AVCC ENews: June 15, 2023

Women of Excellence Gala Awards Show & Cocktail Hour 2023

Congratulations to the winners in each category for the Women of Excellence event on Friday evening. Well deserved, a fantastic group of nominees, we’re so proud to have so many amazing women representing our area.
And the winners are…
Honorary Woman of Excellence Award
Donna Conrad
Business Woman of Excellence
Joanna Gould-Thorpe
Mentor of Excellence
Niamh Webster
Community Leader of Excellence
Anna Kate Newman
Pioneer of Excellence
Linda Best
Home-based Business Excellence
Suzanne Gerrits
Young Woman of Excellence
Katherine Myers
Your Last Resort Home Organizing and Staging
Laura Churchill-Duke, Jennifer Williams Saklofske and Raina Noel
It was an amazing evening celebrating all of these inspiring women and their accomplishments.
Thank you to our hosts Catherine Metzger-Silver and Jake Rideout, Acadia University, Serpentine Studios Dancers, Cadance Academy, Tir an nOg Irish Dancers, and the Graham Howe Band for the live entertainment, Amy Holloway Photography, Triangle Studios, our sponsors, our group of volunteers working behind the scenes and everyone who came out to support and celebrate, without you, events like these wouldn’t be possible.
Stay tuned for photos and future events with the Annapolis Valley Chamber

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

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

Live-virtual workshop is all about powering-up your inclusive language and communication skills!

Physician Community Navigator News

Rural week was a success again this year in the Annapolis Valley. The week started off with a Skills Challenge, held at the Family Medicine Residency training facility in Kentville. Suturing skills led by the PGY1 & PGY2 FM Residents.

Later in the week, 8 Dalhousie Medicine Students visited the Annapolis Valley to get a real-world experience of what it’s like to practice rural medicine.

PCN, Breanna Sangster organized a Blomidon Lookoff Bus Tour & Picnic with Students. Students traveled to the Blomidon Provincial Park to see the picturesque landscape of the Annapolis Valley from above, with a guided tour by Where It’s At Tours, stopping at Kingsport Beach to enjoy a  locally bundled picnic by Gather Here.
Thank you to PCN, Breanna Sangster, Doctors Nova Scotia, and Office Of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment for making it all possible.

The Chamber Plan – Employee Benefits Plan

Is your mental health program helping you meet your goals? Get an expert perspective with the Mental Health Navigator from Teladoc to review your care. Included with our Health options.

Join us at Lightfoot & Wolfville, Tuesday, June 27th for networking and an opportunity to chat with MP Kody Blois. 

Stay tuned for details! 

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.

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


Five Star Wellbeing Counseling and Mental Health

If you have questions or are interested in participating, contact Katie at kverrette@berwick.ca or call 902-538-8068 ext. 4016.