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FirstOntario builds business centre

FirstOntario business centre
FirstOntario’s news business centre in Hamilton

An old building has gotten a fresh fix and has been pressed into service as a business centre.

FirstOntario Credit Union (100,000 members, $4 billion in assets) has renovated the 1890 Empire Times building, which was once home to the Hamilton Times newspaper.

It’s now providing small and medium-sized businesses with a space to network and meet with clients.

“It’s appropriate that we are helping to bring new life to an historic building because we are committed to helping bring new life to businesses and harnessing the momentum that the business community is enjoying in Hamilton,” said Dave Schurman, COO and Executive VP.

The location of the business centre highlights FirstOntario’s commitment to promoting Hamilton’s revitalization, along with its support of the 1Awards program that helps accelerate growth of the city’s small businesses. ◊