October 19, 2012

Hamilton’s Sean Snyder, the founder of Swapopolis, an on-line gift card exchange, has recently established another social marketplace.  Trend Trunk allows consumers to buy and sell fashionable, pre-owned clothing and accessories – either for cash or to donate the proceeds to their favourite charitable organization.

The new company has already been recognized as an award finalist in two competitions.  Trend Trunk has been nominated as Best New E-Business, Best Online Retailer of the Year (Small Business) and the Consumer Champion Award in the Canada Post Innovation Awards.  Here in Hamilton, Trend Trunk is also in the running for Hamilton’s best start-up company in the Innovation Factory’s STARTOFF contest.

For more information about Trend Trunk visit


The Lincside Pub & Grill at 1000 Upper Gage Avenue is hosting a Movember event to support prostate cancer and men’s mental health initiatives on Thursday, November 1.  A team of upper-lip, whiskered men known as the “Face Fungus Five,” are sacrificing their moustaches as part of this fundraising event.  Decades worth of facial hair will be shorn, only to be started all over again.  The “Shave and Gro for a Bro” starts at 7 p.m. at the pub and runs until midnight.  Raffles and a 50/50 draw are part of the festivities. For more information contact team captain Jim Rushton at or the Lincside at 905-574-2888.


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