Showcasing small business

Showcasing small business

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Fall is upon us once again. With this sweater weather comes new opportunities to discover our city and all the exciting things happening in the business community. Returning to some sense of normalcy means the return of Small Business Week. We are pleased to showcase a number of small businesses making a big impact in Halifax, Nova Scotia and beyond. Be sure to register for the return of our annual Small Business Big Growth Conference, happening on October 27, 2022.

In addition, we chatted with Events East, the operators of the Halifax Convention Centre and Scotiabank Centre, about how the events industry drives our local economy and supports several layers of suppliers and businesses with Halifax as a highly desirable event location. During the pandemic, we were reminded of how integral this industry is not only to our GDP and job opportunities, but to our culture as maritime hosts. Read through their interview on page 16 to hear more about what’s happening in Halifax.

With events finding their resurgence after a tough couple of years, the Chamber hopes to see you at some of our events this fall! This is one of our strongest event line-ups in years, so head to page 6 or halifaxchamber.com/events to see the full lineup. Ranging from free webinars to our in-person dinners, there is something for every member (and future member!).

We also had the opportunity to meet with business owners at the forefront of tech innovation here in Halifax. As some businesses struggled during the pandemic, many tech firms thrived. Learn just how valuable tech can be in times of economic struggle, and how it can keep us connected, innovative and creative. Flip to page 20 to read about local business owners using tech to service our city and markets abroad.

Fall is my favourite time of year. A return to school, fresh faces, and a ramp up of activity after a slower summer. Let’s embrace our return and enjoy the remainder of our year!

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