Industry News

GAME CHANGERS: 2017 Best Super Connector

December 14, 2017

The Game Changers Awards Gala recognizes exceptional Halifax businesses and Connectors who hire youth, provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities and inspire others to take action in retaining youth. This year’s gala took place on October 30. Nine awards were presented, and Chris O’Shea was a recipient of the Best Super Connector Award.

It’s Who You Know

December 13, 2017

When Maigoro Yunana graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Dalhousie University, he knew exactly what kind of career he was looking for. Quickly after, Maigoro joined the Connector Program, and through it, he met Marlene Moore, VP Marketing at Green Power Labs.

Doing R&D in Halifax Pays Off

December 7, 2017

Halifax’s highly educated workforce, critical mass of scientists, and competitive operating costs and incentives, make it an ideal location for innovative companies undertaking R&D.

GAME CHANGERS: 2017 Best Youth Employer Profile

December 5, 2017

Spring Loaded Technologies was the winner of the 2017 Game Changers Best Youth Employer award for a medium business.

Halifax’s Talent Advantages Benefit Business

November 23, 2017

Doing business in Halifax means having access to one of the most educated and loyal workforces in North America, all while being based in a city with a diverse economy.

Increase Food Security for Halifax Residents in Need

November 21, 2017

Common Roots Urban Farm is a community farm located on the corner of Bell Road and Robie Street in Halifax. Their mission is to promote healthy lifestyles and landscapes through hands-on education about growing and eating healthy food.

GAME CHANGERS: 2017 Experiential Learning Award Winner Profile

November 20, 2017

The winner of the 2017 Game Changers Experiential Learning Award for a medium business is Kinduct Technologies. In addition to offering 13 experiential learning opportunities over the past three years, Kinduct ensures all interns are trained in the technologies and software used in the industry.

Are Halifax Businesses Hiring Immigrants?

November 17, 2017

With the launch of the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP), our most recent SmartBusiness report took a look at how Halifax businesses hire economic immigrants.

GAME CHANGERS: 2017 Best Super Connector Winner Profile

November 8, 2017

Connector Shelagh McCorry was one of two 2017 Game Changers Award Winners in the category of Best Super Connector.

ADDing the Right Resources

November 1, 2017

Many people can fondly recall a teacher who pointed out their individual strengths, building up their confidence. Keith Gelhorn can attribute his business success to a high school principal who declared he would be a failure in life.