AVCC eNews: July 11, 2024

Valley's Best 2024

It’s that time of year again, voting for Valley’s Best 2024 is underway and we’re so excited!
Valley’s Best is the Annapolis Valley’s People’s Choice Awards. We provide 25 business categories, and you vote for your favorite business. The top three nominees will be announced prior to the awards night. With over 20,000 votes, this event is a great opportunity for exposure and recognition in the Annapolis Valley.

Save the Date! Wednesday, September 18, 2024

Rain Date: Thursday, September 19, 2024
Let us know your favorites below!

Valley’s Best differs from other voting platforms. This local event is organized by the Annapolis Valley Chamber staff and features an awards evening dedicated to announcing and celebrating the winners in each category.

Valley's Best 2023 Category Winners:

The Chambers Plan

Are you looking to attract and retain top talent? Discover the difference an employee benefits plan can make! 
The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has been protecting Canadian firms for over 40 years. More than 30,000 small to midsize businesses choose the Chambers Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits, including Health and Dental insurance, making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small business.
The Chambers Plan is the simple, stable, smart choice for business; combining accessibility, flexibility and the stability of pooled benefits. Firms choose the Chambers Plan year after year because it offers unsurpassed value and customer service.
The Chambers Plan – it’s for your benefit.
Let’s schedule a consultation to discuss your specific needs and tailor a plan that fits your business. Join the many successful companies that trust us to provide exceptional benefits for their teams. Contact us today and we can connect you with our local Chambers Plan provider 👉 coordinator@annapolisvalleychamber.ca

Job Opportunities:

Peak season is here and Luckett Vineyards looking for 1-2 prep cooks to join our team!
Do you…
Have kitchen experience?
Thrive in a fast-paced, team environment?
Love good food and wine?
Competitive hourly wage and tip program, winery discount, and a great crew!
E-mail your resume and references to wines@luckettvineyards.com

Valley Business Hub

Have you visited the Valley Business Hub yet? 

It’s a vibrant and fun space, perfect for brightening up even the dreariest of days! Whether you need a co-working spot or a boardroom for your next big meeting, we’ve got you covered.

Come see what makes us special and get inspired in an environment designed for productivity and creativity. Learn more about our offerings and book your space today!

Chamber Perks App, Perk Partner: Rogers

The Chamber Perks App, Perk Partners: Rogers
Through this partnership, we are excited to offer you incredible deals on Rogers plans, starting at $45 per month – which extend to the Chamber members family and employees.
Accessible through The Chambers Perks App, under Perk Partners, head there now to get your plan, exclusively through Beyond Wireless, your authorized Rogers dealer

Welcome! – New Members:

Introducing a New Membership Level: Chamber Champion

Welcome to our first three Chamber Champions: Atlantic Poultry Incorporated, Michelin, and Eden Valley Poultry

Chamber Champion is more than just a membership tier; it’s a dynamic partnership designed to drive positive change and shape the future of the Annapolis Valley business community. By becoming a Chamber Champion Partner, you’ll position yourself as a pivotal player in the Chamber’s advocacy efforts, networking opportunities, and community support initiatives.

Here’s a glimpse of what being a Chamber Champion entails:

  • Voice of Leadership: Engage in exclusive roundtable discussions with elected officials, receive special recognition at events, and elevate your leadership profile.
  • Elevated Networking: Opportunity to co-host exclusive networking events, enjoy advance event notice with priority seating, free tickets and special requests to rub elbows with attendees of your choice.
  • Boost your Brand: Gain enhanced visibility, strategic brand exposure, prime website placement, prominent recognition, and event marketing credit to further amplify your brand’s reach.
  • Enhanced Community Support: Demonstrate your commitment to the community through increased support for local businesses and non-profit organizations.

Discover the full details of our Chamber Champions package here. Please contact executivedirector@annapolisvalleychamber.ca for more information, or to attend a personalized meeting. Let’s explore how the Chamber Champion program can benefit your business and contribute to the success of our community.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce

4 Ways Businesses Are Using AI To Empower Innovation and Enhance Productivity

1. To accelerate the development of content
2. To increase automation in tasks
3. To improve customer experience
4. To make data-driven decisions
Canadians interact with artificial intelligence (AI) every day — often without realizing. AI refers to technology that can perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, language translation, etc. From showing us more of the content we like on social media to popping up as a chat bot that helps us find the answer to our question faster, AI is now part of our everyday lives.

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