AVCC eNews: June 30, 2022

Business Awards 2022

In case you were unable to attend, I’ve provided a brief summary of the 2022 Business Awards that were held Thursday, June 9th. 

On Acadia University campus and hosted by Jeremy Lutes and Mark Vardy, the event opened with some live music from The Mark Riley Band and a warm welcome from the hosts. Elder Lorraine Whitman welcomed everyone with an opening prayer, followed by announcing the winners of each category.

Three Lifetime Achievement Award winners were recognized, Paul Gates, Donna Conrad, and Greg Trefry. Inspiring individuals who deserve recognition for their incredible accomplishments. 

The event finished up with a prayer from Elder Lorraine Whitman and photos of category winners. Listed below.

We hope that everyone that was able to attend enjoyed the evening, it was lovely to see all of your faces and be able to celebrate the successes in our local business community. Congratulations to all of the nominees, and all of the category winners, well deserved!

We would like to thank the sponsors of the event for making it possible, our hosts, Jeremy Lutes and Mark Vardy, Elder Lorraine Whitman, The Mark Riley Band, Chartwell’s catering, Two Birds One StoneCassidy Hatt Photography, Rose Schoonhoven videography, Triangle House Studios and everyone else that helped us make the event such a success.

If you were unable to attend and would still like to see the event, a recording is available on our YouTube Channel.

And the winners are...

New Business of the Year 
Noel & Co.
Micro Business of the Year
Your Last Resort 
Small Business of the Year 
Apple Valley Crossfit
Large Business of the Year 
Gillespie Horticulture and Sanitation
Exporter of the Year 
Scotian Gold Cooperative
Innovator of the Year 
Equilibrium Engineering 
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Advancement Award
Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op

Other Exciting News for the Chamber

Introducing the new Annapolis Valley Chamber Logo!

As part of our Strategic Plan we have been working collaboratively with Red Birch Media to rebrand the Chamber. Our new brand embodies forward-thinking, community-minded, collaborative, and Inclusive, all key words from our Strategic Plan. We’re Modern, Progressive, & Fun. All words that reflect our collective here at the Annapolis Valley Chamber.

We’re so excited for future opportunities, working collaboratively with our community and utilizing our new space at The Valley Business Hub.

Valley Business Hub 

We’re continuing to develop the rental space at The Valley Business Hub. Don’t hesitate to stop by to check out the new office and see us!

If you have questions about renting the space email Andrea at info@annapolisvalleychamber.ca

From the Chamber Network

Resources for Women in Business

This link will direct you to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce website, providing Canadian women of all sectors with information on their opportunities.

Tools for Small Business

Small Business is Big in Canada 

Valuable tools and links to information to help SMEs thrive

Physician Community Navigator News

It’s time to cozy up and RELAX! 

Congrats to the Annapolis Valley family medicine resident grads of 2022, you did it. We wish you all the best with your extended medical education and success in your careers. 

Doctors NS delivered a delicious local lunch for the family medicine residents and our Navigator presented the group with an Annapolis Valley Cozy Up and Relax grad package. 

You’re Invited! Come and celebrate our BIG 30!!! See Facebook Event Here

2022 welcomes the 30th year for the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. And what a phenomenal 30 years they have been.To highlight this momentous milestone, we are having a day of celebrations on Saturday, July 9th and we would love you to join us!

Our Saturday morning market will be jazzed up with music from Heather Kelday,  more fun, 50/50 draw and lots of birthday photo ops for our community.  Then in the afternoon (2-5) please join us for our BIRTHDAY BASH BEER GARDEN! Yes, you heard right. Beer and music all afternoon for everyone.  The afternoon will be relaxed, family friendly and focused on celebrating with the WFM community.  We will be entertained in the afternoon by the Lowbrow Mountain Rounders featuring Jude Pelley, and Kim Barlow. We will have Birthday Cake and our food vendors will be doing a double shift to bring you a curated afternoon menu that you will not want to miss.

Stay tuned for updates on our food menus, bar menu, and the activities we have lined up for you and your family.

Let’s make it a date!  July 9th – 9-1 then 2-5

(Please note  – Beer garden is for patrons over the age of 19. Bar tickets will be sold for purchases.)

From our Members 💬

East Coast Balloon Adventures

Did you know that hot air balloons were invented in 1783? Or that the first passengers in a hot air balloon were a duck, a sheep, and a rooster? Or that the first humans to fly in a hot air balloon were supposed to be convicted criminals??

Come find out more of the story, who the first humans were to leave the surface of the earth in flight, and learn why we share a glass of champagne after every flight with our passengers and land owners.