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Leading the charge

Greg Dunnett is the new president and CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and he’s ready to make a positive impact that goes beyond business.

If the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce ever wants to put on a large-scale, world-class event, they’ll be in good hands with Greg Dunnett at the helm. The newly appointed president and CEO of the chamber has an impressive number of sports teams and big games on his CV, including being the executive in charge of the 2021 Grey Cup, which saw the Canadian Football League’s Championship showcase return to Hamilton after a 25-year absence. He’s also headed up the launch of the Canadian Premier League’s Forge FC (which has gone on to win a number of titles). And if that’s not impressive enough, Dunnett also built the customer experience programs for the opening of Tim Hortons Field in 2014. Born and raised in Hamilton, and a graduate of McMaster University, Dunnett believes that the chamber and its members can make a positive impact throughout the community – business and otherwise – as the city continues to build on its many successes, as well as deal with its many challenges. “Hamilton is an amazing city that is set for an incredible transformation in the coming years. Our business community has played a key role in our city's renaissance and it will continue to shape Hamilton as we strive to reach the potential of our great community," says Dunnett. "Our team at the chamber is committed every day to supporting the businesses and entrepreneurs who make Hamilton a better community to work in, live in and play in." The affable Dunnett, who lives in Dundas with his wife and kids, takes over from Marie Nash, who was interim leader after long-time president and CEO Keanin Loomis stepped down last year to make an unsuccessful run for mayor in the most recent municipal election. The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is one of the region’s most storied business organizations, with a 178-year history that dates back to 1845 when it was created by a collective of merchants, many of whom are considered to be the “Founding Fathers” of Hamilton. hamiltonchamber.ca