Events

Upcoming Events

Location

The tour will start at Hamilton Chamber of Commerce office (120 King Street West, Plaza Level)

Past Events 2018

SESSION 2: A Local LRT Perspective on Eglinton Crosstown 

Event Date: August 24, 2018
Description: In this session, Hamilton businesses took a field trip to Eglinton Crosstown/York to see its LRT construction underway. The session focused on best practices employed by local businesses, BIAs and the community during the construction phase. The field trip included transportation by bus from Hamilton to the site location.

SESSION 1: The LRT Big Picture: How to Prepare for Construction and its Impacts

Event Date: July 19, 2018
Description: This session discussed the details of planned 2019 LRT construction, the role of the City, and the importance of marketing to mitigate any negative impacts.

Past Events 2017

SESSION 1: The LRT Big Picture: How to Prepare for Construction and its Impacts

SESSION 2: Field Trip: A Local LRT Perspective

Event Date: August 21, 2017
Description: Participants in this session took a field trip to the Kitchener-Waterloo LRT project that has been successfully implemented. The field trip included transportation by bus from Hamilton to the site location. This session focused on best practices employed by local businesses, BIAs and the community during the construction phase in that  community.

SESSION 3: Developing a Successful Customer Engagement and Retention Strategy

Event Date: October 12,  2017

Description: This session explored strategies and tools to assist in developing comprehensive customer lists and leveraging customer relationship management (CRM) software systems to build and maintain engagement with existing and new customers during the construction phase.

SESSION 4: Deploying an Effective Communications, Social Media and Online Marketplace

Date: November 16, 2017

Description: This session covers the benefits of social media, provides hands-on experience using various online platforms, and introduces attendees to the tools and strategies to build an effective online retail presence. A focus on search engine optimization allows businesses to understand how potential customers discover businesses online. A special emphasis is placed on the opportunities that exist through online retailing through effective web design to develop and enhance a new customer marketplace.

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LRT Ready™ is an initiative of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce