October 5, 2012

Federal Marine Terminals’ Hamilton site has been awarded the first ever Environmental Recognition Award from the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA).

“Federal Marine Terminals has the largest footprint of any tenant on port property, and the company is a leader when it comes to environmental protection,” says HPA president and CEO Bruce Wood.  “Environmental stewardship is central to our mission at the port, and we are always pleased to work with port partners like Federal Marine Terminals who share this commitment.”

The company’s measures to achieve a high level of environmental performance include controlling dust with a newly-acquired road sweeper, significantly reducing airborne particulate.  It scores high among its peers such areas as reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and water and land pollution prevention.   


The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is bringing former Canadian ambassador to the United States, Frank McKenna, to speak at a luncheon on October 31, 2012. 

Now the chairman of the board of Brookfield Asset Management, McKenna is also on the board of directors of Canadian Natural Resources, and is a former board member of CanWest Global, Noranda, Shoppers Drug Mart and General Motors.

“Frank McKenna is one of the most impressive speakers I have heard,” says chamber president Keith Hoey.  “As the former Ambassador to the U.S. and now as the deputy chair of the TD Bank Group, his teachings about the interplay between politics and business are unparalleled.”

The luncheon is being held at the Burlington Convention Centre, with tickets costing $45 plus HST for members and $55 plus HST for non-members.  To register, visit the chamber website at or call 905-639-0174.


The Hamilton chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society has elected its new board of directors for 2012-2013. 

On the executive are president Ginny Jones of Acuity Options, vice-president and treasurer Sharon Little of Halton Region, past president Nancy Hutton of London Hydro and secretary Lisa Stocco of the Halton Catholic District School Board.  Other board members are Bob Deans of Shalom Village, Mark Gregory of Locomotion Communications and Public Relations Ltd., Tara Sprigg of the City of Guelph, Alex Sévigny of McMaster University, Melissa Macdonald of A & A Contract Customs Brokers, David Rowney of Tim Hortons Inc., Brenda Sweeney of Kennedy Jones & Sweeney Inc., Monique Vezina of Young Drivers of Canada and Christina Jean Pierre of Red Hill Consulting. 

The student representatives on the board are Lesley Manchester from Sheridan College; and Sadie Wolfe and Danielle Boucher of Mohawk College.


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