Business Voice

Latest Issue: May 2019

Cover story

Integration and Representation Matter

May 1, 2019

Incoming Chamber Chair Margaret Chapman sets her sights on a welcoming and diverse business community

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Positive business environment

The city’s five-year economic plan launched in 2016 aims to grow the population from 416,000 to 470,000 by 2021, and to 550,000 by 2031. The target for GDP growth is from $18 billion to $30 billion over those same 15 years.

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Member Profile

“We realized the shop was a win/win/win — a win for Dress for Success Halifax and the clients we serve, a win because we were helping more women in the community and a win because of the positive effect the boutique was having on our volunteers."

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From the President

Looking ahead

May 1, 2019

Halifax has a lot to be proud of right now and we’re looking forward to even more success in the coming year.

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From the President

It’s budget month in Nova Scotia. For the Halifax Chamber, it means we have submitted our provincial pre-budget list, outlining our asks and considerations for the fiscal budget.

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From the President

Celebrating progress

February 1, 2019

The Now or Never Report is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month — how are we doing?

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From the President

Kicking off 2019

January 1, 2019

Welcome to a brand-new year of growing, innovating, trying new things and celebrating change.

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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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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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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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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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From the President

A new era

July 1, 2018

Over my time at the Chamber, the sheer number of startups that I’ve come face-to-face with has surpassed my expectations. Each of them with their own mission and purpose and desire to grow their businesses.

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From the President

Opportunities abound

June 1, 2018

I t’s a wonderful time to be in Halifax. Maybe I’m just saying that because, as I write this, summer seems to finally have made an appearance. But I swear, it goes deeper than that.

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From the President

Historically, the May issue of Business Voice is when we proudly introduce our new Chair of the Board.

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From the President

The time is now

April 1, 2018

How far in the future do you have to look to see Halifax at its full potential? In my opinion, we’re nearly there.

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From the President

Joined forces

March 1, 2018

At the end of January, the eight largest Chambers of Commerce in Canada, 11 American Chambers of Commerce and eight Mexican Chambers met in Montreal to ask their respective governments of the three member-states to renew NAFTA...

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From the President

Where does a year go?

February 1, 2018

Change and momentum at the Chamber. With membership on the rise our network has steadily expanded. At the end of 2017 we were happy to welcome more than 300 new members to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.

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From the President

Celebrating Success

January 1, 2018

Rejoicing in successes of all sizes. January is here and it’s time to start executing those plans you spent hours developing at the end of 2017.

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