Business Voice

Latest Issue: July/August 2019

Cover story

A Global Mindset

July 2, 2019

ISANS, employers agree hiring newcomers helps both immigrants and business

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Positive business environment

How purpose-led businesses are turning competitive challenges to their advantage

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Member Profile

More fun for all

July 2, 2019

Renovated Zatzman Sportsplex offers new facilities and opportunities

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Member Profile

How one restaurant owner is using his culture and love of food to keep Halifax well fed

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Positive business environment

Efficiency Nova Scotia programs give local entrepreneurs a leg up

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Cover story

Building capacity

June 4, 2019

Ulnooweg's business development extends beyond the business community - their community impact starts with youngsters.

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From the President

It’s summertime in Nova Scotia, the days are longer, warmer and full of sunshine, and for some, that means business slows down. For us at the Chamber, it means planning.

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Guest Post

Hana hired Laurie Starr with her freshly-minted master’s degree from Dalhousie’s Marine Management program. Two years later, she’s been promoted to Manager of Operations.

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Trends

The YMCA debuts series of women’s workshops for newcomers to Canada.

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Cover story

Incoming Chamber Chair Margaret Chapman sets her sights on a welcoming and diverse business community

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Positive business environment

The city’s five-year economic plan launched in 2016 aims to grow the population from 416,000 to 470,000 by 2021, and to 550,000 by 2031. The target for GDP growth is from $18 billion to $30 billion over those same 15 years.

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Trends

International students are an ideal way to grow our workforce: they are well-educated, they speak English or French, they have adapted to Canadian society and they are familiar with our culture.

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Trends

The road to retention

May 1, 2019

Study and Stay™ program helping Nova Scotia retain students.

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Working for you

So what has happened in the past year or so? Our panel — a group of five experts with varying backgrounds — went through some our member’s questions, including the biggest one: What about the stigma?

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Member Profile

“We realized the shop was a win/win/win — a win for Dress for Success Halifax and the clients we serve, a win because we were helping more women in the community and a win because of the positive effect the boutique was having on our volunteers."

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From the President

Looking ahead

May 1, 2019

Halifax has a lot to be proud of right now and we’re looking forward to even more success in the coming year.

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Guest Post

GTO provides a salary incentive to small businesses, start-ups, social enterprises, and non-profits who commit to hiring a recent post-secondary graduate. Employers receive 25% of a grad’s first year salary and 12.5% of the grad’s second year salary.

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Skilled workforce

Apprenticeship is exemplary in combining learning on the job with technical training that takes place off the job and provides our youth with opportunities to work and live in Nova Scotia.

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Special Feature

Succession Planning 101

April 2, 2019

It is a process, not an event, a formal exit strategy should be in place

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Special Feature

The Tide’s in

April 2, 2019

Tidal Bay, Nova Scotia’s signature wine, is getting Nova Scotians to raise a glass

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Trends

Today’s employees seeking flexibility, wellness, purposeful work.

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