Rediscover Your Business Community

Rediscover Your Business Community

< Back to Articles | Topics: From the President | Contributors: Patrick Sullivan | Published: November 26, 2021

The past year presented challenges for everyone in our community. But the challenges for local businesses were particularly acute. Businesses opened, locked down, and reopened again. Through every phase of our government’s reopening plan, business owners and their employees were on the front lines. They adopted public health protocols to keep our community safe. Their dedication to operating safely, to keeping you and your families healthy, has been and continues to be incredibly admirable. Our community recognizes and celebrates these efforts. We came together to rally behind our local businesses. But they still need our support.

It’s time for us to rediscover our growing community. As Nova Scotia approaches a population of one million people, we need to set an example. We need to shop and support local, especially as local business grows. Keep visiting your favourite spots, but also make time to explore the newly-arrived businesses in our community. There are so many innovative enterprises breaking new ground in Nova Scotia. We are honoured to be able to highlight some of these businesses at the 2022 Halifax Business Awards in this issue and at the awards, on January 27, 2022.

Looking back on this past year, it was wonderful to see clients and customers enthusiastically supporting our business community. It was just as wonderful to see businesses supporting each other. At the Chamber, we are privileged to act as a bridge between businesses. We witnessed new collaborations and partnerships, and it was inspiring. As recently as last week we’re happy to report that rapid testing is now at an all-time high, with the Halifax Chamber distributing more than 11,000 kits in just one week. Thank you to our dedicated membership for your commitment, and thank you to our 150 new members this year. It is so rewarding to be a part of your journey.

Until next year!

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