AVCC ENews: July 13, 2023

It’s Time to Vote! Valley’s Best 2023

It’s that time of year again – Voting for Valley’s Best 2023 is now open!

Take a look at some of the winners from last year, and think of some of your favourite Annapolis Valley businesses. 

Valley’s Best is the Annapolis Valley’s People’s Choice Awards. We provide 25 business categories, and you vote for your favourite 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 these businesses in the Annapolis Valley so very much deserve.

In-Person Professional Development Opportunities

Computerized Accounting, Level 1 – Sage

Program Name: Computerize Accounting, Level 1 – Sage Prerequisite(s): N/A Total Hours: 40 Minimum 32 hours In-person, The Valley Business Hub, 448 Main Street, Kentville Mondays, 1 – 5 PM Learning Outcomes:

  • Learning Outcomes: • Reviewing financial foundation concepts (financial statements, receipts, invoices, bookkeeping basics) • Setting up a company • Setting up accounts receivable, customer invoices, and receipts • Setting up accounts payable, purchase invoices and receipts • Adding an employee, paying an employee, and applying the various payroll features • Completing a bank reconciliation • Completing year-end procedures • Creating and entering adjusting entries

Email: coordinator@annapolisvalleychamber.ca to register. Tentative start date – September 12, 2023

The Chamber Plan – Employee Benefits Plan

You’re great at running your business, but sometimes you need an expert to help with unexpected challenges. Our Plan comes with extra benefits for business owners, like free consulting on financial, legal and HR issues.

The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) can help you do this.

You are invited to an online AIP info session this summer so you can find out more. 

What is the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)?

The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) is a federal program helping employers in Atlantic Canada recruit skilled foreign workers and international graduates within Canada and overseas to fulfill labor needs.

 Interested in taking advantage of AIP?

Connect with us to learn more about AIP and explore the employer support and settlement services we have available for you and your future employees.

Please register here. https://forms.office.com/r/sZSWTbRxAV

Contact: workshop@peopleworx.ca for more information.

Professional Development Opportunities: Proposal Writing

Program Name: Proposal Writing

Prerequisite(s): N/A
Total Hours: 40
Minimum 32 hours
Wednesdays, 9 AM – 1 PM

Course Objectives:
This program is intended to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how
to create strong and persuasive proposals, along with the skills to do so. You will
• be able to identify the different kinds of proposals and the various sources of
Requests for Proposals
• understand how to structure an effective proposal and assemble persuasive evidence.
• learn and practice ways to overcome barriers to writing
• explore and practice the persuasive power of plain language
• be able to identify and apply universal principles of ethical persuasion
• practise how to edit your own writing to make it clear and polished
• learn and practice how to give and receive feedback in a way that is both
useful and considerate
• learn ways to make your spoken presentations more powerful
Ultimately, the goal is to encourage you to apply the concepts, principles, and tools

Email: coordinator@annapolisvalleychamber.ca to register.

Start date: September 20, 2023

Job Opportunities: Kings County, NS

Kings County is hiring! Are you interested in joining their team as a Director of Public Works, Development Officer, Millwright or Building Official? Visit www.countyofkings.ca/workhere for job descriptions and application details.

Welcome! – New Members:

Del’s Reiki Room

Scotiabank – Kentville

Realmeta Studios Inc.

Cinderella’s Caribbean Pot


Triquetra Consignment Clothing

Designs By Devyn

Boots On The Ground Foot Care & Nursing Services

Victor Cuts


AIR Esthetics by Karen Bentley


Five Star Wellbeing Counseling and Mental Health

Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

Nova Valley Construction Ltd.

#weARTkentville Mural Festival

#weARTkentville Mural Festival July 14-16
Four murals in progress around Kentville’s Centre Square all weekend.
Activities in Kentville’s Centre Square on Saturday, July 15 11am – 3pm, including live music with Inigo Cuartero, art and crafts with Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, painting Pride Rocks with Valley Pride, lawn games, chalk art and delicious food vendors.
For information on how to find current murals in Kentville, visit kentvillemurals.ca