Business Voice

Latest Issue: April 2021

Cover story

Meaningful changes

April 8, 2021

We're at a point where there's never been a greater potential for division. Yet, there is an equally greater potential for unity. During Diversity Month, we're reflecting on our ability to have meaningful conversations to unite, listen and be accountable.

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Responsible Business

HalifACT, one of the most ambitious climate plans in Canada, has sprung into action. Developed to drive emission reduction together as a community, the plan focuses on the low-carbon future we need.

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Member Profile

Rocket has stepped away from being strictly print by taking off into communications and digital marketing. With the acquisition of another print shop, the Rocket team is now twice as able to serve their clients' needs from two prime locations.

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Trends

Many people are actively developing professionally to make themselves more marketable or relevant in their existing roles. Whether looking for a new job or pausing a professional life, they consider “upskilling” a major advantage during quarantine.

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Spotlight

Nuances in business

March 4, 2021

Almost a year into the pandemic and businesses are still facing many challenges while trying to stay afloat. This story spotlights a select few businesses who remain resilient in their own ways.

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Member Profile

Transforming the media and entertainment industry from Nova Scotia, REDspace was able to seamlessly transition to remote work. The software company is expanding and hiring remote team members nationally and internationally as part of its growth plans.

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From the President

A clear outlook

February 4, 2021

Bringing a holistic approach to recovery by spotlighting Nova Scotia as a desirable place to live for remote workers and immigrating newcomers. They are major beneficial contributors, amongst many others, to our population and economic revival.

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Trends

Businesses want to be “agile” and “responsive”, but setting the stage for this can prove challenging. You need planned strategies!

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Trends

Follow the bouncing ball

February 4, 2021

In the world of sales, the term ‘follow the bouncing ball’ refers to adapting to the client and making adjustments to our sales strategy to fit the client’s needs.

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Trends

Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut through all the noise to find a clear way of thinking about this marketing stuff? It becomes a lot easier to understand marketing and make good decisions when you understand marketing principles.

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Working for you

2021 Priorities

February 4, 2021

The Provincial Pre-Budget Submission outlines our member's concerns and policy goals for the new budget. This submission highlights the top priorities of the Halifax Chamber’s membership, focusing on mitigating the impacts of COVID-19.

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Cover story

Post-COVID outlook

February 4, 2021

With vaccine administrations under way, we need to start planning for the post-COVID future. In this story, two esteemed experts share with us their recommendations and prosperous outlook on how to recover and rebuild our provincial economy.

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Responsible Business

Attracting talent as a community is paramount for our population growth and economic revival in the province. Develop Nova Scotia keeps tabs on corporate real estate trends while simultaneously working on projects to stimulate such economic developments.

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Member Profile

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration recognizes and promotes the substantial contributions immigrants make to Nova Scotia. It delivers innovative programming to attract, integrate and retain newcomers in the province.

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From the President

Bring on the new year

January 14, 2021

WELCOME TO 2021! Reflect on lessons learned and move forward with a fresh perspective.

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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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Guest Post

Grads inspire innovation

January 14, 2021

A young talent helps Spring Loaded Technology adapt with creative solutions during COVID-19.

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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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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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Working for you

Sharing knowledge and networks with young professionals can make a big impact on their lives, your business, our city and province.

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Guest Post

I’ve been saying it for years—from the moment that I immigrated to Canada and chose Nova Scotia to be my home—the Maritimes is different. Maritimers truly care about each other and always dig deep to support those in need.

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