AVCC eNews: February 9, 2023

Annapolis Valley Chamber Member: Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Chamber Network

Resources from the Halifax Chamber of Commerce website to support you on your journey to becoming a more diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive employer.

Pizza, Puzzle & Pitcher Night!

February 22nd, 6-8 PM, at Boston Pizza, New Minas.

Businesses, get a team together, it’s time for some friendly competition.

Teams of 4, first team to complete their puzzle, and finish a large pizza win prizes and bragging rights.

$20 dollars per teammate for Chamber members.

$25 per teammate for potential members.

*Pizza, puzzle & pitcher included in ticket cost.

Register your team below.

Annual General Meeting

Join us for our Annual General Meeting on March 2nd, from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at the Old Orchard in. 

Russell Hopson from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) will speak on Preparing for an Economic Slowdown. 
Is your business ready to navigate Canada’s upcoming economic slowdown? Discover strategies and tools you can use to prepare for uncertainty and take advantage of opportunities to keep growing. 
Join Russell Hopson, Business Centre Manager,
for strategies to successfully navigate economic turbulence in 2023 and practical advice to maintain the financial health of your business.
Tickets are $5 for Annapolis Valley Chamber members and $10 for potential members.
Breakfast is included in the ticket cost.

Annapolis Valley Business Awards 2023

Blast from the past! Take a look at photos from Business Awards 2022 above.
Nominations have closed, and the next step is judging packages. Stay tuned for details about the event and nominees.
Do you want to be a part of Chamber Events like Business Awards (above) and in front of current and potential clients?
The Annapolis Valley Chamber’s 2023 Partnership Package is now available!
Check out details about each of our events and what opportunities you have to be involved here.

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. 

It may have been blistery in the Village of Canning last Friday, but the passion for a sense of community brightened up the day.
As many of you have heard, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is developing an addition, closer to the Village of Canning – Ross Creek Annex, (pictured left). Though this addition is a few kilometers away, it’s important to note it still replicates the key values of the Centre.
The Ross Creek Annex will be a space for groups to meet and collaborate to celebrate community and culture.
Equipped with a commercial kitchen, recording studio, and rooms to facilitate many creative expressions, it’s clear this will be a place for people to develop their passion with peers. This is the perfect place to create with your community.
After meeting with Chris O’Neill, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Ross Creek, it was clear that Ross Creek operates on some core values. Community, culture, and creativity. They value accessibility, diversity, and inclusion. The Centre has provided over 7,500 meals for local families since the pandemic. Chris and their team understand that having access to creative spaces and experiencing local culture can be a privilege to some and are passionate about making these experiences accessible to everyone.
It’s so exciting to see what the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts will be able to help facilitate for the Village of Canning and surrounding areas through the Annex. It’s inspiring and refreshing to see a team so passionate about maintaining spaces for communities to connect.
All aspects of the Annex will be available for the public to rent when completed.

Physician Community Navigator News

PCN, Breanna along with Members from the Chamber’s Board meet with members of the Nova Soctia Liberal Caucus to discuss her role in connecting healthcare workers to the community and how housing and childcare have been challenges facing healthcare workers, and how that impacts retention in our region.
It’s Resident Doctors Awareness week! 🩺
Did you know there are 12 family medicine residents working throughout the region at the Annapolis Valley teaching site? We want to show appreciation to our hardworking resident physicians who provide excellent care to patients each day in our region. If you happen to see them this week be sure to say hi and share with them how much they mean to you. And a big shout out to all preceptors for taking a resident under their wing, the Annapolis Valley Teaching Site wouldn’t exist without you.

Women of Excellence 2023

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

Nominations are open! 

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

Welcome! – New Members:

Valley Social Network

Thank you to everyone who came out for our first Valley Social Network of 2023 and thank you to Maritime Express Cider for having us!
It was great to meet you all and we’re looking forward to the next one.
Stay tuned for details about our next Valley Social Network event in April