COVID-19
Grammar Connect

The Grammar Marketplace

Let's help each other

Grammar Connect would like to assist businesses that are owned or operated by members of the Grammar Community. We encourage you to support these businesses during these difficult times.

Want your business added to Grammar Marketplace? Copy the template below, fill in your information, and email it to advancement@hgs.ns.ca.

Name of Business:
Name(s) of Owner(s)/Operator(s):
Contact Phone Numbers:
Contact Email:
Nature of the Business:
Business website/social media handle:
Additional information to be included with the listing:

Grammar Businesses

ABW ATLANTIC BEDDING WHOLESALE
Bedding retail (personal use, wholesale for all types of Air B&B, Inn, hotels) and some furniture.

We are taking orders through our Facebook page. We deliver in HRM or ship our orders. We accept EMT only. 

Contact Information:
Ke Zhang & Peng Zhang
902-225-1286
Facebook page ABW Atlantic Bedding Wholesale 
Location - Unit 201, Spring Garden Place

ALLIDEW'S CAKES
This is a home-based passion project serving up whimsical buttercream cakes (and cupcakes) for all occasions. I use the highest quality ingredients to create beautiful treats for you and yours. Visit our social media for photos.

Contact Information:
Allison Flowerdew (Pelham '11)
902-497-1292
www.facebook.com/allidews 
@allidewscakes

AMICUS GALLERY - Fine Art Gallery
Amicus Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of Chester, NS, and features works of well known Maritime artists. 

Contact Information:
Katherine Gleason
902-221-2298 

BOLD BRANDING
 
High-end custom branded products for your business or event. We are also selling masks. Please view the Take It Outside link below to shop!

Thinking of corporate gifts or new apparel for your crew? Bold Branding works with high-end quality goods that are long-lasting from brand names you know and love.

Masks: https://takeitoutside.ca/products/reusable-cotton-masks?_pos=4&_sid=5529e21f2&_ss=r

Contact Information:
Sue Stanfield 

CHARLOTTE INTERIORS
Interior Design & Home Staging

Now offering virtual design consultations and virtual staging consultations. All decorating jobs that don’t require renovations can be completed via virtual design services. Any design jobs that will require renovations can start the process virtually, so when everything is safe, the renovation can begin.

Contact Information:
Charlotte Skiba ‘05
@charlotteinteriors

CHURCH BREWING COMPANY - “Brew Good, Do Good”
The restaurant is closed. However, take-out food and beer are available for pick-up and delivery in the Greater Valley area. We deliver beer to HRM. Orders can be made online or via phone.

Contact Information:
Steve Haysom 
902-542-2337

CLEVE'S SOURCE FOR SPORTS
Come to Cleve's for your sporting good needs. We are providing a “contactless” order pick-up at our Burnside store. Reach us by DM of Facebook or use the contact details below.

Contact Information:
Kevin Bezanson
902-468-3838

COMPASS DISTILLERS
Internationally recognized spirits. Recently named the Best Gin in Canada. During the crisis, free delivery on web store orders of $60 and over. On-site pickup is available subject to distancing rules. Compass is temporarily making hand sanitizer for retail sale.

Contact Information:
Joshua Judah
902-446-0467 

DAMAURIZIO DINING ROOM

We are closed but offer gift certificates for purchase on our website. We appreciate the support and encourage everyone to support local businesses!

Contact Information:
Tanya King
902-423-0859
@damauriziohfx 

DARN YARN
We are an online yarn store serving Canada and the US, promoting hand-dyed yarns from over a dozen independent and small-batch fiber artists from across North America. 

Contact Information:
Allen Pooley '02 
1-855-902-YARN
contact@darnyarn.ca

DUNN & ASSOCIATES COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Strategic communicators helping you understand, connect and collaborate with those who matter to your success. The firm's service offering includes: strategic communications counsel, research, writing & editing, media & stakeholder relations, crisis preparedness & response, communicator assessment & training (media training), employee communications, and marketing communications.

Contact Information:
Michael & Holly'84 Dunn
902-422-6014 or 902-229-5378
Twitter: @hollyadunn
https://www.facebook.com/DunnComm/

ERICA BAKER PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
We are a local private psychology practice specializing in school-related assessment and coaching services for students and adults. Our coaching services are being offered via telehealth to support students and parents in organization, time management, scheduling, setting priorities, and task initiation and overcoming procrastination.  Follow-up sessions are scheduled to monitor and maintain progress. 

Contact Information:
Lindsay Bates
Phone: 902-445-3851 (Holly St. George, Office Manager)

FLEECE ARTIST & HAND MAIDEN FINE YARN INC
For knitters who have unexpectedly found themselves at home, we will be offering a colour match service to finish up those abandoned projects and custom order drop shipping in partnership with our local stockists.

Contact Information:
Jana Dempsey '94
902-406-4464
@fleeceartist_handmaiden
 
FLY VIBES
Travel specific apparel, luggage, footwear and accessories

Dreaming of travelling again? Find everything you need on your packing list at our online store.

