How do you define Halifax?
Is it opening the doors of your local business only to see friendly, familiar faces waiting outside? Is it skating at the Emera Oval in the winter or jogging by the waterfront in the spring? Is it spending Friday night at the Mooseheads game with thousands of other Halifax-loving fans? Is it taking visiting family and friends to see the beautiful sights of Peggy’s Cove? Maybe it’s the overall feel of the city – a vibrant place rich in history, opportunity, and growth.
For me, Halifax is a city where both business and people can thrive. It’s uniquely built not only for residents, but for a thriving economy as well. Whether it’s hiring a recent university graduate, expanding an existing business or starting a new one, Halifax has much to celebrate in our present and for our future.
As leaders in our community, it’s your business to get involved in rebranding Halifax. The Greater Halifax Partnership is partnering with Halifax Regional Municipality to give our residents, businesses, post-secondary institutions and not-for-profit sector the opportunity to share their thoughts on our regional identity, both on and offline. We are asking you, the business community, to define our remarkable region. We would like to hear your thoughts on what makes Halifax a great place to live, work, invest and do business.
The voice of the business community is a key component to bettering the city that we call home. By engaging with the rebrand project, we are working toward better positioning ourselves as the city we have all been working so hard create. Together we can create a compelling and unique international brand – one of our city’s five economic development goals.
You can participate one-on-one at public engagement sessions, on the street, and at community hubs such as farmers markets. The project is also collecting input online via the website DefineHalifaxRegion.com, and several social media channels, including Twitter, @DefineHFX, Facebook, Instagram and Google+. Your feedback will be the basis of a brand recommendation presented to Halifax Regional Council in spring 2014.
So, what sets us apart from other communities? If you’re new to Halifax, what brought you here and why do you stay? What’s your favourite part about living and doing business here? Take a moment to remember all that Halifax has to offer.
Give it a try – Tweet @DefineHFX about what living in the Halifax region means to you.
Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, SMEs, Corporations – we want to hear from you! On January 30th or February 6th, please join myself, Fred Morley and the Greater Halifax Partnership for a networking event to share your thoughts on defining the Halifax region. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://goo.gl/0Vheqm