Reduce the tax burden
Champion common sense regulations
Capitalize on major projects
Help build a vibrant downtown core.
The Chamber is committed to achieving these goals through defined metrics to track our success. Stay tuned for updates and successes stories.
Task Force Chair
This Task Force is led by Paul Bent, CPA, CA, ICD.D. Paul recently retired after a 37 year career in public accounting, 35 of which were with Grant Thornton LLP. Paul served in a number of roles over his 25 years as a Partner in the Firm including as a client service partner, a member of the Firm’s professional standards team and for the last 4 years of his career, Chaired the firm’s National Partnership Board. In addition to his experience and insights gained from his time in public accounting, Paul has been an active member in the Chamber for a number of years.
Paul brings significant energy and enthusiasm to the role and is fully aligned with achieving the goals of the Chamber as laid out in the strategic plan. Paul is fortunate to have a Committee comprised of dedicated volunteers from a broad cross-section of Chamber members who similarly share the goals and objectives of making Halifax one of the top growing and progressive cities in Canada.
The Create a Positive Business Environment Task Force plays a major role in shaping the Chamber’s advocacy work. The Chamber consistently communicates the needs of the business community to the provincial, municipal, and federal governments.
Let’s start with YES!
Success with this goal is starting with YES!
The top 5 languages that are spoken in our region today are highlighted on the pin, to encourage inclusiveness.
We think it’s time to bring back this message, to everyone that resides in Halifax, to actively and proactively promote a positive yes-first attitude.
Our hope is that when someone asks about the YES! pin, let them know you:
Creating a positive business environment starts with YES! and YOUR positive attitude.