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.

January 15, 2015

USING NATURE TO BUILD A BUSINESS: THE GROUNDSWELL HOTEL AND SURF LODGE

Ten years ago Damian Phillips visited Nova Scotia on a trip to see his extended family. It was on that trip that Damien fell in love with the province and made a vow that he would find a way to come back.   Originally from the United Kingdom, Damian spent some time after his initial visit to Nova Scotia traveling across the rest of Canada. Nearing the end of his trip Damian ended up settling in Calgary where he started a window washing business to make some extra cash. With no experience, Damian spent the next eight years building his… Read more >
December 12, 2014

ADVANCING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN CAPE BRETON

One of the top priorities of the ESP group is the creation of a strategy to guide Cape Breton’s efforts in the development and support of entrepreneurship.  Our advisory team has encouraged those at work on our strategy to:   Provide recommendations to improve the entrepreneurship culture Review entrepreneurship supports and identify overlaps and gaps Outline ways to insert entrepreneurship education in the public education system Suggest tactics to increase the number of business start-ups Identify best practices from jurisdictions where growth in entrepreneurship occurred Outline ways to funnel entrepreneurial ideas into commercial applications   What becomes apparent is the… Read more >
December 9, 2014

BRETON ABILITY CENTRE CREATES NEW JOBS THROUGH A GREEN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

The Breton Ability Centre has launched a new social enterprise that has made being green more convenient and rewarding for residents across CBRM. The Community Bottle Donation Bin directly supports Breton Ability Centre’s employment programs by collecting the money earned from the recyclable donations made in the form of glass and plastic bottles. The new program was designed to create significant and meaningful work opportunities for residents living and working with disabilities at Breton Ability Centre. Money made from the Bottle Donation Bin goes directly back into the Centre, funding program costs, employee compensation and the Life Work Centre.   “The… Read more >
November 14, 2014

VITAL AWARDS GIVE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL THE SPOTLIGHT

The Cape Breton Partnership is proud to host the Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards at Centre 200 on November 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Awards were created to honour young Cape Bretoners and local employers who are making a significant impact in their community or workplace through their commitment to making Cape Breton-Mulgrave a better place to live, work and play.   The Vital Awards capture the essence of Cape Breton’s up-and-coming generation, with the event bringing together like-minded people who are doing great things for Cape Breton-Mulgrave. The Partnership invites you to attend a vibrant evening… Read more >