Business Voice

Latest Issue: May 2021

Cover story

Looking ahead

May 4, 2021

The 2021 Chamber Board of Directors is continuing to promote diversity and inclusion while supporting members through COVID-19. New Chair and Vice Chair are leading the way by bringing their different yet cohesive perspectives to the table.

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Responsible Business

Plans to reignite tourism in the region are in progress. Halifax International Airport Authority and Develop Nova Scotia have been focusing on two distinct approaches in reviving the vitally important economic sector in our province post pandemic.

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Member Profile

As a web-design, app-development and SEO expert company, immediaC offers a locally-owned and operated platform: InCamera. It's designed to operate right within web browsers, allowing clients to hold virtual meetings with just a simple secure link.

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From the President

Together again

May 4, 2021

Finding strength and comfort with our fellow Nova Scotians.

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Cover story

Looking ahead

May 4, 2021

The 2021 Chamber Board of Directors is continuing to promote diversity and inclusion while supporting members through COVID-19. New Chair and Vice Chair are leading the way by bringing their different yet cohesive perspectives to the table.

Read Article
Responsible Business

Plans to reignite tourism in the region are in progress. Halifax International Airport Authority and Develop Nova Scotia have been focusing on two distinct approaches in reviving the vitally important economic sector in our province post pandemic.

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Special Feature

CUA's Community Impact Grant has been creating impact with investment since 2015. Two of the 2021 list of winners are small-business Chamber members: They're using the grant funds to further develop their value chains.

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Member Profile

As a web-design, app-development and SEO expert company, immediaC offers a locally-owned and operated platform: InCamera. It's designed to operate right within web browsers, allowing clients to hold virtual meetings with just a simple secure link.

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Trends

What is ESG?

May 4, 2021

Organizations that are paying some kind of attention to ESG are seeing how it can create value. They also understand that ignoring ESG erodes value. Find out how!

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Trends

This new way of working, from home, for many small and medium sized business employees may continue into the foreseeable future. This article weighs out the pros and cons of our home also becoming our office.

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Trends

The intensification of workloads and increasing emotional difficulty can lead employees to feel ineffective in their position. This in turn can lead to burnout. Organizations can utilize protective factors to help prevent it.

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Working for you

The budget was pleasantly surprising, offering well-rounded support for small and medium-sized businesses. They were top of mind through the recovery of COVID-19 with a focus on vulnerable communities.

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From the President

As incoming chair of the Chamber Board of Directors HR & Governance Committee, Ann Divine guest wrote this issue's president message. She talks about the diversity and inclusion course charted for the Chamber to drive change and move forward together.

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Trends

Success during a crisis

April 8, 2021

An exploration of four leadership insights from Nova Scotia businesses that helped them succeed during the pandemic. Businesses had to get creative to keep sales flowing, particularly during lockdowns, when customers couldn’t shop in person.

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Working for you

The ability to launch a rapid response and make informed decisions is the fundamental takeaway learned from the pandemic. Halifax Partnership has developed a toolkit to support businesses in those areas during a crisis.

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Responsible Business

HalifACT, one of the most ambitious climate plans in Canada, has sprung into action. Developed to drive emission reduction together as a community, the plan focuses on the low-carbon future we need.

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Member Profile

Rocket has stepped away from being strictly print by taking off into communications and digital marketing. With the acquisition of another print shop, the Rocket team is now twice as able to serve their clients' needs from two prime locations.

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Trends

Canada’s red hot housing market is becoming a ‘bonfire’ due to low inventory, which is not a new problem. It was a challenge in March 2020, but the number of homes for sale has fallen even further since!

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Trends

The Zoom effect

April 8, 2021

With so many meetings and events now going virtual, we are seeing ourselves from a new perspective. Engaging with others via Zoom or other conferencing platforms is making us hyper sensitive to how we look on video. It's all about feeling confident!

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Working for you

With new “infrastructure and innovation” spending and millions in increased departmental expenses, this budget provides virtually no new money or supports for the businesses most impacted by the pandemic. Support has been promised but not delivered!

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Working for you

The best made plans

April 8, 2021

Discover Halifax has developed Halifax’s first plan for sustainable tourism growth. It has an overall vision to help Halifax become widely recognized as the favourite city in Canada.

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Emma Menchefski

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