Welcome! – New Members:
Meet a Board Member – Werner Barnard
Meet Werner Barnard, one of our new Board of Directors!
I relocated with my family from South Africa and arrived in the Valley in June 2020 filled with hope, to start a new career and a new life in Canada. I can confidently say that, after two years, all our expectations of living and working in Canada have been exceeded and my family and I are very blessed and happy to be here.
I currently serve as the President of Eden Valley Poultry Incorporated in Berwick. I have a passion for food processing and agriculture, having spent the majority of my career in related businesses.
My business philosophy is to be people-centric and to strive for excellence. In addition to this, I am a life-long learner, fueled by my thirst for knowledge and my goal of continuous self-improvement. I am passionately curious about people, business, and the ongoing changes in the world around me.
I believe in being an active part of the community and giving back in ways that can add value and benefit. I was very excited to be invited to be a part of the AVCC and I will use this opportunity, my experience in serving on NPO boards, as well as my professional experiences to contribute to the AVCC and the community it serves.
Thank you for everything you do for the Chamber and the Community, Werner!
From the Chamber Network:
Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Mentally Healthy Workplaces
A mentally healthy workplace can:
• Foster a positive culture
• Promote employee’s mental well-being
• Prevent harm to employee mental health
• Support people with mental health problems and illnesses
• Reduce stigma and discrimination
Physician Community Navigator News
Join us in welcoming Dr. Saber to the beautiful Annapolis Valley! 🩺 We’re so pleased to have you as a new member of the community.
Please note, that Dr. Saber is currently ONLY accepting new patients provided to them from the provincial waitlist. Please do not call the clinic, as you will be redirected to the provincial
To register on the provincial waitlist, please call 811, or visit https://needafamilypractice.nsheal
Mastering the Employee Experience: Included and Engaged
Lunch & Learn: Canadian Mental Health Association NS’s at Work Program
Valley’s Best 2022!
Valley’s Best is Back!
Valley’s Best is the Annapolis Valley’s People’s Choice Awards.
We provide 25 business categories, and you vote for your favorite business. The top three nominees will be announced prior to the awards night – on October 20, 2022, at Millstone Harvest Brewhouse
Save the Date!
Stay tuned, voting will open soon.