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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)
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.
Ian Munro, Chief Economist at the Halifax Partnership.
As I write this article I am lucky enough to have a fantastic view of the Tall Ships Parade of Sail.

Mark Fraser, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. (Herald Archive)
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.

Proposed changes to private corporation tax policies could have a significant impact on Nova Scotia’s economy. (123RF)
Dear members,

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 - 2:00am |
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 - 1:00am |
As most of you may know, Nova Scotia welcomed more than 2,500 Syrian refugees in 2016.
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September 19, 2017 - 1:00am |
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 - 1:00am |
Recently, the federal government proposed reforms to the Income Tax Act for businesses in Canada.
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September 19, 2017 - 12:00am |
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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In his first year with the Halifax Chamber, Patrick Sullivan fostered relationships with government officials, understanding their mandates and having discussions on how to work together to create the most positive business environment for our members.
July 31, 2017 - 10:39am |
June marked my official first anniversary with the Halifax Chamber, and what a year it has been!
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July 31, 2017 - 10:37am |
Rarely a day goes by when the subjects of population stagnation and aging do not come up in my discussions with colleagues at the Halifax Partnership, members of the city’s business community and government officials at all levels.
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The Cabot Trail. The interesting thing about tourism is that although only five per cent of the workforce works directly in tourism, we can ALL be a part of making it a great success.  TOURISM NS
July 31, 2017 - 10:36am |
In 2016, tourism operators across Nova Scotia generated $2.3-billion in revenues. Now this includes direct and indirect revenue, but the number is staggering.
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By taking advantage of funding opportunities, your business can grow faster to reach new successes.
July 31, 2017 - 10:34am |
Imagine, for a moment, your business thriving at its highest potential. What does this look like? Depending on your business, the answer may be a better product, new technologies or a wider client base.
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 Progress is being made, but we need to address . . . supportive housing people can afford, so that older adults can age well and be a net benefit to society and our economy.
July 31, 2017 - 10:32am |
The trend toward ever-more condominiums sitting unsold too long may be due in part to missing the housing market for an aging population.
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Ryan Barry is running a successful tourism business and is about to prepare Great Earth Expeditions for the international community.
July 31, 2017 - 10:30am |
It was about 11 years ago, when working for one of the many hotels in Halifax, that Ryan Barry decided to use the expertise he had gained over the years and make a go of it on his own in the tourism industry.
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Platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are so important for organizations.
July 31, 2017 - 10:28am |
Members of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce know that having a social media account can create a multitude of benefits for their organization. In today’s world people like having information fast.
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Whether you work to live or live to work, one thing remains true — if you don’t love what you are doing, then why are you still doing it?
July 31, 2017 - 10:26am |
Have you ever woken up from the middle of your career and wondered how you got there? In your head, you’re still that know-it-all freshmen in school, still thinking about what you’re going to be when you grow up.
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July 30, 2017 - 10:35am |
Chamber 101   Date: Wed., July 19 & Wed., Aug. 16 Time: 12 – 1 p.m. Location: Halifax Chamber of Commerce Boardroom   Business Development Network   Date: Fri., July 21 & Fri., Aug. 18
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June 20, 2017 - 12:00pm |
On May 17 the Halifax Chamber welcomed 200 delegates to our sixth annual Grow HALIFAX Trade Show. While the event’s name may have changed, the theme has not.
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