By Andrew Macdonald Recently retired after eight years as Nova Scotia's premier, Stephen McNeil has a new job in Halifax with the Maritimes’ third largest corporate law firm, Cox & Palmer. The firm is headquartered in Halifax, with sizeable offices in Moncton,...
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By Andrew Macdonald Maritime Business Dean Leland is certainly on a roll. In March, he bought Chester, Nova Scotia's legendary Fo'c'sle Tavern, the oldest continuous running watering hole in rural Nova Scotia. Weeks later, he closed a deal to buy out the Tim Moore...
By Andrew Macdonald Maritime Business Well-known Halifax not-for-profit 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...
May 29, 2021 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald Maritime Business As the pandemic arrived in the Atlantic region in March of last year, John Cody of Halifax was launching his new business. Social Spike Marketing Group was profitable in its first full year of operations, and Cody now has a number...
May 24, 2021 | Transportation
By Andrew Macdonald Last week, the container ship CMA CGM Marco Polo arrived at the southend container terminal operated by PSA Halifax after sailing from Southeast Asia and China. With a length equivalent to three football fields, it is the largest container ship to...
May 15, 2021 | Transportation
By Andrew Macdonald Dave Morgan is diversifying his Celtic Air Services with a new business line called AxAir Aviation, a new air charter service in Eastern Canada, based at the Allan J. MacEachen Regional Airport, which he runs in a third-party contract with the Town...
May 8, 2021 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald Former Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil and his finance minister Karen Casey left unfinished business when it comes to the way in which the Nova Scotia government treats the province's craft brewers under the Maritime Beer Accord. At issue is the...
May 1, 2021 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald Maritime Business Maritime grocer titan Donald Sobey died March 24, 2021 at age 86. Former Trudeau cabinet minister and Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison and Sean Murray, CEO and multi-generational co-owner of Advocate Publishing Group in Pictou, N.S.,...
Apr 24, 2021 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald Maritime Business 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 Canadian business communities,...
Apr 17, 2021 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald Maritime Business To get a handle on office furnishings trends a year after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, I caught up with Jim Mills, co-owner and founder of Office Interiors. The 30-year-old outfit is headquartered in Burnside, and it also has...
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