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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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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Working for you

Finding a silver lining

September 7, 2020

The past few months have not been short of conversations on the negative impact of COVID-19, our new normal and what the future holds for us. As extremely evident as that is, there are a few silver linings worth mentioning and reflecting on!

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Trends

The future of work is here

September 7, 2020

Foundation Marketing hired young and innovative graduates to whom it credits its global success. The agency serves some of the fastest-growing start-ups and largest Fortune 500 brands in the world. The future of work is here, and youth is the answer!

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Trends

Garnering Support from Gen-Z

September 7, 2020

The diversity of Gen-Z, their technical inclination and unique set of skills make them challenging to understand and reach out to by organizations. Read how to motivate them and what are the best ways to communicate with them.

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Cover story

Business Voice interviewed the mayoral candidates: Mike Savage and Matt Whitman*. We asked them questions on your behalf, so you can get to know them better and find out more about their plans for the HRM (if elected).

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Responsible Business

Accessibility goes digital

September 7, 2020

Now with the new normal, digital accessibility is becoming increasingly important and necessary! Over one billion people globally live with disabilities, and they require special features to access web content on different devices.

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