Business Voice

Latest Issue: September 2021

Cover story

Choosing a skilled trades career

September 9, 2021

Apprenticeship programs provide options for trade professionals

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Trends

Why improving employee financial health is good for everyone

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Member Profile

Valuing client health and wellness along with creating comfortable and relaxed environments, Massage Addict focuses on exceptional customer service. It also values creating great places to work for its team of administrators and health care practitioners.

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Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for LGBT+ owned businesses. They work hard to remove barriers and ensure those business have a voice as well as a strong impact on the Canadian economy.

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A study conducted by a local partnership, Amplified Voices' goal is to discover how the local business community understands the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce and how it's adapting management styles as a result.

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Portions of what was once normal may no longer be desirable. Policy Intern acknowledges related opportunities and advocates for initiatives to make Halifax a better city for businesses to thrive and for everyone to call home.

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Making their business adaptive and cutting edge, Fathom Studio hired university graduates with fresh perspectives and skills. Likeminded employers are seeing the benefits recent graduates bring to organizations as they adapt to working in a pandemic.

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The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion in the business community. We have created a DEA&I plan and outlined five goals that the Chamber is working to achieve.

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The budget was pleasantly surprising, offering well-rounded support for small and medium-sized businesses. They were top of mind through the recovery of COVID-19 with a focus on vulnerable communities.

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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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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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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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