Business Voice

Latest Issue: October 2019

Cover story

The Disruptors: Changing the way things are done in Atlantic Canada

October 1, 2019

What exactly is a disruptor? In business, it’s a person, event or innovation that changes the way we think about or do something — for the better.

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Skilled workforce

The right size

October 1, 2019

Graduate to Opportunity opens doors for recent graduates.

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Member Profile

Keeping people connected

October 1, 2019

Rogers Communications has deep roots in Halifax and across Atlantic Canada

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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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Trends

What’s in it for me?

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Trends

Simple steps for providing a safe, inclusive space for your customers.

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Trends

How ballet and business can improve the labour shortage.

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Trends

Hire international talent Fill your company's labour gaps

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Member Profile

Authorized transportation makes processes more efficient

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