About GBBA2018-10-08T11:29:47+00:00
The Greater Burnside Business Association - GBBA

Our mandate is to support the needs of the Greater Burnside Business Community for services, infrastructure, and activities that:

 

  • enhance the successful operation and growth of their businesses.
  • increase the satisfaction of employees with Greater Burnside as an employment location.
  • facilitate the ability of customers and clients of the Burnside business community to access their facilities efficiently.
  • are sensitive to the needs of the adjacent residential communities.

Our Story

The Greater Burnside Business Association (GBBA) is a volunteer organization that promotes, supports, and advocates for businesses and organizations within Burnside Business Park, one of Canada’s largest industrial parks and a major economic driver of the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Our mandate is to support the needs of the Greater Burnside Business Community for services, infrastructure, and activities that:

 

  • enhance the successful operation and growth of their businesses.
  • increase the satisfaction of employees with Greater Burnside as an employment location.
  • facilitate the ability of customers and clients of the Burnside business community to access their facilities efficiently.
  • are sensitive to the needs of the adjacent residential communities.

Meet The Executive

Derek Brett, Burnside Law Office
Derek Brett, Burnside Law Office Chair
Derek B. Brett practices law with Burnside Law Group in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2014, and remains a member of both the District of Columbia Bar Association (since 2000) and the Florida Bar Association (since 1996). He was Regional State Co-Lead Counsel for the Florida Democratic Lawyers Council from 2003-2012, and was Regional Co-Lead Counsel for the Kerry-Edwards US Presidential Campaign in 2004, and for the Obama-Biden Campaigns in 2008 and 2012. He currently serves as Chairperson for the Greater Burnside Business Association, as Regional Legal Counsel for the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada, General Counsel for the Atlantic Jewish Council, and is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Harbourside Halifax Rotary Club. He has served as a media commentator and panelist on a wide range of legal cases and topics in both the United States and Canada. He is also the recipient of several awards from Florida legal publications, including “Best Lawyers in Florida” (2009), and “International Advisory Expert Award” (2018).
Andrew Inch, Municipal Enterprises Inc.
Andrew Inch, Municipal Enterprises Inc.Co Vice Chair
Andrew Inch has been a member and director of the GBBA since 2008, serving as chair of the advocacy committee and vice chair of the Board over the years. Andrew is a lawyer and works as Manager of Corporate Affairs at the Municipal Group of Companies, which includes Dexter Construction and REGroup. Andrew volunteers in his community, likes to spend time with his family and friends, and in his spare time enjoys skiing, sailing, bicycling, and playing guitar.
Scott Brown, Scotiabank
Scott Brown, ScotiabankTreasurer/Secretary
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