Managing talent

05/11/18

It’s been an interesting couple of years and a lot of hard work for Vox Management Agency Inc. Founder & Agent, Stephanie Purcell. Since graduating with her Advanced Diploma in Public Relations, the Newfoundland-born entrepreneur has won three Music Nova Scotia Awards — one as Industry Professional of the Year and two as Booking Agent of the Year. She represents globally-recognized names like Tareq Hadhad, Joel Plaskett and Steve Patterson, founded her own talent management agency, and became Chair of the Board of Directors for the Halifax Pop Explosion. “Vox works with clients internationally,” says Stephanie. “Simply said: we put good people on stages. They deliver their craft to audiences and we guide them through the whole...

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Following parents’ entrepreneurial footsteps

05/11/18

Ashley Butler started out in the workforce as a cashier in her family’s business. Now, the Ivany Campus grad’s parents work for her. “My mom and dad owned two Great Canadian Dollar Stores when I was in high school,” says Ashley. “It’s where I got my start, and where I realized I wanted to own my own business.” When an influx of U.S.-based firms started moving to the area, Ashley says she and her parents noticed a steady decline in sales. The trio began researching how they could compete. Since sales of party and wedding supplies remained constant, despite the overall downward...

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Nurturing the minds of tomorrow

24/10/18

Having struggled with mental health for much of her youth, Frankie-Rae Quinn never believed she’d find a career that she both loved and allowed her to live in her hometown of Parrsboro. After she enrolled in Early Childhood Education at NSCC, that all changed. Today she’s making a difference in the lives of children through a career she loves ...

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Pathway to success

24/10/18

Wanting to provide his young daughter with a better future, Brad Paul knew he needed a steady and fulfilling career. He found that in Pathways to Shipbuilding for Indigenous Students, a unique program facilitated through the Irving Shipbuilding Centre of Excellence where students gained the skills needed for employment at Irving Shipbuilding – where Brad is working today ...

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