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2019 Halifax Business Awards

January 24, 2019 | 5:00-9:30pm | Halifax Convention Centre

The Halifax Business Awards is the Chamber's most glamorous event of the year. This gala event boasts a spectacular night of entertainment, prestige, and celebration, recognizing risk takers and the success of our thriving business community.

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LUNCHEON: Annual State of the Province with Premier McNeil

February 6, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:30pm | Halifax Convention Centre

Your opportunity to hear directly from the Premier on your member issues like future balanced budgets, fiscal sustainability, competitive taxes - corporate & personal, and open for business climate.

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Date: March 2, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM AST
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Join us for this NEW event to celebrate Wonder Women! Come together with other inspiring and ambitious women to learn, share ideas and lift each other up!

This event will include two female-driven workshops, followed by an all-star panel of local, uplifting women who will share their experiences on success, careers and how a Wonder Women, like yourself, can have it all!

All Superheroes welcome- regardless of gender!



Build Your Personal Power through Money Mastery 

Facilitated by: Wendy Brookhouse, Founder & Chief Strategist, Blackstar Group
Having money confidence changes how you present in all aspects of your life – including your professional career.  And with confidence comes personal power.

We don’t understand enough about the behaviors that drive our money issues.   You might know what you should do, and yet you still don’t do it.

Money is so much more than math.  Our relationship with money is built over many years, first from our parents and grandparents, then our own experiences that form self-limiting beliefs and expectations, and of course, the sheer pressures of everyday life.   We look at the way others present to the world and want that as well, but we don’t have access to the reality “behind the curtain” to see if that life is truly as prosperous or sustainable as it looks.  
Join us as we delve into money mindsets, how to recognize patterns and how to change them.   During this 45 minute interactive presentation, we will examine the state of Canadian personal finances and the unique challenges we face as women with our money.  We will share key strategies to change the female narrative around money, overcome self-sabotage and find true prosperity in all aspects of your life through increased confidence with your money.  


Success Secrets of the Most Powerful Women in Business

Facilitated by: Eleanor Beaton, Keynote Speaker + Women’s Leadership Development Mentor

2% of women entrepreneurs crack the million dollar mark in revenues. Just 4% of the world's most powerful CEOs are women. In this inspiring, engaging and practical workshop you'll discover 5 core attributes shared by these powerhouse women in business, and how you can leverage these skills to create greater impact, influence and income on your terms.
Women’s leadership expert Eleanor Beaton spent more than a decade researching and consulting with women who lead multi-billion dollar businesses, launched international movements, and advise some of the world's most powerful political figures. This presentation is an engaging, practical insight into the minds and habits of powerhouse women. You will walk away with a clear understanding of the critical success factors that have catapulted the "4%" to the upper echelons of leadership AND how you can leverage these strategies to create more professional and personal success today -- whether you want to be CEO of your company, grow your small business or land that next promotion. Attendees will walk away with their own "powerhouse plan", which will include personalized action steps they can put into action today.


The WHOLE Truth Panel: Candid Conversation about Career Challenges


Moderated by:

Margaret Chapman
CMRP, Vice President, Corporate Research Associates

Margaret has worked as a consultant since 1999, specializing in group facilitation, in-depth interviewing, marketing and communications. She has wide-ranging experience with the financial, mining, communications, utility, food and drink, pharmaceutical, not-for-profit and public sectors. As a seasoned moderator, her areas of specialty include conducting focus groups and in-depth interviews related to advertising and communications evaluation, website usability, concept testing and brainstorming. She has pioneered an innovative qualitative research tool, Netfocus, which incorporates simultaneous online and verbal methodologies.

Margaret’s curiosity has taken her to many stops around the world, but she has found a new home in Halifax where she loves to volunteer to help make the city vibrant. Her sidekick Rosie can be found at CRA on certain Furry Fridays.


Our Panelists:

Eleanor Beaton
Keynote Speaker + Women’s Leadership Development Mentor

Eleanor Beaton is an award-winning journalist, speaker, executive coach and podcast host, working with women in leadership positions achieve unprecedented results with clarity, confidence, focus and grace. Eleanor has served as Chair of the Visiting Women’s Executive Exchange Program at the Yale School of Management. In 2017, she won the prestigious Profiles in Diversity “Women Worth Watching” Award for her work promoting diversity and inclusion. She joins previous recipients of this award including General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, advocate/actress Geena Davis and many other women from diverse industries and backgrounds driving meaningful change in parity and gender equality.

Through her world-renowned leadership training, elite-level mentorship, international keynotes, and live events, Eleanor helps ambitious professional women and business owners develop the confidence, presence, political savvy and influence they need to smash the glass ceiling and take their seats at the tables where the big deals and big decisions are made.

Andrea Janzen
MBA, CEC, Professional Coaching 

Andrea is passionate about developing people, setting goals and getting results. She believes that people are more capable then they let on. Her clients say that her positive energy is contagious. A professional leadership coach that believes in abundance. She helps clients to see opportunities, feel ready to take action and make things happen. She offers a balanced perspective by linking the human side of the business to the bottom line.

She is a Certified Executive Coach through Royal Roads University and an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. She has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. She spent 15 years managing P&L’s through progressive marketing positions on brands like Werther’s Original, Absolut Vodka, World Vision and Canadian Tire. She lives in Halifax with her husband and three young children. She enjoys running, stand up paddle boarding and exploring Nova Scotia. 

Leah Rimmer
Partner, BOYNECLARKE    
Leah’s approach to her business law practice as a partner of BOYNECLARKE LLP is very intentional; her daily focus is on combining outstanding service and quality advice.  She picks up her phone, responds promptly to e-mails and has a direct and practical approach to problems.
Leah greatest accomplishment is as a proud and devoted mom of 4 growing children: Sam, Joe, Ben and Mary. Having a young family and a busy law practice herself, Leah understands the complexities of the life of a business owner. She looks at the whole individual when analyzing a legal problem and tailoring the best solution for them.  Leah spends her working days advising her clients on all aspects of business ownership, financing (borrower and lender) and mergers and acquisitions and has extensive knowledge and experience in advising the independent pharmacy sector and has successfully managed dozens of major pharmacy acquisition projects over more than ten years.
Outside of the office, Leah spends all her time with her active family, enjoying a variety of sports and outdoor activities together. She is passionate about physical activity and mental health and starts most days breaking a sweat whether in the gym or running with friends. She is obsessed with home décor and an avid fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and is looking forward to their next World Series win.


Gift sponsor

Lord Nelson Imperial Ballroom
1515 South Park Street
Halifax NS  B3J 2L2

Date/Time Information:

Friday, March 2
8:30am - 11:30am - Workshops
​11:30am -1:30pm - Luncheon

Contact Information:
Ashley Stobo, Events Specialist (902)481-1236

Full Day:
Member $95.00
Future Member $149.00

Lunch Only:
Member $54.95 / Table of 10 $549.50
Future Members $84.95 / Table of 10 $849.50

All prices subject to HST

Not-for-Profit / Student Discount available upon registration

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Business After Hours: Big Erics

February 12, 2019 | 4:30 - 6:30pm | Big Erics

We are excited to share our expertise with the HOME consumer with the launch of Big Erics at Home. Join us for a selection of appetizers, networking with your fellow business community and a chance to WIN a door prize from Big Erics at Home!

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Celebrating Cynthia: 5th Annual African Heritage Month

February 11, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Halifax Central Library (Paul O'Regan Hall)

The Black and Immigrant Women's network is celebrating the 5th Annual African Heritage Month. This year, they are featuring Cynthia Dorrington, Chair of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.

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