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

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


November 1, 2018

Trade Mission: Supplier Diversity Mission to Connect, Collaborate, Succeed 2018

Toronto, ON

Registration deadline: September 13, 2018

Nova Scotia Business Inc. is currently seeking companies interested in participating in a Supplier Diversity trade mission, centered around Connect, Collaborate, Succeed 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, hosted by Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada. The event will provide valuable networking opportunities with a focus on cultivating, building, and growing relationships and opportunities between certified diverse suppliers, corporations and public organizations.

Nova Scotia businesses of diversity that are interested in becoming certified, newly certified, and have experience with certification are encouraged to apply. 


Cyber Security: What are the risks and why it matters to you

Presented by CWB Corporate Member, TD
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6pm – 9pm, Discovery Centre, 1215 Lower Water Street

RSVP: or 902-420-0925

Buntain Wealth Management, TD and Deloitte have assembled a world class panel of cyber experts for an informative and cutting-edge evening.

Join the discussion on the latest risk factors associated with cyber breaches, identity theft and online fraud. Our expert panelists will share their experiences across various business sectors and will be available to offer insightful tips.

Refreshments and appetizers will be served.

Parking is available at 1325 Lower Water Street in the Cunard lot and the Westin Nova Scotia.

First Aid for the Accidental Trainer: Training tips for non-trainers

Presented by CWB Member, Sandra Currie-Samson
Fri Sept 21 1pm – 3:30pm, Scotia Bank Theatre

For Registration, Click Here

All Subject Matter Experts are brilliant at what they do but they often struggle when tasked with teaching it to others. Many lack the skills needed to train effectively and get overwhelmed and frustrated trying to figure it out. During this presentation, you will discover some tips and tricks to help you share what you know with ease leaving your audiences engaged and wanting more.

1 pm – Registration & Networking (Refreshments)

2 pm – Presentation

3:30 pm – Audience Q&A

August at Willow

The dog days of summer have arrived and we are soaking up every moment of it! Summer is a wonderful break from our regular routines. It is an opportunity to connect to the outdoors, to spend time with loved ones, and to indulge in delicious seasonal food & drinks. Even with this shift in our day-to-day lives it’s still vital that we prioritize and focus on our wellbeing and self-care. This can be as simple as committing to your daily skincare routine, making time to exercise, or practicing mindfulness. To encourage our own self-care (and enjoyment of the summer) we will be closed Monday, August 6th (for Natal Day), Saturday, August 25th, Saturday, September 1st, and Monday, September 3rd (for Labour Day).

August Promotions

Laser Savings
Purchase 4 of the same laser treatments at regular price and receive the 5th FREE! This applies to all laser services including Skin Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal, and Skin Tightening.

Summertime Massage with Kyrsten
Enjoy savings ALL summer long when you book a 60 minute massage with our new team member, Kyrsten! From June to August enjoy a 60min massage for $75+tax. *Direct Billing available through most major insurance companies.

Feature Facial: One Love Organics Facial – 1hr, $89 ($99 value)

This facial uses EcoCert certified One Love Organics skincare products & is customized for all skin types (particularly sensitive skin). Feel good knowing all the ingredients used on your skin are sustainably sourced of an organic nature and handcrafted in small batches. Your skin will be cleansed & exfoliated. The face, neck & shoulders will be gently massaged and you will be masqued in nature’s finest organic ingredients. Your skin & Mother Earth with thank you!

Summertime Cooling Pedicure – $69
Enjoy all the benefits of our Essential Pedicure with the added enhancement of a cooling foot masque treatment. Perfect for those hot summer days ahead!

15% off Retail!
Save 15% on all in-stock retail purchases.


Market Pursuits Inc.

Here’s a new program designed for consultants, coaches, therapists, and trainers who want to create passive income in an instructor-led classroom setting from experts in their field.

Market Pursuits Inc. is excited to announce that Loralee Hutton, of Your Portable Biz is coming to Halifax! She has launched over 24 online courses, two non-fiction books, and a paid membership site and will show you how to grow your business with digital info products.

