Business Voice

Latest Issue: January 2021

Cover story

HALIFAX BUSINESS AWARDS 2021

January 14, 2021

Check out these brief profiles of the Halifax Business Awards 2021 finalists!

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Working Together

Let’s get digital

January 14, 2021

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce, SimplyCast and Nova Scotia Business Inc. are offering support services to help Nova Scotia get digital.

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Member Profile

Appili Therapeutics is developing an antiviral candidate that could one day be used as another COVID-19 treatment option alongside a vaccine.

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Member Profile

Keeping business in the family

November 12, 2020

McBurney Pools & Spas treats employees and customers like family. The family-run business celebrated its 40-year anniversary this year!

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Trends

Resilience in trying times

November 12, 2020

There's a lot of uncertainty when doing business these days. Ann-Marie Flinn, President of Champion Foundational Change Agency, shares with us three vital questions towards strategic and cultural transformation.

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Trends

Serving others well

November 12, 2020

Customers don't feel appreciated anymore, and they end up switching to a new brand. There's a new purpose to make them feel differently and not only because they're buying from your business.

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Trends

The Canadian economy is starting to look a lot like it did 80 years ago. Signs of market recession are becoming apparent as the pandemic continues. Businesses need to acquire more capital to survive and eventually thrive.

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Working for you

Leading the way

November 12, 2020

A committee is leading the development and implementation of the Road to Economic Prosperity Plan, an ANS community led and owned initiative for economic growth in partnership with Halifax Partnership and HRM.

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Working for you

It's been a pleasure!

November 12, 2020

Barbi Holland looks back at her Chamber tenure with fondness. She's forever grateful for the amazing experience and tries to capture it in this farewell piece. Barbi will be embarking on her next journey in PEI come December!

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Trends

A new equation

October 15, 2020

Director Lindsay Cross from CUA explains a new equation to be adopted by businesses: 1+1=3. Evidently, it’s not a typo! She walks readers through three questions and focuses on how products and services are being perceived, purchased and implemented.

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Trends

Leading through chaos

October 15, 2020

Planning is hard but it’s critical! Matt Symes, CEO of Simplicity Designs, breaks it down for us on how to plan properly for 2021 and why it’s so important.

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Working for you

Grievances mediation is not an easy feat! But if handled the right way, they can be beneficial. Jarrod Baboushkin from CMS explains all that is grievances mediation.

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Cover story

Serving up success

October 15, 2020

Even in the midst of COVID-19, these Halifax entrepreneurs have forged ahead with innovative ideas and adapted to make their businesses come out on top.

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Working Together

Meeting again

October 15, 2020

Slowly but surely, people are beginning to meet again. And the events industry is making safety and collaboration top priorities to welcome people back!

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Member Profile

Focusing on the future

October 15, 2020

It’s no secret, the event industry got hit hard this year. Events East Group took that time to adapt and plan ahead!

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From the President

Making magic happen

October 15, 2020

I know what you’re thinking: Here comes another COVID-19-focused issue. From front to back, I will read story after story of perseverance, success and the dreaded unprecedented times. Well, I’m...

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From the President

Let us reduce restrictions that are stifling the revenue-generating ability of our businesses, particularly small businesses that have been most affected by having some of the most stringent health protocols in the Atlantic Bubble.

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Member Profile

The Atlantic-based construction company is in charge of some of the biggest projects across the country. From modifying delivery approaches to customizing its levels of service, Marco has clients raving and coming back for more!

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Working for you

Our policy team reflects on Wave 1 of the pandemic and provides advocacy and support to rebuild the Nova Scotia economy. They also recommend preparation for a potential Wave 2 and what it may entail for our members and the Halifax business community.

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Working for you

A leader in ecology-friendly lawn care in Nova Scotia, Nutri-Lawn is celebrating 30-years of nourishing lawns and lives. Its success is built on passionate, dependable and professional employees who embrace the company values and core beliefs.

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Working for you

The 2020 edition of the Halifax Index is out! Chief Economist, Ian Munro from the Halifax Partnership discusses the successes of 2019 and how they set us up for a successful recovery of the current COVID-19 economy.

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