In addition to volunteering for the Children’s International Learning Centre, Chelsea is also Case Manager at Good Shepherd helping those in transition move forward.  We chat about what CILC is and where they’re going, and some thoughts on ways to move Hamilton forward for those in need.

Marcio Novelli is all the things: dad, husband, singer, songwriter, podcaster, and even accidental documentary filmmaker.

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Highlights

  • The challenges making it as an independent singer/songwriter
  • How to balance choosing to work on projects vs. family
  • Structuring the day to reduce stress and anxiety
  • What you may find in the sleeve of his next acoustic EP…

Restaurant

Affinity

Café

Homegrown
Democracy

Shop

Locke Street

Event

Supercrawl
Veganfest (Coming soon…)

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Waterfalls (Marcio Novelli waterfall coming soon…)

Stephanie is the current Executive Director of the Hamilton Arts Council, an organization and charitable not-for-profit whose mission is to communicate, advocate and mediate for the arts and the role of the arts in Hamilton.

Graham Todd

Repton

Marcel Dzama

Highlights:

  • The changes in the arts scene in Hamilton over the years
  • A bit on the Glasgow arts scene and what Hamilton can learn from it
  • Upcoming skills development workshops for local artists
  • Thoughts and advice for artists looking to make a living or dedicate more time to their work
  • Recognizing your peak creative time and fitting your life around it
  • Finding your creative voice

Restaurant

Born and Raised

Café

Homegrown

Shop

Blackbird Studios

Event

Risky Business at the Casbah 

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Escarpment walks ie. Mountain Brow Blvd

Nick is behind Orbital, the digital-only agency based in Hamilton.  He’s had an interesting journey to where he is now, and we have a great chat about the creative process, comedy, Pokemon Go, tech… oh, and Hamilton.

Highlights

  • The advantages of small teams vs. huge agencies
  • How he’s used comedy as a way to push through social anxiety, and make people laugh at the same time
  • Pokemon Go, how augmented reality came to be, and why it works so well compared to something like Google Glass
  • Focusing on the experience vs. mass market appeal and huge growth
  • Doing the work to pursue your passion and develop your talent

Restaurant

Mex-i-can

Café

la prep

Shop

Mixed Media
Jelly Brothers

Event

Hamilton Mini Maker Faire

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Escarpment

food4kidsLena is the founder and executive director for Food4Kids, a local non-profit that provides quality, healthy meals to kids who wouldn’t otherwise may not have anything to eat over the entire weekend away from school.  They’ve also expanded into a summer program, providing hand-delivered baskets for the entire week.

She shares the heartbreaking story that pushed her to start the program from the ground up and how they’ve been able to grow to feed over 1,300 kids every single week!

Food4Kids

Restaurant

Jonny Blonde

Café

My Dog Joe

Shop

Lulu & Lavigne
Homesense

Event

Food4Kids Gala
Charity of Hope

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Waterfalls
Bayfront

Randy is behind Social Impact Enterprises, a company that supports nonprofits and social enterprises in the Hamilton area with projects like the Impact Store.  We chat about how he went from studying civil engineering to priesthood, and how running a church provided a lot of the tools and experience needed to run a non-profit!

Restaurant

Jack & Lois

Café

Red Crow

Shop

Antique Avenue

Event

Supercrawl

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Escarpment

Chris is the co-founder and creative director for Kitestring, but really he’s known for his amazing positivity, personality and support of the community in Hamilton.  We have a super fun chat including talking about wine, singing some Britney (with a little help from auto tune), and perhaps discussing how to park anywhere for free…

Restaurant

Rapscallion

Cafe

Cafe Oranje

Event

Supercrawl
Wiken fest?

Natural Feature

Webster’s Falls
Dundas

Kristen is now territory manager for both Hamilton and Burlington with Canadian Blood Services.  We chat about her view of Hamilton, the process of donating for those who have never done it before and why its so important.

Restaurant

Royal Coachman

Café

Saint James

Shop

La Bichette

 

Corey is heavily involved in Hamilton, whether it be keeping people informed with his e-publication The Gist or empowering young professionals through Hamilton HIVE and the HiveX conference.  Hear how Corey made his way to the city and got so involved!

The Gist
Serve Ping Pong
Hamilton HIVE
HiveX
Try Hamilton (June 25)

Restaurant

Pass

Café

St James

Shop

Newman’s

Event

Ambitious City

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Bayfront Trail