AVCC eNews: February 23, 2024

Info Session with Kathleen Novelia, Immigration and Settlement Navigator

Four people sitting around a board table laughing
Last week we had the pleasure of attending Kathleen Novelia, Immigration and Settlement Navigator from the Valley Regional Enterprise Network’s info session on Immigration Programs and Supports. With presentations from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada), LSI (Labour, Skills, and Immigration Nova Scotia), YREACH and YMCA Immigration Services, Valley Community Learning Association, and the Connector Program it was a great opportunity to discuss how to engage with a diverse workforce.
The group discussed opportunities, current barriers to hiring foreign talent such as housing, and potential solutions.
Stay tuned for upcoming info sessions like these by following the Annapolis Valley Welcome Network on Facebook.

Below I’ve linked upcoming Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Trainings coordinated by Kathleen scheduled for February 26th.

Valley Business Hub

The Valley Business Hub is the place for business support, with CBDC Hants-Kings, Annapolis Valley Chamber & the Valley Regional Enterprise Network all in one spot, 448 Main Street.

Meet Joel, Grant Coordinator (CDAP) with CBDC Hants-Kings 👋
As an employee of the Nova Scotia Association of CBDCs, Joel manages the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) for Nova Scotia. He works with businesses small and large across the province to help them grow their business online through this $2,400 e-commerce microgrant. Additionally, Joel supports various other projects of the NSACBDCs.

Job Opportunities: 

Bees Knees General Store is looking for a part-timeand  barista to work 2-3 shifts/week (18-24 hrs). Must have a minimum of two years working in hospitality, a passion for great coffee, an excellent ability to work with the public and offer outstanding service.
This position requires being on your feet for many hours at a time and occasionally lifting up to 40lbs.
Shifts may be flexible but will include mostly weekend hours.

Pay starts at $18/hr plus tips.

Please send resumes to beeskneesgeneral2022@gmail.com attention SUE.

New: In-Person Workshop: Email Marketing for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Course Title: Introduction to Email Marketing for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs
Date: March 20, 2024, 10 AM – 230 PM
Julie Ogilvie
In collaboration with the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce
Course Length: 4.5 hours
Email Service Providers discussed: MailChimp is described in depth, with examples provided. All strategies can be applied to any ESP. (Familiar with ConvertKit, Flodesk, Klayvio)

In this session, you will understand the value email campaigns have in marketing. You will learn how to collect email addresses from your website and other tactics. 

You will be developing an email marketing strategy, including segmentation and writing effective content. Exploring effective email content and design principles.

Chamber Travel

Chamber Travel is back, and we’re going to Tuscany!

Embark on Unforgettable Journeys! Get your friends together to explore Tuscany, and meet some new ones while creating unforgettable memories.

9-day tour to Tuscany, leaving on October 14th, 2024.

If you’re interested in Chamber travel contact: coordinator@annapolisvalleychamber.ca

CBDC Hants-Kings Survey for Small Business Owners

As part of our commitment to supporting local businesses, CBDC Hants Kings is conducting a survey to better understand the challenges and needs of small business owners and managers. Your input is crucial in helping us tailor our services to meet your specific requirements.
Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Your responses will remain confidential, and the information gathered will be used solely for the purpose of improving business support initiatives in Hants and Kings counties in NS.
You can access the short survey here below.

Welcome! – New Members: