Accelerating Business | Episode 4: Cultivating Culture and Partnerships with Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of Hamilton

70 minute read
09 March 2020


Mr. Eisenberger is an optimistic city builder, respected leader, and an empathetic listener. As Lou poses questions about culture, leadership and economic development, Mr. Eisenberger provides responses that encapsulate the traits you look for in the leader of a city. His knowledge and perspectives on cultivating culture and the collaboration that should exist between cities and their people and businesses emanates as he sits down with Lou during his third 4 year term as the Mayor of the City of Hamilton.

Topics discussed

  • Economic Development
  • Leadership
  • Empowering your staff
  • The importance of communication
  • The art of listening
  • Culture
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • The effect of artificial intelligence on employment
  • Collaborating with municipalities

Video | Accelerating Business, Episode 4

About Mayor Fred Eisenberger

Mayor Fred Eisenberger was born in Amsterdam and came to Canada with his family when he was 8 years old, settling in Hamilton. His Worship is currently serving his third 4 year term as Mayor, previously he served as a member of the Hamilton Council, as Chair of the Hamilton Port Authority and is President and Chief Executive of the Canadian Urban Institute, where he was involved in the development of leading edge progressive urban policy.


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