Business Voice

Latest Issue: July 2021

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Downtown core, upward trends

June 30, 2021

Stretching from Downtown Halifax to the North End and across the bridge to Downtown Dartmouth, the downtown core is supporting small business and economic recovery efforts. The area is transforming, expanding and improving Halifax on multiple levels.

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Making the move

June 30, 2021

Offering inclusive economic growth, Halifax provides businesses with opportunities to start up, grow and prosper. Despite the pandemic, three businesses chose to make the move to the city and join its thriving business community for very distinct reasons.

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Comforting Companions

June 30, 2021

Yvette Gagnon and her team of care providers meet people where they’re living, both physically and mentally. Focusing on the wellbeing of those living with illness and age, Comforting Companions provides companionship support for diverse needs.

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Stretching from Downtown Halifax to the North End and across the bridge to Downtown Dartmouth, the downtown core is supporting small business and economic recovery efforts. The area is transforming, expanding and improving Halifax on multiple levels.

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Significant projects, such as the recent acquisition of Clearwater, are generating economic benefits for First Nation communities in Atlantic Canada and returning them to their traditions in a modern way.

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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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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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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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Post-COVID outlook

February 4, 2021

With vaccine administrations under way, we need to start planning for the post-COVID future. In this story, two esteemed experts share with us their recommendations and prosperous outlook on how to recover and rebuild our provincial economy.

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HALIFAX BUSINESS AWARDS 2021

January 14, 2021

Check out these brief profiles of the Halifax Business Awards 2021 finalists!

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Agents of Change 9.0

December 3, 2020

Many businesses in Halifax and Nova Scotia have stepped up to pioneer this year's unprecedented times. They’re this year’s movers and shakers! Compass Distillers and Protocase continue to support our communities by manufacturing much-needed PPE.

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Fighting the good fight

November 12, 2020

Interprovincial trade barriers are a major roadblock to the economic prosperity of Canada, especially during the pandemic. The Canadian Global Cities Council is confronting those barriers head-on!

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Serving up success

October 15, 2020

Even in the midst of COVID-19, these Halifax entrepreneurs have forged ahead with innovative ideas and adapted to make their businesses come out on top.

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Business Voice interviewed the mayoral candidates: Mike Savage and Matt Whitman*. We asked them questions on your behalf, so you can get to know them better and find out more about their plans for the HRM (if elected).

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The arts and culture sector is often overlooked for its economic contributions - not only is it a significant pillar of our economy, it’s also a strong foundation for our education system, our vibrant communities and our sense of identity.

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Online learning has its benefits, particularly nowadays with the prevalence of remote work and working from home. Yet, it's still in its early days. Alliance Française Halifax and MSVU share their perspectives and what the future holds.

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With new challenges, not-for-profits are still finding ways to carry on the good work.

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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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We’re not the loudest voice, but we’re one of — if not the most —effective voice in terms of advocating for this city.” - Gavin MacDonald, Chair, Halifax Chamber of Commerce

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Behind the budget

March 1, 2020

The people and processes that are part of planning Nova Scotia’s annual budget

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Doing diversity right

February 4, 2020

Halifax-area diversity expert Ann Divine says it is for the benefit of everyone, everywhere and that the people who get on board stand to not only feel good about helping to create equitable work opportunities, but also capitalize on them.

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