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For the last three years, Noethermal Energy Storage Inc. has been working with NSCC’s Applied Research team at the Ivany Campus in Dartmouth. Neothermal’s CEO, Jill Johnson (right), and Chief Research and Technology Officer, Louis Desgrosseilliers (left), have worked closely with Director of Applied Research, Alain Joseph (centre), shortly after they won the Innovacorp Smart Energy Demo Challenge in 2015. (PAUL DARROW PHOTO)
Nova Scotia Community College has come a long way in the last couple of decades. NSCC has grown to a complement of more than 120 programs, covering everything from skilled trades to the very latest in science and technology.

Zachary and Joshua Green, co-founders of Mysa, with members of the Mysa team. (CONTRIBUTED)
Writing in the 1940s, the German economist Joseph Schumpeter argued capitalism can never be stationary and that the fundamental impulse driving the capitalistic engine comes from entrepreneurs creating new consumer goods, new methods of production
Dan MacIntosh (left) and Colin Gillis, co-founders of Smarter Spaces, which uses 3D scanning to create digital models of buildings, streetscapes and other spaces.
“I don’t want to create hundreds of jobs in other countries,” says Colin Gillis. “I want to create them here in Nova Scotia.
Recently, I had the pleasure of delivering a constructive conflict workshop to a group of local leaders. Going in, on a Friday afternoon after two days of meetings and what looked to be a hearty lunch, I wondered about the energy of the crowd.
July 17, 2018 - 12:00am |
Several months ago, many Atlantic Canadians lost access to their social media accounts, internet browsing capability went to zero and calling, texting and emailing was almost impossible.
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The new Halifax Convention Centre in downtown Halifax. (CONTRIBUTED)
June 19, 2018 - 7:30am |
After spending years and millions of dollars building a new Halifax Convention Centre to attract people to the city, the success of the enterprise will depend on convincing delegates to leave the building.
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Patrick Sullivan, president and CEO of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. (Mike Dembeck)
June 19, 2018 - 7:00am |
It’s a wonderful time to be in Halifax. Maybe I’m just saying that because, as I write this, summer seems to finally have made an appearance. But I swear, it goes deeper than that.
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Murray and Roxanne Tate, owners of Tate Engineering. (JOE ROBICHAUD TANGLEWOOD STUDIOS)
June 19, 2018 - 6:59am |
Necessity is certainly the mother of invention for Roxanne Tate. In 2011, she was expecting her third child and her husband, Murray Tate, was on the verge of relocating the family to advance his career.
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Ashley Stobo, Abby Tucker and Emma Menchefski, all from the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, at a Hire Me Halifax event. (CONTRIBUTED)
June 19, 2018 - 6:55am |
For employers, hiring a co-op student can be incredibly exciting. Opening up your doors for a student to gain real life experience, while still in school, is something that can change a student’s perspective on education.
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Theresa Tipert, owner, BrightShadow Business Solutions. (Contributed)
June 19, 2018 - 6:00am |
I have heard many employers say over the years that payroll is the largest operational expense for their company. It stands to reason that when times are tough, companies think that the best way to cut their expenses is to cut staff.
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Michael Hall, co-founder of Atlantic Live Stream. (Contributed)
June 19, 2018 - 4:00am |
Sometimes an idea seems so obvious that you wonder why no one has thought of it before — and just as quickly realize that, if it’s really as good as you think, you’d better jump on it ASAP, before the field gets too crowded.
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Laura Godsoe Principal & Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette. (Contributed)
June 19, 2018 - 3:00am |
For years, organizations have been advised to pay close attention to cultural fit in their hiring practices. Screening for fit has often been touted as the solution to hiring misfires, poor retention and negative morale.
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Jeehan Javed (left) was hired on with BlueLight Analytics as a sales associate by director of operations, Leeza Hack. Javed now focuses on marketing, operations and special projects. (PAUL DARROW)
June 19, 2018 - 12:00am |
Jeehan Javed was born in Pakistan and raised in Dubai, but she knows all about the perception that it’s difficult for recent university graduates to start their careers in Atlantic Canada.
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June 18, 2018 - 11:00pm |
Pints + Pointers: Personal Branding Date: Thursday, June 21 Time: 3:30 pm – 5 pm Location: Garrison Brewing Co. A Cannabis Conversation: What Your Business Needs to Know Date: Wednesday, July 11
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June 18, 2018 - 11:00pm |
Halifax presents many faces to the world. We are a port and gateway, a navy town, a capital city, and a regional centre for arts, sports and services like health care and higher education.
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Cynthia Dorrington, new chair of the board for the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, began her tenure at the beginning of April. (Mike Dembeck)
May 22, 2018 - 3:00am |
Cynthia Dorrington has a goal: to build a more diverse and inclusive business community — and a chamber that reflects that community. She believes we must speak our goals out loud to create accountability to ourselves and others.
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From left to right: Eleanor Beaton, Andrea Janzen, Charlene Boyce, Cynthia Dorrington, Wendy Brookhouse, Margaret Chapman and Leah Rimmer. (CONTRIBUTED)
May 15, 2018 - 12:00am |
If I took one message away from the chamber’s Wonder Women Workshop on March 2, it’s this: Stop apologizing for being awesome.
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Companies can take the approach they used to win customers and apply it to recruit and retain younger workers. (123RF)
May 15, 2018 - 12:00am |
Last year, a popular Chrome extension automatically replaced “millennials” in headlines with “snake people.” It led to altered gems such as, “Navy seeks to adapt training for snake people;” “Snake people:...
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Andrea Forbes-Hurley, MBA, CPHR, Partner, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette. (Contributed)
May 15, 2018 - 12:00am |
Photo: Andrea Forbes-Hurley, MBA, CPHR,
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