We are excited to bring you an event focused on New Media in Hamilton. On Monday July 16, 2012 YEP Hamilton is lucky to have a prominent staple of Hamilton’s media landscape chat with us about how the world of media is changing, how to build a relationship with this media and how to participate in open and community-created media programming.
Location: CBC Hamilton 118 James St N, Hamilton TEL: (905) 524-1985
We are excited to have Roger Gillespie take the time to chat with us on Monday July 16, 2012:
1) Roger Gillespie
Executive producer at CBC Hamilton
Roger Gillespie worked as an editor at the Hamilton Spectator for more than 20 years in such roles as city editor and managing editor.He moved to the Toronto Star five years ago where he was assistant managing editor. In both of these roles, he hired, trained and mentored many young journalists.
He has been involved in newsroom innovation for many years and been associated with many award winning pieces of journalism.
He lives in downtown Hamilton.
For this event we will have the following agenda.
· 7:00pm – 7:30pm – networking
· 7:30pm – 8:00pm – Intro + Learn about Mr. Gillespie’s job and background. What factors have contributed to his success? What is Hamilton doing Right? What is Hamilton not doing now, what does it have to do to realize its potential?
· 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Questions from young professionals to Mr. Gillespie. Q and A and open conversation
Please feel free to email any questions you would like the Division Chair, Joe Accardi, to ask during this session.
In order to maintain a conversational atmosphere, we only have 25 spots available. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience, as we are booking on a first come, first served basis. In your RSVP please provide your name and company name, and the industry you best align with. It will be interesting for the executives and ourselves to see what industry representation we have. Attendance is at no charge.
We are looking forward to another successful night to get those business questions answered, help develop our careers, engage our leaders, network and generate ideas to push Hamilton to its full potential. Hope to see you all out there.Tags: CBC Hamilton. Roger Gillespie, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Hamilton Ontario, James Street North, YEP Hamilton. Young professionals
Food & Drink Fest… the Festival with Taste!
The Region’s Most Fun & Delicious Culinary, Wine, Spirit and Beer Expo!
March 23, 24, 25, 2012
Careport Expo Centre
270 Longwood Road South, Hamilton
Come and experience an exciting variety of local and international wines & spirits, craft beers, and culinary treats created by some of the Hamilton, Burlington & Niagara Regions’ most popular restaurants, breweries & wineries.Enjoy terrific live musical entertainment, fun informative cooking demonstrations all in one convenient and central location! FREE PARKING
Celebrity Chef David Adjey from Food Network’s ‘Restaurant Makeover” and “The Opener” will be whipping up some fabulous recipes Live on Stage, Sunday @ 1pm & 3pm
Foodies for Food Banks: Bring your non-perishable food items to support Hamilton Food Share
For all Hive Members, please click HERE for a special $4.00 OFF Admission Price Coupon
Must be 19 years or older to attend. Please Drink ResponsiblyTags: breweries, Careport Expo Centre, Downtown Hamilton, Food & Drink Fest, Hamilton Ontario, restaurants, wineries, YEP Hamilton
On the June 8th Executive Roundtable Event, a group of 25 YEP Hamilton Members had the privilege of having Mike Foley from Trinity Group and Jeff Feswick from Historia Building Restoration Inc. (Treble Hall) as our Executive guest speakers at The Standard Lounge at Sizzle in Hess Village. The conversation was encouraging, passionate and informative. Since the conversation was so inspiring, we have decided to share our favourite top ten thoughts from Mr. Foley and Mr. Feswick to share with the group.
1) Align yourself with people who are where you want to be: Find a mentor(s)! This doesn’t necessarily have to be as technical as it sounds. Look for people that inspire you and have in effect “made it”. Invite them to grab lunch or coffee and chat, study them in meetings to see how they react to situations, work on community projects with them. Learn through the experience and actions of those you respect and admire
2) Make your investments and have your skin in the game: We are in a unique situation in Hamilton where real estate in affordable in the downtown core and where anyone with a passion and drive can have a say in the future of the City. So make some smart investments with both your time and money and ACT!
3) Hamilton: It’s not a drive by….it’s a drive to. As a group, we recognize Hamilton is “where its at” and our pride and passion for the City makes us see the potential it has. But obviously, many other people don’t see that….yet. There has never before been such as organized mass of young professionals that are interested in making this city their home, and by extension, a success. That energy, which is bigger than any single group or person is what is going to change the future of this City.
4) Focus on what we have on common: As a City, let’s stop focusing on all the differences and diving factors we have and instead focus on areas where there are commonalities. It is in these areas that we can start working together and build strong synergies to push the City forward.
5) Do an honest assessment of who you are: You need to truly know yourself before making any personal and professional decisions, big or small
6) The Art of Negotiation: The real estate and development world is based on win-win situations, trust and personal pride for one’s business. In order to make sure you have a future in the industry one must master negotiating in a fair way that results in profits and progress for all parties involved
7) Chemistry, Baby! When looking for employees, partners or committees in the community, it is chemistry and mutual respect that are two of the most important aspects to have with the people you surround yourself with.
8) The good thing about Hamilton is that is it at a low (yes, that’s a good thing!). We have the ability and the community pride and excitement to build it up and make it the success we would like it to be. We need to be patient, but work hard and leave a positive legacy in The City.
9) Don’t be Afraid to fail.
10) Art and Artist are the future of Hamilton: It will be the art industry as a whole which makes Hamilton the next up and coming city (example like AGH, James N and Treble Hall among others are certainly leaders in making these changes). It is our job to support these artists and businesses. Spend your entertainment dollars here! There is certainly a lot to see and do!
There was many more thought provoking and energizing topics of conversation with Jeff and Mike. If you attended that session and would like to share your favourite thoughts, please post to our Facebook wall Facebook.com/YEPHamilton
The Next YEP Hamilton Executive Roundtable Event is taking place on Tuesday July 19, 2011. Topic is Transportation
Tags: Hamilton Ontario, Jeff Feswick, Miek Foley, Sizzle Restaurant, YEP Hamilton, YEP Hamilton Executive Roundtable, Young Professionals