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.

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 >
January 28, 2015

DRESSING UP CAPE BRETON: BRITTANY WOODWORTH, OWNER OF TIMELESS MOMENTS

At 25 years old Brittany Woodworth is already making her mark by 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.   A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University Brittany returned home to Cape Breton after receiving her degree in business and leadership management. Following her graduation Brittney started… 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.   Appointed by the Right and Honourable Premier Stephen MacNeil, the One Nova Scotia Coalition is made up of 15 political, business and community leaders from across the province to achieve the goals of the Now or Never: An Urgent Call to Action for Nova Scotians report. The Now or Never report highlights the role that Nova Scotians’ have… Read more >