Possibility, prosperity, and pride in Halifax

Possibility, prosperity, and pride in Halifax

< Back to Articles | Topics: From the President | Contributors: Patrick Sullivan (President and CEO, Halifax Chamber of Commerce) | Published: July 6, 2022

Hello and welcome to our summer issue of Business Voice magazine! This is the first summer in two long years that we have been able to fully experience our local business community. I can’t emphasize enough how terrific it has been to connect again — in local shops, in the meeting room, and over lunch. Thank you to everyone who attended our luncheon with the Honourable Jill Balser this past June.

Summer is a great time to reflect on how we can engage with our communities — see Faten Alshazly’s article for tips. It’s also a great time to celebrate the many 2SLGBTQ+ business-owners in Halifax. According to StatsCan, Nova Scotia (and Halifax in particular) leads the country in gender-diversity. What a fantastic opportunity to consider how we’ve cultivated such a welcoming place and what we can do to keep the momentum going. Thank you to Eastern Shore’s Gallery, Rooted Rose Community Acupuncture, Simply Good Form, and Venus Envy for taking the time to speak with us. Your insights were invaluable for considering how the business community can support the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Halifax — during Pride season and beyond.

One way we can foster growth in Halifax: show it off! Check out our spotlight story on the film industry in Halifax to see how local film producers are strengthening our economy and increasing our cultural capital across the world. Creativity is also at the heart of our Member Profile this issue. Sammy Davis speaks about the innovative, creative hub that The Well Creative Consultants has built.

While we’re able to travel freely again, I would like to encourage you to take advantage of everything Halifax has to offer. No matter the season, it’s always the perfect time to shop local.

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