Do you know a recent Mohawk graduate that has demonstrated career accomplishment or made an impact in the community? Mohawk College Alumni is looking for nominees for the 2013 Alumni of Distinction Awards – deadline March 31, 2014. If you know of a recent graduate (up to 5 years out) that is making a difference within the community, and you would like to nominate them for this prestigious award, visit our website and fill out the nomination application. Other categories include, Business, Technology, Health Sciences, Human Services, Creative Arts & Design, Entrepreneur & Mohawk College Employee. Any Mohawk College grad is eligible to be nominated.
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Public Engagement Period Ends March 6th
The City of Hamilton, in partnership with Social Bicycles, will be implementing a bike share program in Hamilton early this summer. The program will offer a system of 750 bicycles and over 80 stations and is funded by Metrolinx Quick Wins. SocialBicycles will operate the system under a non-profit operating entity and will be funded through a hybrid approach of local sponsorship and user fees.
Bike Share is the fastest growing transportation mode in the world, complementing existing public transit and providing first and last mile connectivity by filling in transit gaps. It’s a healthy, sustainable, and affordable form of public transportation.
Hamilton Bike Share is in the initial stages of implementation, preparing for a system launch in early summer. Planners at Social Bicycles and the City of Hamilton are currently collaborating on station site selection. The public can provide suggestions on station locations through Social Cyclist (socialcyclist.com), a public planning app developed by Social Bicycles and available for free in the iTunes or Google Play stores. Input will be gathered on a rolling basis until March 6th. The community can sign up through the app, online through my.socialcyclist.com, or provide suggestions via email:email@example.com, or phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2553. Once the process is completed, the feedback will be deployed, and the City will announce the final locations of the bike share hubs. Social Bicycles offers a next generation bike share product that builds upon the foundations set by earlier systems. Their ‘smart-bike’ approach reduces costs while increasing features. Previous technologies require the installation of ‘smart-docks’ and kiosks to control check-ins and check-outs. By putting all the locking technology on the bike itself, Social Bicycles can install stations at a fraction of the cost. This makes for a more financially sustainable system and a scalable technology that can grow with demand. Social Bicycles feature a robust step through frame, integrated lock, shaft drive, responsive solar lighting, and mobile communications.
For more information on Hamilton Bike Share please visit www.hamiltonbikeshare.ca.
FirstOntario and the Hamilton Spectator have joined forces once again to offer the 1Awards. The 1Awards were created to recognize and assist small businesses with the best plans for expansion. Four partners including Agro/Zaffiro LLP, Grant Thornton, Mohawk College, and PLAY Advertising have also come on board to support the awards which are valued at $122,500 in cash and in-kind services. Applicants are currently being accepted and you must enter to win by March 24, 2014. Click on the link for more information, including an application form.
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