The Hamilton Technology Centre Engages the Community
Owner and president Rob McCann made it clear when he acquired the Hamilton Technology Centre (HTC) in September of 2017, that he wanted to help other businesses in the community be successful.
Awarded Small Business of the Year in 2018 at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Awards, the Hamilton Technology Centre strives to foster the development of technology companies by providing a private flexible facility that offers defined office space and community opportunities for businesses to connect with one another to learn new skills and network.
“Our No. 1 priority for the HTC is community engagement,” said McCann, who previously founded Clearcable in 2004 on the principles of integrity, reliability and innovation.
It should come as no surprise that a short month after the acquisition of the 40,000-square-foot fibre-connected facility from the City of Hamilton, HTC launched a once-a- month lunch seminar series focusing on current concerns and issues that companies deal with on an ongoing basis. As of July, HTC had presented 21 seminars.
“At HTC, we believe the best way to establish community engagement is by building the community, sharing information, and learning from others,” said McCann. “That’s why we organized a first Thursdays (of each month) to hold the lunch-and-learn series, leveraging our network of great professionals.”
In July HTC hosted a seminar on data protection and privacy design, called Trust and Your Customer’s Data. Derek Lackey, Managing Director, at Newport Thompson gave an informative presentation at the lunch and learn.
One of those in attendance was Shari Stolpmann, a partner at Beckett Lowden Read in Waterdown. Stolpmann has attended at least 10 of the HTC seminar series.
“I find them very informative, and helpful,” said Stolpmann. “My favorite was the one on fraud (Enabling Fraud in the Business World presented by detective David Place on October 2018). And I like the fact that I have met all sorts of people from different businesses, so it’s not the same faces all the time.”
HTC’s Seminar Series is free and open to the general business community. Upcoming events are listed on this link to Bruha. Registration is required.