LUNCHEON: Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri, Bank of Canada

September 5, 2019 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm | Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

The Bank of Canada recently decided to keep the interest rate unchanged. The Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will discuss Canadian & global economic developments and how they were taken into account in September's interest rate decision.

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August 21, 2019 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm | CURVE at South Park

Join Southwest Properties and the Chamber at CURVE at South Park - the latest residential development in downtown Halifax, for an evening of connecting, sharing and building relationships.

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LUNCHEON: Growing a Vibrant Halifax

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Name: LUNCHEON: Growing a Vibrant Halifax
Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ADT
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Growing a Vibrant Halifax

The Chamber has and will continue to promote entrepreneurship, work to reduce the tax burden, champion common-sense regulation and endorse the capitalization of major projects. Join our panel of experts to learn how we can optimize the economic, environmental, social and institutional sustainability of our beautiful city.


Ross Jefferson

President & CEO, Discover Halifax

Ross Jefferson is the President and CEO of Discover Halifax, the regional destination marketing organization responsible for overseeing the growth of the tourism economy in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With over 5.3 million overnight stays annually, tourism in Halifax is $1.3 billion industry with more than 34,000 people employed in over 4,000 businesses.   As one of Canada’s leading destinations for leisure visitors, cruise, and national and international conventions, Halifax also represents a major gateway for air traffic travel connecting the Atlantic Provinces to the rest of the world through the Stanfield Halifax International Airport.
Ross has an Executive MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and holds the ICD.D destination from the Institute of Corporate Directors.  Ross currently serves as a board director with the Canadian Automobile Association and with the Destination Marketing Association of Canada.   


Roger Boutilier
CEO, Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS (NSAR.)

Roger Boutilier is the CEO of the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR). Prior to taking on the role of CEO in 2011, Roger served as NSAR’s Director of Finance. He is a Trustee of the HMCS Sackville, a Past President of the Certified General Accountants Association of Nova Scotia, a past Board Member of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and is a recipient of the Canadian Real Estate Association's Frank Johns Award, which recognizes excellence in an Association Executive. Roger is also a dedicated volunteer with FEED NOVA SCOTIA. Roger is an adamant supporter of “buy local” and is a huge ambassador for his native province of Nova Scotia. It is his belief that every Canadian should visit Nova Scotia at least once in their lifetime to experience its lobster and golf!


Sylvia Parris-Drummond

CEO, Buddy Daye Learning Institute

Sylvia is the CEO of the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute. Her work in education and the community is rooted in core Africentric Principles. She has a successful history of collaboration with the communities and stakeholders with whom she has worked. Through her extensive public sector involvement, Ms. Parris-Drummond has gained a deep understanding and appreciation for what it takes to conduct policy analysis, oversee publishing projects, and develop and implement education, multicultural and diversity programs. Known for getting things done in a thoughtful, respectful and engaging way, she has been actively involved across a broad range of community initiatives and organizations including the Akoma Family Centre, the Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia, and the Black Business Initiative Community Investment Fund. She has worked with the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia Department of Education, Nova Scotia Department of Justice, the Nova Scotia Community College and the Guysborough District School Board. Ms. Parris-Drummond holds a Masters of Arts in Life Long Learning - Africentricity, a Masters of Education - Curriculum, and a Bachelor of Science, Home Economics / Education.

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
1919 Upper Water St
Halifax, NS B3J 3J5

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September 26, 2019
11:30am - 1:30pm

Contact Information:
Kayla Lynch Event Coordinator (902)481-1229

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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POWER LUNCH: Selling strategies for bosses

August 14, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Halifax Chamber office, 32 Akerley Blvd

Selling Strategies for BOSSES, uniquely designed for Business Owners, Presidents, and CEOs is a laser-focused 1.5 hours that teaches employers firsthand how to transform their selling methods in ways buyers welcome and can say yes to more often.

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LUNCHEON: Growing a Vibrant Halifax

September 26, 2019 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm | Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

Join our panel of experts to learn how we can optimize the economic, environmental, social and institutional sustainability of our beautiful city.

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