What is the Halifax Chamber and what do you do?

We are a non-profit, membership based organization that helps make it easier to do business in Halifax. We're in your corner. More Chamber Information

Why should I join the Chamber?

The Chamber can help build your network, save you money and increase your profile. If you're willing to put in some work, we know you'll see the results! Don't believe us? Find more information about becoming a member.

How much does a membership cost?

Membership rates are structured by size of an organization. We also offer a helpful monthly payment plan to make it easier for you. Membership Information

How will the Chamber help my business?

The Chamber can help build your network, save you money, and increase your profile. If you're willing to put in some work, we know you'll see the results! Don't believe us, check out our ROI Calculator!

Who are the other Chamber Members?

We have a membership of over 1,700 organizations that represent over 65,000 employees. While most of our members have less than 25 employees, we also work with large organizations with over 500 staff. They range in industries and areas of expertise, but all have one thing in common: they want to do business in Halifax.

How do I obtain a list of Chamber Members?

We do not sell or distribute our membership list as per CASL compliance. Our members are listed on our Member Directory.

I'm looking for business directories for the Burnside/Halifax areas?

The Greater Burnside Business Association is an excellent resource for businesses in Burnside. Please contact www.greaterburnside.com

I have a complaint about a business listed on your directory. What should I do?

Complaints about businesses can be directed to the Better Business Bureau and they will take suitable action. Please contact the Better Business Bureau at www.bbb.org

Can the Chamber send out an email on my behalf about an offer for other Chamber Members?

We do not send mass emails to our membership on behalf of other organizations. We do however, offer advertising at a reduced member-rate. Find advertising opportunities here. We also recommend that Chamber Members tag us in your social media posts and we will share when space allows.

Can you send an email about my event to the Chamber membership?

No. As part of our commitment to members, the Chamber sends one regular email per week and a maximum of one additional "special bulletin" email per week to its members. Due to the volume of requests we get from members and outside parties to access this list, we are not able to send emails on behalf of third parties.

Can I give a presentation to other Chamber Members about my business?

We have a great lineup of speakers that present at our Chamber Masterclass events. If you're interested in this opportunity, please contact Cindy Mann, Membership and Business Development Specialist.

Can you help put me in touch with other Chamber Members?

If you're looking for an introduction to a specific person, we can help with that. Our top recommendation would be to come out to some of our networking events to get face to face with other members. Or, you can visit our member directory!

How do I submit news or an article to Business Voice?

We are happy to accept news and articles from our membership for Business Voice online. You can find the guidelines and submission forms here.

Do you rent your boardroom?

We offer boardroom rentals between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm from Monday to Friday. You can find more information about our Boardroom Rentals.

I'm looking to export my products overseas; can you help me contact exporters in other countries?

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with NSBI, is proud to be bringing the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) to Halifax. The Trade Accelerator Program is an innovative initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for an expansion into international markets. In addition to our in-class program, virtual formats are now available, depending on the region. Find out more about TAP here!

Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the best organization to help answer any questions around export from Nova Scotia. www.novascotiabusiness.com

I'm looking to invest in a particular market or industry, which ones should I invest in?

Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the best organization to help answer any questions around investing in Nova Scotia. Please contact NSBI at www.novascotiabusiness.com

I'm starting a business and I'm wondering if the Chamber provides advice?

While the Chamber is an excellent resource tool, we would recommend you talk to the experts in this field. The Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development specializes in helping people start their business. Please contact CEED at www.ceed.ca

I'm moving to Halifax and I'm wondering where the best area is to live?

The Nova Scotia Association of Realtors has excellent information that can help you choose the next place you call home. They can be reached at (902) 468-2515.

How do I obtain a Carnet?

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce can provide you with a Carnet. You can find more information here.

How do I use my Chamber Bucks?

Register for any event online. After you register, email yes@halifaxchamber.com referencing "Chamber Bucks" in the subject line and the event you have registered for. Your Chamber Bucks will be applied to your invoice (with or without a remaining balance) and will be emailed to you.

You can also use your Chamber Bucks for advertising in our e-newsletter. Contact Abby@halifaxchamber.com to book your spot.

FAQ: Business Digitization Project

Is the platform really free?

Yes! The Halifax Chamber and SimplyCast have partnered with ACOA to provide you with free access to the platform and all its tools for one full year.

Do I have to be a member to access the platform?

Yes, you have to be a Chamber member in good standing to use the SimplyCast platform.

Will I have to set it up by myself?

No, a member of the SimplyCast team will help you find which tools are right for you and your business and will guide you in setting up the platform.

What happens after the free year is finished?

After the first year, member will only have to pay for their usage of the platform. Halifax Chamber takes care of the licensing!

What are the costs after the free year?

After the free year, cost are variable per member based on individual usage. Essentially, you will only be charged for how much you use (how many emails, how many SMS messages, etc).

How does support for the platform work?

You will be assigned an Account Manager from SimplyCast who will work with you to set up your account and solve any issues you may encounter.

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