A clear outlook

A clear outlook

< Back to Articles | Topics: From the President | Contributors: president@halifaxchamber.com | Published: February 4, 2021

As much as a new year offers that lingering excitement throughout the month of January, I think February has an advantage. We get to have a clearer vision of our fresh goals and plans, able to assess our previous accomplishments and gain a stronger outlook for what’s yet to come.

For us here at the Halifax Chamber, that means we are listening more than ever and reflecting on one of our values: Diversity. We strive to have conversations, host webinars and include underrepresented groups at our events with the entire business community top of mind.

With that being said, we sometimes miss the mark, and we can always do more and do it better.

We have the opportunity to work with our Board, a strong representation of the business community, for the Chamber and its members. In the coming months, we have a number of initiatives and projects we look forward to sharing with all of you.

First up is our virtual Wonder Women conference! While we will miss the energy of a live event, we are grateful to our sponsors, speakers, attendees and partners for supporting our idea and helping us pull together the event. We have surprises planned throughout the morning to keep everyone engaged and excited.

Hear from a great group of women representing the disability community, immigrants, students, indigenous community, innovation, business, coaching and leadership in Halifax. We’re excited to reach a wide audience and to ensure we do; we have given away over 100 tickets to community groups. Grab your virtual ticket on our website.

February is African Heritage Month and we get to celebrate Black culture, legacy, achievements and contributions. This month’s theme is Black History: Listen, Learn, Share and Act. And the Chamber is following suit by hosting a panel of experts to speak on the hiring opportunities in the untapped labour market. Be sure to check out the African Nova Scotian Affairs’ calendar of events––there’s something for everyone.

Business Voice’s interviews this month focus on the outlook of our city and province in 2021. We have a strong handle on the pandemic in our communities as there are no more known outbreaks or community spread. Now, we are able to formulate a plan for a much-needed recovery.

In the issue, you will read about how a recovery plan can be laid out by our government to ensure rebuilding is strategically underway. With that outlook comes the spotlight on Nova Scotia as a desirable place to live for remote workers and immigrating newcomers. Both are a skilled workforce which will be a major beneficial contributor, amongst many others, to our population growth and economic revival.

Enjoy reading our stories and Trends articles by Chamber members to help you gain a better outlook as well for your 2021.

We’re in your corner.

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