June 8, 2012

Hamilton’s Eastgate Square is celebrating the bicentennial of the declaration of the War of 1812, on Friday, June 15.  The shopping mall is partnering with Stoney Creek’s Battlefield House Museum to offer visitors a chance to commemorate this historical event with a chance to step inside a reproduction of an 1812 wedge tent, chat with battle re-enactors in full military uniform and view period postcards made by local Grade 7 students who participated in a postcard contest.

Visitors who wish to donate $18.12 in pennies to the Stoney Creek Historical Society are eligible to win one of eight commemorative, limited edition War of 1812 coins.  Activities take place in the mall’s Sears Court throughout the day.  For more information, visit


George Bakker has been appointed director of Marketing & Business Development at TransHub Ontario.  He has extensive experience working in the transportation sector, including assisting with the rebranding of the St. Lawrence Seaway’s Highway H20 initiative.

TransHub Ontario is an economic development corporation aimed at attracting businesses that rely on or provide transportation and logistics to the Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara and surrounding area.


Grimsby’s RMT Robotics has appointed Bill Torrens as director of the company’s ADAM (Autonomous Delivery and Manipulations) Systems Group.   For the past 14 years, he was director of Sales and Marketing for RMT.  RMT is involved in robotics materials handling and is part of Cimcorp Oy, a privately owned Finnish company that provides businesses with robotic systems for managing material flows in production and distribution in the tire and food and beverage industries, as well as in mail processing.

Tricia Hellingman is president of Hellingman Communications, a Hamilton-based public relations and marketing agency. Bizz Buzz welcomes submissions from the business community. Email