AVCC eNews: June 1, 2023

Women of Excellence Gala Awards Show & Cocktail Hour 2023

June 9, 2023
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Festival Theatre

The evening will begin at 6:30 PM at the Atlantic Theatre Festival with the Steele Valley Networking Cocktail Hour in the lobby with nibbles, drinks, and entertainment from Dance Express DJ Services and Serpentine Studios Aerial Artists.

Event attendees will be escorted into the theatre for the awards show honouring 67 nominees, awards presentations, and spectacular performances by Serpentine Studios Dancers doing an LED light hypnotic flow show, Cadance Academy Ballet, Tir an nOg Irish Dancers, and the Graham Howe Band.

The Women of Excellence Awards represents both men and women celebrating women’s achievements across the Annapolis Valley region.

Follow the Women of Excellence Facebook page to see more from our wonderful nominees. Learn more about the event & get your tickets 👇

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 – June 26, 2023

Businesses – This is for you!

The Kentville Business Community is looking for local vendors for their Night Market

We’re still looking for your feedback!

We’re reaching out to Annapolis Valley Chamber members for some insight into your experiences establishing or expanding your business in the region.

Your submissions can be kept anonymous; we would like to gather information to better understand your experience, whether it’s regarding bi-laws and policies, sharing challenges you’ve encountered, or helpful resources, we want to know how to best assist our local business community.

If you are interested in participating, please submit your responses to coordinator@annapolisvalleychamber.ca

Physician Community Navigator News

May 30th, PCN, Breanna Sangster visited the Family Medicine Class of 2023 graduates dropping by some grad packages as congratulations.
Join us in congratulating them on their accomplishments, here’s to continued success in your medical careers in the future – well done!

The Chamber Plan – Employee Benefits Plan

Hiring and retaining staff during a labour shortage is tough. But this classic blog post has some ideas on what small- and medium-sized businesses can try: read more.

Do you employ reservists?
Summer 2023 EXECUTREK Program

Do you employ reservists? If so, we invite you to attend a Canadian Forces Liaison Council ExecuTrek held at Detachment Aldershot on Friday 23 June.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit a junior combat leadership course known as the Primary Leadership Qualification course.

More info:

An Executrek is a special event designed to introduce business and education-sector leaders to the Reserve Force, demonstrate the value of reserve service, and highlight the skills reservists bring to any employer. Executreks are held at military installations across the country by the Canadian Armed Forces in partnership with Canadian Forces Liaison Council, a network of civilian volunteers who advocate on behalf of reservists.


MASHUP LAB: Start Now Incubator

Empowering Canadian Women Entrepreneurs

With Support from the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Fund (WES), Start Now Incubator will strengthen capacity and address ecosystem gaps for diverse populations of women entrepreneurs, including rural and underserved women. The program will focus on fostering connections and cultivating networks, mentor-matching opportunities, and resources/supports for women entrepreneurs.

Welcome! – New Members:

Del’s Reiki Room

Scotiabank – Kentville

Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

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