Contact Information:
Sue Stanfield 

GET UP & GROW TAX AND ADVISORY SERVICES
CFO for hire, US and Canadian Tax, and advisory services.

Our advisory services can help you understand your current and long-term cash flow and business needs to survive and thrive during and after this global crisis.

Contact Information:
Tyler and Carolyn Dougan
902-237-3738
tdougan@getupgrow.ca

HAMMOCK BY THORNBLOOM
Retail Home decor, specializing in outdoor furniture.

Contact Information:
Debbie Morgan/Elaine Shortt
902-832-1824
@thornbloom

HOOKED HALIFAX
In search of fresh seafood? Hooked has you covered. Curbside pickup is available at the Halifax Brewery Markets on Saturday mornings.

Contact Information:
David Adler
902-456-9353
https://hookedhalifax.square.site
@hookedhalifax

JUSTINE HART, ARTIST
Custom commissioned artwork for your home and business space

I am a professional visual artist based in Toronto, ON, with over ten years of experience creating custom commissioned art for clients across Canada and the US. My watercolour paintings have appeared in juried events such as the Rosedale Art Fair, the Art Tour Market and the Aquavision show for the Toronto Watercolour Society. I work primarily from photographs provided by my clients, with a wide range of subjects, including houses and architecture, pet portraits, wedding and vacation photos, landscapes, nautical images, and fantasy theme art for children’s rooms.

Contact Information:
Justine Hart '05
416-274-2887
www.justinehart.gallery

KIMIA NEJAT, REALTOR®
Whether it be buying a new home or selling your current one, I am dedicated to ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable experience for you. Having a Real Estate agent in your corner is so necessary in a market like this! Contact me for a free analysis of your home's worth!

Contact Information:
Kimia Nejat
902-880-8429
www.kimia-nejat-REALTOR.ca 
Kimia Nejat - EXIT Realty Metro on Facebook

LOTUS HEALTH CLINIC
Lotus Health offers powerful medical weight loss and diabetes programs for adults and adolescents. Safe and effective treatment under physician supervision. Online/virtual consultations are available with a physician and dietician.
 
Contact Information:
Dr. Laura Reardon Keefe
902-334-1921
www.laurareardon.com
 
MILLER OPTOMETRY
Strongly focused on providing an exceptional patient experience, Miller Optometry cares for your eyes. With a longstanding history based in beautiful Bridgewater, we are pleased to add in our second office in Halifax. We provide modern family eye care with a traditional sense of value.

Contact Information:
Dr. Euan McGinty
Halifax: 902-406-2020 
Bridgewater: 902-543-3937
www.milleroptometry.ca
www.facebook.com/MillerOptom/
@milleroptom

NOVALEAF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONSULTING INC.
Novaleaf provides online coding and math tutoring, career training, and IELTS training during the period impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. During normal working hours, we provide STEAM and coding tutoring, career training, and IELTS training. During Holidays and PD days, we provide camps that focus on coding activities.

Contact Information: 
Ran Yi 
902-403-8284  / 902-595-0757 
info@novaleafedu.com
www.novaleafedu.com
https://www.facebook.com/NovaleafHalifax/
   
OCEAN FLOOR RECORDING
Audio Recording/ Producing/ Mixing/ Mastering
Offering remote Podcast/Music etc. Mastering & mining at a reduced rate at this time.  

Contact Information:
Francisco Lopes 
902-292-8954
@oceanfloorhfx

OCEAN OPTOMETRY
Optometry office providing eye examinations, contact lenses and eyewear from the world's finest independent eyewear companies. All frames are handmade and include custom and bespoke frames. 

Bookings are available online.

Contact Information:
Dr. Euan McGinty
902-446-4470 
www.oceanoptometry.ca 
www.facebook.com/OceanOptometry/
@oceanoptometry


PINNACLE DENTAL SPECIALISTS
Pediatric Dental Care, Periodontal & Dental Implants Care

Contact Information:
Dr. Negin and Edmond Ghiabi
902-407-7377

RODAN+FIELDS SKINCARE
Skincare

Get your free personalized skincare recommendation with our solution tool: https://tstuart1.myrandf.ca/skin-solution-tool.

Contact Information:
Tracy Stuart
902-717-1119

SCANWAY CATERING / PANTRY BY SCANWAY
Scanway is proud to present our a la carte meal delivery service - Pantry. Launched last week, we deliver meals across the HRM for free (minimum $50 order). Meals are packaged into single serving sizes and are great lunch/dinner options for all ages!

You can visit our website here to learn more about our menu selection. Once you have decided what you'd like to order, simply follow the previous link to our ordering tool to complete payment. All meals are prepared fresh and packaged in our biodegradable, eco-friendly containers. All packages are vacuum pressed sealed. These heat sealable containers can go directly from the fridge/freezer into the microwave or convection oven. 

