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Travis McDonough, owner and founder of Kinduct Technologies, is the speaker for the upcoming Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Fall Dinner, on Nov. 9, at the World Trade and Convention Centre. (MARK GOUDGE)
The secret weapon for four of North America’s five defending pro sports championship teams sits high in an office overlooking the Halifax Harbour.
Patrick Sullivan, President and CEO of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. (MIKE DEMBECK)
The word innovation is everywhere. It’s the theme in the Halifax business community and is accompanied by a fresh breeze of enthusiasm for tech. It’s refreshing.

Reachability’s philosophy is based on inclusion, where everyone has a place, a voice and a purpose, and where people do not have to hide or feel ashamed. (123RF)
As a child, I knew what it was to be unwell. Not because it happened to me — but because it happened around me.

Every time you interact with others you are either strengthening or weakening your relationships with them. (123RF)
High performers are not always evaluated by the way they develop other leaders, or by the impact they’re having on others by their personal presence. This kind of evaluation often takes a back seat to “getting the numbers.”

The key to successfully deploying and using cloud service providers in your operation is in the planning. (123RF)
October 16, 2017 - 11:00pm |
The recent proliferation of cloud-based business solutions, or Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), is a logical evolution in office technologies.
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George Palikaras (left), founder and CEO of Metamaterial Technologies Inc., receives the 2017 Innovative Business of the Year Award from David Roach, Assistant Professor from the Rowe School of Business at Dalhousie University, during the Halifax Business Awards event in January. (CONTRIBUTED)
October 16, 2017 - 11:00pm |
George Palikaras found inspiration in the darkness. In fact, his innovation has the chance to shine by blocking out the light.
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Pam Tower, Founder, Interior Designer, Tower Interiors. (Joseph Robichaud/Tanglewood Studio)
October 16, 2017 - 11:00pm |
Pam Tower has her design fingerprints all over Halifax. As an award-winning interior designer and founder of Tower Interiors, she’s helped design hundreds of both commercial and residential properties in HRM.
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Creating a hospitable environment for innovation to flourish in your organization is critical. (123RF)
October 16, 2017 - 11:00pm |
When it comes to talking about innovation, defining what it means could be the trickiest part. Is innovation always technology-based? Does an innovation have to be completely new?
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Meeting immigration allotment numbers is critical for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) program. (123RF)
October 16, 2017 - 11:00pm |
Several months ago, I wrote an article highlighting some good news on the demographic front, noting that this one development was not enough on its own to get us to where we need to be, and discussing the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) as a crit
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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work” - Thomas Edison. (123RF)
October 16, 2017 - 11:00pm |
No one likes to talk about all the things at which they have failed. Well, maybe not no one, but at the very least, most people are uncomfortable with the idea of failure, and even more are uncomfortable talking about it.
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(Left to right) Sue Siri, Corey LeRue and Denise Watters are all NSCC graduates who found success here in the Halifax region. (Paul Darrow)
September 19, 2017 - 2:00am |
For many young Nova Scotians, the glorious moment of graduating from university or college is swiftly followed by a disheartening realization of how hard it’s going to be to turn that education into a job.
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Ian Munro, Chief Economist at the Halifax Partnership.
September 19, 2017 - 1:00am |
As I write this article I am lucky enough to have a fantastic view of the Tall Ships Parade of Sail.
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Mark Fraser, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. (Herald Archive)
September 19, 2017 - 1:00am |
When it comes to secondary school education, we are holding our own here in Nova Scotia. But if we want a leadership position nationally, we are going to need to up our game.
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Proposed changes to private corporation tax policies could have a significant impact on Nova Scotia’s economy. (123RF)
September 19, 2017 - 1:00am |
Dear members,
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September is here and it is tradtionally a time when we return to routines and spend time collaborating with colleagues and building fresh business relationships.
September 19, 2017 - 1:00am |
Your Halifax Chamber of Commerce is working hard to offer programs and services that are most relevant to our 1,600 members every day.
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Part of the Monk crew from left to right: Cory, Darrell, Dan, Ahmad and Ryan.(Contributed)
September 19, 2017 - 12:00am |
As most of you may know, Nova Scotia welcomed more than 2,500 Syrian refugees in 2016.
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September 19, 2017 - 12:00am |
Navigating the waters of business and family matters.
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Small businesses, like the convenience store down the street, can be a social hub and provide economic growth. (123RF)
September 19, 2017 - 12:00am |
Recently, the federal government proposed reforms to the Income Tax Act for businesses in Canada.
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September 18, 2017 - 11:00pm |
In Nova Scotia, and around the world, demographics are shifting. The silver economy is about understanding the trends, needs and interests of the aging population, and changing to meet them.
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