Business Voice

Latest Issue: May 2020

Cover story

“Business as usual” has an entirely new meaning

May 12, 2020

Closing their doors on March 15 paused business for Evolve Fitness, but that pause didn’t last long. They immediately went virtual and within 24 hours hosted their first Zoom workout from home.

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Positive business environment

Sherrie Kearney knew early on, before COVID-19 hit Nova Scotia, there would be a demand for masks. She saw the trend in countries with the virus already spreading.

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Member Profile

Alice House has been in the community for over 35 years and has served thousands of individuals and families. During the pandemic, there has been an increasing need and demand for Alice House’s services from women who experience violence in isolation.

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Member Profile

More fun for all

July 2, 2019

Renovated Zatzman Sportsplex offers new facilities and opportunities

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Positive business environment

How purpose-led businesses are turning competitive challenges to their advantage

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Cover story

A Global Mindset

July 2, 2019

ISANS, employers agree hiring newcomers helps both immigrants and business

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Skilled workforce

Nova Scotia’s online training tool - SkillsonlineNS is helping build a smarter, more productive, and more competitive workforce in Nova Scotia. SkillsonlineNS gives every business and employee in the province access to skills training– at no cost.

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Trends

Find the method that works for you

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Trends

My business, my baby!

June 4, 2019

Steps to set your business up for success once you exit

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Trends

Networking is changing

June 4, 2019

Connector program aims to introduce qualified workers to the hidden job market

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Member Profile

How one restaurant owner is using his culture and love of food to keep Halifax well fed

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Positive business environment

Efficiency Nova Scotia programs give local entrepreneurs a leg up

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Cover story

Building capacity

June 4, 2019

Ulnooweg's business development extends beyond the business community - their community impact starts with youngsters.

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From the President

It’s summertime in Nova Scotia, the days are longer, warmer and full of sunshine, and for some, that means business slows down. For us at the Chamber, it means planning.

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Guest Post

Hana hired Laurie Starr with her freshly-minted master’s degree from Dalhousie’s Marine Management program. Two years later, she’s been promoted to Manager of Operations.

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Trends

The YMCA debuts series of women’s workshops for newcomers to Canada.

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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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