Building the Most Dynamic Region to do Business

AVCC is a not-for-profit organization that provides member businesses with access to a variety of services such as group insurance, professional development, and networking opportunities.  AVCC celebrates and promotes the accomplishments of business people and their contribution to the valley.

Champions of our Community

AVCC is a not-for-profit organization that provides member businesses with access to a variety of services such as group insurance, professional development, and networking opportunities.  AVCC celebrates and promotes the accomplishments of business people and their contribution to the valley.

Committees

Our committees are very actively involved in growing the success of business in the Annapolis Valley. Interested in being more involved in your community? You can choose to join one of our five committees.

Agriculture & Agri-foods

The AVCC Agriculture & Agri-Food Committee will facilitate collaboration and recognize achievement in the agriculture community.

Professional Development

AVCC will provide member-driven, relevant professional development that will improve business performance.

Physician Community Navigation

The PCN works to retain physicians and medical residents. They support the community navigation of new physicians relocating to the Annapolis Valley.

Young Business Leaders

YBL aims to spark connections among other young professionals to help facilitate the growth of small, local businesses in the Annapolis Valley.

Advocacy

The Advocacy Committee is a well-respected and influential voice for business and will partner/collaborate with other organizations for the benefit of the business community

Annapolis Valley Chamber

Nyla Frank-Rodgers

Executive Director

Sam Schofield

Operations Coordinator

Breanna Sangster

Physician Community Navigator

Andrea Hamilton

Office Administrator

Executive Directors

Sue MacDougall

President

Jake Rideout

1st Vice President

Catherine Metzger-Silver

2nd Vice President

Chrystal Penney

Secretary

Victoria Ells

Treasurer

Mark Vardy

Past President

Directors

Greg Wagner

Director

Michael Peters

Director

Werner Barnard

Director

Tia Upshaw

Director

Ex-Officio Committee Chairs

Gary Morton

Chair of Agriculture Committee

Kirk Longmire

Chair of Professional Development Committee

Strategic Plan

Focus areas for the next three years

Lead Issues That Matter

Own critical issues that impact
our community and be relentless advocators for solutions

Growth & Sustainability

Continue building membership
by demonstrating value

Responsive Processes

Implement systems that streamline
our ability to solve problems and
deliver programs