Business Voice

Latest Issue: January 2020

Cover story

Meet the 2020 Halifax Business Awards finalists

January 13, 2020

Join us for the Halifax Business Awards 20th Anniversary, as we celebrate our community's success, achievements, contributions and business in Halifax!

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Special Feature

Leading by giving back

January 13, 2020

Checking in and looking back with past Halifax Business Award winners

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Member Profile

From good to great

January 13, 2020

Newly expanded Bishop’s Cellar space means more room for premier products and services

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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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Member Profile

The Halifax Partnership has taken the lead on building and growing Halifax’s Innovation District.

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Member Profile

Parental peace of mind

March 1, 2018

Most parents have experienced the panic of waking up to a school cancellation on a workday they just can’t miss. But what if you knew you had a back-up childcare solution, pre-arranged by your employer, which meant you wouldn’t need to miss work?

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Positive business environment

Make time to save

March 1, 2018

Steaming stamps off envelopes? Paying your 14-year-old cousin to design your website? Turning down the thermostat while your employees pile on cardigans?

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Positive business environment

The Balancing Act

March 1, 2018

When Charles Dickens visited Halifax in 1842 and got the grand tour from his friend Joseph Howe, he famously described the young city as, “Like looking at Westminster [Parliament] through the wrong end of the telescope.”

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Trends

A mobile workforce

March 1, 2018

The topic of Atlantic Canada’s labour market is often surrounded by commentary about aging boomers and fleeing millennials, both contributing to an imminent talent supply shortage.

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Trends

Doing what you do best

March 1, 2018

It’s all about finding your SPACE. Things are moving at a fast-pace — the world is changing, business is changing, technology is rapidly changing.

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Guest Post

WIPSI, Nova Scotia’s workplace professional development program, made it possible for Chris and Anna Hutchinson, of Hutchinson Acres, to access the training that they and their staff needed to improve their production processes.

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Working for you

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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Member Profile

Of tweets and twirps

March 1, 2018

The waters of social media can be treacherous to navigate, even for those of us who grew up sailing them, so when it comes to the small business community and their need to advertise online...

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Working for you

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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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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Guest Post

Have you heard of SkillsonlineNS? In Nova Scotia, we offer a program for employers to help nurture the best trained and most productive workforces possible.

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Guest Post

Through the Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) program, Sherri Robbins, Executive Director of Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, was able to introduce a new position to the organization while getting help to cover some of the salary costs.

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Working for you

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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Trends

Apparent in foresight

February 1, 2018

Halifax is the next Singapore. Two years ago, as I was walking out of a boardroom having successfully concluded a presentation and my CEO commented, “Good job Jena, so what’s next?”

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Trends

Positive outlook for 2018

February 1, 2018

Building on the momentum of 2017. Last year was another great one for Halifax, with the top headline being our record population growth.

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Working for you

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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