Business Voice

Latest Issue: April 2021

Cover story

Meaningful changes

April 8, 2021

We're at a point where there's never been a greater potential for division. Yet, there is an equally greater potential for unity. During Diversity Month, we're reflecting on our ability to have meaningful conversations to unite, listen and be accountable.

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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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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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Cover story

Meaningful changes

April 8, 2021

We're at a point where there's never been a greater potential for division. Yet, there is an equally greater potential for unity. During Diversity Month, we're reflecting on our ability to have meaningful conversations to unite, listen and be accountable.

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Special Feature

The moment anyone stands in their power, others can’t help but notice.

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From the President

Reflecting on how far we've come and how far we have to go.

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Special Feature

IWD: Women in podcasting

March 4, 2021

In preparation for International Women's Day, a trio of women podcasters hosted a special episode. They had started podcasting to get inspired and make connections as they use their platforms to uplift, educate and include unheard voices.

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Member Profile

Offering unique value for over four decades, Vogue Optical's teams continue to provide exceptional customer service across the country. Their dedication is a true reflection of a culture built on hard work, attention to detail and supporting one another.

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Cover story

After a recent purchase of a land connecting two urban wildlands, Blue Mountain is positioned to keep Halifax wild. It supports economic development strategies focused on promoting our city as a green and inspiring place to live, work and do business.

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Trends

It's important to leave space for change as priorities shift. Work life balance challenges everyone with time spent between work and personal life. The ability to achieve this balance is elusive and vague.

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Trends

Making an aggressive first offer will lead to better results. That's because of the cognitive bias with a common tendency that brings any negotiation back to the very first number.

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Working for you

Conflicts are complex, hence why they're ignored by most people. Workplace conflicts are even more complex with their visible symptoms but unclear causes. Professionals such as CMS are needed to properly manage and resolve workplace conflicts.

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