By Andrew Macdonald Well-known Halifax business leader Bill VanGorder keeps physically fit and that is why he is a going concern at age 78. He’s been a runner all his ‘fitness life’ until his knees started to bother him 14 years ago; “Scores of 10ks and six marathons...
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By Andrew Macdonald Rick Emberley is the founder of BoomersPlus, which links retired business professionals with the needs of the corporate world — a matchmaker if you will. Well known in the Halifax and Atlantic Canada business community, Emberley is pushing into a...
By Andrew Macdonald To get a handle on the office furnishings trends a year after the pandemic took hold, I caught up to Jim Mills, co-owner and founder of Office Interiors. The 30-year-old outfit is based in Burnside and has showrooms across the Maritimes. Last...
Apr 10, 2021 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald Scanning the Halifax Herald obits, I see a sad send-off for Garry Pye. The NS- Truro-Lunenburg business leader passed away on April 6th, 2021, at age 71, “after a hard-fought battle with cancer and cancer-related complications” states his obit. An...
Apr 10, 2021 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald Last June, The Notebook carried a news story that Office Interiors and CABCO Communications had broken ground on its new Burnside headquarters. This week, I went off to see 61-year-old Jim Mills, co-owner and founder of Office Interiors, who has...
Apr 3, 2021 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald Maritime Business A year after Halifax-Chester, N.S. businessman Scott Carroll became a sales agent at boating brokerage Sunnybrook Yachts, based at South Shore Marine near Chester, he has gone one step further with the creation of Atlantic Yacht...
Editor's Note: In the above story, I chatted with Laurel Broten, CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc., on the radio, print and online ad campaign sponsored by NSBI and various other government departments aimed at attracting folk from outside the province to consider...
By Andrew Macdonald The first ever legal tender issued by the Port of Halifax contained the regular law work wording, such as a bidder who would “clearly demonstrates a thorough understanding of the engagement” and in the bid, would be legal firms had to outline the...
Halifax Port: MacKillop Pictou Law Touts Indigenous Legal Work – A Requirement Of Port’s Legal Tender Call
By Andrew Macdonald As reported elsewhere in this edition of the Notebook, the Port of Halifax issued a legal tender and sought law firms work files on diversity and inclusive approches. MacKillop Pictou Law was founded in 2018. As I report elsewhere it has partnered...
Exclusive: Halifax Port: Mathews Dinsdale’s Lawyer Kyle ‘Tando’ MacIsaac Chats On Legal Port Win While MacKillop Pictou Law Firm Partners With Global Legal Firm To Also Win Port Legal Contract
By Andrew Macdonald A relatively new Halifax legal boutique firm is in the news cycle for Notebook readers, after it won the right to offer corporate legal advice to the Port of Halifax. We carried that news scoop in our Notebook On Sunday, last weekend after it was...
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