Sunday, March 2, 2014

Former Minister Calls For Greater Lobster Industry Consultations

A few months ago, a panel of experts set up by Maritime fisheries ministers came out with numerous recommendations to improve the lobster fishery. Among them, suggestions on better marketing and pricing. Little's been done since and former NDP fisheries minister Sterling Belliveau says the process needs speeding up.

Meanwhile, a summit of Maritime fisheries ministers and representatives of the lobster fishing industry is planned for late March to discuss recommendations in the report.

Small Business Vs. Retirement

If you own a small business and you're getting close to retirement, you should have a plan in place for whats to become of the operation. That advice from Scotiabank's Atlantic Vice-President Gord Brost (Brohst).
He says its best to have things ready well in advance of the Brown Envelope Day.

A recent survey of Atlantic Canadians owning a small business indicates almost a quarter of them have no intention of retiring and giving up the business. 19 percent of those questioned for the survey say they've got a succession plan already in place, developed years ago.

Demone, Risley Being Inducted Into Business Hall Of Fame

A pair of Nova Scotia men being inducted into the province's Business Hall of Fame have South Shore roots. Henry Demone is the CEO of High Liner Foods Inc. in Lunenburg and Robert Risley owns White Point Beach Resort in Liverpool. They are among four businessmen headed for the hall later this year. Joining them are Paul and Stephen O'Regan of O'Regans. The hall of fame was established by Junior Achievement in 1993 to recognize achievements of business leaders in the province. An induction ceremony will be held June 3.

Duckworth Returning Home Following Olympics

One of Nova Scotia's two Olympians competing in Sochi, Russia is coming home. Alex Duckworth will make an appearance at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre Sunday evening between 6:30pm-8pm. The snowboarder from Kingsburg will talk about her Olympic experience as well as sign autographs and be available for photos. Duckworth finished 17th in the women's half-pipe at her first Olympics. The 26-year-old was an alternate for the 2010 games in Vancouver.