Family firms try to reduce succession-related risk

THE CHRONICLE HERALD nowns@herald.ca @NOWnovascotia The Chronicle Herald – September 13, 2016 Edition Initial findings from a recent though yet-unpublished Dalhousie University study suggests familyowned or operated firms comprise approximately 40 per cent of Atlantic Canada’s companies. Yet from sibling squabbles to poor succession planning, family firms face a range of exclusive risks — challenges the universitybased Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity is helping them to manage, moderate and mitigate. Halifax-based centre director Leslie McNabb, who calls family firms “the fabric of the region’s economy” says Nova Scotia’s apparent higher-than-nationalaverage number of this type of business exposes Atlantic…

DARTMOUTH DEVELOPMENT

AMANDA PANACCI STAFF REPORTER apanacci@herald.ca @AmandaPanacci The Chronicle Herald – September 3, 2016 Edition Building higher with wood Project would need exemption from National Building Code Dartmouth’s Main Street could soon be home to an innovative, environmentally-friendly wood building — all part of the city’s revitalization plan. On Friday, Atlantic Wood Works announced the development of Garden View, a six storey mixed-use building. It’s the first building planned for a project called Reinventing Main Street that is looking to provide affordable housing for seniors and families in HRM. Architect Tom Emodi is responsible for designing two of the five buildings…

Affordable Multifamily Housing Pilot – Apply Today

      IPOANS Members, Thank you for your participation and feedback on the development of Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Affordable Multifamily Housing pilot! As thanks, we wanted to give you a head start on the pilot application before it is included on our website next week. We encourage you to share the attached communication with your network and specifically to organizations you know are doing great work in an effort to maintain affordability in Nova Scotia’s multifamily housing stock. The pilot intent is to reduce operating expenses and improve the viability of Nova Scotia’s multifamily housing sector by providing free…

New Canadians bring new business

Hadhad family launches factory in Antigonish COREY LEBLANC newsroom@herald.ca @chronicleherald The Chronicle Herald – August 20, 2016 Edition How sweet it is. Just more than seven months after arriving in Canada, Assam Hadhad has reached another important milestone with his small business. He and his family — the first Syrian refugees to arrive in Antigonish — hosted a celebration Aug. 10 to mark the opening of the Peace by Chocolate production facility. Nestled in the corner of their Bay Street yard, with more than 100 well-wishers on hand, Assam and his son, Tareq, cut the ceremonial ribbon in front of…