Business Voice

Latest Issue: January 2020

Cover story

Meet the 2020 Halifax Business Awards finalists

January 13, 2020

Join us for the Halifax Business Awards 20th Anniversary, as we celebrate our community's success, achievements, contributions and business in Halifax!

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Special Feature

Leading by giving back

January 13, 2020

Checking in and looking back with past Halifax Business Award winners

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Member Profile

From good to great

January 13, 2020

Newly expanded Bishop’s Cellar space means more room for premier products and services

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Positive business environment

Hacking the business model

October 1, 2018

A lot has changed since Volta first opened its doors in 2013 on Spring Garden Road. An attractive new setting occupying three floors at the Maritime Centre provides 60,000 square feet of space, making it the largest innovation hub outside of Toronto.

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Cover story

Power in numbers

October 1, 2018

“From a local perspective, how the Halifax government and the business environment they’ve created for us and the support they’ve given to the company, has helped the company through some tough times, helped them survive and helped them persevere."

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From the President

New season, new start

October 1, 2018

This year, our Fall Dinner is focused on a common topic through a new angle: innovation. This word is used so often that it can lose its actual meaning: the introduction of something new. It’s a critical time for new ideas in Nova Scotia.

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Guest Post

Digital Privacy Act: 5 FAQs

September 11, 2018

Here are the answers to five frequently-asked questions about the Digital Privacy Act and its new data breach response requirements for organizations in Canada subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

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Guest Post

Here’s what Atlantic Canadian employers can expect as a result of extended employment insurance parental benefits and parental leaves, and tips to help them prepare.

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From the President

A new era

September 10, 2018

International trade is not just a “Canada” issue. It affects each province and territory. You may be surprised to know that our list of exports is long and varied. This means many Halifax-based businesses will see the effects of trade wars.

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Chair's Message

With supportive organizations like the Black Business Initiative, ISANS and the Centre for Women in Business, our marginalized communities are making a name for themselves in the ever-growing and changing Nova Scotia business community.

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Cover story

In our global economy, international trade is a common topic. What happens when the trade deals we rely on start to fall apart?

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Guest Post

As you get closer to opening your own small business, there is one important question you need to answer: should you lease or buy your commercial space?

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Positive business environment

In a constant state of change

September 6, 2018

Halifax International Airport Authority bolsters provincial economy with ongoing evolution

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Guest Post

Graduate to Opportunity helped recent Saint Mary's graduate Casey Bellemore step into a Communications role with CarShare Atlantic, and start making a difference in a field where women can be hard to find.

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Member Profile

Fighting global disease

July 30, 2018

Experts in drug development, infectious disease and commercialization founded Appili Therapeutics less than three years ago — and the company has already been making a difference on a global level.

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Guest Post

Department of Labour and Advanced Education’s Workplace Initiatives team joined forces with the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) for inaugural Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program (ATBS) in Atlantic Canada.

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Member Profile

Dreaming in 3D

July 1, 2018

“I don’t want to create hundreds of jobs in other countries, I want to create them here in Nova Scotia. Part of the reason we built this company was to make something that could grow locally and internationally, but create value here above all.”

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Skilled workforce

Purposeful destruction

July 1, 2018

In June, Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) – Atlantic graduated its first cohort of nearly a dozen new companies looking to clear ground to grow their own businesses on through a nine month course using objective-based mentoring.

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From the President

A new era

July 1, 2018

Over my time at the Chamber, the sheer number of startups that I’ve come face-to-face with has surpassed my expectations. Each of them with their own mission and purpose and desire to grow their businesses.

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Working for you

When technology fails

July 1, 2018

Canadians lost access to their social media accounts, internet browsing capability went to zero and calling, texting and emailing was almost impossible.

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Trends

Ransomware attacks

July 1, 2018

Are local businesses safe from cyberattacks? With the ability to leak, encrypt and lock all business assets from employees, ransomware attacks are becoming a serious problem for businesses. Canadian businesses get up to 1,600 ransomware attacks per day.

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