Business Voice

Latest Issue: October 2021

Cover story

We're still standing... and serving, and selling!

October 3, 2021

Here in HRM, there have been some success stories - stories of resilience, perseverance, trust, community, and kindness. Here’s how three local businesses made their way through the pandemic.

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Positive business environment

Showing up for yourself

October 3, 2021

Entrepreneurs should hustle for their health, not just their business, to up their wellness and prevent burnout

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Member Profile

The growing industry is ripe with opportunity. Our globalized approach to trade, commerce, and finance has turned forex markets into the largest and most liquid asset markets in the world.

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From the President

Onward and upward

October 3, 2021

Small Business Week 2021 is focused on the opportunities that lie ahead for entrepreneurs. Now in its 42nd year, the conversation looks towards a brighter future.

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Positive business environment

Showing up for yourself

October 3, 2021

Entrepreneurs should hustle for their health, not just their business, to up their wellness and prevent burnout

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Cover story

Here in HRM, there have been some success stories - stories of resilience, perseverance, trust, community, and kindness. Here’s how three local businesses made their way through the pandemic.

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From the President

Living in an endemic

September 10, 2021

Nova Scotia's recovery continues and the Halifax Chamber is here to support you and your business.

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Trends

Why improving employee financial health is good for everyone

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Trends

Housing is a spectrum – from community and social housing to new builds – the importance of having a place to call home will not disappear when the pandemic ends.

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Cover story

Apprenticeship programs provide options for trade professionals

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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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Working Together

The pandemic has not been easy for our local business owners. To show them a gratitude of love, the Atlantic Credits Union is bringing back a campaign called #Loyal2LocalChallenge to showcase Halifax's favourite businesses.

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From the President

A sense of Pride

August 5, 2021

Pride is much more than just rainbows and parades. It’s about celebrating survival, fighting for equal rights, supporting the community, and honouring those who paved the way to feeling free and being your authentic self.

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Profile

Ride and fight

August 5, 2021

Ride for Cancer powered by BMO raises awareness and funds to support cancer research. The home-grown QEII Foundation event is the largest cycling fundraiser in Atlantic Canada. The key to its success is the incredible community rallying behind it.

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Special Feature

Prominent interviewees from the queer community speak about Pride and rainbow-washing. To them, allyship is understanding the history and culture of marginalized groups while building inclusive businesses and communities free of performative gestures.

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Trends

Employee engagement can guide decision-making for organizations. Spark Engagement Founder identifies emotions that describe how people feel engaged at work. This important step can help employers better understand the needs of employees and businesses.

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Working for you

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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Working for you

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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Cover story

Because of Nova Scotia's rich resource economy, St Barbara Atlantic Gold and COVE are sustainably growing our economy. They're building stronger communities and educational outcomes while driving ocean innovation and technology commercialization.

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From the President

Learning and growing

June 30, 2021

The Halifax Chamber is committed to raising awareness of systematic barriers and the need for change. This Canada Day, take a moment to reflect on your experiences living in Canada and how they might differ from Indigenous Peoples'.

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Cover story

Stretching from Downtown Halifax to the North End and across the bridge to Downtown Dartmouth, the downtown core is supporting small business and economic recovery efforts. The area is transforming, expanding and improving Halifax on multiple levels.

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