The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization representing 1,700 members in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are the voice of business. In this show, we interview local businesses, ask all levels of government the tough questions and explore ways to save your business money. For the foreseeable future, we’re focusing on COVID-19 and the economic impact we’re facing, along with available resources and tales of resiliency.
Episode #6: Heather Rankin, Obladee on thriving in the new era of the restaurant industry
Heather Rankin, Co-Owner and Sommelier at Obladee, a Wine Bar in Halifax tells our host about adapting their services through the pandemic and provides an inspiring look at how businesses can thrive in this new era.
Episode #5: Life sciences in Nova Scotia sector supports COVID-19 recovery efforts
Scott Moffitt, Executive Director of BioNova, the organization leading the life sciences industry in Nova Scotia, tells our host about getting approval from Health Canada on a ventilator, how to create a vaccine, and what's next for life sciences.
Consul General Rana Sarkar on trade during COVID
Special guest Consul General of Canada in San Francisco, Rana Sarkar grew up in Halifax. He chats with our host about Canada's continued supply of goods during worldwide stoppages and how Halifax could be the next Silicon Valley.
Evolve Fitness on online workouts and supporting the local economy
As COVID-19 made its way to Nova Scotia, Matt Benvie and his team at Evolve Fitness pivoted quickly to offer virtual workouts to their 750+ clients. They turned the workouts into a fundraiser, asked for $5 donations and raised over $65,000. All the proceeds go directly into the local economy by purchasing gift cards from local businesses.
Canadian Chamber CEO Perrin Beatty on Canada's Resilience
ChamberChats is back for episode 2 with Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of commerce. Perrin and Pat discuss how Canadian businesses are surviving COVID-19, and how Canada can reopen their doors and welcome new investment and a stronger than ever economy.
Mayor Mike Savage on COVID-19 in Halifax
Halifax’s favourite Mayor hops on ChamberChats to talk about the city’s response to COVID-19. Halifax Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Patrick Sullivan and the Mayor discuss stay-at-home haircuts, essential workers, and how to reopen the city when the time comes. Recorded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.