Business Voice

Latest Issue: November 2018

Cover story

A solid strategic plan

November 1, 2018

The Halifax Chamber is set to focus on seven key goals over the next five years. We listened to our members and with our Board of Directors, we pulled together a plan that reflects our members' wants and concerns.

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Halifax Wonder Women

November 1, 2018

The Halifax Chamber’s second annual Wonder Women Conference will take place December 7 at the Delta Halifax. Business Voice spoke to five women leaders to get their advice on finding your own recipe for leadership.

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Member Profile

Healing through technology

November 1, 2018

"As an occupational therapist, the goal of our practice is to help people be as independent as they possibly can, regardless of their injury or disorder.”

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Member Profile

When someone is embarrassed about the state of their finances, they’re less likely to ask a professional for help. But Wendy Brookhouse says that’s exactly when they need expert advice the most.

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Guest Post

Acadian Seaplants continues to grow is through developing its workforce, and accessing Government of Nova Scotia funding programs and solutions to help build strength at home to compete globally.

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Member Profile

Martina Kelades is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and the importance of self-care, but she’s the first to admit she hadn’t been following her own advice.

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Working for you

Nova Scotia’s regional centre, Halifax Regional Municipality, holds only 0.6 per cent of the land, but a little more than 24 per cent of the province’s population, with 40 per cent estimated economic growth in the area.

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Trends

Crunching the numbers

April 1, 2018

There is absolutely no point in shipping goods if you don’t have a clear understanding of the data this activity generates. This article will explain why this is so in the world of logistics, and what we do about it.

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Trends

Most everyone has those unfinished projects. They exist everywhere from fixing the little things around the house to very important projects at the office.

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Trends

Fortifying resilience

April 1, 2018

Every April I’m awestruck by those tough little daffodils appearing amid snow and slush. Seemingly fragile they break through the harsh, cold winter earth and emerge with yellow smiles and spirited vibrancy.

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Member Profile

When people think of Halifax, visions of a boat-littered waterfront, bustling downtown streets and friendly small-town folk are often what comes to mind.

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Opening Doors

April 1, 2018

Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act was announced with much fanfare in April 2017, but it’s only now getting its teeth.

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Skilled workforce

Canada’s ocean economy presents both immense opportunity and considerable challenges.

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Member Profile

The Halifax Partnership has taken the lead on building and growing Halifax’s Innovation District.

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Guest Post

Graduate to Opportunity made it easy for Green Power Labs to hire recent graduate of Dalhousie University’s Mechanical Engineering Program, Maigoro Yunana.

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Working for you

All businesses need to make periodic, if not continuous investment in their operations in order to sustain or grow.

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From the President

The time is now

April 1, 2018

How far in the future do you have to look to see Halifax at its full potential? In my opinion, we’re nearly there.

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Member Profile

Parental peace of mind

March 1, 2018

Most parents have experienced the panic of waking up to a school cancellation on a workday they just can’t miss. But what if you knew you had a back-up childcare solution, pre-arranged by your employer, which meant you wouldn’t need to miss work?

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Make time to save

March 1, 2018

Steaming stamps off envelopes? Paying your 14-year-old cousin to design your website? Turning down the thermostat while your employees pile on cardigans?

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The Balancing Act

March 1, 2018

When Charles Dickens visited Halifax in 1842 and got the grand tour from his friend Joseph Howe, he famously described the young city as, “Like looking at Westminster [Parliament] through the wrong end of the telescope.”

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From the President

Joined forces

March 1, 2018

At the end of January, the eight largest Chambers of Commerce in Canada, 11 American Chambers of Commerce and eight Mexican Chambers met in Montreal to ask their respective governments of the three member-states to renew NAFTA...

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