Industry News

Tech start-up Clutch finds success in Halifax

February 13, 2019

When the founders of Toronto-based tech company Clutch were deciding where to launch their business, it was the low start-up costs and reduced market competition that drew them to Halifax.

eBay Canada announces small business exporting initiative to help retailers stay local and grow globally

January 24, 2019

Online marketplace leader, eBay Canada, together with the Halifax Regional Municipality, today announced the launch of Retail Revival, a program designed to help small and medium-sized retailers harness the power of ecommerce and global trade.

Three reasons 2018 was an exciting year to invest in Halifax

January 14, 2019

As we enter a new year and charge forward with renewed energy and focus, we’re reflecting on some of the top reasons why this past year was an exciting one for Halifax

GAME CHANGERS: Lindsay Construction wins Experiential Learning Award, Large Business Category

January 11, 2019

Locally owned and operated, Lindsay Construction provides exceptional building services to clients who value innovation, integrity, and experience. Lindsay Construction was the recipient of the Experiential Learning Award in the Large Business Category at the 2018 Game Changers Awards Gala.

Growing Her Business with Young Employees

January 10, 2019

During her 31 years in business, Lynn Buckley has remained devoted to supporting young people, especially women.

GAME CHANGERS: REDspace wins Best Youth Employer and Experiential Learning Awards, Medium Business Category

January 9, 2019

REDspace gives youth employees opportunities to lead projects and work with world-class clients including Turner, Sony Pictures, and Viacom. Their interns have a 98% job placement rate following the end of their work terms, internships, or co-op placements.

GAME CHANGERS: NATIONAL Public Relations wins Best Connector Organization Award

January 8, 2019

NATIONAL Public Relations, a Canada-wide and international public relations firm, was the recipient of the Best Connector Organization Award at the 2018 Game Changers Awards Gala. The 13 active Connectors at NATIONAL’s Halifax location have met with 17 Connectees in the past year.

GAME CHANGERS: Common Good Solutions wins Best Youth Employer Award, Small Business Category

January 7, 2019

CGS is part consultancy, part educator, and part social impact incubator that helps entrepreneurs, non-profits and cooperatives start and grow social enterprises. CGS has taken the recommendations of the One Nova Scotia Commission to heart when it comes to investing in young Nova Scotians: 74% of their employees are aged 20-29.

GAME CHANGERS: Kent Lane wins 2018 Best Super Connector Award

January 4, 2019

Kent Lane, Director of Corporate Affairs at CBCL Limited, was the recipient of one of two Best Super Connector Awards at the 2018 Game Changers Awards Gala. Since becoming a Connector in 2014, Kent has met with 16 Connectees, including seven in the past year.

Clothesline Media: Telling Real Stories about Real People

December 13, 2018

Clothesline Media was founded three years ago by former journalists Jayson Taylor and Deborah Clarke to grow their passion for storytelling. “We were telling stories as journalists, and we continue to tell stories now,” says Jayson.