AVCC Enews: May 3, 2023

Physician Community Navigator News 🩺

With well over 100,000 Nova Scotians lacking a family doctor and wait times rising, towns and villages are taking things into their own hands. 
Congratulations to PCN, Breanna Sangster, on her recent article in Nova Scotia’s Journal of Sustainable Community Development. 
Read the full article 👇
May 1st was Doctors Day!
Every day in Nova Scotia, doctors provide thousands of services to patients.
Whether in a community clinic, emergency department, long-term care facility, operating room, or in the comfort of your home, Nova Scotia’s doctors provide high-quality patient care when and where people need it.

Meet a Board Member: Raj Nayak 👋 

Meet Raj Nayak, our new Board Member!
Starting my technology adventure in India over 30 years ago, my journey had me working in exotic places like Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Scotland before establishing myself in Calgary, Saskatoon, and now in the valley. I have spent most of my career, either working with technology start-ups or building my own. I have enjoyed being part of a growing technology start-up environment in Calgary in the ’90s, then in Saskatoon from 2011 to 2019. Both of these are now considered the fastest-growing technology environments in Canada. As the Chair of the Technology and Innovation Committee in Saskatoon, I have seen the power of the Chamber in shaping the future of the fastest-growing technology sector growth through supporting a very dominant agricultural Saskatoon. The valley has a similarly strong agricultural sector that can support and be supported by innovative technological solutions. I believe the chamber has the power and responsibility in making those partnerships grow and flourish within our community.
I am looking forward to being part of the young and dynamic team at the AVCC and contributing to ensuring the AVCC is a strong united voice for business and works to ensure that existing business thrives in the Annapolis Valley while supporting new businesses in making this their home.
We’re looking forward to having you on the Board and your contributions to the Annapolis Valley Chamber, Raj!

Staffing Strategies – Last Chance!

A few seats left!
It’s no secret that one of the main challenges facing businesses across all industries is difficulty attracting and retaining employees.
Join the conversation with the Annapolis Valley Chamber, Benjamin Bridge Winery, Eden Valley Poultry, and Taproot Farms while they discuss their current labor challenges and share innovative ways they are tackling the difficulty regarding employment including temporary foreign workers, immigration programs, 4-day work weeks, etc.
Ask and learn about possibilities to incorporate these strategies into your business.

Snacks and coffee/tea provided, other drinks will be available for purchase.

Business Awards 2023 – Photos!

Welcome! – New Members:

Unfinished Business Renovations

Shannon Reynolds – Registered Acupuncturist

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

Women of Excellence

Nominee filming is underway, be sure to follow the Women of Excellence Facebook page to see videos of all of the nominees!