Patti MacDonald-David of Nova Scotia Works-Island Employment talks to Terry Smith, CEO of Destination Cape Breton. They chat about the long-term plan to rebuild the tourism economy of Cape Breton Island, post COVID.
Nova Scotia Works-Island Employment is dedicated to giving voice to diversity on the island of Cape Breton. In episode 1 of "Diversity Speaks" our host Brad Sheppard speaks with Newcomer Chris Mwakiluma, about his experience in moving from Tanzania to Cape Breton.
Join Patti MacDonald-David as she chats with business owner Damien MacInnis. Damien is a unique entrepreneur living on Cape Breton Island. While seeking out economic partnerships, he always tends to get side-tracked into fighting for community well-being.
A chat with Misty MacDonald, the Director of the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce. Misty talks about what the chamber can do for Cape Breton Businesses and how COVID has impacted the chamber membership.
Host Patti MacDonald-David chats with Trina Hall-Samson of the Y-Reach program, a settlement service for Newcomers to Cape Breton island. Learn about programs that help employers hire immigrants, what is involved in becoming part of a new rural community and how citizens reach out and welcome New Canadians here on Cape Breton Island.
In this episode, Moving with the Tides host, Denise Benison, is giving you 8 great simple tips you can apply to your business, to retain talent and to build upon a workplace that employees want to be a part of.
For this episode, we had the opportunity to interview Deborah Hart of First Impressions Medical Aesthetics & Rejuvenation Clinic. Tune in to hear our chat about recreating teams when opening a second location and where to find resources to level up your business and staff.
A conversation with Diversity, Inclusion and Equity consultant, Brad Sheppard of Sheppard Diversity. We discuss the key pieces needed for a business to create a "welcoming workplace" - from the idea of leaning into discomfort, transparency and how to build trust.
Interview with Don Beamish of Larch Wood Canada. Larch Wood specializes in wooden end-grain kitchen cutting boards, countertops, flooring and more. Everything is handmade in their facility on Cape Breton Island. Larch Wood understand the power of visual presences and showcasing behind-the-scenes craftsmanship in their work, when it comes to promoting their product. Larch Wood has had great success utilizing digital platforms for both customer and wholesale retail.
In this episode, we interview Brian MacDonald of Breton Brewing to discuss changes made during the pandemic; the importance of brand story; dealing with the extended storefront closure; and the importance of collaborating with community!
In our first episode of Moving with the Tides, a podcast that discusses adapting to change and making waves as a business in Cape Breton, we speak with Executive Director, Mike McSween with the Celtic Colours International Festival and how they adapted their annual culture event to an entirely online platform of performances and activities during a time of Covid-19.