Business Voice

Latest Issue: July 2021

Cover story

Downtown core, upward trends

June 30, 2021

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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Positive business environment

Making the move

June 30, 2021

Offering inclusive economic growth, Halifax provides businesses with opportunities to start up, grow and prosper. Despite the pandemic, three businesses chose to make the move to the city and join its thriving business community for very distinct reasons.

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Profile

Comforting Companions

June 30, 2021

Yvette Gagnon and her team of care providers meet people where they’re living, both physically and mentally. Focusing on the wellbeing of those living with illness and age, Comforting Companions provides companionship support for diverse needs.

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Special Feature

The moment anyone stands in their power, others can’t help but notice.

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From the President

Reflecting on how far we've come and how far we have to go.

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Special Feature

IWD: Women in podcasting

March 4, 2021

In preparation for International Women's Day, a trio of women podcasters hosted a special episode. They had started podcasting to get inspired and make connections as they use their platforms to uplift, educate and include unheard voices.

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Member Profile

Offering unique value for over four decades, Vogue Optical's teams continue to provide exceptional customer service across the country. Their dedication is a true reflection of a culture built on hard work, attention to detail and supporting one another.

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Cover story

After a recent purchase of a land connecting two urban wildlands, Blue Mountain is positioned to keep Halifax wild. It supports economic development strategies focused on promoting our city as a green and inspiring place to live, work and do business.

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Trends

It's important to leave space for change as priorities shift. Work life balance challenges everyone with time spent between work and personal life. The ability to achieve this balance is elusive and vague.

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Trends

Making an aggressive first offer will lead to better results. That's because of the cognitive bias with a common tendency that brings any negotiation back to the very first number.

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Working for you

Conflicts are complex, hence why they're ignored by most people. Workplace conflicts are even more complex with their visible symptoms but unclear causes. Professionals such as CMS are needed to properly manage and resolve workplace conflicts.

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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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