Tag: business

Meet the entrepreneur behind Hamilton’s The Café

It’s been eight months since Magda Wierzbicka opened the doors to The Café, a cozy café in Hamilton’s Crown Point neighbourhood. While it serves an array of loose leaf teas, baked goods, and steaming coffee – regulars are coming for...

/ January 12, 2017

It all starts with one

How Hamilton’s Selbina Mwendwa started a business that is changing the lives of women in Kenya By Maria Morales Hamilton’s Selbina Mwendwa is using her business of hand-crafted art, crafts, and décor to empower women in her native Kenya. Over...

/ June 12, 2015

Immigrant Spotlight: Marbell

Like many immigrants from Central America, Marbell Flores, her husband and their six-month-old son came to Canada in search of a better life, leaving the political turmoil of their native Nicaragua behind. The 53-year-old recalls her arrival in 1985 in...

/ December 19, 2011

Immigrant Spotlight: Ponsiree

Meet Ponsiree Sae Lim, a 38-year-old single mother who was born in Thailand and is determined to be an independent woman here in Hamilton. Before coming to Canada in 2004, she managed her own hair salon. She arrived as a...

/ November 19, 2011