To engage and inspire Nova Scotians and the world with the stories and the history of Nova Scotian business leaders through the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Laureates – titans of industry, business, and entrepreneurship.
Rustum Southwell is best known as the founding CEO of the Black Business Initiative (BBI). Originally from Saint Kitts, Southwell arrived in Halifax in 1972 and has been contributing to Nova Scotia’s business landscape ever…Learn more
Mandy Rennehan was born and raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and came from very humble beginnings. The daughter of a lobster fisherman, her family of six faced many challenges including growing up in a community…Learn more
Don Mills is currently the President of Crane Cove Holdings Limited, his family investment firm, a partner and Director with CABCO Communications, an IT infrastructure company and Total Marketing & Communications, a Bermuda-based company he…Learn more
John W. Chisholm was born in Antigonish on January 5th, 1946. John co-founded with his father Nova Construction, one of the largest road building companies east of Quebec. When it came to the business of…Learn more
The Legacy Project was established in 2017 by the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Laureates and JA Nova Scotia to commemorate the Laureates and their contributions to Nova Scotia’s economy and business landscape. In 2021, the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame inducted the 100th Laureate, Viola Desmond.Read more
The Business Hall of Fame was initiated in 1993 to recognize the contribution made to business by successful leaders and entrepreneurs. Each year, Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia and the Business Hall of Fame honours individuals who inspire our business community and future business leaders with a record of unparalleled lifetime achievement. Laureates exemplify growth, courage, success and leadership.Visit website
The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame program supports Junior Achievement (JA) of Nova Scotia. JA is a registered charity with a mission to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy with educational programs focused on financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship.Visit website
The digital archive is a living project with new materials added yearly to represent new inductees and to add to existing collections. If you would like to submit material for consideration for the digital archive, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nomination deadline is November 15 every year; however, the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame can receive nominations at any time. Please consult the criteria for nomination carefully.