Meals are marked with expiry dates and will be delivered to your door cold - heating instructions to be provided. We hope Pantry by Scanway can ease some of the stress caused by having to meal prep yourself, and we thank you for your support during these unique times. 

Contact Information:
Gupta Family (Raj, Anju, Ankur, and Shikha)
902-489-1695
www.scanwaycatering.com
@scanwaycatering
@pantrybyscanway
 
SKINFIX / SWEET SPOT LABS
Skincare / Feminine Personal Care

Use code HGS2020 on either site to receive 20% off.

Contact Information
Amy Risley
902-449-1417
 
SMARTER SPACES
2D and 3D digital space surveys / virtual tours

With empty buildings and spaces, now is the time to capture detailed 2D/3D digital space measurements. We create 3D virtual tours of academic institutions, cultural spaces, & businesses to provide virtual connectivity between the cache of cultural heritage and/or retail space in the province with the community, create/manage fire safety and emergency plans for buildings to meet fire codes, and assist insurability, capture upwards of 7% increases in income from existing leasable areas for building portfolio owners, and create cost savings for building owners by reducing renovation change orders of existing space/infrastructure for more accurate design drawings before the commencement of works.

Contact Information:
Walter Toth
902-222-9730
 
Please join us on a virtual tour of the IWK Neonatal ICU, which was a special project we worked on. 

SPARK ENGAGEMENT INDEX
Personalization, empowerment, and accountability are now more powerful than ever. Spark Engagement’s proprietary Measures, Engagement Model, and Individual Profiles encompass all these and deliver insights for the 21st Century workplace.

Passionately engaged employees positively impact the bottom-line.
Accountability is shared between employees and leaders -- everyone contributes to a healthy, dynamic, and high-performing workplace.
Individuals receive actionable personal results and plans. Departments receive actionable team results and plans.

Increased engagement is proven to improve retention, loyalty, advocacy, productivity, performance, and profit.
Spark helps your organization succeed by equipping you with a leading engagement model and tools to give insight and to guide with proven strategies. It is fully automated, takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and your results and action plans are delivered automatically immediately when the survey window closes.

Spark is a world leader in innovative, validated engagement models and tools that give insight and guide with practical, clear strategies. Spark provides a start-to-finish Engagement system that shares accountability between individuals and management, contributing to a healthy, dynamic and high-performing workplace. Increase the bottom-line with a robust employee engagement system.
 
Contact information:
Paula Minnikin and Jacqueline Throop Robinson
902-483-0390
 
STANFIELDS LTD
Underwear & baselayer online sales available. Still making 80% of goods in Nova Scotia. Proudly operating since 1856.

Contact Information:
Jon Stanfield

STRICTLY HYDRAULICS & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY
We are family owned & operated and have been in business since 1986 providing Atlantic Canada with not only hydraulic hose and fitting solutions but also industrial supplies. We have full machining capabilities and offer in-house or on-site heavy equipment and marine services.

Contact Information:
Matt Lively, Sales Manager
902-210-7477 (Matthew direct)
902-468-5308 (Main Office)
mlively@strictlyhydraulics.com
www.strictlyhydraulics.com
https://www.facebook.com/strictlyhydraulicsandindustrialsupply

Location: 167/149 Trider Crescent Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

TAKE IT OUTSIDE
Lifestyle, casual chic, and outdoor apparel, footwear, and accessories. We are also selling masks. Please visit our store or the link below to view our selection.

Take it Outside in style with new spring goods. From walking the dog to hiking a mountain, we have your favourite brands that look and feel great! Offering free local delivery!

Masks: https://takeitoutside.ca/products/reusable-cotton-masks?_pos=4&_sid=5529e21f2&_ss=r

Contact Information:
Sue Stanfield
www.takeitoutside.ca 
@takeitoutsideinc

THE TRAIL SHOP
Outdoor active apparel, footwear, accessories, and gear. We are also selling masks. Please visit our store or the link below to view our selection. 

Thankfully we can still go outside! Your local outdoor retailer is happy to help with anything you need. Free local delivery! 

Masks: https://takeitoutside.ca/products/reusable-cotton-masks?_pos=4&_sid=5529e21f2&_ss=r

Contact Information:
Sue Stanfield 

THORNBLOOM
Retail home decor
Pick up of product in-store by appointment available.

Contact Information:
Debbie Morgan/Elaine Shortt
902-425-8005
@thornbloom

WILSONS SECURITY
Wilsons Security is a leading provider of security and life safety solutions to homes and businesses across Atlantic Canada. Offering alarm systems, fire protection, automation, access control, 24/7 monitoring and more, Wilsons Security is here for what matters most. 

We offer virtual site visits, remote troubleshooting as much as possible, and employing thorough health protection measures for our clients and staff.

Contact Information:
David Wilson
902-453-3388
www.wilsonssecurity.ca
www.facebook.com/WilsSec/