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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Responsible Business

Affordable housing in Halifax remains an issue but with solutions on the horizon. Allie White, realtor at Keller Williams Selected Reality and Roger Boutilier, CEO of NSAR share with us the status quo and what’s being recommended.

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Member Profile

SONA payment solutions

December 3, 2020

SONA has been trailblazing the new climate of technology and e-commerce before the new normal! With customers being its top priority, the value-driven payment company is offering competitive services.

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Trends

Property buyers have a high demand for convenient and time-saving viewings without having to be physically present. Virtual tours are the way to do so! Heather Murray from Canaview Real Imagine tells us about the new technology.

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Trends

Hydrogen technology offers energy production and efficiency that can reduce carbon emission and achieve net-zero targets by 2050. Jordan MacNeil from Heritage Gas Limited explains what it is, how it helps and why Nova Scotia is well positioned for it.

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Trends

Kate Sullivan Owner and CEO of Virtually Connected lets you know how beneficial it is to have a virtual assistant. She offers services for remote assistance that are flexible! Find out the top 5 reasons to hire VAs.

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Working for you

During this holiday season amidst a challenging year

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Working for you

We’re aware of the impact of COVID-19 on our local business community, which is all the more reason to support local! Our policy analyst breaks down the importance of shopping local this holiday season.

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From the President

We can do it again!

December 3, 2020

The Chamber and its team continue to offer support to its members and the business community to navigate the increasing number of cases while welcoming the new year.

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Cover story

Agents of Change 9.0

December 3, 2020

Many businesses in Halifax and Nova Scotia have stepped up to pioneer this year's unprecedented times. They’re this year’s movers and shakers! Compass Distillers and Protocase continue to support our communities by manufacturing much-needed PPE.

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Skilled workforce

A small media production company based in Halifax, is shifting gears during the COVID 19 crisis to support clients better.

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From the President

Grateful for our community

November 12, 2020

For most of us, November isn’t the same November we experienced last year. The Halifax Chamber would normally be gearing up for...

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Cover story

Fighting the good fight

November 12, 2020

Interprovincial trade barriers are a major roadblock to the economic prosperity of Canada, especially during the pandemic. The Canadian Global Cities Council is confronting those barriers head-on!

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Immigration

Immigration has been and continues to be an integral part of our province. It's changing the fabric of our society by increasing diversity and innovation. Now, it's supporting frontline workers and the economic recovery.

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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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