ELEVATE


With each edition of Elevate, readers from near and far are able to see that Cape Breton is truly open for business, while also showcasing the unique and highly-sought after lifestyle built by the spirited people that live in the communities across the island.

September 13, 2016

CREATIVE ECONOMY STANDS UP AS THE FOURTH PILLAR OF OUR ECONOMY

Contributed by the Cape Breton Partnership On May 19 and 20, 2016 the Cape Breton Partnership, Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities Culture and Heritage teamed up to promote the increasing value of our province’s creative economy. The Creative Economy Conference was built on the themes of creativity, collaboration and change and brought together business leaders, government representatives from all levels, artisans, community activists, not-for-profits, creative thinkers and students from middle school all the way to university. Nearly 200 people joined the speakers and panelist who spoke of their successes, failures, programs,… Read more >
March 5, 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. McCarthy was promoted to Vice President of Service Delivery… Read more >
March 4, 2015

FACILITATING CHANGE AT THE STRAIT-HIGHLANDS WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE

Despite the stormy weather, sixty women of 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 Friday February 13, 2015. Eleven business administration student volunteers from the NSCC Strait Campus were invited to partake in the discussions and offer their insights as up-and-coming professionals. While taking notes and keeping speakers on time these young women were given the opportunity to participate and share first-hand experiences with women from a variety of professional networks and community organizations. Work life balance, networking 101, marketing advice for privately… Read more >
February 17, 2015

MONTH ONE OF 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. Plans for a much needed addition to… 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.   The group identified diabetes and proper care and prevention of foot ulcers caused by the disease as the focus of their project. The students… Read more >