AVCC eNews: February 23

Pizza, Puzzle & Pitcher Night!

And the winners are…
Congratulations to the Little Chits, who finished their puzzle in just over an hour. It was a nail-biter folks. The Insurance Titans (Gates Insurance Agency Limited) were a close second, pictured past president Mark Vardy doing what he can for his team to try and secure the W.
Honorable mention goes to the Grant Thornton LLP Canada team, Purpuzzlers for best dressed in their matching purple.
Thank you to all of the teams who came out for the first annual Pizza, Puzzle & Pitcher Night, you all did great and we hope to see you next year! 🍻
Thank you to Boston Pizza, New Minas for having us, and The Valley Connector Program & CBDC Hants-Kings for making this event possible.

Black History Month

As Black History Month is coming to an end, it is important to acknowledge that learning and recognition need to be continuous and ongoing. There are great resources available to support this growth and improvement.
Below are training opportunities and resources for organizations whose goal is to work towards achieving racial equity and advancing opportunities for all, and becoming a more diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive employer and employee.
VANSDA Training Opportunities: https://vansda.ca/training/
Halifax Chamber of Commerce, DEAI Toolkit: https://halifaxchamber.com/resources/deai-toolkit/

Are you an expert in your field, wanting to get in front of an audience?

Are you an expert in your field that would benefit from being in front of an audience? Share your knowledge with the rest of the Annapolis Valley Chamber membership. 

We’re looking to host member-to-member learning opportunities.

If you think your expertise in your field would be beneficial to share with the business community please contact coordinator@annapolisvalleychamber.ca with details about your skills & experience. 

The Valley Business Hub

A friendly reminder the Valley Business Hub and all three organizations within, including the Annapolis Valley Chamber, will close from 12-1PM to be sure all staff are able to take their hour lunch break.
If you need anything during this time you can leave a message at
902 678-4634, or email info@annapolisvalleychamber.ca

Women of Excellence 2023

The 3rd Bi-Annual 2023 Women of Excellence Awards is back!

Nominations close March 6th!

Nominate a woman you know who is improving the lives of others through their leadership, volunteerism, entrepreneurial spirit, and mentorship.

Professional Development: Workplace Education

Workplace Education programs are back!

If you’re interested in Marketing for your Business or Project Management, please email coordinator@annapolisvalleychamber.ca and secure your spot.

Physician Community Navigator News

If you’re not familiar with our  Physician Community Navigator, Breanna, and her role, here’s some more information:
Navigators support medical staff like primary care providers and other allied health professionals, residents and students through events and activities, support customized site visits and help to answer the many questions related to setting up life and practice in rural Nova Scotia. Breanna works to connect healthcare providers to communities of interest, basic services and amenities, in a complementary effort to partners like Nova Scotia Health, and more. She works in collaboration with NSH recruitment consultants to help connect you to recruitment vacancies, and provincial recruitment incentives and support you through the hiring process. She’s here to help navigate any barriers you and/or your family need.
We’re so excited about what opportunities 2023 will bring and to see what Breanna has in store. 

Welcome! – New Members: