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2020 COVID-19 Updates from the Halifax Chamber
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

From the onset of the Pandemic, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce has been committed to keeping our members and the business community updated with the latest and most important information. We have compiled this information into one document. We will continue to provide the business community with updates for funding, COVID-19 restrictions, and relevant information in 2021.

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2021-2021 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission
| Topics: Budget Issues

The Provincial Pre-Budget submission outlines our member's concerns and policy goals for the new budget.  While the 2020-2021 budget outlined many issues and projects that aligned with our Strategic Plan there are still areas of concern for the 2021-2022 budget. This submission highlights the top priorities of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s membership, focusing on mitigating the impacts of COVID-19. Our recommendations are based on many conversations with our members over the past year and work on balancing the needs of the Halifax business community with that of the province.

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2020 Provincial Issue Note

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2020 Municipal Issue Note
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

Each year, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce submits an Issue Note to the Municipal government. This document outlines some of the issues that are affecting our members and the business community. COVID-19 has had a strong impact on our membership and the broader community; therefore, our 2020 Issue Note will focus significantly on what the municipal government can do to provide support to entrepreneurs, business owners, and employees during this unprecedented time and poses questions of our Mayor and Councillors. While our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan pillars will still be prevalent in our discussions, we want the emphasis to be on the things we can do now, that will encourage growth, sustainability, and stimulation of the economy.

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2020 HRM Election Candidate Responses
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

We reached out to the 2020 municipal election candidates to ask them the questions we have heard from you, our members!

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More Relief for Businesses Now!
| Topics: COVID-19

This Op-Ed was published in the Chronicle Herald the week of September 21st.

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COVID-19 Recovery Survey Reults
| Topics: COVID-19

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Safe Meetings Matter - Presentation from the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia
| Topics: COVID-19

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Nova Scotia Tourism - Letter to The Honourable Geoff MacLellan
| Topics: COVID-19

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POST: Building confidence in our businesses
| Topics: COVID-19

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Printable Reopening Signage
| Topics: COVID-19

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Reopening Business In Halifax Guide
| Topics: COVID-19

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NSBLEC Policy Wins
| Topics: COVID-19

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Halifax Chamber of Commerce - Letter to HRM-2020 Budget Update

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UPDATED: Provincial and Federal Support for Businesses Affected by COVID-19
| Topics: Health and Education

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Federal Funding Programs Flowcharts
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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NSBLEC - Chronicle Herald Story
| Topics: Health and Education

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PRESS RELEASE: Halifax Chamber of Commerce and NSBLEC in the Chronicle Herald
| Topics: Health and Education

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Support for Canada’s airports facing severe financial impact of COVID-19
| Topics: Transportation and Trade

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Provincial and Federal Supports for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

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