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The scoop on business stories and events taking place in our community.

June 21, 2018

Reputational Risk: Don’t expose your brand to the court of public opinion

When your organization’s reputation is damaged, so is the value of your brand.  Your clients, partners, investors, and stakeholders no longer see you the same way – their trust in you erodes. Sometimes, an organization never fully recovers from the damage.

Be proactive and join us for our #Info4Impact with Grant Thornton on June 21, 2018. Learn about reputational risk, how risk can be managed and what you need to do before a crisis occurs.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location TBC | Lunch & Snacks Included
FREE for DNS Members | $40 Non-Members


June 22, 2018

Social Media Day Halifax

Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, Halifax

Social Media Day is celebrated annually in June; Social Media Day Halifax 2018 is a one-day conference coinciding with Social Media Day events worldwide. Sessions and workshops are for anyone who wants to improve their social media communications and marketing.


The Association for Child & Youth Care Practice, Inc.  Webinar


June 25, 2018


Put story-telling into a blender. Add a dash of personal growth & transformation. Then drop in a load of laughs. Mix in real, live music, and great conversation with some of the nicest people on the planet, then push the ‘high’ setting… and out comes momondays!


June 27, 2018

Sales Training with Sandler

Did you miss our Sandler Sales Training program in the fall? Good News – registration is now open for our next cohort!

Through this three-month program, you will learn how to establish credibility with your clients, increase your selling confidence and develop more qualified opportunities – resulting in quicker revenue generation and higher margins.

June 27, 2018 – August 22, 2018
$3,500 Program  – FREE for DNS Members
Location: Bedford / distance-learning available
*Please check our website for eligibility requirements


July 5, 2018

Master a Classic:Phone Skills for Revenue Generation

We often talk about the need to embrace new technologies, but this time we’re talking about mastering a classic – the phone. Leverage your communications skills to increase sales, improve customer service, market your business, and engage with your stakeholders.

The art of talking on the phone is quickly becoming an elite skill – make sure you and your team know how, when and why you need to pick up the phone and make that call.

Known for her expertise in communications, Mary Jane Copps, otherwise known as The Phone Lady, will teach you the skills you need to maximize their success on the phone and in business. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Halifax | Lunch & Networking Included
$70 DNS Members | $200 Non-Members
$160 Team Rate (3 Co-Workers)


August 12-15, 2018

Toronto Gift Fair – Incubator Project

To further develop export markets for Atlantic Canadian craft producers, Craft Alliance is returning with CRAFT: Lab – Toronto Incubator Project to attend the TORONTO GIFT FAIR trade show in August 2018. This will be a pan-Atlantic mission where Craft Alliance will lead the coordination and development of the project. The project will involve NEW first-time exhibitors from Atlantic Canada looking to expand their sales to Central and Western Canada. The TORONTO GIFT FAIR is a wholesale trade show produced by the Canadian Gift Association and is held twice a year in Toronto, Ontario.


September 27, 2018

The Lady Ball

Pier 21, Halifax

In it’s 3rd year, THE LADY BALL celebrates strength in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada at Pier 21 on September 27, 2018.
There will be cocktails, fabulous food and a fashion show unlike any other featuring local female leaders with #ladyballs who will walk the runway in fashions by Forign Affair


Embed Sustainability into your Brand

In 2018 we have noticed that more and more companies are purchasing with sustainability in mind. Whether you are looking for sustainable products for a summer event, or an upcoming fall conference, we can help you brand your company the way you want.

The products below are examples of some of the sustainable products that we can customize with your brand, and order through Oyster. If you are interested in any of the following, or would like to see more ideas, please let us know and we will send you a quote.

We are always looking for unique ideas to meet your needs, and are open to your suggestions. We would love to work with you to come up with new and exciting products!

These sweaters are completely organic and made in Canada. They are customizable, and are a great way to unify your work team!

This spork is the newest addition to your outdoor activities! It is great for camping or hiking, and would be perfect for a company retreat.

Copper and aluminum straws are a new, aesthetic addition to barware and can help all of us cut down on single-use plastic. These straws are made in Canada, and can be engraved.

Mindful Career & Leadership Conversations

Welcome to Summer!

We have just returned from a 2 week family vacation in Portugal! The adventures were endless! Often the internet was not functioning which reminded my husband and I to remain disconnected and savour every moment! The benefits of a family vacation are clear. “We know that taking a break is extremely good for one’s mental health,” says Susan Krauss Whitbourne, an adjunct professor of gerontology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, who frequently writes about the benefits of vacation. “It puts you in a different frame of mind, gets you out of your standard patterns and can give you time with family.” The family memories we have to savour from our recent trip to Portugal are priceless! For us business leaders “it’s vital to take time to renew, re-energize, refocus, and return to work with a heightened sense of clarity, contentment, and purpose.”

Shelley Cox, an Executive Career and Leadership Coach, creates mindful spaces for Emerging Leaders to tap into their radical self-awareness, crafting authentic career and leadership brands they love, so they EMERGE STRONG, resilient and energized with an entrepreneurial mindset to serve with passion.

Is Your “Quacking Duck” Stealing Your Brain?!!?

In a recent meeting a leader mentioned a difficult situation with another leader. The purpose of this meeting was to share highlights of a recent successful project, but her natural instinct was to begin the interaction with a negative comment that set the tone for the entire meeting


“Your story and resiliency is something that a lot of women can relate to. I certainly do. I love the Calm Power methodology and how this helps to build your “why” to move forward with your goals. Leaders who are tired of the command and control world who want to build a business-life with a more nurturing and compassionate approach will find your coaching and your programs extremely valuable!”


