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March 20, 2015

Business Connects Speaker Series

Attendees will participate in a candid discussion that will provide timely information on specific programs that are available to help entrepreneurs and business owners enhance their workforce and grow their business. ... read more

March 05, 2015

Working for your Financial Well Being - Monica McCarthy of East Coast Credit Union

Monica McCarthy has dedicated her 35 year career to ensuring that neighbours and community members have the tools, information and understanding needed for long-term financial well-being. Starting as manager of Riverdale Credit Union, McCarthy settled permanently with the newly amalgamated East Coast Credit Union in 2003. Formerly seven separate Credit Unions, the 2003 merger of Inverness, Richmond, Victoria, Guysborough and Antigonish County branches helped build a stronger organization to better serve its members. Another merger in 2011 with Heritage Credit Union of Dartmouth further expanded the communities served by East Coast. ... read more

March 05, 2015

Facilitating Change at the Strait-Highlands Women in Business Conference

Despite the stormy weather, sixty women all with diverse backgrounds and professions in Cape Breton, came together at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre to attend the Strait-Highlands Women in Business Conference on February 13th, 2015. ... read more

February 20, 2015

Saint Mary’s University Looking to Youth for Start Up 100 Program

100 new businesses in 100 days. An ambitious goal set forward by the Sobey’s School of Business Start Up 100 program. Working alongside the province of Nova Scotia, the program is aimed towards helping youth develop their business ideas and create them into viable commercial ventures in just 100 days. ... read more

February 17, 2015

Month One on Dodd Street: Steven and Katherine van Nostrand on Belmac Supply’s Move

Sitting in the new administration office at 70 Dodd Street, Steven and Katherine van Nostrand reflect on the past year and the process of moving Belmac Supply Ltd. to their new location. Initially, moving locations had not been considered as an option for the business. Their central location on Welton Street had allowed them to grow in a high profile area. As Belmac continued to flourish, their need for more space became apparent. Kubota, their tractor provider, required more space for sales and repairs, something that their building on Welton Street did not have enough of. Plans for a much needed addition to the building were in motion when they were approached by Floyd MacCauly the previous owner of the Dodd Street building in January 2014. ... read more

January 29, 2015

CBU Nursing Students Create Innovative Healthcare App

During their clinical experience four Cape Breton University nursing students witnessed firsthand how diabetes is becoming an increasingly prevalent issue in Cape Breton. Chris Walker, Taylor Sibley, Athanasius Sylliboy, Kate MacEachern and Kelsie Robertson were assigned a challenge by their professor Corrine McIssac to try to develop realistic interventions that could be implemented to work towards solving community related health issues. This class project led to new business development and a SPARK Cape Breton Award. ... read more

January 29, 2015

Dressing Up Cape Breton: Brittany Woodworth Owner of Timeless Moments

At 25 years old Brittany Woodworth is already making her mark as an award winning entrepreneur, she is the owner of Timeless Moments dress shop in downtown Sydney. Brittany has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and participated in Junior Achievement programs through high school to develop her business skills. She had dreamed of owning her own business one day, but didn’t realize how close she was to achieving this dream. ... read more

January 16, 2015

OneNS Coalition Creates a Vision for Now

Entrepreneurship, innovation and positive change were topics of discussion earlier this week as the One Nova Scotia Coalition met in Cape Breton. The Coalition members visited Cape Breton as part of their provincial tour to gain a more inclusive outlook on planning for the province’s economic future. ... read more

January 16, 2015

Using Nature to Build a Business: The Groundswell Hotel & Surf Lodge

Ten years ago Damien Phillips visited Nova Scotia on a trip to see his extended family. It was on that trip that Damien fell in love with the province and made a vow that he would find a way to come back. ... read more

December 12, 2014

Advancing Entrepreneurship in Cape Breton

The Entrepreneurship Strategic Partners group has set itself an ambitious agenda, one which is aimed at improving our entrepreneurial culture. Ultimately it’s up to entrepreneurs in the private sector to create businesses and employment. The One Nova Scotia Commission backs this up, suggesting “a much stronger leadership role for the private sector, along with social enterprises and community economic development groups, and joint efforts to build a new culture of entrepreneurship among our youth.” It’s about time. ... read more

December 09, 2014

Breton Ability Centre Creates New Jobs through a Green Social Enterprise

The Breton Ability Centre has launched a new social enterprise that has made being green more convenient and rewarding for residents across CBRM. Money made from the Bottle Donation Bin goes directly back into the Centre, funding program costs and employee compensation and the Life Work Centre. ... read more

November 14, 2014

Vital Awards Give Young Professionals the Spotlight

The Vital Awards capture the essence of Cape Breton’s up-and-coming generation, with the event bringing together like-minded people who are doing great things for Cape Breton-Mulgrave. The Partnership invites you to attend a vibrant evening that will highlight the achievements made by individuals and organizations to usher our region into a new era of positive change. ... read more

October 30, 2014

Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards

Young people are vital to Cape Breton, their talent, drive and contributions to business and the community are paving the way for our future. ... read more

September 11, 2014

2014 Investor Summit

On October 2, 2014 the Cape Breton Partnership will host their annual Investor Summit at the Inverary Resort in Baddeck. A full agenda will feature an update on the Partnership's activities, provocative guest speakers, a panel of people making "Now" happen and updates on "Now" projects that will have a significant impact on the Cape Breton-Mulgrave economy. ... read more

May 08, 2014

Safety First in Cape Breton Conference

The Cape Breton Partnership in cooperation with the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education is hosting their second annual Safety First in Cape Breton, a workplace safety and prevention symposium on May 9, 2014. ... read more