Business Voice

Latest Issue: November 2018

Cover story

A solid strategic plan

November 1, 2018

The Halifax Chamber is set to focus on seven key goals over the next five years. We listened to our members and with our Board of Directors, we pulled together a plan that reflects our members' wants and concerns.

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Positive business environment

Halifax Wonder Women

November 1, 2018

The Halifax Chamber’s second annual Wonder Women Conference will take place December 7 at the Delta Halifax. Business Voice spoke to five women leaders to get their advice on finding your own recipe for leadership.

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Member Profile

Healing through technology

November 1, 2018

"As an occupational therapist, the goal of our practice is to help people be as independent as they possibly can, regardless of their injury or disorder.”

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When technology fails

July 1, 2018

Canadians lost access to their social media accounts, internet browsing capability went to zero and calling, texting and emailing was almost impossible.

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Working for you

For employers, hiring a co-op student can be incredibly exciting. Opening up your doors for a student to gain real life experience, while still in school, is something that can change a student’s perspective on education.

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If I took one message away from the Chamber’s Wonder Women Workshop on March 2, it’s this: Stop apologizing for being awesome.

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Nova Scotia’s regional centre, Halifax Regional Municipality, holds only 0.6 per cent of the land, but a little more than 24 per cent of the province’s population, with 40 per cent estimated economic growth in the area.

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All businesses need to make periodic, if not continuous investment in their operations in order to sustain or grow.

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Testing the waters

March 1, 2018

Matching post-secondary student development to employer needs is an integral part of the Halifax Chamber’s 2013-2018 Strategic Plan. Focusing on this goal led the Chamber to shift toward leveraging co-operative education to help with staffing needs.

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We all know what will happen if we don’t plan properly. Really, we do. As in your own businesses, relentless attention to debt, how it accumulates and how to reduce it is not just common sense — it’s how you stay in business.

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Work Integrated Learning model boosts student and employer opportunities The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is going through a period of evolution.

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Advocacy critical for making HRM a better place for business. With the holidays now behind us and the business community returned to its normal activity, it’s probably a good time to take stock of the past year.

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Growth and success

February 1, 2018

As we embark on a new year in Halifax, we see before us rich opportunities to grow abroad, more innovative and more inclusive economy. Together, we are taking up the challenge of finding Halifax’s niche in a rapidly-evolving knowledge economy.

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Appreciating our members

February 1, 2018

At the Halifax Chamber of Commerce there are a huge number of activities — from advocacy to events to benefits and services — but members are at the heart of everything the Chamber does.

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How to turn perceived disadvantage into real advantage. We have an aging population in our region. That is pretty obvious. In fact, the percentage of seniors in our population is expected to grow from 19.9 percent in 2016 to 28.8 percent in 2030.

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How did we do last year?

January 1, 2018

Anecdotal information only gets you so far, data tells the whole story

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