AVCC eNews: April 4, 2024

📢 Calling all local business owners and residents of Kentville! We need YOUR input on a crucial matter that could shape the future of our community. 

The Town of Kentville is exploring the introduction of a Deed Transfer Tax, and we want to ensure that YOUR voice is heard in this discussion. Your insights are crucial to shaping our advocacy efforts and ensuring that any potential implementations align with the needs of our business community.

Take a moment to share your perspective on how the Deed Transfer Tax could impact your business operations. Your feedback is invaluable and will help us create a favourable business environment in the Annapolis Valley. Plus, all responses will remain anonymous!

Click the link below to complete the survey and make your voice heard. Together, let’s shape the future of our local businesses! 

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Congratulations to Benjamin Bridge! While we were attending Benjamin Bridge lsat month, they announced their farm winery is now B Corp Certified, joining a vast community of corporations that use business as a force for good. Benjamin Bridge is the second winery in Canada and one of only 25 other wineries in the world to achieve this sustainability certification. If you are familiar with B Corp, you’ll know just how meaningful this certification is.
What does it mean to be a B Corp?
B Corp Certification is a designation awarded to businesses that meet rigorous standards of ethical and sustainable practices in all aspects of their operations. This includes their treatment of employees, their impact on the environment, their supply chain practices, and their contributions to the community. The certification is holistic instead of focusing on a single aspect of business, centring accountability, transparency, and using business as a means to make a positive impact on the world.
Continue reading about their journey toward B Corp Certification and sustainability at Benjamin Bridge: https://benjaminbridge.com/pages/sustainability

Job Opportunities

Welcome! – New Members:

Ask An Expert Event

Date: Tuesday, April 30th
Time: 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Kenwo Golf Club

Save the date! We are excited to introduce our Ask An Expert event, an event designed to empower our local small businesses like yours. Ask An Expert, hosted by The Valley Business Hub, (CBDC Hants-Kings, Annapolis Valley Chamber, and the Valley Regional Enterprise Network).

This event will provide you with the invaluable opportunity to connect with seasoned professionals who excel in their diverse fields such as marketing, finance, operations, HR, technology, and more. Through interactive sessions, experts will rotate through tables, engaging in 20-minute discussions with small business owners like yourself. This will be followed by a group Q&A session, facilitating further dialogue and knowledge exchange. Additionally, we encourage follow-up sessions for deeper guidance and support tailored to your business needs.

Stay tuned for when and where to purchase tickets!
Email: coordinator@annapolisvalleychamber.ca to be added to the list to receive updates.

Business Awards 2024

The nominations for the Annapolis Valley Chambers 2024 Business Awards are officially in, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the incredible group of nominees! Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing this year’s finalists, we can’t wait to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our industry leaders!
Save the Date for a night of celebration! – June 6th, Acadia University

Chamber Travel: Tuscany!

🌟 Embark on an Italian Adventure of a Lifetime!✨

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Tuscany’s hidden gems: from the iconic landmarks of Florence to the leaning tower of Pisa, the charming streets of Lucca, the blissful retreat of Montecatini, and the tranquil oasis of Borgo a Mozzano.

Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Gothic Line, savor the flavors of San Gimignano, and create unforgettable memories with old and new friends!

Leave the planning to us and join the Annapolis Valley Chamber and Indus Travels for an epic group travel experience. With 9 days, 7 nights, 10 mouthwatering meals, transportation, and flights all included, this is a journey you won’t want to miss!

Book your spot now for only $4299 and let the adventure begin!

Chambers Perks App

The Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer all chamber members as part of their membership the Chamber Perks Mobile App for FREE.
The Chamber Perks App will allow your business to now be featured on our mobile business directory for all chamber businesses and users who have downloaded the app to easily search for your business. The App will also provide you with a great marketing tool for your business to offer perks and discounts not only to other chamber businesses but to users who download the app.