Lets keep in touch

Shelly Cox



Honourary Rotarian:“Persons who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals and contributions to society. Honourary membership is conferred only in exceptional cases.” On June 13th, Mud Creek Rotary recognized Elsie Morden as an official Honourary Rotarian. Famous Honourary Rotarians include Sir Winston Churchill, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, John F. Kennedy, and Neil Armstrong to name a few. The Rotary International theme for 2018-2019 is “Be the Inspiration” and that is exactly what Elsie intends to do.

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High Classdriving school serving Tantallon, Nova Scotia, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia,  Harrietsfield, Nova Scotia,  Fall River, Nova Scotia, Spryfield, Nova Scotia

Halifax Regional Municipality, High Class driving School has helped drivers of all ages obtain the right skills and techniques for safe driving.

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Nova Scotia Graduated Licensing “Learn to Drive full Course

Defensive Driving (driving improvement 6hrs Course)

ClassesInternational Licence

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Aziz Master Tailor and Dry Cleaning
Located at 936 Bedford Highway
Bedford NS
Unit 109
902 8320600
Monday to Saturday:
9am- 6pm

We are professionals on Wedding dresses, formal dresses, custom tailoring, leather and suede, zippers etc.

Our Dry Cleaning is environmentally friendly

High End Beautiful Suites on Sale $150.00

High quality, 100% cotton Shirts only $25.00 on sale

Limited time offers

First alteration 30%

Please come to see us today to enjoy quality service and low prices.

This week, Kathrin Bussmann had the pleasure of meeting and then interviewing Centre for Women in Business member Darlene Duggan. Darlene had lots of insights to share about the value of working with an experienced trade consultant when planning to expand your business internationally. #TWM110




Are you a business owner?  We have a specialized perspective and service.  Our objective is to act as the facilitator in the process of proper Personal and Corporate Estate Planning. We involve the interaction of the client with professionals from the financial, legal, and accounting sectors.  With the proper structuring and integration of insurance and investment products with the client’s tax, legal, and business affairs, the result is a significant improvement in the client’s current position.

Brenda has worked as a successful Certified Financial Planner for the past 20 years and has been in finance for more than 30 years.  Her financial knowledge, independent strengths and self-motivation are assets in her position.

For the months of July and August, Brenda is offering a complimentary financial review and/or 2nd opinion to ensure you, your family and business partners have “Peace of Mind” in the event of an unplanned financial crisis.  She can be reached at (902) 497-9622.


LetterPerfectVA is a virtual office for hire when you need us. We focus on your administration, so you can focus on making money, without hiring staff.

It’s that easy!

If you have growing stacks of paperwork, projects you never have time for, or a shoebox full of receipts we can help.

For a full list of services, check us out online at Call Terri today!


Marcela Cameron Wellness

Centre for Women in Business member Marcela Cameron invites you to check out her Facebook Page and introduction video . Marcela is excited to start this new journey as a Wellness and Life Coach!

“Becoming a coach gave me the tools and the confidence to help others in their own journey. I believe health is inside yourself, you just need help finding it.

Today, I am happy and confident in my own self, I am a multi passionate woman that loves inspiring others to be the best of what they can be! I am a writer, a mom, a wife, entrepreneur, nature addict, spiritual junkie, I dance to my own drum and I run free!

My vision for you is that you become the real person you want to be!” – Marcela Cameron

I am Marcela Cameron, your wellness and life coach!

Welcome to my facebook page! I am so excited to start my new journey as a Wellness and Life Coach! Check out my video and send me a message so we can schedule a FREE Discovery Session! I am taking clients now! Share this video with your friends

Posted by Marcela Cameron on Friday, May 25, 2018

June Promotions – Willow Esthetics

Laser Skin Rejuvenation Savings
Purchase a series of 6 bikini laser hair removal treatments and receive your series of 6 underarm laser hair removal treatments FREE!

Feature Facial: Viver Brilliance Facial – 1hr, $130($150 value) This clinical facial uses pharmaceutical grade Vivier products and is specially designed for the treatment of aging skin (fine lines, wrinkles and laxity), hyperpigmentation (age spots and sun damage), oily (congested and acne prone), dry skin, & sensitive skin. Enjoy all the benefits of cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and masque with the accompaniment of the Vivier Peel to penetrate deep into the skin to deliver exceptional results.​

Vitamin C Sale
Protect your skin all summer long with Vitamin C Serum. This month only, save 15% on your vitamin C serum purchases!

Gift Card Sale
There’s lots to celebrate in June! Grads, teachers, and Fathers all deserve a big thank you this month with the gift of spa. For every $50 purchased in gift cards, receive a $10 gift coupon for future use.

Willow’s 8th Birthday Party
Join us Tuesday, July 10th from 10am to 7pm for our 8th birthday celebration! Stay tuned for all the exciting details.


Content for Consultants: a Process for Getting Started

If you’re a new business owner – or new to developing marketing content – knowing where to start is likely what’s holding you back. In this mini-course, you’ll learn exactly how to get started with the best topics for your business. The process will help any new business blogger, it’s especially suitable for consultants, coaches, trainers, facilitators, speakers and similar service-based independent professionals. – Linda Daley




Oyster Promo – Taking Positive Change

It is no secret that climate change is upon us. At the same time, many people and organizations are already taking positive action. At Oyster we work with companies to help them build their brand in line with their values. The four products below provide proof that good things are already happening



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