent artists. Co-owners Jane LaBatte and Hollie Pocsai focus on Canadian-made goods, including women’s clothing, jewellery, accessories, gifts and paper goods. Jane and Hollie, friends for almost two decades, decided to open a shop to promote sustainable shopping

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