Non-partisan and not-for-profit, the HCC is a membership-based organization dedicated to the success of Halifax’s burgeoning business community.
Halifax Chamber Of Commerce
President & CEO
Patrick Sullivan is one of nine CEOs that sit on the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC). President and Chief Executive Officer of the HCC, Patrick Sullivan is a longstanding champion and contributor to Halifax’s unique private sector, having worked in both start-ups and large organizations.
On the CGCC, Patrick serves as a spokesperson for improving infrastructure for and reducing barriers to trade between provinces. The Halifax Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the CGCC, supported Canadian business leaders call to Government to reduce barriers on interprovincial trade that harm urban centres. Including, a policy directive that will speed up the country’s economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and what do they do?
The Halifax Chamber of Commerce (HCC) is a network of businesses, key decision-makers, and community leaders dedicated to the success of Halifax’s burgeoning business community. Non-partisan and not-for-profit, the HCC is a membership-based organization that advocates for business interests and economic policy initiatives by working with all levels of government. In addition, the HCC also helps connect local businesses with one another and provides services to build effective strategies and improve influence on policy makers.
1,700 Member Businesses
Uniting over 1,700 local businesses and 65,000 employees, the HCC creates a platform for local business interests to be heard by government decision-makers and help to shape private sector policy. Founded by local businesses to improve commerce conditions, the HCC continues to make Halifax a growing hub for all types of business and trade.
Whatever is needed to boost productivity, save money and help achieve business goals, the HCC provides a variety of services to help businesses operating in Halifax along the way. Educational, networking, advocacy, inter-provincial collaboration, and B2B events hosted by the HCC focus on key skills and topics to grow business fundamentals and connect businesses with one another.
ADVOCATES FOR A THRIVING PRIVATE SECTOR
Locally, the HCC works with members to influence government and policies on a municipal, provincial, and federal level to help improve Halifax’s business environment. Getting products to new markets, attracting top talent and capital, and whatever else a business requires to grow, is the primary objective of the HCC when interacting with government.
By bringing attention to high personal and commercial taxes, the growing barricade of red tape regulation, and government cost reduction, the HCC seeks to foster growth through holistic policy measures. Whether taking the lead or supporting joint projects with other business advocacy groups, the HCC does whatever it can to support an inclusive and supportive business community at every turn.
THE HALIFAX CHAMBER'S INVOLVEMENT IN THE CANADIAN GLOBAL CITIES COUNCIL
Our Chamber Of CommerceS & CGCC Initiatives
Inter-provincial Trade Barriers
The Canadian Global Cities Council help invest in our urban strategy and growth.
CGCC Business Advocacy
The CGCC not only represents chamber of commerces, but also the businesses that are a part of your local chambers.