Keanin Loomis is the President of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Hamilton’s oldest institution. The Chamber represents over 1000 member businesses from across the city and advocates for their economic prosperity. 

In this episode, Keanin talks with us about the Chamber’s founding by Hamilton’s industrialists and its development through the years. He shares some current priorities, including advocating for Hamilton’s LRT, and discusses some of the business sectors which he sees innovating across the city. Finally, he shares his recollections around the development of James Street North and founding of Supercrawl, and how the revitalization of downtown is shaping the future of Hamilton.