Business Voice

Latest Issue: November 2018

Cover story

A solid strategic plan

November 1, 2018

The Halifax Chamber is set to focus on seven key goals over the next five years. We listened to our members and with our Board of Directors, we pulled together a plan that reflects our members' wants and concerns.

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Positive business environment

Halifax Wonder Women

November 1, 2018

The Halifax Chamber’s second annual Wonder Women Conference will take place December 7 at the Delta Halifax. Business Voice spoke to five women leaders to get their advice on finding your own recipe for leadership.

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Member Profile

Healing through technology

November 1, 2018

"As an occupational therapist, the goal of our practice is to help people be as independent as they possibly can, regardless of their injury or disorder.”

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Skilled workforce

Halifax’s not-for-profit sector plays a key role in workforce development

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Cover story

Agents of Change 7.0

December 11, 2018

Five local entrepreneurs who embrace social enterprise for success

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From the President

Our seventh annual Agents of Change Business Voice issue. Given all the excitement throughout our city this fall, it’s a natural fit to profile some of Halifax’s risk-takers and change-makers.

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Guest Post

Our friends at the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) unveiled their latest annual economic outlook recently. Halifax Partnership's Chief Economist tells us what it means for Nova Scotia and Canada.

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Guest Post

Women empowering women

November 27, 2018

The YMCA debuts series of women's workshops for newcomers to Canada. Read more about the YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs below.

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Member Profile

Healing through technology

November 1, 2018

"As an occupational therapist, the goal of our practice is to help people be as independent as they possibly can, regardless of their injury or disorder.”

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Skilled workforce

Our focus is to increase the number of skilled workers available to employers within our region. We want our youth and immigrants to have the skills and education that our employers are looking for, so supply can match demand.

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From the President

November Strategic Plan

November 1, 2018

Our new strategic plan is an evolution more than a revoution. It builds on the previous five years of work in reducing red tape and the tax burden, increasing immigration and growing Halifax.

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Cover story

A solid strategic plan

November 1, 2018

The Halifax Chamber is set to focus on seven key goals over the next five years. We listened to our members and with our Board of Directors, we pulled together a plan that reflects our members' wants and concerns.

Read Article
Positive business environment

Halifax Wonder Women

November 1, 2018

The Halifax Chamber’s second annual Wonder Women Conference will take place December 7 at the Delta Halifax. Business Voice spoke to five women leaders to get their advice on finding your own recipe for leadership.

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Positive business environment

The Halifax Chamber's task force aligns with the new strategic plan. We recognize the critical importance of the private sector business community to the success of our local, as well as provincial economy.

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Member Profile

If you love to cook, bake or just binge-watch cooking shows on the Food Network, you’re cordially invited to step inside a dazzling fantasyland of shiny tools and flashy equipment.

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Positive business environment

Hacking the business model

October 1, 2018

A lot has changed since Volta first opened its doors in 2013 on Spring Garden Road. An attractive new setting occupying three floors at the Maritime Centre provides 60,000 square feet of space, making it the largest innovation hub outside of Toronto.

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Cover story

Power in numbers

October 1, 2018

“From a local perspective, how the Halifax government and the business environment they’ve created for us and the support they’ve given to the company, has helped the company through some tough times, helped them survive and helped them persevere."

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From the President

New season, new start

October 1, 2018

This year, our Fall Dinner is focused on a common topic through a new angle: innovation. This word is used so often that it can lose its actual meaning: the introduction of something new. It’s a critical time for new ideas in Nova Scotia.

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Guest Post

Digital Privacy Act: 5 FAQs

September 11, 2018

Here are the answers to five frequently-asked questions about the Digital Privacy Act and its new data breach response requirements for organizations in Canada subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

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Guest Post

Here’s what Atlantic Canadian employers can expect as a result of extended employment insurance parental benefits and parental leaves, and tips to help them prepare.

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From the President

A new era

September 10, 2018

International trade is not just a “Canada” issue. It affects each province and territory. You may be surprised to know that our list of exports is long and varied. This means many Halifax-based businesses will see the effects of trade wars.

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