BIZZ BUZZ

September 28, 2012

Benefect, a company that manufactures and distributes botantical antimicrobial cleaning products, officially opened its new corporate office in Hamilton this week at 555 Bay Street North.  The company says its botanical technology kills more than 99.99 per cent of bacteria and surpasses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efficacy requirements for broad spectrum hospital disinfectants. It is suitable for use around children, pets and people who are chemically sensitive.

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Hamilton-based Career ompass Canada, an outplacement and career counselling company has teamed up with internationally-recognized career coach and social media expert Miriam Salpeter to help its clients effectively use social media to find jobs.  Salpeter has appeared on CNN and has been quoted in publications including the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.  She also writes a column on careers for U.S. News & World Report and for AOLJobs.com. 

“Bringing a world expert like Miriam onto the team is in keeping with our vision of providing innovative, creative and leading edge talent and HR solutions to our clients,” says Career Compass Canada president and CEO Alexander Lutchin.  “We want to bring the best coaching talent to our service offerings and Miriam represents that.”

In addition to Hamilton, Career Compass Canada has offices in Burlington and Niagara Falls.

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Dan Lawrie, CEO of Hamilton’s Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers recently announced the appointment of his son Robert as president of the company.  Robert has more than 25 years of experience working with the company, most recently as vice-president.  Dan Lawrie will remain as CEO.  Founded in 1982, Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers has more than 90 employees and is ranked in the top five per cent of brokerages in Canada.

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