Business Voice

Latest Issue: September 2019

Cover story

Small businesses, BIG benefits

September 12, 2019

Small Business Week runs Oct. 20-26 this year and businesses across the province will be taking part in special events.

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Skilled workforce

Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) is a provincial funding program that provides a two-year salary subsidy to small businesses, start-ups, social enterprises and non-profits who hire a recent grad within 12 months of their graduation.

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Member Profile

The show will go on

September 12, 2019

“We’ve done impact studies that show for every dollar spent at Neptune, another is spent downtown.” A vibrant arts and culture scene also plays a key role in economic development.

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From the President

We are partnering with Export Development Canada and Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) and beginning a Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) that will assist Nova Scotia companies in increasing their exports and ultimately their sales.

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From the President

New program aims to help Halifax businesses break into export game

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From the President

The Chamber plans to engage voters in the upcoming election

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From the President

It’s summertime in Nova Scotia, the days are longer, warmer and full of sunshine, and for some, that means business slows down. For us at the Chamber, it means planning.

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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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