Business Voice

Latest Issue: April 2021

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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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Responsible Business

HalifACT, one of the most ambitious climate plans in Canada, has sprung into action. Developed to drive emission reduction together as a community, the plan focuses on the low-carbon future we need.

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Member Profile

Rocket has stepped away from being strictly print by taking off into communications and digital marketing. With the acquisition of another print shop, the Rocket team is now twice as able to serve their clients' needs from two prime locations.

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The ability to launch a rapid response and make informed decisions is the fundamental takeaway learned from the pandemic. Halifax Partnership has developed a toolkit to support businesses in those areas during a crisis.

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With new “infrastructure and innovation” spending and millions in increased departmental expenses, this budget provides virtually no new money or supports for the businesses most impacted by the pandemic. Support has been promised but not delivered!

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The best made plans

April 8, 2021

Discover Halifax has developed Halifax’s first plan for sustainable tourism growth. It has an overall vision to help Halifax become widely recognized as the favourite city in Canada.

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Working for you

Conflicts are complex, hence why they're ignored by most people. Workplace conflicts are even more complex with their visible symptoms but unclear causes. Professionals such as CMS are needed to properly manage and resolve workplace conflicts.

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2021 Priorities

February 4, 2021

The Provincial Pre-Budget Submission outlines our member's concerns and policy goals for the new budget. This submission highlights the top priorities of the Halifax Chamber’s membership, focusing on mitigating the impacts of COVID-19.

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Sharing knowledge and networks with young professionals can make a big impact on their lives, your business, our city and province.

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During this holiday season amidst a challenging year

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We’re aware of the impact of COVID-19 on our local business community, which is all the more reason to support local! Our policy analyst breaks down the importance of shopping local this holiday season.

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Leading the way

November 12, 2020

A committee is leading the development and implementation of the Road to Economic Prosperity Plan, an ANS community led and owned initiative for economic growth in partnership with Halifax Partnership and HRM.

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It's been a pleasure!

November 12, 2020

Barbi Holland looks back at her Chamber tenure with fondness. She's forever grateful for the amazing experience and tries to capture it in this farewell piece. Barbi will be embarking on her next journey in PEI come December!

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Grievances mediation is not an easy feat! But if handled the right way, they can be beneficial. Jarrod Baboushkin from CMS explains all that is grievances mediation.

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Working for you

Our policy team reflects on Wave 1 of the pandemic and provides advocacy and support to rebuild the Nova Scotia economy. They also recommend preparation for a potential Wave 2 and what it may entail for our members and the Halifax business community.

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A leader in ecology-friendly lawn care in Nova Scotia, Nutri-Lawn is celebrating 30-years of nourishing lawns and lives. Its success is built on passionate, dependable and professional employees who embrace the company values and core beliefs.

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The 2020 edition of the Halifax Index is out! Chief Economist, Ian Munro from the Halifax Partnership discusses the successes of 2019 and how they set us up for a successful recovery of the current COVID-19 economy.

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Finding a silver lining

September 7, 2020

The past few months have not been short of conversations on the negative impact of COVID-19, our new normal and what the future holds for us. As extremely evident as that is, there are a few silver linings worth mentioning and reflecting on!

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Working for you

We’d like to give a warm welcome to our new Board members for the 2020-2021 year at the Halifax Chamber: Ann Divine, Chris Cowper-Smith, David Rideout, Hon. Joanne Bernard, Karim George and Martha Casey. Read their bios.

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Our new Vice President of Policy hails down from civic and private sectors to advocate for Chamber members. Kent Roberts told us about his time before joining our team and what he's looking forward to in the future.

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2020 task force update

June 11, 2020

The Halifax Chamber is always here to provide awareness and input for the business community.

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