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.

November 2, 2016

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY – MACLEOD LORWAY INSURANCE

In 1966, Stuart MacLeod left a job in New Glasgow to come back to Sydney and work with his father. In just two short years after returning to Sydney, he ended up buying Stuart MacLeod Limited and claiming full ownership. “At that time I just had one employee and myself. Since then we have grown to 72 employees in just 50 years,” says Stuart. The name you now recognize as MacLeod Lorway came to fruition when two family run businesses, Stuart MacLeod Limited and C.R. Lorway and Son joined forces to create the consolidated enterprise it is today. MacLeod Lorway… Read more >
October 25, 2016

MADE IN CAPE BRETON

PolyTech Windows and Doors Keeps Quality and Comfort at Home Nestled quietly outside the small village of Baddeck, PolyTech Products Ltd have been manufacturing a superior quality product for clients across Atlantic Canada since 1988. PolyTech’s windows and doors offer you a European design that ensures you the utmost beauty, efficiency and performance for your home or office. PolyTech’s European Style windows and doors are manufactured locally in Baddeck and shipped to residential and commercial clients across Nova Scotia and the rest of Atlantic Canada.  PolyTech’s windows combine contemporary beauty with easy operation, low maintenance and excellent ventilation, the unique… Read more >
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 >