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Atlantic Container Line, the New Jersey based shipping company, has announced the closure of their office in Halifax at the end of 2018. As one of the only global shipping companies headquartered in Halifax and almost 50-year old tenancy at the port, the company says it can’t continue office operations. The twice weekly calls to Halifax will not be affected meaning six people stay on staff but 15 will not.

The Antigonish chocolate company Peace by Chocolate owned by new Canadian Tareq Hadhad has been selected by the Growth with Google program (a free training program to help grow business skills) as the National Hero Case. After immigrating from Syria in 2016 Hadhad and his father started the company and now their chocolate is sold in more than 400 stores across Canada.

The St. John’s based coffee shop Coffee Matters has opened their second location in Halifax on the corner of Gladstone and Almon Streets at the base of the Gladstone North apartment building. Their Lower Water Street location nestled in the Brewery Market has been abuzz with customers since early May. With six locations across Newfoundland and three in Nova Scotia, Coffee Matters has grown quickly since opening their flagship shop at 1 Military Road in 2007.