Mary Dable Arab, of BARA Management Group and formally a VP with Scotiabank will show you how to add real estate to your portfolio.

If you’re not sure where to start, Bonnie O’Toole will help you plan the path to your business growth.

You may be eligible for a Nova Scotia WIPSI gran, but you must apply soon.

The program runs this fall in Halifax. Pick only the modules you want.

More info at:

Bonnie O’Toole, MBA


Now taking registrations for fall courses, and you may be eligible for government funding.

The Tare Shop: Halifax’s Zero-Waste Shop & Café

The plastic problem is well-known but people are still limited in their quest to avoid plastic use. The Tare Shop is a community-focused business opening Fall 2018. We support people striving to reduce their plastic use. We are a coffee shop, a bulk and zero-waste lifestyle item store as well as a community space. We already have a fantastic location, some loans, and great suppliers. Now, we need help putting on the finishing touches so that we can all make the world a cleaner place.



If you are looking to obtain your optimal dental health; look no further…..New Dental Office in Dartmouth on  133 Baker Drive, in Health and Wellness Centre is equipped with modern technology, wheel chair accessible and friendly staff waiting to meet and greet you. We offer General Family Dentistry including Pediatric and Geriatric Dentistry. Our dentists are Invisalign Certified. Our extended hours open Monday-Thursday

8AM-8:30 PM, Friday- Saturday 9AM-5PM. Please see attached limited time promotions for year 2018.

Parkwood Home Care is a proud Member of the CWB and Lorna is a Mount Alumni.

-Lorna MacMillan, Founder & CEO

Below is a little it about my business. I would love to learn about your business.  Please call or text and we can grab a coffee. 902-817-9000

As a family run company, helping and caring for others has always been a huge part of our life.  My sister is my inspiration. She has Cerebral Palsy and along with her challenges, she has taught us all the importance of patience, integrity and dignity.  One of our strengths is that we are a Halifax independently owned and operated home care company.  My promise to you is that we will treat your loved ones with the same compassion that we treat our own family members.

Nova Scotia’s Trusted Home Care Company

East Coast Life Solutions

East Coast Life Solutions is a health and wellness company and we – Linda Holmes and Debbie Hart –  are strong advocates for Self Care. Women’s days can be long and tiresome, often neglecting ourselves while helping others.  We feel it’s important to use a wholistic approach through Body, Mind and Spirit with supplementation, essential oils and energy modalities.  We are Certified Aroma-Touch, Nutritional Therapists and Reiki Masters.  We can show you simple steps to empower you by increase your energy and uplift you wholly, back to your intended vibrancy.

East Coast Life Solution’s desire is to help you make the Rest of Your Life, the Best of Your Life!


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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.

Please call us today for special
promotion for parents to Save Money:
Limited Time Only

$75.00 off of the full course
Call us today for details
902 8772146

All of our courses for new drivers have key components to effectively change drivers driving habits.

25 hours of classroom where you learn how collisions are caused and how to predict them and then avoid them

10hrs in car training also have prepared for road test

.Next we have professional cognitive training to help with decision making skills,which overlaps the 10 hours of one on one in are training where you learn how to use all the theory from the classroom.

Watching professional videos help students to better understanding of what we are teaching then the practice time in between is that much more effective.

Also for those people who believe that they do not need a full course we also offer private in car sessions as well as with best price

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.

We are dedicated to offering quality driving instruction that will help you feel confident when operating a vehicle.

  • We offer a schedule of classes each month convenient locations.
  • We offer a fleet of new and modern cars to learn how to operate a vehicle.

Our instructors are friendly, patient and well-trained with the knowledge you need to be safe behind the wheel with 21years experience

Call today at (902) 8772146 to book your course.


Nova Scotia Graduated Licensing “Learn to Drive full Course

Defensive Driving (driving improvement 6hrs Course)

ClassesInternational Licence

TransfersRoad Test

Preparation Individual Driving

SessionsSenior “Drive Safe” Programs


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

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





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