AVCC Enews: January 11, 2024

The Annapolis Valley Chamber Trivia Belated Birthday Bash

Last Chance!

Annapolis Valley Chamber Members – You’re Invited!

Does your team have what it takes?

Celebrate us, and potentially your win at our 128th Birthday. We’re celebrating with trivia, snacks, beverages, and prizes.

Gifts for YOU on OUR birthday? It doesn’t get much better than that…

Purchase your tickets as a team of 4, your first beverage, snacks, and admission to the event are included.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if you don’t have 4 people and would still like to participate.

Can’t wait to see you there!

1 ticket covers your full team.

The Valley Business Hub

We’re doing some decorating at the Valley Business Hub! 
We offer a rentable boardroom and co-working space, and the co-working space is getting a makeover!
We’re looking for some local artists and local landscapes to display in the space, if you have ideas contact:
Stay tuned to see the results!
Learn more about the space 👇

Welcome! – New Members:

The Chambers Plan

Chamber 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.

The Chamber Perks App will also allow your business and your employees the opportunity to save money and take advantage of perks and discounts offered exclusively to chamber businesses and their employees.

Don’t forget to download!

Professional Development: Workplace Education

No-cost Professional Development Opportunites:
Financial Fundamentals
Excel Level 1
Business Skills
Join your peers in our educational, collaborative, weekly Workplace Education Programs. 

As the operator of a small business it’s a wonderful gift to have the educational support of my local Chamber of Commerce. The Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce offers of wide variety of classes to enhance the skills and connect entrepreneurs, managers and employees in Kings County area. Working from home alone without other professionals to spring board ideas off of can be isolating, and can make starting a new venture stressful. I feel that as a new business owner I’ve immensely benefit form the courses offered through the AVCC. Rick McMullen is an insightful, and engaging instructor who uses a humorous approach that gets the classroom to open up and discuss challenging issues. I would highly recommend the AVCC courses to all entrepreneurs and business operators as a great way to improve your skills and expand your network.

Tamar Marshall

Red Birch Media

Job Opportunities

Hairexpressions is Hiring!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Are you a Stylist, Nail Technician or interested in a Front Desk position? Are you nearing the end of a cosmetology program in Hair, Nails or Esthetics? 
✨ Team based salon​​​​​​​​
✨ Competitive salaries (with guaranteed wage)
✨ Retail & service commission
✨ Monthly coaching to help achieve your goals​​​​​​​​
✨ RRSP match ​​​​​​​​
✨ Advanced education opportunities!!
​​​​​​​​Apply by email at hairexpressions@ns.sympatico.ca ​​​​​​​​
All applications are confidential.

Valley Family Optometry is hiring!
They are looking add a full-time person to the team in New Minas. Someone who wants to be part of a fun, friendly and kind team, loves to learn new things, and wants to have a career in healthcare!
Experience in optometry not necessary as long as you have enthusiasm to learn! 🤓
🍏The ideal candidate must:
• love working with people and providing excellent customer service that makes an eye exam the best part of someone’s day!
• be organized, independent, detail-oriented and reliable
• be enthusiastic, confident, friendly and outgoing
• be capable and excited to work in a fast-paced and team-based environment
• be enthusiastic to learn and have the motivation to continually improve oneself
• experience in optometry, healthcare or medical reception is considered an asset
🍏Why should you join the Valley Family Optometry Team?
• We’re a vibrant and progressive, full-service optometry office located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley
• We work hard, we love to learn and grow, and we find time for team fun
• We strive to treat our patients like family and deliver exceptional customer service.
🍏What would this position entail?
* working directly with patients throughout their visit including greeting them at the door, checking them in, calling and rebooking, triaging, and submitting to insurances
* performing preliminary testing on patients for the doctors (you’ll be trained!)
* communicating and following up with patients between appointments
* answering questions and helping other staff around the office where needed
* helping with selection of glasses frames and lenses, frame repairs and troubleshooting patient concerns (you will be trained on this too!)
🍏 Does this position sound like what you’re looking for?! We can’t wait to meet you!
🍏Email your resume and a cover letter telling us why you would love to join the exceptional team.