AVCC eNews: May 3, 2024

Exciting News for Ospreys Angels Home Care Services 

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Osprey Angels Home Care Services, provides reliable homecare services, understanding the importance of consistency and trust in caregiving, Osprey Angels Home Care Services prioritizes matching you with the same caregiver for a smooth transition.
Exciting news awaits in July 2024! Osprey Angels is introducing Independent Senior Living, where worry-free living meets independence. Enjoy the freedom to come and go as you please while we take care of your laundry, meals, housekeeping, appointments, and provide engaging activities. With our 24/7 on-site staff, your needs are always attended to.
Are you approved through continuing care? Good news! You can get reimbursed for our services. Availability for new clients is open now, but space is limited. Reach out to via email to Tammy Matthews at tammy.ospreyangelshomecare@gmail.com for inquiries and secure your spot today.

Meet our New Board Member: Geena Luckett

Geena Luckett is owner and General Manager of Luckett Vineyards. Over the past decade she has overseen the continued growth of the family-run Gaspereau Valley winery, while maintaining the Luckett-brand commitment to customer service and quality.
With vast experience in the wine and tourism industry in Nova Scotia and even New Zealand, she’s done it all! From crushing grapes, to planning epic events, to managing an ever-growing team. Geena has made it her business to know Nova Scotia viticulture from the terroir up!
Her passion for hospitality and agriculture is a genuine one. Her first job was ringing in vibrant fruits and veggies at Pete’s Frootique. After completing a Bachelor of Management from Dalhousie University in 2012, she forged her own path in retail as manager of Road Apples Pet & Equestrian Essentials before ultimately feeling ready to jump in with both feet with the newly opened Luckett Vineyards in 2013.
Since then, Geena has established herself as a skilled entrepreneur in her own right. Currently she is vice-chair of the Wine Growers Association of Nova Scotia board of directors, participates in the WGNS marketing committee, serves as a director on the board of the Nova Scotia Icewine Festival and most recently has accepted the role of Delegate Hospitality Liaison for Nova Scotia Music Week being held in Wolfville for the first time ever this November. Previously, she has held a position on the Taste of Nova Scotia board.
Geena is excited to join the AVCC board and to use her experience combined with her love for the Annapolis Valley to contribute to the continuation of growing meaningful and sustainable business in our community.
We’re looking forward to 2024 and your contributions to the Annapolis Valley Chamber team!

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LAST CHANCE - The Email Advantage: Turning Subscribers into Sales

Date: May 7, 10 AM – 3 PM

Let’s face it, the constant social media hustle can leave even the most creative business owners feeling drained and disillusioned. But there’s a simpler solution to achieve the sales you want: email marketing. 

Say goodbye to the social media treadmill and hello to a strategic approach that delivers the results you’re craving from social, with a fraction of the mental load. With email, you’ll have the power to turn subscribers into loyal customers, continuously driving sales and growing your business. It’s time to reclaim your marketing mojo and unlock the true potential of your audience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to digital marketing!

Chamber Travel: Tuscany!

Discovering the timeless beauty of Tuscany, our journey unfolds in Florence, where historic treasures like the Florence Cathedral and Ponte Vecchio capture the essence of art and culture. Moving on to Montecatini Terme, the soothing spa town offers a tranquil escape with its thermal springs and verdant landscapes. Lucca’s medieval charm beckons with its well-preserved architecture, while Borgo a Mozzano introduces us to the mystical Devil’s Bridge. Traversing the scenic Gotnic Line reveals Tuscany’s rustic allure, leading back to Florence and then onward to Pisa, where the iconic Leaning Tower stands tall. A detour to a local cheese farm adds a flavorful touch to our adventure, followed by the medieval splendor of San Gimignano, where towers punctuate the skyline. Woven together, this kaleidoscopic journey through Florence, Montecatini Terme, Lucca, Borgo a Mozzano, the Gotnic Line, Pisa, a cheese farm, and San Gimignano creates an unforgettable tapestry of Tuscany’s rich history, captivating landscapes, and culinary delights.

Deadline: June 18, 2024 

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