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Join us on September 13th from 4:30-6:30pm for our Membership Information & Networking event!

Come meet our directors and partners, learn about Chamber Group Insurance and our other benefits, upcoming courses and seminars, our Think Local First projects and much more!

Find out what we can do for your business!

Please RSVPThere will be snacks, refreshments & door prizes!

There are still a few seats available in our Fall Essential Business Skills courses:

Dollars & Sense
Business Skills for Growth & Profitability
Essential Computer Skills for your Business
Cloud Computing
Transformational Leadership

For full course descriptions and a registration form visit our website

The finalists are in! 

Visit our Gala page to see a full list of finalists in each category and also to vote on the People's Choice in Customer Service award! Voting closes at midnight on September 11th. 
The award recipients will be announced at the Business Excellence Awards Gala at the beautiful Oakfield Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016. 
Stay tuned, Gala ticket information will be announced soon.

The Business Excellence Awards still has partnerships available at the Gold and Award levelsContact us for more info.

The East Hants and Districts Chamber of Commerce's Think Local First committee would like to support the local agricultural community along with local businesses by inviting you to attend the Funky Farmgate Farmers’ Market on September 17, 2016 in a celebration of the farming community and agriculture as a whole.  Open Farm Day is September 18th and we think that it is an opportune time to kick off the celebrations! For more information on Open Farm Day visit their website

Fall Business Breakfast Series

The EHCC has invited lawyer Pamela Branton, Burchell Macdougall LLP, to present at our Fall Business Breakfast meetings. Topics and dates are:

Tues Sept 27, 8 am, location TBD, topic: “What Your Business needs to know about the privacy laws” 

Wed Oct 12, 8 am, Chamber boardroom, topic: “What Your Business needs to know about social media” 

Wed Nov 2, 8 am, Chamber boardroom, topic: “What is a Company and how can I use it for my business?” 

Great information will be shared and you're not going to want to miss it! Registration is recommended, please check on our website for details next week. 


Become an EHCC mentor!

We are currently looking for new mentors who have knowledge and experience and who would like to give back to their profession and local business community.

Thank you to all those that nominated a business for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards! Congrats to Brad Ferguson for winning the Oakfield Golf & Country Club package. Enjoy!
Be a part of the EHCC's weekly Facebook Contest!

We are launching a weekly Facebook giveaway and we want to promote our member businesses in the process! Do you offer gift cards at your business? Let us know so we can purchase one for one of our prizes!

Our next meeting with Hants East MLA Margaret Miller is Sept 12th. If you have any topics you would like us to discuss on your behalf please let us know by Sept 8th. Send to
The EHCC is recruiting Events committee members!

Let us know if you are interested in setting up events for businesses. 
Welcome New Members
Check out this link for a summary of the i-Valley meeting that was held on August 27th- the Smart Communities initiative that East Hants is part of leading.
Have questions to ask the councillor candidates in the upcoming municipal elections?

Send them in for the Advocacy Committee to consider for a business-related candidate questionnaire!
Do you have ideas on how to improve the Entrepreneurship 12 curriculum in Nova Scotia high schools?

The Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) is looking for individuals within the private sector to help us identify the skills, competencies and knowledge that are going to help develop a strong entrepreneurial culture in Nova Scotia.

To contribute and participate in this province-wide initiative, please complete this survey.
EHCC Member News
Ki Digital Media is holding an Instagram: Build & Grow Your Followers workshop on September 9th. Details. 

Congratulations to Strides Health & Fitness on their 10 year anniversary!! And in case you haven't heard they are giving a free month membership to...everyone! Membership must be activated between Sept 11-18. Website.

A big welcome and congratulations to Tammie Isenor, the new owner of Branching Out Parenting & Living. Website.
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