Business Voice

Latest Issue: July 2020

Cover story

Arts & Culture: An economic account of creativity, education and belonging

August 6, 2020

The arts and culture sector is often overlooked for its economic contributions - not only is it a significant pillar of our economy, it’s also a strong foundation for our education system, our vibrant communities and our sense of identity.

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Spotlight

Business Voice sat down with three former stars of the Halifax Chamber staff to find out what they’re up to now, how they’re contributing to the growth and prosperity of our city and how their time at the Chamber contributed to where they are today.

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Member Profile

With the recent uptake of technology, CGI has been keeping busy. The company provides IT solutions and digital services to clients while relying on the talent of its employees to drive organizational excellence.

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Skilled workforce

After spending years and millions of dollars building a new Halifax Convention Centre to attract people to the city, the success of the enterprise will depend on convincing delegates to leave the building.

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Guest Post

Graduate to Opportunity Program helped BlueLight Analytics hire recent graduate Jeehan Javed. Since then, she has been creating more opportunities for herself, and her employer, than she ever imagined.

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Positive business environment

Jeehan Javed was born in Pakistan and raised in Dubai, but she knows all about the perception that it’s difficult for recent university graduates to start their careers in Atlantic Canada.

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Positive business environment

Making History

May 1, 2018

Cynthia Dorrington has a goal: to build a more diverse and inclusive business community — and a Chamber that reflects that community. She believes we must speak our goals out loud to create accountability to ourselves and others.

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From the President

Historically, the May issue of Business Voice is when we proudly introduce our new Chair of the Board.

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Skilled workforce

Last year, a popular Chrome extension automatically replaced “millennials” in headlines with “snake people.”

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Member Profile

Attracting and retaining top employees has always been an essential element of business success. That task is made even more varied and complex with the arrival of millennials in the workforce.

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Trends

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has introduced new online resources to help employers address and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Trends

Enhancing diversity

May 1, 2018

Cultivating a diverse workforce is important and this notion is supported by economic trends and research.

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Trends

Cultivating happiness

May 1, 2018

Remarkable, but is it even possible? Show gratitude for doing their job? Well, if it is useful in life, chances are it will be beneficial at the workplace.

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Working for you

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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Member Profile

When someone is embarrassed about the state of their finances, they’re less likely to ask a professional for help. But Wendy Brookhouse says that’s exactly when they need expert advice the most.

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Guest Post

Acadian Seaplants continues to grow is through developing its workforce, and accessing Government of Nova Scotia funding programs and solutions to help build strength at home to compete globally.

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Member Profile

Martina Kelades is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and the importance of self-care, but she’s the first to admit she hadn’t been following her own advice.

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Working for you

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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Trends

Crunching the numbers

April 1, 2018

There is absolutely no point in shipping goods if you don’t have a clear understanding of the data this activity generates. This article will explain why this is so in the world of logistics, and what we do about it.

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Trends

Most everyone has those unfinished projects. They exist everywhere from fixing the little things around the house to very important projects at the office.

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Trends

Fortifying resilience

April 1, 2018

Every April I’m awestruck by those tough little daffodils appearing amid snow and slush. Seemingly fragile they break through the harsh, cold winter earth and emerge with yellow smiles and spirited vibrancy.

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