GBBA mark another successful year

Ken Grant
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GBBA Report

The GBBA latest AGM began with a lively networking activity...

The GBBA wrapped up another successful year of activity with its annual Summer BBQ on June 21. More than 130 local business people were in attendance and enjoyed great weather and a fantastic lunch at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre. Special invitees included local Councilors Gloria McClusky, Loreli Nicoll, David Hendsbee, Bill Karsten and Jim Smith, who thanked the GBBA and the local community for their work and support as he will not be running as a representative for this area in the next election due to boundary changes. The GBBA wishes to thank all who attended and especially our membership who make such events possible. The GBBA will return to regular luncheon programming and other special events in September.

The GBBA latest AGM began with a lively networking activity conducted by Lynn McMichael of BeConnected.

The Association was pleased to give a special welcome to Jason Guidry and Tammy Milbury of the Greater Halifax Partnership. There is an upward spiral of business coming to the province and HRM in the coming three to five years. The GBBA will be working closely with the GHP in the coming year, as it's mutually beneficial to increase our capacity to do business and to promote our businesses, our parks and our region!

Chair Sean O'Boyle reviewed the GBBA's activities in the past year. Membership continues to grow. GBBA events have attracted higher-than-ever attendance. O'Boyle recognized and thanked CABCO for their sponsorship of the GBBA website, and to the Park Place Hotel & Conference Centre for the hosting of its monthly luncheons.

The GBBA is pleased to report that HRM is close to completing the sidewalk along Burnside Drive. It will be a fully lighted connector between the pedway across the Circumferential Highway and Commodore Drive. This gave the opportunity to recall the sidewalk improvements in 2011 along Akerley Boulevard and the importance of safety and traffic management to all who work in the three Burnside Business Parks.

Clint Giffin of Premier Van Lines, Joe Treen of Safety Services Nova Scotia and Chad Wiesner of CABCO were elected to the Board of Directors.

Organizations: Greater Halifax Partnership, Park Place Hotel Conference Centre

Geographic location: Akerley Boulevard, Nova Scotia

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