Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame

We celebrate Nova Scotia's business leaders and entrepreneurs

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At the 2017 gala, plans were announced about the new home of the Business Hall of Fame. Over the last 27 years, 96 laureates have been inducted into Hall. This next chapter will involve:

  • a new permanent installation of the portrait gallery

  • a new interactive digital gallery with expanded content

The legacy project will not only serve as a master story telling strategy for the legacy of the Business Hall of Fame, but it will also be an endowment project in support of JA’s long-term sustainability.

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The Strategy
When Laureates met to discuss ideas for the future home of the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame, several priorities were identified: high public visibility, a permanent home for the portraits, digital opportunities, and something engaging and inspiring for Nova Scotians of all ages.

The strategy for the future of the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is two-fold:

The Permanent Gallery
A formal, curated gallery, showcasing all Laureates in one dedicated space. The gallery will expand to welcome future inductees. The location of this dedicated gallery is still in development.

The Digital Gallery
Premium public space has been secured at the new Halifax Convention Centre. This space is highly visible to the public, business community, and visitors to the Province.

The content will be interactive and designed to showcase the stories behind the success of our Laureates. JA will develop and manage the digital content in collaboration with our Laureates and achievers to create a master library archive of Laureate history.

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The permanent and digital galleries of the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame will be owned by existing Laureates and family who will be sole financial investors of the project. This investment is significant and requires a long-lasting reminder of our commitment as Laureates.

In recognition of this commitment, Laureates will be:

  • A named supporter, with recognition attached to the designated space for the permanent gallery

  • Integrated recognition through multimedia in the digital gallery

  • Acknowledgement from the podium at the annual gala event

  • Term of naming privilege is 25 years

*Only named Laureates or family members may participate.


A 1-million-dollar endowment is equivalent to an entire year of operating funds for JA. The endowment ensures that JA can continue to operate in times of great stress. With continued security, over the next 50 years, JA’s reach will top 1 million students.

JA has a record of success. Programs blend career and industry mentorship, with world-class curriculum in financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. As a result, achievers are twice as likely to study and work in business, three times more likely to plan for their future and 50% more likely to be an entrepreneur.

In recent years, JA has become the fastest growing charter in Canada, tripled program
offerings and expanded core delivery. With the security of an endowment, JA can continue to meet the needs of today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders with initiatives which focus on labour attachment, vocational training and poverty prevention.

Contact Kristin Williams or Shakara Joseph to learn more:

Shakara Joseph
902-454-4564 ext 109

Kristin Williams
902-454-4564 ext 107

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