Celebrating Success

Celebrating Success

< Back to Articles | Topics: From the President | Contributors: Patrick Sullivan, President and CEO, Halifax Chamber of Commerce | Published: 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. Each new year brings an opportunity to learn from the previous year’s mistakes and build upon your successes.

The Chamber is ready and excited to jump right into the year ahead and it seems like you, our members, are geared up to do the same. Now is a great time for you to reflect on what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Start your year off strong by knowing what you’re spending your time on and create value for your customers.

At the Chamber, we’ll be kicking off 2018 with a celebration of success at the 18th Halifax Business Awards on January 25th at the Halifax Convention Centre. The 2018 Halifax Business Awards will showcase some of the top talent in our city. There’s been a lot of great things happening in Halifax and we are thrilled to see that this year’s finalists display excellence, leadership and passion. They are amazing representatives of the Halifax business community’s present and its future.

While you’re reading through this issue, my challenge for you is to take a moment to celebrate success in your own organization, and in the organizations around you. I know first-hand that we’re often so busy working on day-to-day tasks that we struggle to stop for a moment and rejoice in our accomplishments. Take a moment to look at what Halifax has done well over the past few months, (there’s a lot to choose from) and I bet you’ll learn something new.

With this being my second Halifax Business Awards, I’ve realized that my favourite thing about our finalists is that they come from different fields, areas and expertise. They are a true reflection of our business community. Not only that, but we get to celebrate finalists in six different categories. We’re celebrating the new, the small, the innovative, the exporters, the big business and the business leaders. These businesses and business leaders, like many of our members, are an excellent example of why we are proud to call Halifax home.

Take a good look at the companies featured in this issue. You’ll see some familiar names and you’ll be introduced to a few that, maybe, you haven’t heard of before. Reach out and congratulate them on their successes, and be sure to let us know of any successes happening in your organization.

I can’t wait to see you at this year’s event on Jan. 25 to celebrate. Happy New Year!

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