Business Voice

Latest Issue: May 2020

Cover story

“Business as usual” has an entirely new meaning

May 12, 2020

Closing their doors on March 15 paused business for Evolve Fitness, but that pause didn’t last long. They immediately went virtual and within 24 hours hosted their first Zoom workout from home.

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Positive business environment

Sherrie Kearney knew early on, before COVID-19 hit Nova Scotia, there would be a demand for masks. She saw the trend in countries with the virus already spreading.

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Member Profile

Alice House has been in the community for over 35 years and has served thousands of individuals and families. During the pandemic, there has been an increasing need and demand for Alice House’s services from women who experience violence in isolation.

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HFX New Normal

With a bike boom across North America, Cyclesmith is very fortunate to be able to meet high demands. The bike shop has a lineup outside the door even though it's not open to the public due to the pandemic.

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HFX New Normal

Hand sanitizers have been added to its large list of spirits to manufacture. And although the bar is closed, Compass Distillers is still sharing its artisan cocktails with stay-at-home customers.

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HFX New Normal

From tap room rearrangement to safe contactless delivery, Chain Yard is continuing to offer its services. The Urban Cidery is ushering into the new normal with social-distance ID checks.

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HFX New Normal

With an extensive response plan to the pandemic, the company is confident in resuming its business during the next phase.

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HFX New Normal

The restaurant continues to support the community while ushering the business into new normal conditions.

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Trends

A five-step plan to implement and to ensure your business is ready for reopening doors.

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HFX New Normal

Office Interiors provides businesses with free work assessments to help set up their workplace for new normal conditions. The team focuses on establishing safe and secure working conditions for returning employees.

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HFX New Normal

The team at Smarter Spaces recognizes the need for new and innovative ways for a new normal after the pandemic. It's starting to bring public spaces virtually to self-isolating people, while keeping an eye on the more promising future of e-commerce.

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Trends

Many organizations have great ideas on how to create a more inclusive, fair and sustainable economy. Laurie Cook explains how to be ready and prepared to think critically to accomplish just that.

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Trends

Although she didn't win at the 2020 Business Awards, Marie-Claire Chartrand doesn't feel like she lost either. She feels proud, grateful and humbled just thinking of all the support she received throughout her entrepreneurial journey.

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Trends

Smartphones give consumers the ability to make plans on the fly, right from the palm of their hands. Therefore, marketing a business to mobile consumers is extremely important.

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Trends

Some businesses avoid taking risks to the point where it's working against their business growth. Maria Caines explains why they should embrace tools that have the potential to drive growth and increase revenues.

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Cover story

Closing their doors on March 15 paused business for Evolve Fitness, but that pause didn’t last long. They immediately went virtual and within 24 hours hosted their first Zoom workout from home.

Read Article
Positive business environment

Sherrie Kearney knew early on, before COVID-19 hit Nova Scotia, there would be a demand for masks. She saw the trend in countries with the virus already spreading.

Read Article
Member Profile

Alice House has been in the community for over 35 years and has served thousands of individuals and families. During the pandemic, there has been an increasing need and demand for Alice House’s services from women who experience violence in isolation.

Read Article
Working for you

Nancy Conrad reflects on the Chamber working together with its partners to overcome uncertainty and tackle issues related to COVID-19. She looks forward to the recovery phase and rebuilding the economy.

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HFX New Normal

United Sign & Trim-Line gears up with turn-key solutions to get businesses back online. After making 10,000 face shields for healthcare workers in New Brunswick, the company offers an all-in-one safety package for new normal conditions.

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Trends

Thought leadership on understanding the COVID-19 economy

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